June 1, 2016, 5:16 PM


St. John’s Episcopal Church                  Sunday, June 5, 2016




 ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, June 5th, at 9:00 am. We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 27 (N.T. Wright’s book).

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Will meet at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.

 WORSHIP: June 5TH, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

 READINGS for this Sunday (Third Sunday after Pentecost) are: 1 Kings 17:17-24; Psalm 30; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17.

 MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, June 12th, at Noon.




Please keep the following in your prayers: Marie Simon, Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Blanche Choate, Sam Harris, Leslie Galloway, Jim Howe, Jr., Nina Zachary, Janet Juengel, William Millard, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Gibson Turley, Walt Morris, Jeffrey Mink, and Ruth Howe.


St. John’s Good Samaritans (ECW): Please feel free to call Maureen Jones (404-697-7197) or Jeannie Turley (870-816-6387) if you are in need of some help with errands or transportation or food, or if you would just like some company.


The Call is a six week  Study of the Life of the Apostle Paul DVD and Book Study with discussion led by Fr. Ray. From the road to Damascus to the sun-drenched lands of modern-day Greece and Turkey to a Roman prison, go with Adam Hamilton as he follows the journeys of Paul in this six-week DVD study about Christianity’s greatest teacher and missionary. The class will meet Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. at the church beginning June 8. If there is sufficient interest, Fr. Ray will offer the class again during the daytime on a day and time that is convenient for those who are interested. To sign up or express interest in an alternate day and time please call or email the church office.



The next ECWmeeting will be in the undercroft on June 13th at 5:00. Please bring items for boys or girls ages 2- 4 so we can start filling boxes for Operation Christmas Child. If anyone needs boxes to fill on their own, please contact Bennette Morris (870-338-1340).

Suggestions: Clothes -underwear, shorts, shirts, dresses, shoes/sox, pajamas

            Toys –dolls, cars & trucks (no guns, tanks, military)

            Hygiene – soap, wash cloths, toothpaste & brush, powder

            Paper products –books (coloring & illustration), easy puzzles, tablets, pencils, scissors,    crayons

            Etc. –sunglasses, sand buckets & shovel, harmonicas, horns (ALL MUST FIT IN SHOE BOX)


Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission Ministry: The item from their wish list this week is paper towels.Aplastic tub for each is located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.

Humane Society of the Delta: Donations needed are cat food, cat litter and large bath towels (used). A large donation tub has been placed with the others. A Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic for dogs and cats is scheduled for June 14th and 15th. Appointments must be made by contacting Darlene at 870-995-9083.


 Thursday, June 2nd, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Holy Eucharistin the Chapel.

 Sunday duties June 5th, 2016:


            Acolyte – Ned Pillow

            Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers

            Altar Guild – Angie Fielder

 Thursday, June 9th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Holy Eucharist in the Chapel.

 We would like to update our directory information on all members. This includes address, home phone, cell phones, and email addresses. Please let the office know yours by email or text to or call 870-338-8115. Thank you

 From Fr. Ray: Are you aware there is a Noonday Eucharist every Thursday at 12 p.m. in the Chapel? I have been blessed by this mid-week opportunity to hear God’s Word, pray and partake of Holy Communion. This service is a wonderful option for those who are unable to attend Worship on Sunday as well as those who appreciate a mid-week celebration of the Eucharist. As always, of course, ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please keep the family of Connie Lodice in your prayers. Connie passed away May 20 and a funeral service was held on May 31 in Marvell. May Connie, and all the departed, rest in peace and rise in glory.


One Hundredth Birthday Celebration: Plans are underway for the 100th Birthday Celebration of the St. John’s church building on October 21-23 of this year.   The Birthday Committee held its first meeting on Tuesday, May 17. The following persons have volunteered to head up the various teams that will be working to ensure we have a wonderful celebration:

Chairperson of Birthday Committee: Maureen Jones

Invitations and Addresses: Angie Fielder

Food: Julie Pittman

Displays and Memorabilia: Grace Henderson

Decorations: Carla Myers

 Please consider which of these groups you would like to help with and let the team leader know. As of this time plans include a Wine and Cheese Reception on Friday evening, Worship Service on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner/reception in the undercroft.   More information will be provided in future newsletters. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, in the undercroft at 5:30.


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262



St. John’s Church Office:

Phone: 870-338-8115     Fax: 870-338-8519    


Web Site:

Address:   P.O. Box 770, Helena AR 72342