June 15, 2016, 7:30 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church               Sunday, June 19, 2016


 ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, June 19th, at 9:00 am. We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew finishing Chapter 26 and starting on Chapter 27 (N.T. Wright’s book).

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

 WORSHIP: June 19TH, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

READINGS for this Sunday (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost) are: Isaiah 65:1-9; Psalm 22:18-27; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39.

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, June 16th, at Noon.


THE CALL a DVD study and discussion of the life of St. Paul will meet this Wednesday, June 15. Meeting times are: 10:30 A.M. and 6:30 P.M. and will continue through July 13th. The books are here and will be available on Wednesday. For further information call Fr. Ray or Marjie at the church office.

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.

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.


The Samaritan’s Purse: Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door. 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 laundry detergent and bleach.Aplastic tub for each is located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.

Humane Society of the Delta: Donations needed are dog food, cat litter and large bath towels (used). A large donation tub has been placed with the others.


Wednesday, June 15th, at 10:30 AM and at 6:30 PM, THE CALL will start this week.

Thursday, June 16th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Holy Eucharist in the Chapel.

 Sunday duties June 19th, 2016:

Acolyte – Chris Rogers

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Altar Flowers – Mrs. Wilson Howe

 Monday, June 20th, at 5:30 pm, VESTRY will meet in the undercroft.

 Wednesday, June 22nd, at 10:30 AM and at 6:30 PM, THE CALL in the undercroft.

Thursday, June 23rd, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Holy Eucharist in the Chapel.

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!

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.

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 the office. Thank you.

 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