July 13, 2016, 3:42 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church                        Sunday, July 17, 2016




ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, July 17th, at 9:00 am. We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 28 (N.T. Wright’s book).

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

WORSHIP: July 17th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

READINGS for this Sunday (Ninth Sunday after Pentecost) are: Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 5; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42.

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, July 21st, at Noon.




Fun, Food and Fellowship time in the chapel, Sunday, July 17th,immediately following the service to share with the second Together for Hope group.

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.

On Saturday, July 16th, All Altar Guild members   will meet at 10:00 am to polish. Immediately afterward lunch will be provided at Rio Lindo’s. As always, if you are unable to attend, go before and polish and leave a list on the sacristy counter of what you did.

Please keep the following in your prayers: Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., Janet Juengel, William Millard, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Katy Mouritsen, Elena Hinderer, Walt Morris, Walter Morris, Sr., Pat Wheeler, Carol Simmons, Dr. Marion McDaniel, and the family of Rick Johnson.




The Samaritan’s Purse: Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door. Donations for July:   Clothes for boys and girls 5 to 9

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is cleaning supplies. Plastic tubs are located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.

Humane Society of the Delta: Donations needed are dog food, cat litter and large used bath towels. There is a plastic tub for them also on the stair landing.

Grace Food Pantry labeled container in the narthex is for any plastic bags you might want to donate.




Wednesday, July 13th, 10:30 am and 6:30 pm THE CALL final meetings

Thursday, July 14th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.

Saturday, July 16th, at 10:00 am, All Altar Guild member to polish at church.

Sunday duties July 17th, 2016:

   Acolyte – Ann Lee

   Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter

   Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

   Altar Flowers – Jimmy Mixon

Sunday, July 17th, Fun, Food and Fellowship time in the chapel immediately following the service to share with the second Together for Hope group.

Monday, July 18th, at 5:30 pm, Vestry will meet at the church.

Thursday, July 21st, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.


St John’s is hosting two groups from the Together for Hope that will be working throughout the community of Helena-West Helena on various projects. While staying in our undercroft, they will teach swimming lessons, repair several buildings and work on various projects in the community. We have hosted them over the past several years and they are always a delight to have with us. On Sunday, July 10th and July 17th we will provide a Fun, Food and Fellowship time in the chapel immediately following the service.

There are two open dates for Altar flowers in August (Sunday the 14th and the 21st).

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 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.


Freeman Playground: To keep up with the progress of the Freeman Playground, like their Facebook page: For more information on how to donate, make an in-kind donation, or volunteer contact Misti Freeman Staley at 770-490-9973.

Office: If you know anyone that needs to be on the prayer list please contact the office in order to include them in the newsletter and the bulletins. We also need to know when someone should be taken off. Email, text or call, your help is greatly appreciated.


   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