July 23, 2016, 3:46 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church                      Sunday, July 24, 2016


 ADULT EDUCATION: Sunday, July 24th, at 9:00 am. We will continue to focus on the study of Matthew with Chapter 29 (N.T. Wright’s book).

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

 WORSHIP: July 24th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

READINGS for this Sunday (Tenth Sunday after Pentecost) areGenesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-15, 16-19; Luke 11:1-13.

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST will be on Thursday, July 28th, at Noon.



 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 prayersBuddy 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, and Dr. Marion McDaniel.



 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 ispaper towels. Plastic tubs are located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.


Humane Society of the DeltaDonations 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.



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

 Sunday duties July 24th, 2016:

 Acolyte – Katherine Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

Altar Flowers – Bob and Jim Anders

 Monday, July 25thVestry will meet in the undercroft at 5:30.

 Thursday, July 28th, at 12:00 Noon,Midweek Eucharistin the Chapel.

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

 Hope For The Future is a program offered through Alzheimer’s Arkansas.  While living in Little Rock I attended this event and found in to be greatly helpful as I dealt with family members of persons with dementia.  When my mother was diagnosed with dementia and I moved her from Florida to Arkansas I found Alzheimer’s Arkansas, and particularly Hope For The Future, to be a tremendous resource.  If you have a loved one with dementia, or if you just want to know more about caring for those with dementia, I enthusiastically recommend this program.  It will be a half-day well spent.  Please call me if you would like to know more about this opportunity that is coming to Helena onFriday, September 9 at UAMS East.  Additional information about this event can be found in this week's newsletter.  Blessings! -- Fr. Ray

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.


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