September 1, 2016, 6:19 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church         Sunday, September 4, 2016


Dear St. John’s Family,

Christian fellowship is an important part of our life as a community of faith. Along with Worship, Service and Christian Education, Fellowship opportunities allow us to connect with each other in ways that continue to strengthen our bonds of affection. I hope you will be able to participate in some or all of these events!

Fr. Ray +

Fellowship Events September-December 2016


  • After Church Muffins/Juice/Coffee in Chapel on Third Sundays will take place on: September 18 and December 18


  • October 22-23 100th Birthday Event

ü  Saturday, October 22 Afternoon Worship Service

ü  Saturday, October 22 Dinner in Undercroft following worship


  • Sunday, November 6 All Saints’ Day All-Church Potluck in Undercroft  


  • Wednesday, November 23 @ 5:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Worship with wine and cheese following service


  • Saturday, December 24 Candlelight Christmas Eve Service @ 5:30 p.m.


Worship and Education News:


 Adult Education: Meets Sunday at 9:00 am

 Sunday School: Will meet at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.

 Worship: September 4th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

 Readings for Sunday (Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost): Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 1; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33.


Pastoral News:


 Please keep the following in your prayers: Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings, Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., William Millard, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Elena Hinderer, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Pat Wheeler, Dr. Marion McDaniel, Lena Cunningham, Rex Webb (son of John & Samantha Webb), Katy Mouritsen, Joyce St. Columbia, and Walt Morris and family.


Outreach News:


 The Samaritan’s Purse: Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door. This month will be clothes and toys for boys and girls 10-14.

 Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is paper towels.  Plastic tubs for each are on the stair landing just outside the chapel.

 Humane Society of the Delta: Donation needed is dog & puppy food. Their plastic tub is also on the stair landing.

Grace Food Pantry plastic bags go in the labeled container in the narthex.


Church Office News and Announcements:


 Wednesday, August 31st, 12:00 Noon, Holy Unction and Prayers for Healing in the Chapel.

Sunday duties September 4th, 2016:

 Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Susan Carter

Altar Flowers – Gibson & Jeannie Turley

Thursday, September 8th, 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.

 Thursday, September 8th, 5:00 pm, All Alter Guild members will meet at the church.


One Hundredth Birthday Celebration: October 22-23


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.


St John’s historical records:    1925, February:   Acolytes for the month were Joe Lyford, James Clopton, Winston Mosby, Tappan Hornor, John Sanford, Morris Keesee and Thomas Keesee.  


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262



St. John’s Church Office:

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


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