October 27, 2016, 8:46 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church            Sunday, October 30, 2016


The simple words “Thank You” seem inadequate for the prayer, preparation and hard work done by our Hundredth Birthday Committee and their many helpers! Last Saturday’s Eucharist and Dinner will be long remembered as a time of inspiring worship and fellowship with members, friends and former members.  I enjoyed meeting so many folks who used to call St. John’s “home.”  It was evident their love remains with us even though they have moved to other parts of the state and country.

We will gather as a church again on Sunday, November 6, for a potluck lunch following worship.  Please plan to join us as, once again, we celebrate the joy of serving Christ together.


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:  October 30th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

Readings for Sunday (Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 26):

Isaiah 1:10-18; Psalm 32:1-8; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10




Pastoral News:

Stewardship Commitment Cards To Be Received on November 6

All members and friends are encouraged to turn in their 2017 Estimate of Giving Cards on Sunday, November 6.  You may place your card in the offering plate during worship, mail it to the church office or place it in the offering plate on a different Sunday if you cannot be present on the 6th.  We recently celebrated the 100th Birthday of our lovely church building.  The generosity of previous generations built and maintained our present building.  Their offerings supported missions at home and abroad.  Our stewardship enables the continuation of Christ’s mission in the world today.


Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Jim Howe, Jr., Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Elena Hinderer, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Dr. Marion McDaniel, Lena Cunningham, Sarah Myers, Donna Drewry (Marjie’s sister-in-law), Debra Frazier Richardson, Carol Jennings, the family of Sam Gaustad, and the family of Charles Shirley.




Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent and bleach.  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, October 26th, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel

Thursday, October 27th, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel

Sunday duties October 30th, 2016

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharistic Minister - Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Carla Myers

Altar Flowers – Tait Owens

Wednesday, November 2nd, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel

Thursday, November 3rd, 12:00, Noonday Eucharist in the chapel


ST. JOHN’S T-SHIRTS ARE BACK!!!  The St. John’s T-shirts are available with sizes from S through 3XL.  The price is $15.


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