November 1, 2016, 4:22 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church         Sunday, November 6, 2016


Giving and Celebrating!

This coming Sunday, November 6, is our opportunity to GIVE THANKS, GIVE BACK and CELEBRATE TOGETHER!  During our worship we will give thanks by remembering our loved ones who have gone on before us.  Please call the office if you would like to add someone to our list of Beloved Departed.  These names will be read aloud during worship. We will give back by placing our 2017 Estimate of Giving Cards in the offering plate.  If you are unable to be present this Sunday, cards can be mailed to the church office, dropped off at the office or placed in the offering plate on a different Sunday. Extra Estimate of Giving cards will be available on the table at the back of the church. We will celebrate together by sharing lunch together in the undercroft following worship.  This is NOT a potluck, so you do not need to bring a dish to share. Just come and enjoy lunch! I hope you can be there.  It just wouldn’t be the same without you!  Blessings---Fr. Ray +

Daylight savings time ends Nov. 6, don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night.


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:  November 6th, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

Readings for Sunday (Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 27):

Job 19:23-27a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38


The names of the beloved departed souls of St. John’s will be read during the service.  Please call or email or text (662.910.0790) the office by Wednesday, if you want a name placed in the Bulletin.


Pastoral News:

A note received from the Bishop Larry Benfield:

To my friends at St. John’s,

I send you my sincere congratulations upon your 100th year celebration this upcoming weekend.

If I were not at the opposite end of the state in Siloam Springs, I would drop by to congratulate you in person.

Keep up the good work of sharing good news in Helena!

Faithfully yours,


Please keep the following in your prayers: 

Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Jim Howe, Jr., Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Dr. Marion McDaniel, Lena Cunningham, Sarah Myers, Donna Drewry (Marjie’s sister-in-law), Debra Richardson (BZW’s co-worker), Bob White, and Carol Jennings.


Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries:

The item from their wish list this week is cleaning supplies.  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, November 2nd, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Holy Unction & Prayers For Healing in the chapel

Thursday, November 3rd, 12:00, Noonday Holy Unction & Prayers For Healing in the chapel

Sunday duties November 6, 2016:

Acolyte – Chris Rogers

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves

Altar Flowers – St. John’s Alter Guild


Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday.  Don’t forget to change your clocks and “fall back”.


Sunday November 6, Immediately after worship, lunch will be served in the undercroft.

Sunday November 6, 2:30 pm, Warfield Concerts will present The Siberian Virtuosi at Lily Peter Auditorium, PCCUA.

Wednesday, November 9th, 5:30 pm, Wednesday Eucharist in the chapel

Thursday, November 10th, 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