January 11, 2017, 8:28 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church            Sunday, January 15, 2017


Three new vestry members will be elected to a three-year term at our Annual Parish Meeting following worship on January 29.  The three persons who have been nominated are Jack Hornor, Tap Jennings and Buff Brothers.  They will replace three persons who have completed their three-year terms and are going off the vestry.  Those going off the vestry are Mike Fielder, Lorraine Ferryman and Jack Myers.  Their service to St. John’s is greatly appreciated!  I will be announcing a new Senior Warden at the parish meeting and the 2017 Jr. Warden will be selected by the vestry at their first meeting. 

Our annual meeting will be a joyful time of looking back at 2016 and looking forward to 2017 and beyond.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Blessings,  Fr. Ray+


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:  January 15, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

Readings for Sunday (Second Sunday after Epiphany): Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Jim Howe, Jr., Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Sharon Hinderer, Walter Morris, Sr., Dr. Marion McDaniel, Sarah Myers, Donna Drewry, Debra Richardson, Ruth Howe, Lena Cunningham, Richard Hargraves, Carol Jennings, Donna Rohrscheib, and Nic Cole (brother of Mary McCain Morris’s fiancée).

Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent and bleach.

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, Jan 11,  Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Thursday, Jan 12,  Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

Sunday duties, January 15, 2017      

Acolyte – Chris Rogers

        Lay Eucharist Minister – Mike Fielder

       Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

       Altar Flowers – Altar Guild

Wednesday, Jan 18, Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Thursday, Jan 19, Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

Sunday, Jan 29, Our Annual Parish Meeting will be Sunday, January 29, 2017.  There will be a potluck following worship. The first meeting of the vestry with the three new members will follow the potluck.


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