March 22, 2017, 9:11 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Easter Lilies 2017 order form is included below.


Lenten Opportunities

We have several opportunities for you to express your devotion to our Lord and grow your spiritual life during the season of Lent. Any of the following would be a meaningful addition to your Lenten discipline:

Picnic in the Pews on Thursdays at noon provides a mid-week opportunity to participate in the Holy Eucharist and afterwards enjoy the fellowship of others with the light lunch. 

Wednesday Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.

Evening Prayer on Monday and Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. 

Sunday School Class on The 5 Marks of Love at 9:15 a.m.

Please pick up a Hope Chest box to be filled with money for Episcopal Relief & Development at the back of the church.

Finally, you are welcome to meet with me to make your personal confession.

Blessings, Fr. Ray +

Worship and Education News:

Adult Education:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am, The 5 Marks of Love

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

Worship:  March 26, the Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Fourth Sunday in Lent): 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41

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, Sarah Myers, Debra Richardson, Carol Jennings, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, Mike Brandt, Kuba Friedlander, David Henderson, Lena Cunningham, John O Moore, Connie Johnston, Stephanie Arnold, Kathy Sullivan, Ronald Hyslip, and Kathy Bush

Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is paper towels.

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:

Mar 22, Wed     Midweek Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Mar 22, Wed     Lenten Listening at Helena United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon.  The speaker is Sheriff Neal Byrd.

Mar 23, Thur     Noonday Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00 followed by “Picnic in the Pews” luncheon - ECW Hosts Maureen Jones and Ann Lee

Mar 23, Thur     Garden Party Invitation!  The ECW is having a garden party from 4:30 - 6:00 in St John’s Garden to introduce Royce Brown to the ladies in our community.  Please come and bring a friend.

March 26, SUN           

Acolyte – Chris Rogers

Lay Eucharist Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones & Jeannie Turley

Altar Flowers – Martha Lambert

Mar 27, Mon    Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Mar 28, Tues   Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Mar 29, Wed   Midweek Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Mar 29, Wed   Lenten Listening at Helena United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon. The speaker is Betsy Wright with special music by Katherine Wright.

Mar 30, Thur   Noonday Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00 followed by “Picnic in the Pews” luncheon - ECW Hosts Susan Carter and Lorraine Ferryman

April 8, Sat     Altar Guild will polish and make Palm crosses at 9:30.

April 15, Sat   Altar Guild will decorate church for Easter.


Easter Lilies 2017


I/We would like to order _________ Easter Lilies at $18 each.


Given by:________________________________________________




In Memory of: ________________________________________________________




In Hornor of/ In Thanksgiving for: ________________________________________________________




Please make checks payable to St John’s Altar Guild




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