March 29, 2017, 4:31 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, April 2, 2017


The Easter Lilies 2017 order form is included below and will be on table at the back of church.


From Fr. Ray

This coming Sunday, April 2, we are delighted to welcome Fr. Jason Alexander back to St. John’s.  Fr. Jason is on the bishop’s staff and has been a good friend to St. John’s. It is always a pleasure when he can be with us. We also welcome Mr. Drew Spencer-Bell who will be providing beautiful music for our service. Mr. Spencer-Bell and Ms. Dagmar Bergan will be playing several oboe/piano duets during our liturgy.  I am encouraging everyone in our St. John’s family to be present to welcome Fr. Jason and enjoy the lovely special music.  Blessings, Fr. Ray +

Commemorative Coffee Table Book

We are looking into the possibility of publishing a commemorative coffee table book at St. John’s.  The book would be hardcover and contain around 125 pages of beautiful pictures of the interior and exterior of our building. Also included would be pictures of all of the memorial kneelers along with an index of who created each one of them.  The approximate cost of the book would be between $75 and $100 depending on how many were ordered.  If this is something you would purchase if it was produced, please let Marjie know by calling the church office at 870-338-8115 or emailing 

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:  April 2, the Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with Rev. Jason Alexander.

Readings for Sunday (Fifth Sunday in Lent): Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45

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, Kuba Friedlander, David Henderson, Lena Cunningham, John O Moore, Kathy Sullivan, Ronald Hyslip, Kathy Bush, Billy Mitchell, Helen Ginn, and the family of David Solomon

Outreach News:

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

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

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 2, SUNDAY         

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharist Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Altar Flowers – Altar Guild

Apr 3, Mon    Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Apr 4, Tues   Evening Prayer (chapel) at 5:30 pm

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

Apr 5, Wed   Lenten Listening at Helena United Methodist Church at 12:00 noon. The speaker is Mark Husband with special music by Don Eastman.

Apr 6, Thur   Noonday Holy Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00 followed by “Picnic in the Pews” luncheon - ECW Hosts Allison Biederman and Royce Brown

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

Apr 15, Sat    Altar Guild will decorate church for Easter at 10:00.

Thank You!


Thank you ladies of St. John’s ECW for sponsoring the lovely Garden Party last Thursday.  Your wonderful dishes were very tasty!  I enjoyed meeting your friends from the surrounding churches and the Helena community.  Your kindness and friendship is deeply appreciated.


Thank you,

Royce Brown


Easter Lilies 2017


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


Given by:________________________________________________



In Memory of: ________________________________________________________




In Honor 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