April 27, 2017, 1:45 PM


St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, April 30, 2017


From Fr. Ray

I will be leading a six week class on The Apostles’ Creed beginning Wednesday, May 17 at 6:15 p.m. and Thursday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. These times allow those who so desire to attend both the class and one of the mid-week Eucharists.  I will also be leading the same class during the Adult Sunday School at 9:15 on Sunday mornings.  The Apostles’ Creed is an excellent summary of our Christian faith.  The subjects of each class will be as follows:

  • Week 1:  God
  • Week 2:  Jesus Christ
  • Week 3: The Holy Spirit
  • Week 4:  The Church and the Communion of the Saints
  • Week 5:  The Forgiveness of Sins
  • Week 6:  The Resurrection of the Body


Each class will include a brief video by Rev. Adam Hamilton. We have used his material before and found it both inspiring and challenging.  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

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

Worship:  April 30, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (Third Sunday of Easter): Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35

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, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, Kuba Friedlander, David Henderson, Lena Cunningham, Kathy Sullivan, Jason Rowlett, and Joann Hargraves

Outreach News:

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

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:

Apr 26, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm       

Apr 27, Thur - Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

Apr 30, SUN                

Acolyte – Drew Fielder

Lay Eucharist Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Angie Fielder

Altar Flowers – Bob & Vivian Wright

May 3, Wed - Midweek Unction (chapel) at 5:30 pm

May 4, Thur - Noonday Unction (chapel) at 12:00


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262


St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115                         


Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342