May 24, 2017, 4:42 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, May 28, 2017


From Fr. Ray +

I am leading a six-week class on The Apostles’ Creed each Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. and Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. These times allow those who so desire to attend both the class and one of the mid-week Eucharists.  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+

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:  May 28, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (Seventh Sunday of Easter): Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Sharon Hinderer, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, Kuba Friedlander, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Joann Hargraves, Bennett Morris, Walter Morris, Sr, the family of Alan Levine, and the family of Lena Cunningham.

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.

Thank you for all your weekly donations.  They are greatly appreciated.

One of the highlights of the year for many of the students who attend Young Life is the Young Life Summer Camp in the North Georgia Mountains.  One of these students is Marzell Moody, who is in church at St. John’s almost every Sunday.  I am inviting those in our congregation who can do so to pitch in to cover Marzell’s camp costs, which comes to around $700.  If we collect more than is needed to cover Marzell’s costs, we will contribute it toward helping other students who are signed up for camp.    Blessings, Fr. Ray

Church Office News and Announcements:

May 24, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

May 24, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / Jesus Christ) at 6:15 pm

May 25, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / Jesus Christ) at 10:30 am

May 25, Thur - Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00

May 28, SUN -            

Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

Altar Flowers – Jill & Ned Pillow

May 31, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

May 31, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / The Holy Spirit) at 6:15 pm

June 1, Wed  - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / The Holy Spirit) at 10:30 am

June 1, Thur  - Noonday Eucharist (chapel) at 12:00


The Dean family welcomed 8 lb. 4 oz. Arwen Izabelle Dean on Wednesday, May 17, at 4:30 pm.


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