June 6, 2017, 10:18 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, June 11, 2017


From Fr. Ray +

A few weeks ago I asked for the financial support of our St. John’s family in helping send a young man from our congregation to Young Life Camp in the North Georgia Mountains. Our goal was $700 and through your generous support we have raised over $900! The extra money will be used to help other students also attend camp.  Thank You for going the extra mile in helping these students!

Please mark your calendar for our next Fellowship Activity on Sunday, July 30.  Following worship we will beat the summer heat with a lite lunch and homemade ice cream at the church. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date.

Change in Summer Mid-Week Eucharist Schedule

Starting this week, we will have only one mid-week Eucharist. The Eucharist on Wednesdays at 5:30 will remain unchanged during the summer months.  We are discontinuing the Thursday noon service for the summer. The service on the first Wednesday of every month will continue to be a Healing Service.

I am leading a six-week class on The Apostles’ Creed each Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. The Apostles’ Creed is an excellent summary of our Christian faith.  The subjects of each class will be as follows:

  • 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:  June 11, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (Trinity Sunday): Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20


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, and Larry Bryant.

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.


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


Church Office News and Announcements:

June 7, Wed - Midweek Unction & Healing (chapel) at 5:30 pm

June 7, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / The Church and the Communion of the Saints) at 6:15 pm in the undercroft 

Altar Guild – Carla Myers & Jayne Morris

June 11, SUN              

Acolytes – Ned Pillow, Mary Pillow, Eli Pillow & Jack Pillow

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Angie Fielder & Bennett Sellers

Altar Flowers – Walter & Bennette Morris

June 12, Mon  - ECW will meet at 5:00 p.m. at the home of Martha Lambert.

June 14, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

June 14, Wed - Class (The Apostles’ Creed / The Forgiveness of Sins) at 6:15 pm in the undercroft

Altar Guild – Angie Fielder & Bennett Sellers


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