June 27, 2017, 4:02 PM

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


From Fr. Ray +


Many of the folks who have participated in the mid-week class on The Apostles’ Creed have commented that it is one of the most interesting classes they have attended. Due to summer schedules, we have decided to offer the course again during adult Sunday School at 9:30 on Sunday mornings and discontinue the Wednesday evening class. So, beginning this coming Sunday, we will start over with Week 1 of the study.


Thanks to everyone who extended a warm St. John’s welcome to our guest soloist, Mr. Everett Long, last Sunday. We are looking forward to having him with us again toward the end of July.


Please keep Marzell and Justin in your prayers as they are away at Young Life Camp this week in North Georgia. I’m sure this will be a wonderful experience for these two young men. Also, thanks to all who helped make this week possible for them.


Our Neighborhood Back-To-School Event will take place in the garden at St. John’s on Saturday, August 5 at 11 a.m.  More volunteers have stepped forward to help with this event.  Two teams were formed at our meeting Monday. The “Meal Team” consists of Susan Carter, Jack & Nancy Horner and Anna Barry. The “School Supplies Team” includes Carla Meyers, Grace Henderson and Melody Rogers. Maureen Jones is helping Father Ray with some of the overall logistics of the event. If you would like to assist with one of these teams, please contact one of the current volunteers.


Soon you will see a box labeled “School Supplies” at the entry to the church. You can participate in this ministry by purchasing new school supplies such as notebooks, pencils and Crayola crayons and placing them in the box. A full school supply list will be put in our weekly newsletter in the near future.


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:  July 2, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown.

Readings for Sunday (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 8): Jeremiah 28:5-9; Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42


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, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Bill Hansen, Gareth Vaughn, and Otis Howe.


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 all greatly appreciated.


United Thank Offering (UTO) collections this year totaled an impressive $469.12. 


Church Office News and Announcements:

June 28, WedMidweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

July 2, SUN  

Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Susan Carter

July 8, SAT - At 10:00 a.m. - All Altar Guild members will polish silver and brass


Fr. Ray & Royce will be on vacation from July 3 and returning July 17.  Rev. Louis Hayden will be our visiting priest on July 9 and July 16.


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


From Bennette Morris: