July 22, 2017, 3:08 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, July 23, 2017


From Fr. Ray +


Royce and I had a wonderful vacation and are glad to finally be back home.  While it was nice to spend some quality time with family, we are looking forward to some of the good things coming up at St. John’s.

On Sunday, July 30, we will have a light lunch and homemade ice cream immediately following worship. Our guest musician at worship will be Everett Long.  Everyone so enjoyed his visit with us last month that we have asked him to be with us again on Sunday, July 30.

Our “Neighborhood Back-to-School Event” is Saturday, August 5 at 11 a.m. at the church.  I encourage you to consider helping out with either the School Supplies Team or the Meal Team.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet some of our neighbors, provide children with school supplies and invite folks to St. John’s.  School supply list for JF Walh is attached.

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 23, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 11): Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibb Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Sharon Hinderer, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, Nic Cole, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Joe Ann Hargraves, Bennett Morris, Walter Morris, Sr, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Bill Hanson, Gareth Vaughan (Peace Talks diplomat in Iraq), Margaret Dean, Otis Howe, Eddie Maples, Linda Worstell, Jimmy Gordon, Madge Saba, and Aiden Hyslip.



Outreach News:

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

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.

There is a box labeled “School Supplies” in the narthex to participate in the Neighborhood-Back-To-School Event. 


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


Church Office News and Announcements:

July 19, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30  

Altar Guild - Lindalu Hargraves

July 23, SUN               

Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

Altar Flowers – Bob & Jim Anders

July 24, Mon - Vestry will meet at 5:30 pm in the undercroft

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

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones


There is an opening for Altar Flowers on August 20.  Please contact Ann Lee or the church.


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