July 27, 2017, 6:21 AM

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


From Fr. Ray +


This coming Sunday, July 30, we are pleased to welcome Mr. Everett Long back to St. John’s!  We were very blessed by his beautiful singing voice earlier this summer and look forward to his return. 

The lite lunch and homemade ice cream social originally planned for this coming Sunday (July 30) has been moved to August.  Due to back to back Sunday luncheons for the Together For Hope teams staying at our church the last few weeks, it was decided to push the next event a bit into the future. The exact date will be in next week’s newsletter.


We are continuing our study of The Apostles’ Creed during Adult Sunday School. We are currently on week 2 of a six week course. All are welcome!


Our “Neighborhood Back-to-School Event” will take place on the next Second Saturday at the Cherry Street Fair.

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

Readings for Sunday (Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 12): 1 Kings 3:5-12; Psalm 128; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Gibb Worrell, 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, Aiden Hyslip, and Darryl Byrd.



Outreach News:

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

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

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

July 23, SUN               

Acolyte – Chris Rogers

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

Altar Flowers – Gill & Jessica Pillow

Aug 2, Wed - Midweek Unction (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman


A Thank You card is attached from the Together For Hope teams.


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