August 2, 2017, 1:57 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, August 6, 2017


From Fr. Ray +


As an expression of our commitment to our community, St. John’s will be handing out backpacks and school supplies at The Cherry Street Fair on Saturday, August 12 from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.  If you would like to be part of this outreach, please sign up for one of the thirty-minute blocks on the sign-up sheet on the table at the back of the church.  I will be there for the entire time and would enjoy your company as we make a bit of difference for some of the children in our community!

Many folks have asked me how D’Andrae is doing at his new residence in Booneville. I speak with him just about every day. He is enjoying his new home and opportunities. Particularly, he likes his part-time job there. He is learning many new skills that will serve him well moving forward.

We are continuing our study of The Apostles’ Creed during Adult Sunday School. We are currently on week 3 of a six-week course. All are welcome!

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:  August 6, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (The Transfiguration): Exodus 34:259-35; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:13-21; Luke 9:28-36


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, Margaret Dean, Eddie Maples, Linda Worstell, Jimmy Gordon, Madge Saba, Carol Jennings, and Darryl Byrd.



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.

There is a box labeled “School Supplies” in the narthex to participate in the Neighborhood-Back-To-School Event that will be at the Cherry Street Fair on the Second Saturday (August 12). 


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


Church Office News and Announcements:

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

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

Aug 6, SUN                 

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Altar Flowers – Betty Bush

Aug 9, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright



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