August 9, 2017, 10:34 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, August 13, 2017


From Fr. Ray +


St. John’s will be handing out backpacks and school supplies at the Cherry Street Fair this coming Saturday, August 12 from 5 till 8 p.m. Thanks to everyone who has signed up to help at our booth!

Towards the end of September, I will be leading a six-week Confirmation/Informational Class on The Episcopal Church.  While geared towards those who want to be Confirmed or Received into membership at St. John’s and The Episcopal Church, it will also be an excellent opportunity to refresh your knowledge of our faith tradition. Bishop Benfield’s next pastoral visit to St. John’s will be February 4, 2018, at which time those who have completed the class will have the opportunity to be baptized and/or confirmed.

We are continuing our study of The Apostles’ Creed during Adult Sunday School. We are currently on week 4 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 13, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 14): 1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33


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, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Bill Hanson, Margaret Dean, Eddie Maples, Linda Worstell, Jimmy Gordon, Madge Saba, Carol Jennings, Darryl Byrd, Walter Morris, Sr. and Karen Davidson.



Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent & bleach.

Humane Society of the Delta Donation needed is dog & puppy food. Their plastic tubs are on the stair landing by the chapel.

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:

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

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Aug 12, Sat  - Cherry Street Fair from 5 until 8 pm

Aug 13, SUN               

Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Carla Myers

Altar Flowers – Stephen Barker

Aug 14, Mon - ECW meeting in the chapel at 5:00 pm

Aug 16, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Carla Myers



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