November 12, 2017, 6:10 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, November 5       


From Fr. Ray +


This coming Sunday, November 5, we will be observing All Saints’ Day. As is our custom, we will be reading a list of names of loved ones who have passed on.  Please call the church office at 338-8115 or email the office at with the names of those you would like to have read during the service.

Stewardship Thought

 “I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc, is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them.” ---C.S. Lewis in his book Mere Christianity


Weekly class topics and dates remaining are as follows:

October 29 and November 1:  Worship and Liturgy Part I

November 5 and 8:  Worship and Liturgy Part II

November 12 and 15:  The Diocese of Arkansas and St. John’s Helena-West Helena


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:  November 5, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (All Saints Sunday): Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Jim Howe, Jr, Susan Worrell, Debra Richardson, Donna Rohrscheib, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Jimmy Billingsley, Larry Bryant, Lynn & Richard Jordan, Carol Jennings, Ruth Howe, Karen Davidson, Carla Myers, and Chris Walters (Kelly Faye Parker’s boyfriend).

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 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:

Nov 1, Wed  - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Jayne Morris & Angie Fielder

Nov 4, Sat - Polish Day at 10:00 for all Altar Guild


  Time for the clock to fall back.  Daylight Savings Time ends tonight.


Nov 5, SUN                

Acolyte – Rachel Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones & Susan Carter

Altar Flowers – St John’s

Nov 8, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones & Susan Carter


December 10 is open for Alter Flowers.  Please contact Ann Lee (816.0940 or


The Thanksgiving Food Drive for The Family Center information is below.

Operation Christmas Child November 5 (Last Sunday)

Items still needed are clothing, socks, underwear, toothbrushes, and soap for boys. The age groups are            

2-4, 5-9, 10-14. We have a little red wagon at the back of the church to place all gifts in.  Items must fit in a shoebox. 

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