November 12, 2017, 6:27 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, November 12    


From Fr. Ray +

This coming Sunday, November 12, we will be enjoying a potluck lunch following worship. Meat will be provided, so please bring a dish to share.  If you are unable to bring a dish, then bring yourself.  There will be plenty!

Also, please bring your 2018 Pledge Card and place it in the offering plate this Sunday.  If you cannot be present for worship you can mail your card to the church office at P.O. Box 770, Helena-West Helena, AR 72342.

Many in our congregation have asked me how D’Andrae is doing at the Booneville Human Development Center. He is enjoying Booneville and is learning many new skills.  I speak with him regularly and he always asks that I tell everyone “Hello” for him. He is planning on being home for Thanksgiving for a brief visit with his mother and siblings and will be in church on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.  If you would like to drive to Booneville and pick him up, please let me know.  I will be taking him back to Booneville on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Weekly class topics and dates remaining are as follows:

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

Readings for Sunday (Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost): Amos 5:18-24; Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16; Wisdom 6:17-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13


Pastoral News:

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


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 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 8, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm, followed by class at 6:15

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones & Susan Carter

Nov 12, SUN              

Acolyte – Chris Rogers

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

Altar Flowers – Jerry & Gina Pillow

       Potluck lunch following service

Nov 15, Wed - Midweek Eucharist (chapel) at 5:30 pm, followed by class at 6:15

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman


The Thanksgiving Food Drive for The Family Center ends November 9.  Donations can be brought to the church or to 406 Pecan St in Helena.

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