November 16, 2017, 6:02 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, November 19    


From Fr. Ray +


If you are not traveling over the river and through the woods, I encourage you to attend our annual Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the church.  Ms. Kelly Herrmann of Memphis will be our guest musician. 


Kelly, a flutist, has performed with the Memphis Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, The Orchestra Now, and YOA Orchestra of the Americas.  She has enjoyed a truly international career, most recently performing in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia on YOA's Nordic-Baltic Legacy Tour.


Following the service we will enjoy a brief reception with wine, cheese and snacks in the Chapel. I hope you will join others from our St. John’s family in giving thanks for our many blessings! 


Blessings, Fr. Ray+


Worship and Education News:

Adult Sunday School:  Meets Sunday at 9:00 am.

November 19:  How to use the Daily Office for Morning Prayer. We will take a step-by-step approach.

November 26 How to use the Daily Office for Evening Prayer.

Sunday School:   Will meet at 9:00 am at the First United Methodist Church.

Worship:  November 19, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost): Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90:1-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30


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, Otis Howe, Carla Myers, Jim Howe, Nancy Howe, Ray Worley, Donna Rohrscheib, Louis Hardman, and Chris Walters.


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 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 15, Wed - MIDWEEK EUCHARIST (chapel) at 5:30 pm 

Altar Guild – Julie Pittman

Nov 19, SUN       

Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright

      Lay Eucharistic Minister – Ann Lee

      Altar Guild – Jeanie Turley & Susan Carter

      Altar Flowers – Mr. & Mrs. Alan Hargraves, Jr. and Mr. & Mrs. David Bohannan

Nov 20, Mon - Vestry will meet at the church at 5:30 pm

 Nov 20 & 21 - HSD Spay & Neuter Clinic in the undercroft (870-995-2379)

 Nov 22, WED - THANKSGIVING WORSHIP in the church at 5:30 p.m. 

Wine & Cheese Reception following in the chapel.

     Altar Guild - Jeannie Turley & Susan Carter

     Special Music - Ms. Kelly Herrmann

There will be a short meeting after church on December 3, for anyone interested in participating in the planning of the celebration for lifetime members Otis & Ruth Howe.  Contact the office if you are interested.

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