November 21, 2017, 6:23 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, November 26


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!

Beautiful interior and exterior pictures of St. John’s are available for purchase. These photos were taken by professional photographer Nolan Dean and are available in either 5X7 or 8X10 prints. All proceeds from sales will go to support Young Life of Phillips County. Photographs can be viewed on the table at the back of the nave on Sunday mornings or the church office during the week. 5X7 photos are $25 and 8X10 are $35.


The funeral service for Ruth Howe will be Friday, November 24, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s. Please keep Otis and family in your prayers during this difficult time.


Blessings, Fr. Ray+


Worship and Education News:

THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP: November 22, at 5:30 p.m.

Readings:  Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 95:1-7; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46

Adult Sunday School:  No class

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

Worship:  November 26, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Last Sunday after Pentecost): Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 95:1-7; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46


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, Carla Myers, Jim Howe, Ray Worley, Donna Rohrscheib, Louis Hardman, Chris Walters, Joann Smith, Carol Jennings, and the family of Ruth Howe.

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:

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

Acolytes – Chris Rogers & Ben Pittman 

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow 

Altar Guild - Jeannie Turley

Special Music - Kelly Herrmann

     Wine & Cheese Reception following in the chapel.

Nov 26, SUN       

Acolytes – Ned Pillow, Mary Pillow, Eli Pillow & Jack Pillow

     Lay Eucharistic Minister Mike Fielder

     Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves

     Altar Flowers Pat Wheeler



Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262                                                 


St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115