February 6, 2018, 3:37 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, February 11, 2018

From Fr. Ray +

This past weekend I was fortunate to attend the Values in Action conference at Trinity Episcopal Church in New York.  Presiding Bishop Michael Curry kicked off the conference with at stirring message on Friday night.  Later that evening, and all day Saturday, a series of speakers continued on the theme of putting our core values into action.  This conference was very helpful as I work on fulfilling the plans I announced at our Annual Parish Meeting a few weeks ago.  At that time, I announced that I will be holding two meetings with St. John’s members and friends to think about the question, “What is God calling us to be and do at this time in our life as a congregation?”  That conversation begins with identifying our core values.  I will be announcing the details of these meeting within the next week. Please be thinking about those things that you most value about our common life as a parish.  I look forward to listening to you as we pray and think together about our future! 


Blessings, Fr. Ray+


Mark your Calendars for these February events!


Tuesday, February 13, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the undercroft at 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 14, 5:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service

Worship and Education News:

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

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

Worship:  February 11, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Sunday (Last Sunday after the Epiphany):  2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

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, Ray Worley, Louis Hardman, Chris Walters, Carol Jennings, Jane Barker, Donna Rohrscheib, Nancy Howe, Jim Howe, Donald Wayne Merritt, Parker Pace, Heather Treat, Annie Fielder, Julie Ann Doan, Martha Buchanan, Courtney Turner, Sarah Myers, and Sheila Fraiser.

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 your weekly donations.  They are all greatly appreciated.

Church Office News and Announcements:

Feb 7, WED - Midweek Eucharist Healing Service (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Altar Guild - Angie Fielder & Jayne Morris

Feb 9, Fri - St. Mary’s Mardi Gras Seafood Dinner (5 to 8pm)

Feb 11, SUN at 10:30 am

Acolyte – Chris Rogers

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers

Altar Flowers - Jack & Carla Myers

Feb 13, TUES - Shrove Pancake Supper (5:30 to 7:00 pm) in the undercroft

Feb 14, WED - Ash Wednesday Service (chapel) at 5:30 pm

Acolytes - Chris Rogers & Ed Pat Wright

Old Testament Lesson - Henry Jordan

Psalm - Allison Biederman

New Testament Lesson - Nolan Dean

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers

Pianist - Dagmar Bergan

Soloist - Elizabeth Garcia


St John’s professional church photos are now available for purchase on the internet at Beautiful interior and exterior pictures of St. John’s were taken by 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 also be viewed on the table at the back of the nave on Sunday mornings or the church office during the week.

ST. JOHN’S T-SHIRTS ARE BACK!  The St. John’s T-shirts are available with sizes from S through 3XL.  The price is $15. 

Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262   


St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115