February 14, 2018, 10:04 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, February 18, 2018

From Fr. Ray +

Dear St. John’s Family,

As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter and in my sermon last Sunday, I will be facilitating two meetings at which you will be invited to share those things you appreciate about St. John’s.   It is from the things that we appreciate that we will determine our most important values and begin the process of better understanding where the Lord is leading us at this time in our journey of faith as a congregation.  These two meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 11 at 4 p.m.  Each meeting will last approximately two hours.  I look forward to hearing your input!

Evening Prayer will be held on Monday and Tuesday of each week during Lent at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel.  Midweek Eucharist will be on Wednesdays, at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Soup Supper immediately after the service.  All are welcome!


Blessings, Fr. Ray+     

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

Readings for Sunday (First Sunday in Lent): Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-9; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15

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, Courtney Turner, Sarah Myers, Sheila Fraiser, Melinda Roberts, Rita King, and the Maynard family (Martha Buchanan).

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 your weekly donations.  They are all greatly appreciated.

Church Office News and Announcements:

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

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

Acolytes - Chris Rogers & Ed Pat Wright

Old Testament Lesson - Henry Jordan

Psalm - Allison Biederman

New Testament Lesson - Nolan Dean

Pianist - Dagmar Bergan

Soloist - Elizabeth Garcia

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers

Feb 18, SUN at 10:30 am

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Carla Myers

Altar Flowers – Martha Lambert

Feb 19, Mon at 5:30 pm - Evening Prayer (chapel) Fr. Ray

Feb 20, Tues at 5:30 pm - Evening Prayer (chapel) Susan Carter

Feb 21, Wed at 5:30 pm - Midweek Eucharist (chapel)

Altar Guild – Carla Myers


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