April 12, 2018, 7:06 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, April 15, 2018

From Fr. Ray+


Several weeks ago we had a very productive gathering after worship where we discussed those things we most appreciate about St. John’s.  Based on that information we identified three core values that we would like to concentrate on moving forward. Those three values are:

  • Worship and Liturgy
  • Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
  • Outreach and Mission

Our next step is to organize a team of folks for each of these core values.  These teams will prayerfully consider how we go about living into our core values in a way that reflects our love for God and his people.  Please consider which of these three teams you would like to support with your presence.

Blessings, Fr. Ray +


Congratulations to Allison Biederman on her induction last Sunday into the Society of St. John the Evangelist!  Fr. Russ Snapp, who is also a member of the SSJE, officiated at the induction and also preached.  It is always a pleasure to welcome Fr. Russ back to St. John’s.

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:  April 15, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Second Sunday of Easter: Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48

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 Jordan, Ray Worley, Chris Walters, Carol Jennings, Jane Barker, Nancy Howe, Jim Howe, Donald W. Merritt, Parker Pace, Heather Treat, Annie Fielder, Julie Ann Doan, Courtney Turner, Sheila Fraiser, Melinda Roberts, Samantha Webb, Donald Knapp, Katy Mouritsen, Allen Loveless, Gwen Newkirk, Blake Robertson, Nellie Hopper,  Jerry Wenzel,  Harper Pittman, and Rev. Arnold Hearn.

Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is dish soap.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donation needed is dog & puppy food. 

                   Their plastic tubs are on the stair landing by the chapel.

Grace Food Pantryplastic 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:

Apr 11, Wed at 5:30 pm - Midweek Eucharist (chapel)

Altar Guild – Melody Rogers/Angie Fielder

APR 15, SUN at 10:30 amThird Sunday of Easter

Acolyte – Rachel Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter

Special Music – Elizabeth Garcia

Altar Guild – Carla Myers/Royce Brown

Altar Flowers – Altar Guild

Apr 16, Mon at 5:30 pm – Vestry will meet in the undercroft

Apr 18, Wed at 5:30 pm - Midweek Eucharist (chapel)

Altar Guild – Carla Myers/Royce Brown

Apr 22, Sun – A 50th Anniversary Benefit to celebrate Warfield Concerts (See all details below)



The website to purchase St John’s church photos is  All proceeds will go to support Young Life of Phillips County.  Photographs can also be viewed in the church office.

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