April 18, 2018, 9:05 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, April 22, 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 +


Young life of Phillips County is actively sharing the gospel with area teens.  They want to share their mission and story with local residents.  Ben and I are hosting a table at a banquet for Younglife.  It is Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 - 8:00pm in the fine arts center at PCCUA.  We can invite 6 people to sit at our table.  If anyone is interested in hearing what Younglife is about and how they are impacting the lives of local teens, please give me a call.  My number is 870-714-0358.  We are fortunate to have this organization in our area!  We will have the pleasure of listening to some of the teenagers that attend.   I can't wait to hear how God is working in their lives!!

Thanks!  Julie Pittman


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 22, Morning Prayer

Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

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, 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, Rev. Arnold Hearn, and the family of Jane Barker.

Outreach News:

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

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

Altar Guild – Carla Myers/Royce Brown

APR 22, SUN at 10:30 am – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Jack Myers

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers/Nancy Hornor

Altar Flowers – Pat Wheeler

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

Apr 25, Wed at 5:30 pm - Midweek Eucharist (chapel)

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers/Nancy Hornor

Apr 26, ThurYounglife Banquet from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Fine Arts Center at PCCUA


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    


Mailing address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342