June 12, 2018, 6:17 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, June 17, 2018

From Fr. Ray+

The Fellowship Committee is hosting a Baked Potato Luncheon following worship this coming Sunday, June 17.  Delicious toppings will be provided, along with drinks and dessert. I encourage you to join the rest of the St. John’s family for this fun time of fellowship and good food!  This luncheon is being handled by the Fellowship Committee, so all you need to bring is your appetite!

 Also, we will be blessed to have Everett Long providing special music for our worship this week.  St. John’s loves Everett and looks forward to having him back with us.

We continue to see new faces each week in the Adult Sunday School Class. There are four weeks remaining in our series, Short Stories by Jesus. This week we will be taking a look at Jesus’ parable about the Pearl of Great Price. The class consists of a brief video of Vanderbilt Divinity School professor Dr. Amy-Jill Levine followed by a group discussion of the parable and its application to our daily lives. All are welcome every Sunday at 9:15 in the undercroft.

By way of reminder, we celebrate a mid-week Eucharist in the chapel every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. On the first Wednesday of the month we conduct a Healing Eucharist with unction (anointing with oil).

Blessings, Fr. Ray+

ATTENTION ALL MEN!  We are starting a men's group at St. John's!  Our first gathering will be Thursday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the church.  Hamburgers and beer will be served and we will spend a little time talking about where we want to go from here.  More info will be coming soon.  In the meantime, please put the date on your calendar.  If you have any questions, call West Hornor or 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:  June 17, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 6; 1 Samuel 15:34—16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, 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,  Julie Ann Doan, Courtney Turner, Sheila Fraiser, Melinda Roberts, Samantha Webb, Donald Knapp, Katy Mouritsen, Gwen Newkirk, Blake Robertson, Rev. Arnold Hearn, P.J. Clay, and Rev. Mike Wilkie.

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 are dog & puppy food and large towels. 

                         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:

Jun 13, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist (chapel)

Altar Guild – Carla Myers & Royce Brown

Jun 14, Thu from 5:30 - 7:00 pm: Helena Museum of Phillips County invites you to celebrate another successful year with them.  A special honoree will be Otis Howe.

June 17, SUN at 10:30 am:

Acolytes – Rachel Wright

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Nancy Hornor & Bennett Sellers

Altar Flowers – Bob & Ann Lee

Happy Father’s Day!  There will be a luncheon following the service in the undercroft.

Jun 18, Mon at 5:30: Vestry will meet in the undercroft

Jun 20, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist (chapel)

Altar Guild – Nancy Hornor & Bennett Sellers

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

Street Address:  625 Pecan St., Helena,  AR