June 20, 2018, 6:20 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, June 24, 2018

From Fr. Ray+

The St. John’s Fellowship Committee and ECW members did a wonderful job with last Sunday’s Baked Potato Luncheon!  Thanks to all who baked the potatoes, prepared delicious toppings and decorated for the event.  A wonderful time was had by all.

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.

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).  There will be no service for Wednesday, July 4, because of the holiday.  The Healing Eucharist will be held on Wednesday, July 11.

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:  June 24, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7; 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49; Psalm 9:9-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41

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, Parker Pace, Heather Treat,  Julie Ann Doan, Courtney Turner, Sheila Fraiser, Samantha Webb, Donald Knapp, Katy Mouritsen, Gwen Newkirk, Blake Robertson, Rev. Arnold Hearn, P.J. Clay, Rev. Mike Wilkie, Billy Mitchell, Kappi Pillow, Kelly Namour, and Rita Merritt.

Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is laundry detergent & bleach.

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

Altar Guild – Nancy Hornor & Bennett Sellers

June 24, SUN at 10:30 am :

Acolytes – Ned Pillow, Mary Pillow, Eli Pillow, Katherine Pillow & Jack Pillow 

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Melody Rogers & Angie Fielder

Altar Flowers – Bennette Morris

Jun 27, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist (chapel)

Altar Guild – Melody Rogers & Angie Fielder

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