June 26, 2018, 2:32 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, July 1, 2018

From Fr. Ray+

When I was a kid growing up in rural Tennessee, it was always a big deal when we had “company coming.”  Mom would cook and clean for days to make sure our “company” received a warm welcome. Well, we have some “company” coming to St. John’s in July.  As in past years, mission team members with Together For Hope will be staying in our undercroft.  The first team of 17 volunteers will be with us July 10-16 and the second team of 19 volunteers will be with us July 17-23.  These volunteers will be spending their days working on various projects in our community.  When you see them be sure to let them know how glad we are to have them in Helena-West Helena for a few weeks.  While we don’t have to do any “cooking” or “cleaning” for them, we can reach out to them and make sure they receive a warm Delta welcome.

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 for July 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:  July 1, Morning Prayer

Readings for Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 8; Psalm 95:1-7; Psalm 130;  2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

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, Rita Merritt, and Tommy McCormick.


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

Altar Guild – Melody Rogers & Angie Fielder

July 1, SUN at 10:30 am:

Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright

Lay Reader – Jack Myers

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

Altar Flowers – Charlie Tappan Family

July 4, Wed:  No Midweek service this week


See below ECW Summer Pencil & Paper Drive for area students.


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