July 22, 2018, 5:59 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, July 22, 2018

From Fr. Ray+


We are just a week away from the first meeting of the St. John’s Men’s Group!  We’ll gather at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, for hamburgers, cold beer and good company.  There is no program planned other than a discussion about what we might be interested in doing moving forward.  Ideas and suggestions are welcome!  For more info contact the church office or West Hornor.

Long-time member Jenny Topp fell last week and broke her foot.  She underwent surgery at the Helena-West Helena Hospital and has moved to a rehab facility in Memphis to get back on her feet.  Her address at the rehab is:

Ms. Virginia Topp

Jewish Home and Rehab

36 Bazeberry Road

Cordova, TN 38018



Whenever the little red wagon shows up in the church narthex, you know our ECW is up to something good!  Up until the start of the new school year, our ECW is collecting supplies for Helena-West Helena teachers.  By providing these much needed supplies we are able to help both teachers and students. Many teachers go above and beyond in buying supplies for their classrooms.  Hopefully, our support will remind them that we value all they do for the students of our community.  The following items are being collected this summer and can be placed in the red wagon in the narthex:

  • #2 Wooden Pencils (Ticonderoga brand are best)
  • Wide-ruled notebook paper

Any donations of money designated for “Teacher Supplies” will be used to purchase pencils and paper.

We will bless these donations of pencils and paper, along with our student’s backpacks, at our August Ice Cream Social. 

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 22, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 11; Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:   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, Gwen Newkirk, Blake Robertson, P.J. Clay, Rev. Mike Wilkie, Kelly Namour, Rita Merritt, Tommy McCormick, David Obenchain, Jeffrey Hinderer

Outreach News:

ECW is sponsoring a Summer Pencil & Paper Drive for area students.  No. 2 wooden pencils (Ticonderoga brand) and wide-ruled notebook paper.  Please donate by placing in the red wagon in the narthex.

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 used 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:

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

July 22, SUN at 10:30 am:  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Ben Pittman

Lay Eucharist Minister – Jack Myers

Altar Guild – Susan Carter

Altar Flowers – Bob and Jim Anders

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

Altar Guild – Susan Carter

                              August 12 is available for altar flowers.


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