August 9, 2018, 7:39 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, August 12, 2018

From Fr. Ray+


Several students and teachers came forward for a blessing last Sunday during worship.   Please keep all of them in your prayers as they begin a new school year.  Also, we blessed the “little red wagon” that was filled to overflowing with paper and pencils for teachers in our community.  Special thanks go out to those who served up a delicious lunch of cold cut sandwiches, chips, drinks and ice cream and decorated the tables with school supplies.  It was the perfect way to kick off the new school year!


After taking a break in July, our vestry will meet on August 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the undercroft.  As a reminder, vestry meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend.  While only vestry members are eligible to vote, monthly meetings are open to the public.  A typical meeting includes brief reports from the Rector, Sr. Warden, Jr. Warden and Treasurer followed by a discussion of Old and New Business.  Please keep the men and women of our vestry in your prayers as they serve our congregation. Current vestry members include: Jack Hornor (Sr. Warden), Tait Owens (Jr. Warden), Buff Brothers, Carla Meyers, Jane Hornor, Tap Jennings, Gina Pillow, Bob Lee and Grace Henderson.  Walter Morris, Jr. serves as Church Treasurer and Gibson Turley is Secretary of the Vestry.  I appreciate our vestry members and their commitment to St. John’s.


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:  August 12, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 14; 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25—5:2; John 6:35, 41-51

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, Jennie Topp, and Vivian Wright.


Outreach News:

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

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are dog & puppy food. 

                     Their plastic tubs are on the stair landing by the chapel.

Grace Food Pantry: plastic 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:

Aug 8, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek  Eucharist (chapel)

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright & Angie Fielder

AUG 12, SUN at 10:30 amHoly Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Rachel Wright

Lay Eucharist Minister – Mike Fielder

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers & Jayne Morris

Altar Flowers – Walter & Jayne Morris

Aug 13: Mon at 5:00 pm, ECW

Aug 15, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek  Eucharist (chapel)

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers & Jayne Morris

Sep 7, Fri: Save The Date (See below)


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