September 26, 2018, 6:32 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, September 30, 2018


From Fr. Ray+

Please plan to remain for a reception following worship this coming Sunday!  The Fall Fellowship will be held in the Chapel this Sunday, September 30 following worship.  Eat a bit, drink cider, and visit!  All you need to bring is yourself!  This event is sponsored by the St. John’s Fellowship Committee under the leadership of Carla Myers.

I am asking everyone to please plan to be present for worship and the luncheon following it on Sunday, November 4.   We will be observing All Saints Day in worship.  Guest musicians will be The Mighty Souls Brass Band who were last with us on Easter Sunday.  During lunch, representatives from several local ministries will present brief (5 minutes or less) statements about how their ministry is making a difference in Helena-West Helena and how we can support them.

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:  September 30, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 21; Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 124; James 35:13-20; Mark 9:38-50

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, Carol Jennings, Nancy Howe, Jim Howe, Parker Pace, Heather Treat, Julie Ann Doan, Courtney Turner, Sheila Fraiser, Gwen Newkirk, Sharon Hinderer, Jeffery Hinderer, Scott Hinderer, Mica Cole, Blake Robertson, P.J. Clay, Rev. Mike Wilkie, Kelly Namour, Rita Merritt, Virginia Topp, Winston Carter, Jerry Staley, Gloria Higginbotham, Kent Shreeve, Bobby Anders.


Outreach News:

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

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.


EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT- If anyone would like to donate to the Hurricane Relief for North Carolina, contributions may be made to the church and will be sent to ER&D from St. John’s.

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has begun!  Each Sunday through November 11th , a list will be highlighted. This year we are targeting boys and girls 5-9 only.  Please bring from the following list (below) of TOYS for this Sunday and place in the red wagon.  Thank you for your support.

Church Office News and Announcements:

Sep 26, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist (chapel)

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

SEP 30, SUN at 10:30 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Rachel Wright

Lay Eucharist Minister – Jack Myers

Altar Guild – Susan Carter & Royce Brown

Altar Flowers – Henry & Munnie Jordan

SEP 30, Sunday: The Fall Fellowship will be held in the Chapel following the worship service. Eat a bit, drink cider, and visit!  

Oct 3, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Healing Eucharist (chapel)

Altar Guild – Susan Carter & Royce Brown

Oct 8, Monday at 5:00 pm:  ECW will pack boxes for OCC in the Undercroft

Oct 10, Wed at 4:00 pm: All Altar Guild members will polish.


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

Operation Christmas Child (OCC)  More information can be found on the website.  1) Go to   2) How to Pack a Shoebox.  3) Under Fill with Gifts – See Our Gift Suggestions – Age Group 5-9.  4) Toys