January 16, 2019, 6:16 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, January 20, 2019


From Fr. Ray+

Our Annual Parish Meeting and luncheon will be Sunday, January 27 immediately following worship.  At this meeting we will elect three new vestry members, approve our 2019 budget and hear brief reports from a few of our lay leaders.  Also, as is always the case when we get together as a church family, we will enjoy simply being together!  The goal of both myself and the vestry is that our Annual Meeting will be a time when essential church business is handled both professionally and relatively quickly.  We believe this is a time for celebrating God’s work in our midst in the past year, while joyfully looking forward to all that God will be doing in the coming months.  I hope to see you there!

Blessings, Fr. Ray +


Please add the following dates to your 2019 calendar.

  • March 5, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
  • March 6, Ash Wednesday Service at 5:30 p.m.
  • April 14, Palm Sunday
  • April 18, Maundy Thursday Service at 5:30 p.m.
  • April 19, Good Friday Service at Noon and Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m.
  • April 21, Easter Sunday


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:  January 20, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev Ray Brown

Readings for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:   Susan Worrell, Debra Richardson, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Larry Bryant, Lynn Jordan, Ray Worley, Carol Jennings, Nancy Howe, Jim Howe, Parker Pace, Heather Treat, Julie Ann Doan, Courtney Turner, Sheila Fraiser, P.J. Clay, Rita Merritt, Jerry Robertson, Mary Hamm, Mary Helen Lagarde, Jo Boone Wild, Richard Hargraves, Gloria Higginbotham, Pat Wheeler, Jan Hickey, Paula Oliver, Kelly Faye Parker, and Rev. Mike Wilkie.

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:  Donations needed are dog food & puppy food. 

            Please place all of these donations in the red wagon at the back of the church.

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:

Jan 16, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist

Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves

Jan 20, SUN at 10:30 am:  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

Altar Flowers – Martha Lambert

Jan 23, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

Jan 27,  Sunday: Annual Parish Meeting and luncheon following worship

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