March 14, 2019, 3:09 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, March 17, 2019


From Fr. Ray+

On behalf of the St. John’s Spiritual Development Group I am pleased to let you know that our next event will be led by Rev. Stuart Hoke on Saturday, May 11, in the undercroft.  Currently on staff at Trinity Cathedral in Little Rock, Rev. Hoke was on staff at Trinity Church Wall Street on 9/11.  He will be speaking to us about his experiences on that horrible day.  During the attacks he was at Trinity’s St. Paul’s Chapel, which was practically in the shadows of the twin towers.  I believe you will be deeply blessed by his presence in our midst.

Evening Prayer is being offered in the chapel on Mondays and Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. during Lent.  Fr. Ray will lead EP on Mondays and laypersons will lead it on Tuesdays.  The leader schedule for Tuesdays is:

March 12........Ann Lee

March 19........Susan Carter

March 26........Mike Fielder

April 2............Jack Myers

April 9............Allison Biederman

Blessings, Fr. Ray+

  • March 6, Ash Wednesday Service at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel
  • Wednesdays in Lent, March 13 - April 10, Brief Eucharist, Soup Supper and Lenten Program, The Way of Love, 5:30-7 p.m. in the chapel and undercroft. 
  • Evening Prayer will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays during Lent at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel
  • Maundy Thursday Service at 5:30 p.m.
  • Good Friday Service at Noon and Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m.

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:  March 17, the Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with Rev Ray Brown

Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent:  Genesis 15:1-12, 7-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17—4:1; Luke 13:31-35

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, Mary Hamm, Mary Helen Lagarde, Jo Boone Wild, Richard Hargraves, Gloria Higginbotham, Pat Wheeler, Jan Hickey, Paula Oliver, Kelly Faye Parker, Bennett Sellers, Violet Hargraves, Carla Myers, Rev Ray Brown, Jeffery Mink, Jack Myers, and Vivian Wright.

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.

Collections this week for Operation Christmas Child boxes:  Toothbrush Holders, Little Brushes & Combs, Barrettes & Hair Bows, Band-Aids, Water Bottles for GIRLS 2 – 4

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

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:

Congratulations to Drew & Meghan Fielder on the birth of big baby boy John Michael (Jack).  Born Friday, March 8, weighing in at 11 lbs. 13 oz. and 24 in. long.

Mar 12, Tues at 5:30 pm: Evening Prayer in the chapel.

Mar 13, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Lenten Program in the chapel followed by Soup Supper

Altar Guild – Julie Pitman

Mar 13, Wednesday, at 12:00 Noon: Helena First United Methodist Church Lenten Listening services.  The speaker will be Kelly King and special music by Abbi Phillips.

Mar 17, SUN at 10:30 am: Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Acolyte – West Hornor

Lay Eucharist Minister – Jack Myers

Altar Guild – Susan Carter

Altar Flowers – Tait Owens

Mar 19, Tues at 5.30 pm: Evening Prayer in the chapel

Mar 20, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Lenten Program in the chapel followed by Soup Supper

Altar Guild – Susan Carter

Mar 20, Wednesday, at 12:00 Noon: Helena First United Methodist Church Lenten Listening services.  The speaker will be Mary Lee Cox and special music by Mollie Rhodes.

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