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March 20, 2019, 5:54 AM

Newsletter:


St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, March 24, 2019

 

From Fr. Ray+

The theme for our Wednesday evening Lenten Program this week is Prayer.  Specifically, we will be looking at prayer through the lens of the deliverance of Israel through the Red Sea.  Prayer takes many forms, so this week we will be considering each of the following ways of praying:

1. Adoration: We lift up our hearts and minds to God, asking nothing but to enjoy God’s presence.

2. Praise: We praise God, not to obtain anything, but because God’s Being draws praise from us.

3. Thanksgiving: We offer gratitude to God for all the blessings of this life, for our redemption, and for whatever draws us closer to God.

4. Penitence: In penitence, we say we are sorry, confess our sins, and make amends and life change wherever possible.

5. Oblation: We offer ourselves, our lives and labors, in union with Christ, for God’s purposes.

6. Intercession: We bring before God the needs of others.

7. Petition: We present our own needs, that God’s will may be done.

As a reminder, during Lent we begin at 5:30 with a brief Eucharist in the Chapel, then go to the undercroft for a simple supper of homemade soup and our Lenten Program.   All are welcome!


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 19........Susan Carter

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

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

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

 

Blessings, Fr. Ray+


  • 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 24, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev Ray Brown

Readings for the Third Sunday in Lent: Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9


Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:   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, Kelly Faye Parker, Bennett Sellers, Violet Hargraves, Carla Myers, Rev Ray Brown, Jeffery Mink, Jack Myers, John Hargraves, Vivian Wright,  Madge Saba, and Al Martin.


Outreach News:

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is dish soap.

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 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:

Congratulations to Greg & Peyton Wieczorek on the birth of their baby boy Leo William.  Born Saturday, March 16, weighing in at 7 lbs. 10 oz.  Big congratulations also to the thankful new grandparents Allison & Billy Biederman.

 

Mar 18, Mon at 5:30 pm: Evening Prayer in the chapel, led by Rev. Ray Brown

Mar 19, Tues at 5.30 pm: Evening Prayer in the chapel, led by Susan Carter

Mar 20, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel followed by Soup Supper & Lenten Program in the undercroft.  (Jane & West Hornor)

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.

Mar 24, SUN at 10:30 am:  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Susan Carter

Altar Flowers – Martha Lambert

Mar 25, Mon at 5:30 pm: Evening Prayer in the chapel, led by Rev. Ray Brown

Mar 26, Tues at 5.30 pm: Evening Prayer in the chapel, led by Mike Fielder

Mar 27, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel followed by Soup Supper & Lenten Program in the undercroft.  (Jayne Morris & Angie Fielder)

Altar Guild – Susan Carter

Mar 27, Wednesday, at 12:00 Noon: Helena First United Methodist Church Lenten Listening services.  The speaker will be Fr. Ray Brown and special music by Royce Brown.

 

 

Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262    

Email:  rector@saintjohnshelena.org                                           

St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115    

Email:   office@saintjohnshelena.org 

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342

Street address:  625 Pecan St., Helena, AR



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