May 29, 2019, 7:00 AM

              St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, June 2, 2019


From Fr. Ray+

We are about four months away from the next pastoral visit by Bishop Larry Benfield on Sunday, September 29.  During his visit Bishop Benfield will be baptizing, confirming and receiving new members into The Episcopal Church.  If you, or someone in your family, would like to be baptized, confirmed or received into the church on September 29, please let me know.  I will be offering a six week course (six lessons that are each one hour in length) prior to the bishop’s visit.  I have not yet set the exact dates for the course, but it will likely be in August and September.  If you are unsure as to whether you should be confirmed or received, the information below was provided by Bishop Benfield:

“Those who have previously made a mature public commitment in another

Church may be received by the laying on of hands by a Bishop in this Church, rather than confirmed.” (Canon I.17.1)


If you have questions or would like to discuss membership in The Episcopal Church, please get in touch with me. 


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:  June 2, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev Ray Brown

Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 21-21; John 17:20-26

Hymn No:  450, 379, 495

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:   Debra Richardson, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Larry Bryant, Lynn Jordan, Ray Worley, Nancy Howe, Jim Howe, Parker Pace, Heather Treat,  Courtney Turner, Sheila Fraiser, P.J. Clay, Rita Merritt, Mary Hamm, Mary Helen Lagarde, Jo Boone Wild,  Gloria Higginbotham,  Kelly Faye Parker, Carla Myers, Jeffery Mink, Jack Myers, Vivian Wright,  Madge Saba, Al Martin, William Brandon, Leo Schuster, Joan Schuster, Orville Jiles,  Cedric Franks, Jr, Jeannie McCabe, Karen Foster, Susan Worrell, Kenlee St. John, and  Pat Wheeler.


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:  Clothes and Shoes 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:

May 29, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

JUNE 2, SUNDAY at 10:30:  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Ben Pittman

Lay Eucharist Minister –Ann Lee

Altar Guild –Melody Rogers & Nancy Hornor

Altar Flowers – Mrs. Wilson Howe

Jun 5, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist

Altar Guild – Melody Rogers

June 3 -7:  Helena First United Methodist Church – Vacation Bible School

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