July 24, 2019, 7:00 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, July 28, 2019


From Fr. Ray+

The St. John’s Men’s Group will be having a hot dog supper at the church on Thursday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m.   Since forming last year, the Men’s Group has met several times, one of which was to cook for this year’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.  Each event has provided opportunity for enjoyable fellowship with other men from the church.  We will be meeting in the undercroft. Please feel free to bring a guest.

The Adult Sunday School class will not be meeting until the Sunday after Labor Day.  At that time we will begin a study of Moses.  More information will be provided as we get closer to the start of our fall class.

I appreciate the warm hospitality our congregation showed this year’s Together For Hope volunteers.  The receptions on two consecutive Sundays and the food brought to the volunteers on two consecutive Mondays were a blessing to the group.  Thank you for showing them such kindness!

Blessings, Fr. Ray +

Fr. Ray is at home now recuperating from his surgery, keeping his leg propped up and taking his medicine.


Worship and Education News:

Adult Sunday School: meets next the Sunday after Labor Day

Sunday School:  

Worship:  July 28, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev Ray Brown

Readings for Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 12; Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-19; Luke 11:1-13

Hymn No:  410, 462, 376


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,  Rita Merritt, Mary Helen Lagarde, Jo Boone Wild, Gloria Higginbotham,  Kelly Faye Parker, Vivian Wright, Al Martin, William Brandon, Leo Schuster, Joan Schuster, Orville Jiles, Cedric Franks, Jr, Jeannie McCabe, Karen Foster, Susan Worrell, Margaret Dean,  Pat Wheeler, Linda Jane McIntosh, Linda Lee Morganti, Jeffery Mink, Cole Jefferies, Buff Brothers, and Rev. Ray Brown.


Outreach News:

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

Humane Society of the Delta Donations needed are puppy & dog 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 and needed.


Church Office News and Announcements:

July 24, Wed at 5:30 pm: NO Midweek service

July 25, Thurs at 5:30 pm: St. John’s Men’s Group – Hot Dog Supper

JULY 28, SUNDAY at 10:30:  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte –  Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

Altar Flowers –  Gill & Jessica Pillow

July 31, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist

Altar Guild –


St. John’s T-shirts are available with sizes from S through XL.  The price is $15.  Located at back of church.

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