August 26, 2019, 6:41 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, August 25, 2019


From Fr. Ray+

Recently I met with Rev. Debbie Head, the new pastor at First United Methodist Church, to discuss creation of a joint children’s ministry between St. John’s and First Methodist.  This would not be a Sunday School class, but rather a ministry program that would meet on Sunday afternoons.  The initial staffing of the program would come from volunteers from our two churches.

In order to get input from parents we are having an informational meeting and pizza supper on Thursday, August 29 at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.   All parents, children and interested adults are welcome to attend.  This new program will only happen if there is sufficient interest on the part of the parents of elementary age children in our two congregations.  So, if you are interested, but cannot make the meeting, please call or email me so that I am aware of your interest.  This meeting is not just for parents!  If you are an adult who loves kids and would consider being part of the program team, please let me know!  This could be a wonderful opportunity for our children.  I look forward to hearing from you and/or seeing you at the meeting on the 29th

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.

Blessings, Fr. Ray +


Worship and Education News:

Adult Sunday School: 

Sunday School:  

Worship:  August 25, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 16; Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 71:1-6; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17

Hymn No:  8, 685, 493

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, Kathleen Gibson, and Bonnie Rowland.


Outreach News:

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

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:

Aug 21, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist Service in the chapel.

Altar Guild – Carla Myers

Aug 25, SUNDAY at 10:30:  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright

Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Altar Flowers – Mark & Melody Rogers

Aug 26, Mon at 5:30 pm: Vestry will meet in the undercroft.

Aug 28, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist Service in the chapel.

Altar Guild – Melody Rogers & Bennett Sellers

Aug 31, Saturday: Dorothy Clark’s wedding

Altar Guild – Carla Myers, Nancy Hornor, Angie Fielder, Susan Carter, Melody Rogers


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