September 28, 2019, 5:00 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, September 29, 2019

Worship and Education News:

Adult Sunday School: no adult class due to bishop's visit

Sunday School:  

Worship:  September 29, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with The Rt. Reverend Larry Benfield

Readings for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 21; Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31

Hymn No:  494, 488, 680

Pastoral News:

Please keep the following in your prayers:   Debra Richardson, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Larry Bryant, Lynn Jordan, Ray Worley, 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, Kathleen Gibson, Susan Worrell, Linda Jane McIntosh, Linda Lee Morganti, Jeffery Mink, Cole Jefferies, Bonnie Rowland, Pat Wheeler, Nancy Howe, Buff Brothers, and Della Staton.


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 Pantryplastic 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:

Sep 25, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel.

SEP 29, SUNDAY at 10:30: Holy Eucharist, Rite II with The Rt. Reverand Larry Benefield

Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharist Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Susan Carter

Altar Flowers – Henry & Munnie Jordan

   Luncheon in the undercroft after service.  All are welcome.

Oct 2, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel.

Altar Guild – Allison Biederman

ECW elected new officers at their meeting this month:   Ann Lee, President, Carla Myers, Vice-President, and Melody Rogers, Secretary/Treasurer.  Congratulations to all!


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

Hurricane Relief Through ERD

Episcopal Relief & Development partners with dioceses as they respond to hurricanes and other tragic storms.

Your contribution to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Hurricane Relief Fund will support communities as they respond to storms like Hurricane Dorian.  Your donation will meet urgent needs by providing critical supplies such as food, water and other basics and will help provide long-term assistance as needed.

Currently, members of Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Program are working closely with dioceses in the path of Hurricane Dorian. In addition, the organization is working through the Anglican Alliance to support the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas & the Turks and Caicos as they begin assessing the damage. The organization’s Partners in Response and Resilience stand ready to respond in the coming weeks as the full extent of the slow-moving storm becomes clear.

You can make a donation to Hurricane Relief by check, payable to St. John’s Episcopal Church. Make sure you put Hurricane Relief in the memo area of your check.  We will forward all money received to Episcopal Relief and Development.

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 72342