October 3, 2019, 7:54 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, October 6, 2019


From Fr. Ray+

I am deeply grateful to everyone who contributed to our wonderful service and luncheon last Sunday.  Thank you for extending a warm welcome to our bishop and numerous guests.

Please join me in welcoming the ten persons who were confirmed or received into our church by Bishop Larry Benfield.  Confirmations include Eli, Mary, Katherine and Jack Pillow.  Those who were received include Bill and Madge Howell, Paulette Parker, Tasheba Mason and Michael and Regina Allen.

Upcoming events include Fr. Jos Tharakan who will be with us on Saturday, October 19, 9-noon.  He will lead a program on Creating a Peaceful Heart.  Breakfast will be served.

The choir from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock will be with us on Sunday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m.  performing Evensong, which is a choral setting for Evening Prayer.  A light supper will follow the forty-minute service.  This service provides a wonderful opportunity to invite friends and family who appreciate beautiful music.

Blessings, Fr. Ray+



Worship and Education News:

Adult Sunday School:  October 6 at 9:00

Children's Sunday School:  

Worship:  October 6, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 22, Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 137; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10

Hymn No:  535, 671, 637

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, Della Staton, and Carol Spencer.


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:

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

OCT 6, SUNDAY at 10:30: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Ben Pittman

Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Jayne Morris & Bennett Sellers

Altar Flowers – Charlie Tappan Family

Oct 9, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel.


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