October 17, 2019, 7:00 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, October 20, 2019


From Fr. Ray+

The final speaker of our 2019 series on Spiritual Development will be Rev. Jos Tharakan of Springfield, Missouri.  Fr. Tharakan is a well known leader of spiritual retreats and conferences.  He will be speaking on the topic Creating a Peaceful Heart.  Fr. Tharakan will be with us on Saturday, October 19, 9 - Noon.  Everyone is invited and bring a friend. Breakfast will be served.

On Sunday, October 27, at 5:30 p.m. the choir from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock is traveling to St. John’s to present Evensong, which is a lovely choral setting of Evening Prayer.  The service lasts approximately forty minutes.  We are so grateful for this twenty-four voice choir coming all the way from Little Rock on a Sunday evening to bless us with beautiful music!  I encourage everyone to come out and support them.

Blessings, Fr. Ray+



Worship and Education News:

Adult Sunday School:  Our study of Moses will continue this Sunday at 9:00 am.

Worship:  October 20, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 24; Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14—4:5; Luke 18:1-8

Hymn No:  372, 535, 490

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, Carol Spencer, and Tommy & Carrie Galloway.


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 puppy & dog food.

Operation Christmas Child boxes:  To complete the boxes we need tops & pants 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:

See Thank You note from Bishop Benfield.

Oct 16, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel.

Oct 19, Saturday 9:00 – 12:00: Creating a Peaceful Heart led by Rev. Jos Tharakan, in the undercroft.  Breakfast will be served.

OCT 20, SUNDAY at 10:30: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Ned Pillow, Mary Pillow, Eli Pillow, Katherine Pillow & Jack Pillow

Lay Eucharist Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Carla Myers

Altar Flowers – Tom & Allison Miller

Oct 21, Mon at 5:30 pm: Vestry will meet in the undercroft

Oct 23, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel.

There will be a list for All Saints Day on the table at the back of the church or you can email or text  the church with names you want to include in the prayers.

ECW dues are set for $20 this year.  Checks can be made out to St. John’s and mailed or dropped by the office.


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