October 23, 2019, 6:43 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, October 27, 2019


From Fr. Ray+

The choir from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock will be at St. John’s this coming Sunday, October 27, at 5:30 p.m. to present an Evensong Service. Evensong is a lovely choral rendition of Evening Prayer.  The twenty-four voice choir from St. Mark’s contacted us last summer about coming to St. John’s at their own expense.  I am glad they are willing to share their beautiful music with other churches throughout the diocese, and I am especially happy that we are the first church where they will be presenting Evensong.  Please invite your friends and family to join you this Sunday afternoon for Evensong.

On Sunday, November 3, we will be observing All Saints’ Day at St. John’s.  As is our custom, we will be reading a list of names of our dearly departed.  If you would like to add a name to the list, please call or email Marjie at the church office, or place your loved one’s name on the sheet on the table at the back of the church.   A delicious potluck luncheon will be held in the undercroft following the service.  As usual, meat will be provided and everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share.

Blessings, Fr. Ray+



Worship and Education News:

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

Worship:  October 27, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 25; Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14

Hymn No:  686, 537, 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, Carol Spencer, Pat Jeffries, Tommy & Carrie Galloway and the family of Ann Allen.


Outreach News:

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

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are dog food and cat 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 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 23, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel.

OCT 27, SUNDAY at 10:30: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Ed Pat Wright

Lay Eucharist Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Betsy Wright

Altar Flowers – Tait Owens

Oct 30, 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, text or call 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