January 22, 2020, 8:00 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, January 26, 2020




St. John’s Annual Parish Meeting is this coming Sunday, January 26.  It will be take place immediately following worship and will include a potluck lunch.  Meat will be provided, so please bring side dishes to share.  Following lunch we will have a brief meeting during which I will talk about some of good things happening in 2020.  Also, we will elect three new members to our vestry.  Those nominated include Allison Biederman, Mark Rogers and Michael Allen. While our Annual Meeting is usually relatively brief, it is an important time in our congregational life.  I encourage everyone to be present if at all possible.

On a different note, last Saturday I led a training event for five new Eucharistic Ministers.  In the Episcopal Church, Eucharistic Ministers are the people who participate in the Communion Service by serving the chalice of wine.  Those who are newly trained include Billy Howell, Allison Biederman, Ben Pittman, Michael Allen and West Hornor.  Later this year, hopefully soon, Ann Lee and I will be leading a training session for new acolytes.  If you are interested in serving as an acolyte, please let Ann or me know and we will keep you posted on the training event.

Thanks, Fr. Ray+



Adult Sunday School:  Sunday at 9:15 am on January 26.

Worship:  January 26, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for The Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 5-13; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23

Hymns:  7, 661, 537


Please keep the following in your prayers:   Debra Richardson, David Henderson, Kathy Sullivan, Larry Bryant, Lynn Jordan, Ray Worley, Jim Howe, Nancy Howe, Parker Pace, Heather Treat,  Courtney Turner,  Rita Merritt, Mary Helen Lagarde, Jo Boone Wild, Gloria Higginbotham,  Vivian Wright, Al Martin, William Brandon, Leo & Joan Schuster, Orville Jiles, Cedric Franks, Jr, Jeannie McCabe, Karen Foster, Kathleen Gibson, Susan Worrell, Jeffery Mink, Cole Jefferies,  Pat Wheeler, Buff Brothers,  Carol Spencer, Pat Jeffries,  Tommy & Carrie Galloway, Bonnie & Charles Rowland, Rickey Johnston, Joe Tom Cunningham,  Pat Delk, Duncan Highet, and Gibson Turley.



ECW is conducting a drive for: TICONDEROGA #2 PENCILS & REGULAR RULE NOTEBOOK PAPER.  Donations will be given to new teachers in the county.  Drive will end March 1st.


Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: Choose any items from their wish list which includes paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, bleach, dish soap, and cleaning supplies.


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 donations.  They are all greatly appreciated and needed.



Jan 22, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel

JAN 26, SUNDAY at 10:30: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Ann Lee

Lay Eucharist Minister – Ann Lee

Altar Guild – Maureen Jones

Altar Flowers – The Keesee Girls


St. John’s Annual Parish Meeting will be immediately following worship and potluck lunch.


Jan 29, 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