January 29, 2020, 9:48 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, February 2, 2020




We had a wonderful Annual Parish Meeting last Sunday!  Thanks to all who helped make it happen.  As usual, Julie Pittman and her kitchen crew did an outstanding job. The food was plentiful and delicious and the general atmosphere was one of joy and thankfulness.  Gratitude was expressed to Jack Hornor, Tap Jennings and Buff Brothers as they completed their three year terms on the vestry and to Gina Pillow for her service as Senior Warden and to Tap Jennings for serving as Junior Warden. Newly elected vestry members are Mark Rogers, Allison Biederman and Michael Allen. Our new Senior Warden is Mike Fielder and new Junior Warden is Jane Hornor.  Walter Morris will be continuing his outstanding service as our Treasurer and Susan Carter is coming onboard as our new Clerk.

It is hard to believe that the start of Lent is less than a month away.  Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be on February 25 and Ash Wednesday is February 26. Our Spiritual Development Team will be hosting a special speaker on the evening of Friday, February 28, and Saturday, February 29.  Brother Jim Woodrum is an Episcopal monk with the Society of St. John the Evangelist in Boston.  We are so blessed that he has agreed to be with us as we begin our Lenten journey this year!

Blessings, Fr. Ray+



Adult Sunday School:  Sunday at 9:15 am on February 2.

Worship:  February 2, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple: Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 84; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40

Hymns:  8, 324, 436


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, 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, Gibson Turley, and the family of Nina Zachary.



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.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed include puppy & dog food.

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

FEB 2, SUNDAY at 10:30: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

Lay Eucharist Minister – Gina Pillow

Altar Guild – Andrea Clark & Melody Rogers

Altar Flowers – Charlie Tappan Family

Feb 5, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Healing 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 72342