February 15, 2020, 2:00 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, February 16, 2020



The Adult Sunday School Class at St. John’s has been using the book and DVD UNAFRAID by Rev. Adam Hamilton.  The subtitle of his book is “Living With Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times.”  It has been an excellent study as we prepare for the season of Lent. Please let me know if you would like a copy and I’ll see that you get one.  One of the helpful takeaways from the book is the acronym F E A R

                                                Face you fears with faith

                                                Examine your assumptions in light of the facts

                                                Attack your anxieties with action

                                                Release your cares to God


I realize it is not possible for everyone to be part of everything happening at St. John’s.  For a small church, we provide a variety of opportunities for your spiritual growth.  With that in mind, I like to highlight some of the good things that come out of our classes, worship services, and special speaker events.  Since fear is pretty much a universal experience, I wanted you to be aware of both Rev. Hamilton’s book and the acronym mentioned in the previous paragraph. I hope you find it as helpful as I, and others in the class, did.

Blessings, Fr. Ray+

Please mark your calendar for the following events:

  • Feb. 25: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 26: Ash Wednesday Service at 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 28: Supper and Program with Bro. Jim Woodrum at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 29: Breakfast and Program with Bro. Jim at 9:30 a.m. (See Attachment)


Adult Sunday School:  Sunday at 9:15 am on February 16.

Worship:  February 16, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany:  Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37

Hymns:  616, 474, 304


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, Lee McCarty Boyd, and Maureen Jones


ECW is conducting a drive for TICONDEROGA #2 PENCILS & REGULAR RULE NOTEBOOK PAPER.  A basket is provided on the table at the rear of the church. Donations will be given to new teachers in the county.  The 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, paper plates, laundry detergent, bleach, dish soap, and cleaning supplies.

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


Feb 12, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Healing Eucharist in the chapel.  Pianist is Dagmar Bergan.

FEB 16, SUNDAY at 10:30:  Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – West Hornor

Lay Eucharist Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Bennett Sellers & Carla Myers

Altar Flowers – Jim & Betty Bush

Feb 19, Wed at 5:30 pm: Midweek Eucharist in the chapel

Feb 21, Friday  5:00 – 8:00 p.m.: St. Mary’s Catholic Church Mardi Gras (see last week's attachment)

Feb 28, Friday 6 PM: Supper & Program with Bro. Jim Woodrum  (see attachment)


Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262


St. John's Church Office:

Phone: 870-338-8115 72342


Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, Ar

Street Address:  625 Pecan St., Helena, AR