March 4, 2020, 8:00 AM

St. John’s Episcopal Church - Sunday, March 8, 2020



I know I speak for everyone when I say how much we appreciate the work of those who helped make the first week of Lent a blessing!  A big THANKS go out to West Hornor and his crew for the delicious Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.  Our mini Lenten Retreat with Brother Jim Woodrum was very inspiring and really set the tone for our Lenten journey. While Brother Jim fed our souls, many brought food to feed our bodies.  Thanks to all who prepared the soup and salad for Friday night and the delicious breakfast dishes for Saturday morning!

Our Lenten journey continues with Evening Prayer at 5:30 on Mondays during Lent. Then, on Wednesdays at 5:30 we will celebrate the Eucharist followed by a simple soup supper and brief program in the undercroft.  Our Wednesday evening program will focus on five disciplines designed to strengthen our walk with Jesus.  Those five disciplines are:

                                  March 4       Worship and Prayer

                                    March 11      Study

                                    March 18      Service

                                    March 25      Giving

                                    April 1           Sharing our Faith


Blessings, Fr. Ray+



Adult Sunday School:  Sunday at 9:15 am

Worship:  March 8, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Rev. Ray Brown

Readings for Second Sunday in Lent: Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17

Hymns:  473, 691, 637


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, Jo Boone Wild,  Gloria Higginbotham, Vivian Wright, Al Martin, William Brandon, Cedric Franks, Jr, Jeannie McCabe, Karen Foster, Kathleen Gibson, Susan Worrell, Jeffery Mink, Cole Jefferies,  Pat Wheeler, Carol Spencer, Pat Jeffries,  Tommy & Carrie Galloway, Bonnie & Charles Rowland, Rickey Johnston, Joe Tom Cunningham,  Pat Delk, Duncan Highet, Gibson Turley, Lee McCarty Boyd, Jo Liddy, and Maureen Jones


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, cat & kitten food

Please place all of these donations in the red wagon in the chapel 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.



Mar 4, Wed at 12 Noon: HUMC Lenten Listening, Paula Oliver, Speaker & Reba Russell, Music

Mar 4, Wed at 5:30 pm: MIDWEEK HEALING EUCHARIST in the chapel followed by SOUP SUPPER PROGRAM in the undercraft.

MAR 8, SUNDAY at 10:30: Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Eucharist Minister – Mike Fielder

Reader – West Hornor

Altar Guild – Lindalu Hargraves

Altar Flowers – Lyle & Lisa Wheeler


Mar 9, Mon at 5:00 pm: ECW will meet in the chapel and stay for Evening Prayer (and conclude any business necessary after Evening Prayer)

Mar 9, Mon at 5:30 pm: Evening Prayer in the chapel

MAR 11, WED at 5:30 pm: MIDWEEK EUCHARIST in the chapel followed by SOUP SUPPER PROGRAM in the undercroft.



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