St. John's Newsletter: Sunday, August 21, 2016
August 17, 2016, 7:36 PM

Worship and Education News

Adult Education:  Sunday,  August 21st, at 9:00 am.

Sunday School:   Will meet at 9:00 at the First United Methodist Church.

Worship:  August 21st, the Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Rev. Ray Brown. 

Readings for this Sunday (Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost): Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 103:1-8; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17.

Midweek Eucharist will be on Thursday, August 25th, at Noon.


Pastoral News:

St. John’s Good Samaritans (ECW):  Please feel free to call Maureen Jones (404-697-7197) or Jeannie Turley (870-816-6387) if you are in need of some help with errands or transportation or food, or if you would just like some company.

Please keep the following in your prayers:  Buddy Wheeler, Buddy Byrd, Carol Jennings,

Sam Harris, Jim Howe, Jr., William Millard, Susan Gibbs Worrell, Jeffrey Mink, Richard Hargraves, Elena Hinderer, Sharon Hinderer, Belinda Hyslip, Walter Morris, Sr., Walt Morris, Pat Wheeler, Dr. Marion McDaniel, Lena Cunningham, and teachers and students as we start this school year.


Outreach News:

The Samaritan’s Purse Donations that will fit in a shoe box can be placed in the basket by front door.  This month will be clothes and toys for boys and girls 10-14.       

Angels of Grace and Anchor Mission ministries: The item from their wish list this week is dish soap.   Plastic tubs for each are located at the stair landing just outside the chapel.

Humane Society of the Delta:  Donations needed are dog food, cat litter and large used bath towels.  There is a plastic tub for them also on the stair landing.

Grace Food Pantry labeled container in the narthex is for any plastic bags you might want to donate.



Thursday, August 18th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.

Sunday duties August 21, 2016:

Acolyte – Mike Fielder

Lay Eucharistic Minister – Susan Carter

Altar Guild – Carla Myers

Altar Flowers – Stephen Barker

Thursday, August 25th, at 12:00 Noon, Midweek Eucharist in the Chapel.

Hope For The Future is a program offered through Alzheimer’s Arkansas.  If you have a loved one with dementia, or if you just want to know more about caring for those with dementia or alzheimer’s, I enthusiastically recommend this program.  It will be a half-day well spent.  Please call me if you would like to know more about this opportunity that is coming to Helena on Friday, September 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at UAMS East.  Additional information about this event can be found in following newsletters.  Blessings! -- Fr. Ray

One Hundredth Birthday Celebration:  Plans are underway for the 100th Birthday Celebration of the St. John’s church building on October 21-23 of this year.   The Birthday Committee held its first meeting on May 17.  The following persons have volunteered to head up the various teams that will be working to ensure we have a wonderful celebration:

Chairperson of Birthday Committee:  Maureen Jones

Invitations and Addresses:  Angie Fielder

Food:  Julie Pittman

Displays and Memorabilia:  Grace Henderson

Decorations:  Carla Myers

Please consider which of these groups you would like to help with and let the team leader know.  As of this time plans include a Wine and Cheese Reception on Friday evening, Worship Service on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner/reception in the undercroft.   More information will be provided in future newsletters.

St John’s historical records:  1965  Christmas Eve service: 340 persons were present.

Office:  If you know anyone that needs to be on the prayer list please contact the office in order to include them in the newsletter and the bulletins.  We also need to know when someone should be taken off.  Email, text or call, your help is greatly appreciated.

Contact info for Fr. Ray:

Cell: 501-291-6262



St. John’s Church Office:

Phone:  870-338-8115       Fax: 870-338-8519     

Email:     Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 770, Helena, AR 72342  

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