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St. James’ Episcopal Church

28 Prospect Ave, Eureka Springs, AR  72632

Church Phone:  (479) 253-8610

Email:  stjameseureka@gmail.com  Website:  stjameschurch.live  Facebook:  stjamesepiscopalmission

Weekly Newsletter: January 20 – 26


If you would like to submit an article, please send it to the church email account no later than Tuesday night for inclusion in the following week’s announcements.




  • New or Revised Items


  • ANNUAL MEETING & CHILI POTLUCK!  Our single service on January 20 at 10:30 AM will be followed by a brief Annual Meeting and Chili Potluck lunch.  We hope everyone will come and bring either chili, cornbread, “sides” (sour cream, cheese, Fritos, etc.) or a dessert.  Please plan to come — fun will be had by all!  NOTE:  Breakfast will NOT be served this Sunday prior to the service.


  • END-OF-YEAR GIVING STATEMENTS:  The end-of-year Giving Statements are in the narthex for the next two Sundays.  Please pick yours up and help us save on postage!


  • UPDATE ON WINTER CLOTHING COLLECTION:  Thanks to your generosity and that of our larger community, our friends in need at Flint Street and Cup of Love Ministries have been well supplied with winter clothing.  If you have blankets, throws, pillows and linens, Cup of Love Ministries is still collecting them.  Thank you for sharing God’s abundance.  Mother Betsy+

  • Continuing Items


  • 2019 ALTAR FLOWER LIST POSTED:  The 2019 Altar Flower List is now posted on the bulletin board.  If you’d like to donate altar flowers on a given Sunday (in thanksgiving for or in memory of someone), please put the requested information on the list and place $30 in the offering plate, annotated with “Altar Flowers” and your name on the envelope (if by cash) or on the memo line (if by check).  Thank you!


  • SUNDAY SUPPERS:  Come one & all each Sunday evening from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the undercroft to join our friends & neighbors in this wonderful ministry!  (The Suppers will continue through March 10.)


  • PASTORAL CARE TEAM (PCT) REQUEST:  Sometimes a member of the St. James’ family is faced with a situation that may require assistance with help such as meals after surgery, rides to appointments, etc.  Other times there are situations where only a card or phone call is needed. If someone becomes aware that “one of ours” is ill, has lost a loved one, etc., the Coordinator of the Pastoral Care Team should be called.  The number for the Coordinator is in the bulletin every week as well. The Coordinator will then reach out to the person in question. This allows the Coordinator to get a feel for what help is really needed and also adds the much appreciated personal touch.  Thank you all for taking time to extend concern and fellowship through use of the PCT.


  • BAGS OF BLESSINGS:  We continue to need/collect items for Bags of Blessings.  We are looking for small toiletries such as shampoo, soap, toothbrushes/toothpaste, combs, etc.  Items collected will go to Flint Street and Cup of Love. Please contact Kathy McCoy, (316) 258-1038, if you have any questions.


  • WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY:  In the event of anticipated inclement weather that could prove unsafe for church service/event attendance, a cancellation notice will be sent via email the evening before that service/event.  Those without email capability will be contacted by phone.


  • CHURCH DIRECTORY:  Directions for accessing our Online Church Directory are provided on the undercroft bulletin board.  This will gain you access to all active church members’ contact information. If you would like a .pdf document of the entire directory (including church history, Vestry members, a list of church activities and points of contact, birthday list, and “Friends & Away Contacts”), please email the church office stjameseureka@gmail.com.




                        Pastoral Care Team:

                       Team Coordinator:  Pat Gunn, (479) 363-6442

                       This Week’s Team Leader:  Jane Helmer, (479) 225-5999


      Birthdays:  (Have we missed yours?  Please let the Church Office know!)

      Jan 20 Fr. John Burton

      Jan 22 Suzanne Tourtelot

      Jan 25 Lucilla Garrett


  • Schedule:   10:30 AM:  Worship Service with music, followed by Annual Meeting

                                                   and Chili Potluck

  • Lessons:      THIS Week (Epiphany 2)          NEXT Week (Epiphany 3)

                                        Isaiah 62:1-5                              Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

                                       Psalm 36:5-10                             Psalm 19

                                       1 Corinthians 12:1-11               1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

                                       John 2:1-11                                  Luke 4:14-21

  • Schedule Reminders:

                                              10:30 AM Service

                 Altar Guild:       Cathy Pappenfus

                      Acolyte:        Cathy Pappenfus

                   Reader 1:         Lizette Carter

                   Reader 2:         Gloria Rennels

               Deacon/EM:        David Vanselow

                      Ushers:         Steve Holifield / Art Perry

                   Counters:        Art Perry / Dennis Pappenfus

  • Coffee & Conversation Hosts:   Come enjoy the Chili Potluck Luncheon!!

      Altar Flowers:   Given in thanksgiving for Steve Holifield, Karen Ralph & Carol Belt            (outgoing Bishop’s Committee members) and Cathy Pappenfus (outgoing BC Clerk).


              9:30 AM – Cursillo/Journey Reunion Group


  • February

 7 – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

11 – 5:30 PM, Bishop’s Committee Meeting

22 – 10:30 AM, Peachtree Gospel Sing at Holiday Island

  • March

6  – Ash Wednesday Service (time TBD)

7  – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

11 – 5:30 PM, Bishop’s Committee Meeting

22 – 10:30 AM, Peachtree Gospel Sing at Holiday Island

  • April

4  – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

8  – 5:30 PM, Bishop’s Committee Meeting

19 – Good Friday Service (time TBD)

26 – 10:30 AM, Peachtree Gospel Sing at Holiday Island

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