All on site Sunday group fellowship activities (Both Eucharistic services, Adult formation, breakfast, coffee hour, etc.)  will be temporarily suspended as of March 14, 2020, in light of overriding health guidelines regarding the Covid-19 outbreak. Parishioners are encouraged to worship privately and to maintain a healthy vigilance in light of this development. May God’s protective grace  cover us all.

St. James’ Episcopal Church

28 Prospect Ave, Eureka Springs, AR  72632

Church Phone:  (479) 253-8610

Email:  Website:  Facebook:  stjamesepiscopalmission

Weekly Newsletter:  March 17 – 23

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


What:  A fun celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with an old fashioned Irish Potato Bar.

When/Where:  Sunday, March 17th, following the 10:30 service in the Undercroft.

Purpose:  All donations will go to assist our seminarian, Caden Campbell.

What Do I Need to Bring?  Bring your favorite topping (bacon bits, chili, chopped

 onions, salsa, sour cream, etc or maybe a dessert.  The Bishop’s Committee

 is providing the potatoes.  Don’t forget your checkbook!

 What Can I Expect?  This is a fun fellowship/fundraiser for the parish with festive

 decorations and maybe some Irish music.  Invite your friends to come and join us

 on St. Patrick’s Day.  There is no charge to attend.  We will be accepting

 donations as a fundraiser.

  • LENTEN KAFFEE KLATSCH & EVENING PRAYER THIS TUESDAY:  Fr. David continues to host/lead a Kaffee Klatsch & Evening Prayer every Tuesday in Lent.  This week’s Kaffee Klatsch will be held in the undercroft at 5 PM, followed by Evening Prayer in the church at 6 PM.  Come for informal conversation and an additional opportunity to worship.

  • PEACHTREE GOSPEL SING:  Come join us this Friday, March 22, at 10:30 am at Peachtree Village, Holiday Island, and sing fun songs with our dear Peachtree friends!

Continuing Items

  • 2019 ALTAR FLOWER LIST POSTED:  The 2019 Altar Flower List is posted on the bulletin board in the undercroft. There are still MANY “blank” Sundays — please consider donating to one (or more) of them!  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!

  • FACILITY ACCESSIBILITY REMINDER:  Signs are posted (near the main church entrance and near the undercroft outside steps) to remind users of the accessibility options available at St. James’.  Please look for these if you have questions about access for wheelchairs and during inclement weather.

  • TRANSPORTATION INFO FOR MEDICAID FOLKS:  Southeastrans will be the Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) provider for medical appointments in Carroll County, effective 1 Feb.  Information about how to use this service is posted on the bulletin board in the undercroft.

  • ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP:  Mercy Hospital’s geriatric mental health program Senior Life Solutions, in conjunction with the hospital auxiliary, will be hosting this support group to offer resources, comfort and support for those who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia.  The group will meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Senior Life Solutions Department at Mercy Hospital in Berryville. It is free of cost. Please join them if you are a caregiver in need of support. For more information, call (870) 423-5299.

  • 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.

  • 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


                Pastoral Care Team:

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

                       This Week’s Team Leader:  Darlene Simmons, (479) 981-4444

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

                      22 Jane Stephens


  • Schedule:     8:00 AM:  Worship Service

                                8:45 AM: Breakfast in the Undercroft

                                9:15 AM: Adult Sunday School in St. James’ House

                               10:30 AM: Worship Service with music

                               11:45 AM: EfM Class in the Church Sanctuary

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

                            Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18                                  Exodus 3:1-15

                            Psalm 27                                                          Psalm 63:1-8

                           Philippians 3:17 – 4:1                                    1 Corinthians 10:1-13

                           Luke 13:31-35                                                 Luke 13:1-9

  • Schedule Reminders:

                                          8:00 AM Service             10:30 AM Service

                 Altar Guild:       Jane Acord                       Jane Acord

                      Acolyte:        Rick DeLaney                   Jane Acord

                   Reader 1:        Lizette Carter                   Woodie Acord

                   Reader 2:       Steve Holifield                   Jane Helmer

               Deacon/EM:      Rick DeLaney                     David Vanselow

                      Ushers:      Steve Holifield                     Dennis & Cathy Pappenfus

                   Counters:                                                     David Vanselow / Jane Helmer

  • Coffee & Conversation Hosts:  Karen Adair

      Altar Flowers:   No altar flowers during Lent.

  • MONDAY 3/18/19

  • TUESDAY 3/19/19

         5:00 pm – Kaffee Klatsch & 6pm  Evening Prayer

  • WEDNESDAY 3/20/19

       4:30 PM – Choir Practice

  • THURSDAY 3/21/19

        9:30 AM – Cursillo/Journey Reunion Group

  • FRIDAY 3/22/19

        10:30 AM – Peachtree Gospel Sing in Holiday Island

              LOOKING AHEAD

  • April

1 – 5:30 PM, ECW Meeting

2 – 5:00 PM, Kaffee Klatsch & Evening Prayer

4  – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

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

9 – 5:00 PM, Kaffee Klatsch & Evening Pray

18 – 9:30 AM, Fill & Deliver Flint St Easter Food Baskets

18 – 6:00 PM, Agape Dinner followed by Maundy Thursday Service

19 – Good Friday Service (12 Noon)

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

  • May

2 – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

6 – 5:30 PM, ECW Meeting

13 – 5:30 PM, Bishop’s Committee Meeting

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