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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

Church Directory:  instantchurchdirectory.com       …and find us on Facebook!

Weekly Newsletter:  October 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

  • “BE FRUITFUL” CAMPAIGN KICKOFF:  By this Sunday, you should have received your 2020 “Be Fruitful” Campaign letter and pledge card in the mail.  As Henri Nouwen days, “Community is one of the greatest gifts we have to offer.  If we ask for money it means we offer a new fellowship, a new brotherhood, a new sisterhood, a new way of belonging.  We offer friendship, prayer, peace, love, fidelity, affection, ministry to those in need, and such value that people are willing to make their resources available to sustain and be a part of this communion.”  Please come this Sunday, Oct 20, and hear more about how we can build this fruitful community!

  • ALL SAINTS’ EVE AT ST. JAMES’:  Commonly called “Halloween” or “All Souls’ Eve”, All Saints’ Eve has been celebrated at St. James’ for a number of years.  On Thursday, October 31st at 5:00 pm some of us will dress up in our costumes (or not) and hand out treats to kids of all ages.  Please join us if you can. It’s lots of fun and a good way to meet and greet our neighbors. We need wrapped candies or other wrapped treats to hand out or, if you prefer, monetary donations are welcome.  For several years we have handed out wrapped popcorn balls and small bags of chips; they have been a big hit. We will use any donations to purchase them.  There will be a container in the undercroft for the collection of treats.  Please direct monetary donations to Mother Betsy.

  • Clarification — THANKSGIVING FEAST SIGN-UP:  A sign-up list is on the bulletin board for our annual Thanksgiving Feast, which will be held on Thursday, November 28, following a SINGLE service at 10:00 am.

  • Continuing Items

  • SHARING OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER:  If you know anyone in our church community who would like to receive our weekly newsletter but does not have access to email, will you please let me know?  I will send them a printed copy each week. Thank you. Mother Betsy+

  • CORNERSTONE PARKING LOT “SITTERS” NEEDED:  We have been assigned November 2 for Parking Lot duty at the downtown Cornerstone Bank.  A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board — please consider volunteering to “sit” for one of the 2-hour segments that day.  Proceeds will be divided equally between ECW and the PDF accounts for local outreach.


                 Pastoral Care Team:

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

                        This Week’s Team Leader:  Jane Acord, (479) 244-6035

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

                 26  David Vanselow

  • SUNDAY, October 20

  • 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

  • Lessons:                      THIS Week (Pentecost 19)         NEXT Week (Pentecost 20)

                                            Jeremiah 31:27-34                       Joel 2:23-32

                                            Psalm 119:97-104                        Psalm 65

                                            2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5                     2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

                                            Luke 18:1-8                                  Luke 18:9-14

  • Schedule Reminders:

                                                    8:00 AM Service             10:30 AM Service

                            Altar Guild:       Rick DeLaney                   Jane Acord

                                 Acolyte:       Steve Holifield                  Jane Acord

                              Reader 1:       Rick DeLaney                    Gloria Rennels

                              Reader 2:       Steve Holifield                   Woodie Acord

                          Deacon/EM:       Steve Holifield                   Kent Turner

                                 Ushers:        Rick DeLaney                     Art Perry / Stan Johnson

                              Counters:                                                  Clifford Porter / Art Perry

  • Coffee & Conversations Host(s):   Jane Acord

  • Altar Flowers:  Given by Georgette Garner in memory of her mother-in-law and



  • MONDAY, October 21

     4:00 PM – EfM in St. James’ House

  • WEDNESDAY, October 23

               4:30 PM – Choir Practice

  • THURSDAY, October 24

             9:30 AM – Cursillo/Journey Reunion Group


  • October

            31 – 5:00 PM, All Saints’ Eve (Halloween) at the Church

  • November

          2 – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Cornerstone Parking Lot duty

         4 – 5:30 PM, ECW Dinner Meeting

         7 – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

        10 – 10:00 AM, “Be Fruitful” Ingathering at SINGLE Sunday Service, followed by

                          Bishop’s Committee-hosted Brunch (no breakfast that day)

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

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

28 – 10:00 AM, Thanksgiving Day Service, followed by Thanksgiving Feast

  • December

  2 – 5:30 PM, ECW Dinner Meeting

  5 – 1:30 PM, Annual St. James’ Silver Tea at the Crescent Hotel

  5 – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

  7 – 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Preservation Society’s Tour of Homes (St. James’ is “waypoint”)

  9 – 5:30 PM, Bishop’s Committee Meeting

15 – 5:30 PM, Supper Suppers begin….

20 – 10:30 AM, Peachtree Gospel Sing at Holiday Island

22 – 11:30 AM, Christmas Decorating Party following 10:30 AM service (soup, bread, etc.)

24 – 7:00 PM, Christmas Eve music, followed at 7:30 pm with Christmas Eve Service

25 – 10:00 AM, Christmas Day service

  • January (2020)

 2 – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

           19 – Annual Meeting, followed by Chili & Cornbread Cook-Off Fundraiser (a brief Bishop’s

                  Committee Meeting will be held immediately following the service)

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