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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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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:  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 stjameseureka@gmail.com.


                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