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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

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Weekly Newsletter:  March 15 – 21

NOTICE

All on-site Sunday fellowship activities (Including 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 maintain a healthy vigilance in light of this development. May God’s protective grace cover all.

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.

  • ITEMS OF INTEREST

  • New or Revised Items

  • CHURCH “ADJUSTMENTS” PERTAINING TO THE CORONA (COVID-19) VIRUS:  A copy of the Bishop’s guidance on how Arkansas Episcopal churches will respond to the Corona virus was emailed to all yesterday; a paper copy of that guidance is also posted in the church narthex (entry).  In support of the Bishop’s policies, we at St. James’ will take the following additional actions:

    • No Breakfast will be served between Sunday services.

    • No food will be served at Coffee Hour.

These actions will be re-evaluated following Good Friday, April 10.

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 15, ACTIVITIES:

  • SINGLE SERVICE at 10:00 AM:  Our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield, will be visiting St. James’ this Sunday, March 15, at which time he .  ONE SERVICE will be held at 10:00 am, when two individuals will be confirmed.  As part of the Bishop’s visit, any loose offering or designated funds will be given to his discretionary account.  The Bishop’s Fund consists of gifts that are not a part of the normal operating income of the diocese. You may give to this fund by putting cash or a check (made out to “St. James’ Episcopal Church”, with “Bishop’s Fund” on the memo line) in the offering plate, or by texting ‘EPISCOAR’ to 73256.

  • Irish Potato Bar CANCELLED:  The Irish Potato Bar will NOT be held this Sunday, but please stay tuned for a possible “revisit” in the future!

  • PEACHTREE GOSPEL SING CANCELLED:  We will not hold our Peachtree Gospel Sing next Friday, March 20.  Anything we can do to protect those we love (including our vulnerable Peachtree friends) and to protect ourselves from the Corona Virus, we want to do.  Let’s sing at home as we pray for all God’s beloved children. Mtr. Betsy+

  • EASTER LILIES!  In the midst of all the virus angst, let us look forward with hope and joy to the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!  Please consider ordering lilies to help decorate the church for Easter — the names of those being honored will be listed in the Easter bulletin.  Orders will be taken through Sunday, April 5; order forms and envelopes are available in the church narthex. Just fill out an order form to designate the person(s) you would like the flowers given in memory of or in thanksgiving for.  Include $10 per plant (either check or cash) with the order form, enclose in the envelope provided, and put in the offering plate on Sunday or mail to the church office.

  • Continuing Items

    • IT TAKES A VILLAGE AND WE ARE A VILLAGE!  It has been customary for ECW and friends to take on an outreach project during Lent.  In recent years, we have provided Easter food baskets for Flint Street families. This year we are doing something a little different:

      • PROJECT #1:  We will be providing the baskets to three families with a number of children.  Instead of asking you to sign up for items, we have placed all the needs on slips of paper on the bulletin board between the undercroft restrooms.  We invite all of you (men, women and kids) to take a slip of paper (or more than one) and bring your item(s) back during Lent. There will be a container in the undercroft for your contributions.  If you choose a perishable item(s), please bring that food just before our assembly of the baskets on April 9. ECW will purchase hams and other items.

      • PROJECT #2:  We know of a family with five teenagers who need shoes.  We will be taking them to Walmart to get new shoes. ECW will pay for this out of our outreach funds which we have earned through the parking lot project.  Thanks in advance for making our community a better place. We couldn’t do the things we do without your help. God bless you. Mother Betsy +

  • 2020 ALTAR FLOWERS SIGN-UP SHEET:  The 2020 Altar Flowers sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board. If you would like to donate altar flowers on a given Sunday, please submit $30 to the church office (either through the Sunday offering plate or the mail) prior to each date for which you’ve signed up.  Thank you!

  • DETAILS FOR THIS WEEK

                        Pastoral Care Team:

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

                        This Week’s Team Leader:  Pat Gunn, (479) 363-6442

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

                The Church Office is not aware of any birthdays this week…..

                              

  • SUNDAY, March 15

  • Schedule:   10:00 AM:  Worship Service with Music (Bishop’s Visit)

                              

  • Lessons:      THIS Week (Lent 3)                  NEXT Week (Lent 4)

                                Exodus 17:1-7                           1 Samuel 16:1-13

                                Psalm 95                                   Psalm 23

                                Romans 5:1-11                          Ephesians 5:8-14

                                John 4:5-42                               John 9:1-41

  • Schedule Reminders:

                                                    10:00 AM Service

                            Altar Guild:      Hugh / Art

                                 Acolyte:       Art Perry

                              Reader 1:       Woodie Acord

                              Reader 2:       Kent Turner

                          Deacon/EM:       Hugh Naftel

                                 Ushers:       TBD / TBD

                              Counters:       Jane Helmer / TBD

  • Coffee & Conversation Host(s):   No food served until further notice…..

  • Altar Flowers:   No flowers during Lent…..

  • TUESDAY, March 17

          5:30 PM – Bishop’s Committee meeting

  • WEDNESDAY, March 18

          4:30 PM – Choir Practice

  • LOOKING AHEAD

  • April

          2 – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

          3 – 10:30 AM, Peachtree Gospel Sing at Holiday Island

          6 – 5:30 PM, ECW Dinner Meeting

          9 – 9:30 AM, Preparation and Delivery of Outreach Easter Food Baskets

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

  • May

         4 – 5:30 PM, ECW Dinner Meeting

         7 – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

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

        15 – 10:30 AM, Peachtree Gospel Sing at Holiday Island

NOTICE
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:  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.

  • ITEMS OF INTEREST

  • New or Revised Items

  • ST. PATRICK’S DAY IRISH POTATO BAR THIS SUNDAY!

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.

  • DETAILS FOR THIS WEEK

                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

  • SUNDAY

  • 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