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■ THIS SUNDAY, March 18:
● Last Chance to Order Easter Lilies! This Sunday is the last chance to order
Easter lilies in memory of, or in thanksgiving for, loved ones to help decorate the
Church for Easter! The names of those honored will be listed in the Easter
bulletin. Order forms are available in the narthex (entry). Please place the order
form in the envelope provided along with $10 per name (either check or cash).
● St. Patrick’s Day Potato Feast!!! Join us this Sunday after the 10 AM service
for baked potatoes with all the trimmings. The Vestry will provide the potatoes,
YOU bring your favorite topping to share (sour cream, salsa, broccoli, cheese,
etc.) Purchase your potato with a donation, the proceeds of which will go
towards seminary expenses for Caden Campbell.
● Raffle!!! The hand-woven Native American style basket (valued at $75)
displayed in the undercroft will be raffled off during the Potato Feast this Sunday.
Darlene Simmons will be selling tickets (one for $2 or three for $5) during
breakfast. Proceeds will go to help defray Caden Campbell’s seminary expenses.
■ A Lenten Labyrinth: The St. James’ Youth Group presents “The Way of St.
James’: A Lenten Labyrinth”. The Youth Group has created a walkable-sized
labyrinth on the floor of the St. James’ House (SJH) living room. As you enter SJH,
you will see a small table with instructions on the use of a labyrinth. This is an
excellent method of prayerful reflection and renewal. Come give it a try!
■ Holy Week Schedule Reminder:
● The Palm Sunday services will be at 8:00 and 10:00 am on Sunday, March 25.
● The Maundy Thursday service will be on Thursday, March 29, at 6:00 pm.
● The Good Friday service will be on Friday, March 30, at 12:00 pm (Noon).
● The Easter Sunday services will be at 8:00 and 10:00 am on Sunday, April 1.
The Easter Potluck Feast and Easter Egg Hunt will be held following the 10:00
am service. Ham and drinks will be provided — please bring something to share!
A sign-up sheet is posted on the undercroft bulletin board.
■ Flint Street Easter Baskets: We will gather in the undercroft on Thursday, March
29, at 9:30 am to fill and deliver our Flint Street Easter Baskets. THE SIGN-UP
SHEET IS NOW POSTED ON THE UNDERCROFT BULLETIN BOARD FOR FOOD
DONATIONS. Thanks for participating in this wonderful annual project. Mtr Betsy+
■ Update on Seminarian Caden Campbell: Caden has been accepted to the
Seminary of the Southwest, Austin TX, with a full tuition grant! St. James’ has
established a designated fund to help defray some of Caden’s other seminary
expenses (books, etc). If you would like to contribute to this fund, please annotate
your check in the memo line with “Seminary Fund”.
➢ Continuing Items
■ HELP!! Call for Servers: Over the past several months, we have lost a significant
number of servers, either by relocation or due to other personal commitments. We
are in desperate need of individuals to serve (especially at the 8:00 AM service) on
the Altar Guild and/or as Acolytes, Readers, Ushers and Counters.
We all must pull together to get the job done. Please consider helping and contact
either Hugh Naftel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Art Perry (email@example.com).
■ New “Late” Service Time Starting April 8: Due to the great popularity of the Adult
Spiritual Formation Class, the Vestry has voted to move the “late” Sunday service
time from 10:00 am to 10:30 AM beginning the first Sunday after Easter, April 8.
This change will allow members to attend the class from 9:15-10:15 AM, prior to the
■ Silver Tea Recipient Nominations Now Open! Nominations for the 2018 Silver
Tea Recipient are now open. To nominate an organization, write its name on the sIip
provided on the tea cart in the undercroft and place it in the teapot. (One nomination
per person!) Mtr Betsy has provided a list of who the Silver Tea recipients have
been and how much they received — at the bottom of the page (also on the tea cart)
is the timeline for the selection process. We will gather nominations throughout the
rest of March and vote at the ECW April 2 meeting.
■ Garden announcement: If you are looking for a peaceful, beautiful spot in Eureka
to sit, read, pray, meditate, or just watch the world slip by, you don’t have to go far at
St. James. The garden between the church and the St. James house is a gem. An
enormous amount of work by Hugh Naftel and Art Perry, plus the generous giving by
many members, went into creating this amazing gift. Now it’s up to us to keep it alive
and allow it to bless all who venture there.
As spring approaches, we need volunteers to help with work days in the garden (not
a bad place to work, by the way). We will publicize future spring workdays and
cookouts for all those who “own” their little piece of paradise. Questions? Contact
Jr. Warden Dennis Pappenfus, (214) 415-9782.
■ Coffee & Conversation: You will find a two month sign-up sheet for coffee hour
hanging on the bulletin board in the undercroft. We would love to have a different
host each Sunday so, if you have not done so, please consider signing up for a
Sunday. This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome visitors and a time for all of us
to catch up with each other. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Dennis or Cathy Pappenfus.
■ 2018 Altar Flower List: The 2018 Altar Flower list is now posted on the undercroft
bulletin board. The amount to “designate” altar flowers remains $30 per date.
Please annotate the check memo line or envelope (if you choose to pay with cash)
with “Altar Flowers”.
■ Future events from Kimberly Clark:
● Echo Village groundbreaking is Wednesday, March 28 at noon. Be there to
witness a new chapter in Eureka Springs history. For more information about
Echo Village, contact David Sims (479-459-3039) or Kathryn Gunn
● Purple Flower will have a fundraiser with a silent auction on April 26 in Basin
■ Weather Cancellation Policy: In the event of adverse weather, we will use
E-MAIL to announce any church service/event cancellations. The Vestry’s goal
is to make any cancellation decision the night before the service/event. If you
prefer us to notify you by phone, please let the church office know either by calling
(479) 253-8610 or by adding your name & phone number to the sign-up sheet on the
undercroft bulletin board.
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❖ DETAILS FOR THIS WEEK
Pastoral Care Team:
Team Coordinator: David Sims, (479) 459-3039
This Week’s Team Leader: David Sims, (479) 459-3039
Birthdays: (Have we missed yours? Please let the Church Office know!)
22 Jane Stephens
■ Schedule: 8:00 AM: Worship Service
8:45 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Adult Formation Class in SJH
10:00 AM: Worship Service with Music
3:00 PM: St. James’ Youth Group (6th-12th grades) in SJH
THIS Week (Lent 5) NEXT Week (Palm Sunday)
Jeremiah 31:31-34 Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 51:1-13 Psalm 31:9-16
Hebrews 5:5-10 Philippians 2:5-11
John 12:20-33 Mark 15:1-39 (The Passion)
■ Supply Clergy: Fr. Ben Helmer
■ Schedule Reminders:
8:00 AM Service 10:00 AM Service
Altar Guild: Rick DeLaney Hugh/Art
Acolyte: Gigi Cottrell Art Perry
Reader 1: Jerry Lee Carter Pat Gunn
Reader 2: Lizette Carter Jane Helmer
Deacon/EM: David Sims Hugh Naftel
Usher: Steve Holifield Mike McIntyre / David Vanselow
Counters: Clifford Porter / Jane Helmer
■ Coffee & Conversation Hosts: Vestry-sponsored Potato Bar & Raffle!!
■ Altar Flowers: No flowers during Lent! (Please consider donating an Easter Lily!)
4:30 PM – Choir Practice
9:30 AM – Cursillo/Journey Reunion Group
5:30 PM – Vestry Meeting
❖ LOOKING AHEAD
29 – 9:30 AM, Easter baskets for Flint Street families to be filled & delivered
29 – 6:00 PM, Maundy Thursday Service
30 – 12:00 PM, Good Friday Service
1 – Potluck Feast & Easter Egg Hunt following “late” (10:00 am) Easter Service
2 – 5:30 PM, ECW Dinner/Meeting
8 – 10:30 AM, New “Late” Service Time!
12 – 6:00 PM, Taize Service
19 – 5:30 PM, Vestry Meeting
20 – 10:30 AM, Peachtree Gospel Sing
7 – 5:30 PM, ECW Dinner/Meeting
10 – 6:00 PM, Taize Service
17 – Vestry Meeting (time TBD)
18 – 10:30 AM, Peachtree Gospel Sing