Weekly Announcements: September 23-29

Weekly Announcements 2017

                                                    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:  September 23 – 29

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

      • MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FRANK NICHOLS:  One of our parishioners, Frank Nichols (partner of Stan Hibdon-Nichols), recently passed away.  The memorial service for Frank will be held at the church this Wednesday, Sep 26, at 11:00 am. The ECW has been asked to provide a light lunch immediately following the service.  ECW needs help with finger food and cleanup.  Contact Mary Springer, (479) 981-0549, if you are able to help!

      • ST. JAMES’ IN THE CITIZEN!  The Lovely County Citizen will be publishing an article on St. James’ the week prior to our October Fest and Blessing of the Animals weekend.  This will be wonderful and positive exposure for our church, and will hopefully bring us a crowd for both days. The article should be in the Oct 3 issue….keep your eyes open for it!

      • …AND SPEAKING OF “OCTOBER FEST”:  The weekend of Oct 6 & 7 will be a special fun-filled time — please plan to attend all activities!

        • On Saturday, Oct 6, we will host events open to the community, so invite friends and neighbors, too.  The activities will take place from 12:00 – 3:00 pm, and include an Ice Cream Social in the undercroft, a Silent Auction in St. James’ House, and (hopefully, live) music in the garden.  Margo the Clown is scheduled to make an appearance, as well!  Proceeds from the auction and ice cream social will be split between the PDF and Caden Campbell’s Seminary Education Fund.  Come join us for a relaxing, casual afternoon.

        • On Sunday, Oct 7, St. James’ will host The Blessing of the Animals in the garden at 2 pm.  Dogs should be on leashes and all other animals in cages/carriers.  Animals not able to be present can also be blessed. This is a special, sweet, and loving blessing for those creatures who give us so much love and comfort…the least we can do is ensure that they receive God’s grace, too!

      • ALL SAINTS’ EVE AT ST. JAMES’!  While others in town may be celebrating Halloween, we will be observing All Saints’ Eve on Wednesday, October 31, at 6 pm.  We will gather in front of our red doors to hand out treats to kids of all ages. Our banner “Happy All Saints’ Eve” will be prominently displayed.

    If you haven’t experienced Halloween/All Saints’ Eve in Eureka Springs, you have an amazing experience awaiting you.  In costume (or not), you are invited to join us. The red doors will be opened wide, John Wiley will be at the organ, the candles and lights will welcome visitors, and the treats will be many.  Prospect Avenue will be closed to traffic (usually starting around 5 pm), so get there early to find parking.

   We already have lots of chips and other bags of savory treats promised, but still need lots of wrapped candy for the expected crowds of hundreds.  Please bring your treats to the undercroft between now and All Saints’ Eve. For several years, we have handed out popcorn balls — they are our “signature”  treat! If you would like to make a small monetary donation for purchase of the popcorn balls, that would be great.

   For the first time this year, Clear Spring School will be gathering on the St. James’ House porches to celebrate All Saints’ Eve with us.

Mark your calendars now and join us for All Saints’ Eve at St, James’.

      • ST. JAMES’ HOUSE REFURBISHING:  Although we do not yet have a grant for the renovation of St. James’ House, a nice refurbishing is happening inside.  Dennis Pappenfus and Jane Stevens have done a beautiful job refinishing the drop-leaf table in the “gathering room” (the room with the fireplace).  They have also refreshed the hardwood floor in that room, plus refinished a small table. They plan to refinish the church pew in the room. Additionally, they have hung lovely artwork, including John Wiley’s magnificent painting of the church.  They would like to add a large area rug — at least 8 1/2’ by 11’ — to make the room more cozy. If you have an area rug you can donate, please contact Jane Stevens, (479) 981-1854. The room can be used for small group meetings such as EFM, classes, vestry meetings and foyer dinners.  Stop by and see the rebirth of our beloved St. James’ House!

    • Continuing Items


        • Online Registration Open for ECW Fall Gathering:  ECW’s Fall Gathering 2018 will be held at St. Peter’s in Conway, Oct 12-13, with a reception dinner held Friday Evening and all other events on Saturday.  The Rev. Sara Milford, vicar of All Saints in Bentonville, will be the guest speaker, and her topic will be “Spiritual Harvest.” Brochures are on the undercroft bulletin board and you can register online now.  (Printable registration forms can be found on the ECW website and Facebook page.) Contact Jane Acord, (479) 244-6035, if you have any questions.

        • “The Journey” 2018 Retreat at Camp Mitchell:  “The Journey” is a retreat designed to enliven the faith of interested Christians so they may begin to discover Jesus’ will for their lives, then return home and work to strengthen and bless their local church and communities in light of the Kingdom of God.  It will be held Nov 2 (Friday evening) to Nov 4 (Sunday afternoon) at Camp Mitchell and is open to all. The cost is $150, and partial scholarships are available. Brochures and application forms are on the undercroft bulletin board. Contact Carol Belt, (618) 401-3097, 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.

      • EUCHARISTIC VISITOR MINISTRY:  The Eucharist Visitor Ministry is looking for more people interested in taking communion to our home bound members. They are so grateful when we bring communion, making them still feel a part of their St. James’ family.  If interested, please contact Jane Acord at (479) 244-6035.

      • 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.


                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!)

      28 Hayley Tomlinson

      28 Beulah May Schwerin                               


    • SUNDAY

      • Schedule:   8:00 AM:  Worship Service

                                     8:45 AM: Breakfast in the undercroft

                                     9:15 AM: Adult Sunday School

                                   10:30 AM: Worship Service with Music


      • Lessons:

  THIS Week (Pentecost 18)         NEXT Week (Pentecost 19)

  Proverbs 31:10-31                        Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22

  Psalm 1                                           Psalm 124

  James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a                     James 5:13-20

   Mark 9:30-37                                Mark 9:38-50


      • Supply Clergy:  The Rev. John Burton

      • Schedule Reminders:

                                        8:00 AM Service                 10:30 AM Service

                 Altar Guild:   Hugh / Art                           Hugh / Art

                      Acolyte:     Gigi Cottrell                          Art Perry

                   Reader 1:     Fr. Richard Clark               Carol Belt

                   Reader 2:     Rick DeLaney                     Clifford Porter

               Deacon/EM:    Gigi Cottrell                         Hugh Naftel

                        Usher:     Rick DeLaney                      Jean Omundson / Jane Acord

                   Counters:                   Don Omundson / Jim McCoy


      • Coffee & Conversation Hosts:   Clifford & Mtr. Betsy Porter

                         Altar Flowers:   Given by Tracey MacGowan & Keith Restine in honor of                                 their anniversary.


           11:00 AM – Frank Nichols’ memorial service, followed by ECW-hosted light lunch

             4:30 PM – Choir Practice


             9:30 AM – Cursillo/Journey Reunion Group



         30 – 2:00 PM, Vestry Meeting (TBD!)


        4 – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

        5 – 10:30 AM, Peachtree Gospel Sing at Holiday Island

        6 – 12:00 – 3:00 PM, Ice Cream Social & Silent Auction

        7 – 2:00 PM, Blessing of the Animals

        20 – 2:00 PM, Masons/Roads Wedding

       25 – 5:30 PM, Vestry Meeting

      31 – 6:00 PM, All Saints’ Eve at St. James’


       1 – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

      16 – 10:30 AM, Peachtree Gospel Sing at Holiday Island

      22 – Thanksgiving Service (time TBD)

    • December

      6 – 1:30-3:30 PM, The 52nd Annual Silver Tea at the Crescent Hotel

      6 – 6:00 PM, Taize Service

      9 – Bishop’s Visit & Confirmation

      21 – 10:30 AM, Peachtree Gospel Sing at Holiday Island (Christmas Carols!)

     27 – 5:30 PM, Vestry Meeting