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Consecration Sunday
October 24th, Only 10: 30 Service
NO 8:30 am service on October 24th.
Please remember to RSVP about your participation in the Stewardship Dinner on October 22, 23, or 24. Please check the list below to see what date you are scheduled to attend the dinner with your church family. Please call Terri or Astry. The number is at the bottom of the list!
Spiritual Habits - 24
"It is in giving, that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned."
Peace Prayer of St. Francis
This coming Sunday is our Consecration Sunday. What that means is we celebrate committing ourselves to be fully involved, committed, and supportive of our community of St. James in the coming months and years.
As you know all relationships should be reciprocal, whether it is a relationship with God or fellow human beings. If we are not in a reciprocal relationship, it will die. If we don't give and take, if we do not engage in mutual affection, care, and support of the other whom or which we value, it will die. The responsibility of the death of a relationship is mutual. It is a commitment that we depend on.
So today I invite you to be fully involved in the ministries and life of your church. Be part of people's lives. Investing in each other is important, as, without it, nothing and no one will survive, whether that is the earth we take from or friends we care for.
Fr. Jos
Join Us For Consecration Dinner!
Please don't forget to join us for the Stewardship Dinner on the assigned date. You should have received a letter from us by now with the dates included in it. If you haven't, please let us know, so that we can make sure you are registered for the dinner provided by the church. (October 22, 23, or 24 @6:30 pm.) If for some reason you don't find your name in any of these lists, please give us a call to make sure you are in the list. Terri : 417-830-5580 or Astry: 417-877-8153. Just to be sure, all children are included for the dinner. So, no separate reservation is required.
Terri Parmenter & Astry Rivera-Amigon
Leading Stewardship Ministry - 2021
Trunk or Treat!
St. James will be hosting a Halloween Trunk or Treat this year on October 31st. 6-9pm. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served and children will be able to trick or treat the trunks. A costume contest (by grade k-5, 6-12th and adults) will be held at 6:30 pm followed by the announcement of the winner of the "Best Trunk Award". You can sign up to decorate a trunk, bring hotdogs, buns, chips, drinks and candy, or volunteer for set-up and clean-up by contacting Kimby Tharakan by text 479-747-3757 or email We will need all hands on deck for this one! Let's make memories together with our neighbors!
Wednesday Healing Service 10 am
@ Holy Spirit Chapel
Take a midweek break and anchor your spiritual journey on God. Join us for a Holy Eucharist with healing Service at St. James on Wednesdays at 10 am. Next Wednesday service is on September 29th.
Youth and Children
EKC and EYC: Have you ever felt embarrassed because of someone else. What did they do? How did you react? This week we read in Mark a story of a blind man named Bartimaeus who embarrassed the people around him by calling out to Jesus. Sometimes it's hard to stand up for what is right when everyone else doesn't. What can we learn from Bartimaeus and what can we learn from the crowd?
EKC will meet at 9:30 am.
EYC will not meet after church in the youth room.
We would love to hear from you! Share pictures, video, thoughts or questions with on our Facebook page,
Happy Birthday
Mike DeWitt: Oct. 1st
Gabrielle Riegel: Oct. 1st
Lisa Pruitt: Oct. 2nd.
Matthew Evans: Oct. 3rd.
Carole Freitag: Oct. 5th.
Sarah Ibrahim: Oct. 9th.
Judi Morawski: Oct. 9th.
Hayden Stuckey: Oct. 10th.
Greg Freitag: Oct. 13th.
Larry Larimore: Oct. 14th.
Sean Campbell: Oct. 14th
Sam Stuckey: Oct. 14th
Kristin (Tackett) Reed: Oct. 15th
Steven Haberman: Oct. 16th.
Theresa McCullough: Oct. 21st
Owen Tackett: Oct. 21st.
Jeanne Stinson: Oct. 22nd.
Roberto Canales: Oct. 24th.
Sue Palmer: Oct. 27th.
Kimby Tharakan: Oct. 29th.
Linda Sneed: Oct. 31st.
Happy Anniversary
Jack and Dottie Kaiser: Oct. 5th.
Phil and Brenda Monroe: Oct. 11th.
Robert and Kathleen Jackson: Oct. 22nd
Oliver and Josephine Luther: Oct. 23rd.
Prayers for Families This Week
Massengale, McCullough, Miller
Flower Dedications