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You are invited to the ordination of Collin Kenneth Larimore to The Sacred Order of Deacons, Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11 am. Christ Episcopal Church, 601 E. Walnut St. Springfield, MO
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Next Two Months - LENT
Upcoming Celebrations at St. James!
I am very excited about April 2nd! Because we have an ordination. Ordination of our own Collin! He is going to The Rev. Collin Larimore and he is going to preach on Sunday. I can't tell you how exciting that is for me to have him choose this path. I promise you that it is not a path that you should choose if you want to make money. But this is where you should go if you want to walk with people. And I am so proud that Collin has chosen the path that I understand, appreciate and value. Thank YOU, Collin.
Saint, If you're free on Saturday (April 2nd) come to Christ Church at 11 am. Encourage and walk with Collin as he will be for the rest of his life with those he knows, loves, and cares for and even those not in the path of favor of the world.
Brother Andee Book of the Order of Dominicans will be the speaker for the Lenten Retreat on April 9th and 10th, which is Saturday and Sunday. You are going to enjoy Br. Andee. Please register now.
  • New Confirmation Classes on April 3rd @ 3 pm
  • Seder Supper April 12th at 6 pm. office@st. church. or click
  • Easter Vigil Baptism on April 16th
  • Easter Day, Flowering of the Cross April 17th.
  • Baptism of Raegan April 24th
  • Confirmation: Bishop Diane Bruce on June 19
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Graduation Celebration
Join us in celebration of our 2022 Graduates on May 15th after the 10:30am service with cake and gifts.
We want to honor all of our graduates, so please let us know by emailing and include your graduate's name and from what grade/degree they will be graduating with/from. Please submit your request by April 15th so that gifts can be ordered and received in time for the celebration.
Easter Sunday
Hi! I’m Hoppy Hopster and would like to invite all the children and parents to the Easter Egg Hunt after the service on April 17, 2022. I love to hop and run. Come to hunt for eggs and have some fun. Have a Happy Easter and a happy springtime! May every day be special…especially for you!
Easter Lily Dedications
peace lilies
If you would like to make a donation in honor or celebration of a loved one or event with a gift of Easter flowers, you can email your request to and drop your donation of $12 per plant in the offering plate or go online to and make your donation there by clicking on the "give" tab at the top of the page.
St. James Seder Ceremony and Meal
Please join us for a special Seder ceremony and meal on Tuesday, April 12th at 6:00 pm. This will be a very unique experience commemorating our Jewish heritage for this Christian Holy Week. It will start with a special Passover celebration service-oriented for our Christian faith, led by members of our congregation. This service includes congregation participation and special music. We will have a limited number of Kippot (Yarmukas) as optional headgear for male attendees. Following the Passover service, we will share a catered meal of Mediterranean design with the choice of lamb or chicken (volunteer donation). Please let the church office know if you plan on attending, how many, and your meal choice. It is very important that we get an accurate headcount for how much of each food choice to provide. Please call the church at 417-881-3073 or email: or click here to register
March is Crosslines Pantry Month!
Donations and Volunteers needed for March 31st!
Help support our community by helping those who need food assistance in the Springfield area. Many families rely on Crosslines for fresh produce, canned and boxed food, milk, eggs, diapers for their children, plus much more. With inflation and high gas prices, families are in even greater need.
There are two ways you can help. You can help with donations by mailing a check to St. James or by bringing a check marked “Outreach” to Sunday service. Or you can bring food or hygiene items to the front foyer of the church. Please bring in your canned foods, shampoo, boxed meals, etc. before Tuesday the 29th. Another way to help is by volunteering from 8:45 to 1:30 March 31st to fill carts with needed food. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated by those you serve! 
Do you wish to volunteer but can’t because of job or school? Crosslines is now open Wed evenings as well! Let a member of the Outreach Committee know if you are interested in volunteering for this evening time slot sometime in the future.
Thank you, St. James! Please call Nancy Terry at 417-860-6879 if you have any questions or are willing to volunteer on Thursday the 31st at Crosslines.
Outreach News
 The Ukraine is on everyone's heart and mind. What can we do? How can we help? You can pray and give!  
The Lenten offering this year will benefit the people of the Ukraine. Traditionally our Lenten offerings go to an international concern. Episcopal Relief and Development is already helping thousands of refugees fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. 
We can help! All Outreach giving during Lent and all donations at the Lenten Soup Suppers will be earmarked for "Ukraine"
Youth and Children Sunday School
This week our story is about Mary, who washed the feet of Jesus with perfume and dried them with her hair. This made some of the disciples upset. Why? Find out on Sunday morning at 9:30am.
Celebrations & Prayers This Month
Happy Birthdays
Daniel Redding, March 1st.
Dot Kresser, April 2nd
Jeremey Chesman April 3rd
Benito Amigon, April 4th.
Greg Breid April 9th.
Emilie Bridges, April 9th
Ethan Hopper, April 11th
Max Rajek, April 14th
Katy Tackett April 15th
Austin Redden, April 16th.
Owen Lynch, April 17th.
Luke Frederick, April 28th.
Kayson Zook, April 28th.
Theresa Parementer, April 30th.
Happy Anniversary
Sam and June Hamra, April 1st.
Mark and Theresa McCullough, April 17th.
Terry Abshire and Gerald Snow, April 28th.
Prayers for Families This Week
Ibrahim, Jackson, James
Flower Dedications
No Flowers in Lent
Altar Schedule
Altar Guild
Tessa Eggers, Terry Abshire
The Rev. Jos Tharakan
The Rev. Collin Larimore
Deacon & Gospel Proclamation
The Rev. Collin Larimore
The Rev. Suzy Lynch
Eucharistic Minister 1
Eucharistic Minister 2
Bob Lanning
The Rev. Collin Larimore
1st Reading
2nd Reading
Chris Dodson
Lisa Pruitt
Prayers of the people
David Britt
Acolyte (s)
Lisa Pruitt
Terry Abshire
The Larimore Family

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