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Congratulations to The Rev. Collin Larimore
The ordination celebrations at Christ Church were glorious. Collin, the young boy, who grew up among us, now is an ordained deacon on his way to priesthood. I want to first congratulate Collin for his commitment to this call and then his hard work in achieving his goal. Also, my sincere thanks to all who made this a beautiful day. Grateful for your contributions, participation, and support of Collin and his ministry. If you would like to contribute to his priestly ordination gift, please click here to make a gift.
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Upcoming Events at St. James!
We are about to enter int0 Holy Week. This is a special time of the year when we reflect intensely on why are we calling ourselves Christians and how all that came about, in the context of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
We are not simply fans of Jesus. We are supposed to be the followers of Jesus. It's easy to admire Him but hard to live as He did. Christian life needs to be one of forgiveness and compassion if anything. It needs to be one that welcomes and loves all people. The Christian life is not based on a set of dogmas, but on a pattern of behaviors that empowers people to be their best selves. As I have always said disciples are made out of discipline. So today...
I invite you to take part in at least two events this week. And be present and celebrate the celebration of Easter on Sunday, April 17th.
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 10th @ 3 pm
  • Mass of Reconciliation and Healing: April 11 @6:30pm
  • Seder Supper on April 12 @ 6 pm
  • Tenebrae on April 13 at @6:30 pm
  • Maundy Thursday Service on April 14 @ 6:30 pm
  • Good Friday Stations April 15@ 6 pm and Service @6.30 pm
  • 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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Episcopal Night at The Ballpark
We are planning an Episcopal Night at the Ballpark for May 6 at the Springfield Cardinals. The cost is $13 per person. I will need a count of who is going by April 20. I'll get the tickets and people can get me the money either in advance or at the door. We can work that out later.
I know Fr. Stuckey and Paula are planning to be with us, among others.
Hopefully, we can get a good group from St. James to join us.
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
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.
Outreach News
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. 
Youth and Children Sunday School
This week Palm Sunday. We will be joining the adults in service for this special day. As always the nursery is open for the little ones. See you there!
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
Johnson, Jones, Kraiser
Flower Dedications
No Flowers in Lent
Altar Schedule
Altar Guild
Tessa Eggers, Amie Ramsfield
The Rev. Jos Tharakan
Br. Andee Book
Deacon & Gospel Proclamation
The Rev. Suzy Lynch
Eucharistic Minister 1
Eucharistic Minister 2
Chris Dodson
Astry Rivera-Amigon
1st Reading
2nd Reading
Anne Bried
Lisa Pruitt
Eric Atkinson
Prayers of the people
Lisa Pruitt
Acolyte (s)
Lisa Pruitt
Eric Atkinson
Minuen Odom

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