Can You Trust God?
We began a Lenten Study on Wednesday, February 24th. We had 12 people attend the class. The class was about How To Read The Scriptures. But once this is done, we will be looking into "If We Can Trust God?" topic. I would like to encourage you to participate in these sessions as these are really good studies and a beautiful spiritual exercise. Please join on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
New Church Website and App!
I am excited to announce a new church website that is fully integrated with the church live streaming, church app, giving to church, and more. It is a very user-friendly site. Here are the features of the new site.
  • At the top of the page is an active countdown banner that tells you of the next live service with a link to the live chapel. Also, you can chat while in prayer, share your prayer concerns, and all in one place.
  • Upcoming 3 events beautifully listed with the necessary information. If any event is an online event, it has a link on the details page to the live stream. No more searching for links.
  • An easy secure way to give your pledges and gifts to the church straight from the website or the app.
  • Links to the latest news.
  • Links to the NewsNotes that go out each week, in case you didn't get a chance to read it, you can always find it on the website.
  • An advance look at the church events calendar.
  • Social Media links to all of our social media presence
  • Contact information and office hours.
  • Mobile-friendly website.
I hope you will favorite the church website - - and get all the information you are looking for any time and engage with your church community every day.
New Roof For The Church
We are getting a new roof for the church. Praise God!
We had been having some leaks in the building for some time now. A few months when we looked into the reasons for it, we found that we had some hail damage and other issues. We approached our church insurance company with the problems and they decided to replace the roof. Hoooray and Praise God are all that I can say. They will replace the roof for the church and the rectory at the same time. So when you come to church you will find work going on. Even though we are still locked down most of the time, the church had been very active through prayer regularly online and in making sure the church building is maintained. We are ready for you to return and that too to a space that is renovated and ready.
Fr. Jos+
Everything Holy
Everything Holy comes from the belief that everyday life experience provides us with ample opportunity to transform seemingly mundane moments - like grocery shopping, studying, gardening or working - into something more.
Children's Ministries
Hi Kids! 
(Ages 3-11)
In this weeks lesson we take a look at Abraham and Sarah's blessing of a child at an old age and a promise from God to be the father and mother of us all.
The Gospel this week Peter rebukes Jesus for telling the crowds he would die for sin. Jesus replies, "get behind me Satan". Why did Jesus call Peter Satan and why did Peter rebuke him?
:) Miss Kimby
Click Here For Your Lesson Handouts.
Click Here For Your Children's Bulletin Age 3-7
Click Here For Your Children's Bulletin Ages 7+
God's Story: Abraham and Sarah
Australian animated Bible stories - Mark8:31-38
Youth Ministries
Hi Everyone!
(Ages 12-18)
Welcome to week two of EYC!
For The Old Testament:
This week we will be talking about Abraham and Sarah and how God renames them and blessing them as the father and mother of all us all. What is in a name anyway?
For The Gospel:
Peter rebukes Jesus for teaching that he would undergo suffering and be rejected by the elders, priest, and scribes, die on the cross and rise again. Jesus tells him, "get behind me Satan". Why this response?
Got to and click on EYC enter the classroom. Below is a link to your lesson plan for the week and to the right of the screen is the link to some of the videos we will be watching. Looking forward to see you all there!
:) Miss Kimby
Click Here For Your Lesson Handouts.
Spiritual Circumcision - Name Change of Abraham & Sarah - What Is a Disciple of Jesus? (Mark 8:34)
Outreach News
Lenten Offerings
Last year at this time, St. James was gearing up to celebrate and support "ONE THOUSAND DAYS of LOVE," an Episcopal Relief and Development campaign to help children in their first 1000 days of life. 
The children of our parish were so excited...they sold hearts, collected change to make a change and then Covid 19 struck before the projects could be completed. Therefore with that in mind, we are designating 'ONE THOUSAND DAYS of LOVE" as our Lenten Outreach again this year. 
Many of you will receive a "mite box" to collect your change for the next 40 days in the Lenten Packets mailed to your home this week. Fill your box with all the un-circulated change we continue to hear about throughout Covid. You can also mark your Outreach offerings " 1000 Days" during Lent. Let us see the need in the world and try to meet it!
As our Bishop Michael Curry reflected on this initiative: " Love allows us to bridge great distances so that children an ocean away are as precious to us as the little ones living right down the block."
Need help? Want to help?
If you are interested in volunteering at or donating to a cold-weather shelter, visit
The Connecting Grounds Outreach Team goes out every night when it's 40 degrees or colder. They bring hand warmers, clothes, blankets and food to people who are sleeping on the streets, in camps and in vehicles. They can also help get someone to a crisis cold weather shelter on nights the shelters are operating. If you need help or see someone who needs help, call the team at 417-849-0453
Birthdays, Anniversaries and Prayers for Families and Flower Dedications!
Happy Birthday
Doris Mitchell: Feb. 1st, Roger Palmer and Marjorie Farabee: Feb.4th, Matt Hopper Feb. 5th, Bill Pruitt Feb. 11th, Tessa Eggers: Feb. 12th, Evie Arwood: Feb. 19th, Rachel Redden and Eric Atkinson: Feb. 24th, Josephine Luther and Erica Terry: Feb. 25th.
Happy Anniversary
Stacy and Clay Stuckey: Feb. 29th.
Prayers for Families This Week
James, Johnson, Jones
Flower Dedications
To The Glory of God
COVID-19 Precautions for Worship
  • Mask wearing is required.
  • 6 ft Social distancing is required.
  • No need to sign up. Just show up.
  • Please sit in the rows that are clearly marked.
  • After the service please greet others outside the church.
  • In the end, care and protect the other.
Fr. Jos+
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