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Kneemail from Saint James Church

April 3, AD 2019

FROM THE RECTOR:
Dear parishioners & friends of St James’,
 
The Fifth Sunday of Lent begins Passiontide, a name given to the last two weeks of Lent (Latin passus = suffering).  The color of the vestments returns to purple, and crosses are veiled.  As Lent burns down to embers, the Church asks us to switch focus; to think not so much of ourselves and our various Lenten disciplines, but instead focus on Jesus, and specifically his sacrifice upon the Cross.  We strain our eyes, and begin to look at the hill of Calvary, as it were, from a distance.
 

Rev. Douglas Anderson, Rector
WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT SAINT JAMES':
Low Mass at 5:30pm
Supper at 6:00pm— Tombo's burgers
Classes, activities and adult choir at 6:30pm.

FRIDAY:
Stations of the Cross at  12:05 PM.

THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT:
Low Mass at 8am.
Christian Education for all ages at 9 am.
Sung Mass at 10am.   Fr Daly is preaching.

Nursery provided from 9am onwards.
Coffee Hour follows the 10 AM Mass.
ITEMS OF PARTICULAR NOTE

 
LENTEN ALTAR SERVER WORKSHOPS—at 9am in the church.
Sunday, April 7th               Thurifers


FATHER RICHARD DALY’S EMAIL ADDRESS IS
rdaly@saintjamestxk.org
 
RANDY’ SAMS’ CIGARS, ‘TINIS & TUNES, Thursday, April 11th at 7pm at Silver Star Steakhouse.  Tickets are $50 per person for heavy hors d'oeuvres and complimentary martinis.  Tickets are available from the Parish Office.  This is a major fundraiser for the Shelter, and they will be thankful for your support!
UPCOMING CALENDAR ITEMS

Wednesday, April 10th: LAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT before summer recess.
Friday, April 12th: CORNERSTONE MASS at 10:30am
Friday, April 12th: STATIONS OF THE CROSS at 12:05pm.  A light lunch follows.
Monday, April 15th: RSOS BOARD MEETS at Noon.
Monday, April 15th: VESTRY MEETS
Thursday, April 18th: MAUNDY THURSDAY, Mass at 7pm
Friday, April 19th: GOOD FRIDAY, Stations of the Cross at 12:05pm, Mass at 7pm
Saturday, April 20th: THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER, 8pm, Resurrection party to follow.
Sunday, April 21st: EASTER DAY, Masses at 8am & 10am. [Atlanta Mass at 11am]
Monday, April 22nd: BRIGHT MONDAY, Parish Office closed.
 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION NOTICES
 

 
PARISH NOTICES

CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
A. L. Crawford (31), Christy Worsham (1), David James (2), Daniel Puckett, Hillary Cloud (4), Sue Hagen, Shane Malone (5).

CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARIES: 
Glenn & Alice Crowder (2).

WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD PRAYERS:  
Dave Williamson

 

REST ETERNAL
Rest Eternal grant unto them, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon them.

Anniversaries of death falling this week:
Barbara Wade, 2010; Malcolm Wilkins, 2004.
 
Did you know that you can now pay your pledge or make a gift to Saint James' Church through our secure online payment system?  

See http://saintjamestxk.org/giving/ for details.
LAY SERVER SCHEDULE
 
THOSE WHO SERVE April 7th
Lent V
Reader 8am Lova Wile
C.B. 8am Al Williams
C.B. 10:00am Clint Kyles
David Warrick
Acolytes
10:00am
Mason Miller
Ben Soyars
William Soyars
Rosie Jordan
t.b.a.
Reader 10am Diana Woods
POP 10am Carter Adams
Sunday School Teachers Sarah Kyles
Children’s LOTW No children’s chapel.
S.S. Snacks Becky Stewart
 
Ushers 10am
David Warrick
Matt Soyars
Nick Williamson
Josh Burks
Altar Guild Team 1
Household Week Nick & Pam Williamson
Vestry
Lock Up
Phillip Jordan
Shari Keller
 
BY WAY OF REMINDER:  It is our custom to send out reminders to those serving the following Sunday on three occasions: Tuesdays (by email), Wednesdays (via the Knee Mail), then then again on Thursdays (by email, with the Bulletin).  It helps the Office to know of any conflicts sooner rather than later!
 
PARISH GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES

THE FLOWER DONOR CHART is in the Narthex (porch) to sign-up to give flowers in memory or in thanksgiving of a loved one, or you may call or e-mail Martha Bean at 903-547-6911 – e-mail wpmvb@windstream.net .  The cost is still just $35 per donor, per Sunday.  What a great way to honor or remember those who are important in our lives!

You can also now make your flower dedication through the Parish Website by visiting the form here.

THE ROSARY GROUP meets at 10am on Tuesday mornings.  We would like to have you join us.  If you have never prayed the Rosary, it’s OK.  If you’ve ever been curious to see if you can experience incredible peace and solace after prayer, you’re welcome to give it a try.  Call Bobbie Trimble (903-838-4952) or Lova Wile (903-832-2533).


THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING is an Order for Episcopal women founded in 1885.  We are a prayer and service group who meets once a month.  We regularly take part in worship, study, and aid our Clergy as asked.  If you are interested in more about us, please call or e-mail Lova Wile (903-832-2533  lova@cableone.net ), Tammy Cowdery (903-277-2148 cowdery@txkusa.org ), or Gail Crisp (903-838-0942 gjcrisp@cableone.net )
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