KneeMail: 8 April AD 2015

Saint James' Church

Knee Mail for April 8, AD 2015


Dear Parishioners & Friends of St James’,

Thank you so very much for a superb Holy Week and Easter. I’m sure we’re all agreed that it all came off wonderfully!  The sweet burden of Holy Week fell especially on Andrew Clark and the Choir, who tackled an astounding amount of music!  The Altar Guild, too, did heroic duty for the many liturgies.  I need also to thank those who arranged the flowers for the Easter Vigil and Day, Tracy Jones, who spearheaded the Vigil reception along with her many helpers, and David Warrick who cooked many pounds of brisket for that happy event.  Thanks, as always, are due to the liturgical ministers—chalice bearers and acolytes who helped the various liturgies to come off so well.  To anyone and everyone who helped, and who faithfully attended the various services, you have my sincere thanks.

In other news, I’ve had many people ask about plans for a new curate for St James’.  Be assured, this is on my radar, and I’ll have more to say on this topic in next week’s Knee Mail.

The Rev’d Douglas Anderson


IN THE SUNDAY ADULT CLASS: ANGLICAN ESSENTIALS, our yearly inquirer’s course for those considering membership at St James’ and Confirmation / Reception into the Anglican Communion, refresher for everyone else. 4/12 Holy Order: Bishops, Priests and Deacons.

THE SCHEDULE OF MINISTERS has been uploaded to the website:

THE ST JAMES’ PRAYER GROUP meets on Thursdays at 10am in the Parish Center.  You are welcome to join us as we pray over the list of our sick and shut-in.

Children ages 4 through grade 3 are invited to attend Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the first portion of the 10:00 service. The children process to the chapel for a service conducted by a lay adult. The Liturgy of the Word is a “child friendly” service with prayers, singing and a reading of the gospel followed by a short homily. The children rejoin their parents at the Peace.

ALTAR FLOWERS.  The “Flower Donor Chart” for 2015 is in the Porch or call or e-mail Martha Bean at 903-547-6911 – e-mail .  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!

THE QUESTIONAIRES for the four candidates for Bishop of Dallas have been posted here:  Bishop Questionaires

THE ROSARY GROUP meets on Tuesdays at 10am to pray the “Bible on a String” in the homes of various parishioners.

New to St. James’?

If you are new to St. James’, and an Episcopalian, we will be pleased to transfer your membership from your old parish to St James’.  Please speak to one of the clergy.  If you come from another Christian tradition, Inquirer’s Class is going on now, Sundays at 9:00am in the Great Hall.


Masses are at 8:00am and 10am (sung).

Christian Education for all ages at 9am.

We provide a staffed nursery from 9am onwards.

Cornerstone Mass at 10:30am

We remember this weekBirthdays:  Shane Malone (5),
Laurel Wakefield (6), Chris Williams (7),
Brian Purtle, Ian Delk (9),
Bobby Witcher (10).

Wedding Anniversaries:  
John & Carolyn Easley (5),
Charles & Judie Firmin (8),
Keith & Sharon Maynard (9).

Grant them rest eternal:
Parish anniversaries of death (within the last 25 years) falling this week:

Stacy Jordan, 2002;  
Malcolm Wilkins, 2004; 
Johnnie Elwood, 2000; 
Jane Williams, 2003;
Ralph Caver, 2005; 
Wendell Blake, 1999; 
William Hagar, 2009.

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

Please notify the parish office of any
omissions or corrections. 
Fifth & Olive Streets at Stateline, Texarkana, TX | 903.794.9224
The Rev’d Fr Douglas Anderson, Rector

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