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Weekly Sunday Bulletin

October 22, 2023

Upcoming Altar Schedule

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Volunteer Sign Up!

Please sign up for Sunday service ministries for October and November by clicking the links for each month:




With Appreciation:  The Vestry would like to express its gratitude to the Clergy, Leaders, Staff and Newcomers for their assistance, collaboration and attendance to the Newcomers Meals held on Saturday, October 14, 2023.  Special recognition goes to Michael Bishop-Jones who facilitated his house to hold the event. It was an evening of camaraderie enjoyed by all the attendees.


Stewardship is both personal and communal

As we turn the corner into the fourth quarter of our church’s fiscal year, the leadership of our parish begins planning for the year ahead. Prayerfully discerning the direction of our ministries for the coming year – and prudently allocating resources for those ministries – is a collective effort of our entire community. We are called to be faithful stewards of all the gifts God has given us, and that stewardship involves planning to the best of our abilities. 

Read Fr. Isaac's full letter here.

Access the online pledge card here:

To model that we can collectively do more when we each contribute from the gifts we bring, our parish will celebrate the in-gathering of pledges on October 29 with a potluck.


On Halloween, St. James will host a Trunk-or-Treat in the church parking lot from 4:30-6:30pm. If you would like to decorate your trunk for this event, please sign up on the bulletin board in the parish hall or let Mary Torres know so we can plan accordingly for the number of participants. There will be a box in the narthex for donations of candy to be used during this event.


Mark your calendars for the following commemorations during Allhallowtide:

October 31: All Hallows' Eve (Halloween)

Trunk-or-Treat: 4:30-6:30pm

Evening Prayer: 7pm

November 1: All Saints' Day (All Hallows' Day)

Festal Mass: 7pm

November 2: All Souls' Day (All the Faithful Departed)

Requiem Mass: 7pm

To have the names of loved ones remembered at this service, please write their names on the sheet in the parish hall or email names to

'Stepping Out in Love'

Shoes for Field Elementary Students

Many students at Field Elementary need warm, practical shoes for school. "Stepping Out in Love" is an ongoing effort of St. James to provide tennis shoes and a package of socks to children who qualify for help.


St. James has an unique opportunity at the end of October to celebrate the diverse human family that God created! The organizers of Ozarks Pridefest have decided to have a Pride event on a smaller scale, by having a picnic in Phelps Grove Park – an Ozarks LGBTQIA+ History Celebration with amazing speakers, bounce houses, poetry, music, and food trucks!

Now, how can we take part in this? Easy! My plan is to get a group of us together and go! I'll have a signup in the parish hall so you can sign up and bring something for all of us to snack on. It will be wise to bring a lawn chair or blanket, unless you want to sit on the grass. If you want to spread the love of Christ, I have a great suggestion for you: find a "free hugs" or Jesus Loves You or similar t-shirt, or something that represents our church!

When: Saturday, October 28th, from 11am to 3pm

Where: Phelps Grove Park 950 E Bennett St, Springfield, MO

Peace be with you,

David Britt 

Children's Sunday School
9:30 am in the Conference Room
Adult Formation
9:30 am
A study of Ecclesiastes

Celebrations & Prayers

This Week

Happy Birthdays

Roberto Canales        10/24


 Happy Anniversary

Mark & Linda Sneed 10/27

  Prayers for Families This Week

Pruitt, Rajek, Rayl

Flowers are given to the glory of God .


Altar Schedule
Altar Guild

Amie Durbin, Tessa Melancon

Celebrant, Preacher

The Rev. Isaac Petty  

The Rev. Suzy Lynch

1st Reading
2nd Reading

Lisa Pruitt 



Prayers of the People

Eucharistic Minister 1
Eucharistic Minister 2

Dr. Chris Dodson

Bob Lanning

Jim Lynch

Minuen Odom