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The Third Sunday in Easter 
5:30 pm Saturday, April 14
8:30 & 10:45 am Sunday, April 15

Join us for Weekly Services of Holy Eucharist
12:15 pm Wednesday (chapel)
5:30 pm Saturday *
8:30 & 10:45 am Sunday *
*Nursery available

   

Taste and See: Looking to drink in God's goodness during Eastertide? Join a small group Saturday excursion to the Wichita Art Museum on Saturday, April 14, at 10:30am. This guided experience will invite us to encounter God through our physical senses, especially sight, sound, and touch. While Saturdays include free admission to WAM, attendees should plan to purchase passes for the Monet to Matisse special exhibit. All are welcome. Email Maddy or Mother Sarah for more info.

Adult Forum is back!
After the holiday seasons Adult Forum is back this Sunday, discussing "Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy." Join us in the Guild Hall between Sunday services.

New Adult Class starting, this Tuesday, April 17th!
Dr. Jim Lewis and Fr. Sam Criss will offer, on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm, an in-depth discussion of a great devotional and theological masterpiece of the 20th century. It's C.S. Lewis' "The Great Divorce," his powerful, dramatic and sometimes hilarious description of what happens when some denizens of Hell board a school bus for a trip to Heaven, where they are given a chance to stay. Get a copy of the book and read the Preface before class Tuesday. Books are available at Eighth Day Books.
 
Wednesday evening meals at St. James continue through May 9
, in the Guild Hall at 5:15pm. A special thanks to repeat chefs, Jack and Susie Stallings, who served an amazing meal this past week. April 14th is the parish-wide potluck, when you get to bring a favorite dish to share! Don't miss out on these opportunities to be nourished by the beloved community!


Campus Ministry Meal, Tuesday, May 1 
I f you would like to help by providing a dessert, salad, main dish, bread and/or soda pop please let Jeff Roper or Mary Druding know. Let's send the kids off with a hearty meal and good wishes from the people of St. James! Next year, they will meet at a different church in Wichita.
   
Rummage Sale for Youth Programs May 31-June 2. We need volunteers to help staff the sale. Please sign up on the youth bulletin board or contact Anne Clark, aws1155@yahoo.com. We will start taking donations starting May 8th, so start saving your things!
   
Children's Ministry Email, if you are not currently on our email distribution list you can sign up on our website: www.stjameswichita.org or by contacting Chelsea at formation@stjameswichita.org. This is a great way to keep up-to-date on all the fun activities we have here at St. James for our children and fun ways for parents to get connected with each other.
 
Handbell Choir visitors welcome. For the remaining weeks of the choir season, anyone interested in learning more about the handbell choir is invited to attend a rehearsal to observe and maybe even give the bells a try. The Bell choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 in the undercroft. Please let Marlene Hallstrom know if you plan to attend on a particular date so she can be looking for you.  Marlene or 304-6089.
  
   
 
 
Southwest Convocation Meeting
Saturday, April 28 at 9:00 am
St. James Episcopal Church. 
 
 
Olde English Tea 
We are thrilled to announce that the
Hesston Plant Co. has agreed to be the floral vendor to supply beautiful potted flowers and hanging baskets for sale on Tea Day. If you have plans to purchase flowers in the near future - please consider waiting till May 5th and buy them here. Hesston Plant will donate a percentage of sales to this event. Please patronize them again and tell them "St. James thanks you."
Attention all bakers and candy makers: Check out Olde English Tea Kitchen Angel Tree for recipes and inspiration. It's not too early to gather ideas and ingredients to make the hundreds and hundreds of bite sized dainty sweets needed to fill the tea table. Our bake shop will need LOTS of regular size cookies, bars, cakes, pies, breads, etc. packaged for sale, so bake and freeze now if possible. Thank you for your talented efforts to delight our guests year after year and make the Olde English Tea such a lovely charity fundraiser.
And don't forget to sell those tickets!
 
Summer Seasons If you, or someone you're in ministry with, has news to share with the congregation, please send it to the church office for inclusion in the next issue of the
quarterly Seasons newsletter to be in mailboxes in May.
The deadline for the Summer issue is end of day Monday, April 30.  Please send items to
  
 
 
ESS needs your help.
  






 

  Word for the Week ~ 
Children of God
The truest thing about us is not our sins, not the mistakes we have made, not the pain we have caused others. The truest thing about you and me is that we are God's beloved children, fearfully and wonderfully made in God's image - and created for Life and Love.

~ Br. Geoffrey Tristram 
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
      
 


 
 
 
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