Ancient Worship ~ Open Minds ~ Come Inside ~ Make a Difference

God of new creation, from the womb of earth you raised the Lord of life: may we receive the word of women who braved the soldier's spears and met him in the dawning light; may we live with morning joy that love will never die, through Jesus Christ, the resurrection and the life. Amen.
From Prayers for an Inclusive Church, by Steven Shakespeare 

Creation by Marc Chagall 
Youth-Led Good Friday Service  
 7:00 pm, April 14  
Holy Saturday Liturgy (BCP 283)   
9:00 AM, April 15
no 5:30 pm service
The Great Vigil of Easter 
 6:00 am, Sunday, April 16 
Easter Day 
8:30 & 10:45 am, Sunday, April 16 

Readings for The Great Vigil of Easter -
6 am, Sunday, April 16 
from The Message 

* Genesis 1:1-2:4a   [The Story of Creation]

Wisdom, German, c. 1170
 J. Paul Getty Museum
The Liturgy of the Word 
 6 am Sunday, April 16

Romans 6:3-11 
The Message  - NRSV 
Psalm 114 BCP 756 
The Message - NRSV  

Matthew 28:1-10
  The Message - NRSV  

Readings for Easter Day  
8:30 & 10:45 am, Sunday, April 16

The Resurrection,
by fra Angelico
Acts 10:34-43
 The Message - NRSV 
Colossians 3:1-4
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Matthew 28:1-10
The Message - NRSV


St. James Youth Group
invites you to a
Seder Meal on April 19
5:30-6:30 pm.
Potluck following.
Please RSVP to Anne Clark
 by April 17
or 816-797-6177

Guild Hall Players presents another regional premiere: 33 VARIATIONS by Moises Kaufman April 20-23. This innovative inspiring Broadway hit tells two parallel stories: Beethoven struggles to finish his final musical masterpieces while a contemporary music scholar struggles to solve the mystery of what inspired the great composer to his finest achievements.  Directed by Deb Campbell, the play features a live performance of Beethoven's masterwork.  The play is a "deeply moving" (LA Times) opportunity for both music and theatre lovers.  Thurs April 20-Sat April 22 8 pm  Sun April 23 7 pm   Reservations at 683-5686.

Paradise by Jan Brueghel_ Gemaldegalerie Berlin, Germany


Join Mother Dawn, as she leads a six-week class beginning Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 pm. The class will explore the book "Accidental Saints."
Please be aware that this book has strong adult language and themes.

88th Olde English Tea, Saturday, May 6
Alert for Auction Items/Door Prizes/Vender Table Donations  
Your donations are greatly appreciated. Please bring them no later than Sunday, April 30, in order that the items can be prepared in advance. 
Tea's Kitchen Angel Tree - Visit the tree and the display table this week and help yourself to recipes.
  Final meeting before the Tea
10:00 am Saturday, April 22
Wrap-up review of the Tea committees, supplies, schedules, etc. All participants reports, comments, and suggestions are welcome. If you are unable to attend but have a report or recommendations, contact
 Kay Hoffman
or 683-3905

Please consider joining our group of
St. James volunteers for a
half-day or a
full day at
Heights High School on
Thursday and/or
Friday, April 27 and 28.
We would love to have you with us!  
Thank you, Judy Goodpasture


The Resurrection
by Janet McKenzie

Word for the Week ~ Resurrection 
Our memory fails us if we think of Jesus' resurrection only in terms of "then" and not also in terms of "now." We are not reenacting Jesus' resurrection; we are reappropriating Jesus' resurrection power.

Youth News and More,
 (including the topics listed below), 
click the DioLog link above.  
~Bishop Michael Milliken is announced as assisting bishop
~Nominations are being accepted
for Search and Transition Committees
~Important information about 
the visit of the Presiding Bishop 
to West Missouri on May 6-7
Kansas City: Here 
  Springfield:  Here
Diocese of West Missouri: Here 
St. Stephen's, Wichita is chartering a bus. To reserve a spot on this bus,  please contact St. Stephen's  at (316) 634-2513 or 
Important links 
Click on any of the topics below.
Community Rewards does away with annual renewal
Amazon shoppers? St. James can benefit through Amazon Smile 
Go to and designate St. James Episcopal Church, Wichita, KS as your charity of choice when you order.
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