Palm Sunday Service: Our Palm Sunday Services include a blessing of the Palms outside in front of the church followed by a procession into the church as we recite parts of Psalm 118. Those who wish to participate from inside the church will be able to listen to the service over the sound system.
Easter Memorials & Thanksgivings: If you to want to give a memorial or thanksgiving gift for Easter flowers, please send your gift to the office by April 12th along with the names of people to be remembered and/or what thanksgiving you wish to express. We will include these in our Easter bulletins.
Camp Mitchell Registrations: Summer Camp is officially back and our spots are filling up fast, so now is the time to register. For more information go to www.campmitchell.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our Program Director, Larnie Hughes. Email: Lhughes@campmitchell.org or Phone: 501-727-5451.
Mission: Our Lenten Book Study group has been discussing mission and how St. Paul’s might serve our community. We discussed expanding our community meals and will schedule a meeting with all involved to explore some options. In addition, we also discussed a way to provide more support to our members. On the church’s prayer list we pray for eight members each week who are not able to attend services in person. In addition we pray for members who are at various stages of healing from surgeries and illnesses. Our study group decided to form a Care Team here at St. Paul’s to support our members in tangible ways.
Care Team Being Formed: As noted above, we are now forming a Care Team, made of up of members who are available to help for as little as two hours a month doing any (or all) of the following: visit, run errands, provide transportation to appointments, send cards, and/or make phone calls. Fr. Jim has scheduled a dinner and meeting at 6:00 pm Sunday, May 1st in the Parish Hall for all who wish to join the team. Volunteers will be trained and supported. Please let Fr. Jim or Katie in the office know if you are interested and if you will attend the dinner.
Good Friday Offering: The 100th Anniversary of the Good Friday Offering will be celebrated this year. Our Good Friday offering will be given to the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East to support a number of missions there.
Holy Week Services: Holy Week Services will be offered in-person and on-line beginning Palm Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 am. Please note, there will not be a nursery, children of all ages are welcome in church. Services will include a Tenebrae Service on Wednesday at 7:30 pm, Maundy Thursday at 7:30 pm, Good Friday at noon, Easter Vigil on Saturday at 8:00 pm, and Easter Sunday Services at 8:00 and 10:30 am.
Stained-Glass Window: A memorial gift from Louis Kealer’s family, coupled with money from the Men’s Group and an increasing number of gifts from parishioners is making it possible to repair and restore the large stained-glass window above the entrance to our church. The vestry, at its March meeting, approved a bid from Soos Stained Glass to complete this project. David Soos, out of Little Rock, is considered one of the top Stained-Glass craftsman in the Southwest.
Giving to St. Paul’s: For those attending online, there are three ways to give: you may mail your gifts to St. Paul’s at PO Box 2255, Batesville, AR. 72503, or make an online contribution by going to our website (stpaulsbatesville.org) and by following the link to make a contribution. You may also set up automatic payments through your bank’s Bill Pay service.