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What's happening this week at St. Paul's

January 1-7, 2023

Lay Ministers Serving This Sunday

Eucharistic Minister (10:30): Nikki Bittle

Lectors: Cathy McDonald, Cindy Allen, Kristian Ameigh & Nikki Bittle

Acolyte: Karis Ford

   Ushers: Gary Perkey & Tim Dunlap

Technical Support: Steve Massey

Altar Guild: Judy Purnell & Sandy Barnett

Community Meal (1/4/2023):  Team Wray

This Sunday's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for Karis Bufford Ford and in celebration of her tenth birthday by her parents, Dwight Ford & Alan Bufford.

Upcoming Events & News

This Sunday (New Year’s Day) is the last Sunday of the Christmas Season. We will have one service at 10:30 am, Christmas Lessons & Music (with Eucharist). It will include some of our favorite Christmas Hymns.

Office Closed: The office will be closed Monday, January 2nd. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, January 3rd.

Discretionary Fund: This Sunday the loose plate offering (gifts not designated for pledges, building, etc.) will be deposited into the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. Fr. Jim uses this fund to assist people who come to our church in need of help, to purchase items for the Community Meals as needed, and to support charitable causes. 

Pub Theology: Pub Theology will take place on Tuesday, January 3rd at Fox Creek BBQ at 6:00pm. Everyone is invited to come for discussion & assemblage and we invite you to bring a guest or two!

Twelfth Night Party: The Care Team is planning a Twelfth Day of Christmas Celebration at the Barnett Farm. It will be on Friday, January 6th at 6:00 pm. You are asked to bring your appetizers or finger foods and your own beverages.

Clothing Needed: The Care Team is collecting coats and warm clothing to help people in our community. We will be giving them away at our weekly community meals. Donations may be left in the Narthex or brought to the office.

Pictures for the Directory: If you did not get your picture taken for the new church directory, just ask Brenda Bittle to take your picture when you see her at church or email your picture to the office.

Vestry Nominations: The vestry is seeking nomination for three members to serve three-year terms on our vestry beginning in February. Candidates must be confirmed members, must attend regularly and pledge. You may submit your name or the name of another member to Fr. Jim or a member of the vestry. A slate of candidates will be presented to the membership prior to our annual meeting on January 29th. 

Stewardship 2023: We appreciate each and every pledge! Together, you have pledged $7,000 more for 2023 than was pledged in 2022. Thank you.  

Diocesan Convention: On February 17th & 18th, the Arkansas Diocesan Convention will be held in Little Rock. The delegates from St. Paul’s will also be our delegates to a special session in August for the election of our next bishop. Please let Fr. Jim or a member of the vestry know if you would like to be considered to serve as our delegates.  

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 ( and following the link to make a contribution. You may also set up automatic payments through your bank’s Bill Pay service. 

St. Paul’s Prayer List: 

Intercessions: Peyton Olson, Dorla Guenzel, Jamie Bridgers, Ann Rhodes, John & Susan Dempsey, Jim Johnson, Mark Shreve, Patricia Smith, Joan Davidson, Machelle Christiansen, Don Mills, Fred Krug, Sharon Posey and Isabelle Tenace.

Intercessions for Family & Friends: David, Pam Brown, Jim Wilson, Finn Mitchell, David Yates, Tom & Kathy Celestine, Terry Presley, Charlotte & Jim Franklin, Larry Linder, Gary, Phyllis & Gary Bratton, Peggy, Sarah, Brady & Cody, Olivia, Byron Difani, Dennis Brooks, Landon Terry, Alan Sickel, Fred Denison Sr., Carol Robertson, Suzie Coleman Rash, Jennifer Huskins, Cathy Harrington, Perry, Jacqueline Levey, Jody Gayle, Dan Hignight, Lucy Harris, Sonny Hayes, Hunter Cowan, Jason Marteniez, Nancy O’Neal, Gary Wisnet, Kathy Kleveno, James, Jim H, the Sharp family and the Boyles family.

Birthdays & Anniversaries: Al Crouch (1/1), Arthur Montgomery (1/2), Karis Ford (1/3), Blaine & Karee Dore (1/3), Edward & Isabelle Tenace (1/4), and Steve & Ellen Massey (1/7).

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P.O. Box 2255 Batesville, AR 72503-2255



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