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Parish News - September 8, 2022

Fr. Brandon is on vacation this week.

Please join us for one of our two services of Holy Eucharist this Sunday

Rite I at 8:00 and Rite II at 10:30.

Everyone is invited to enjoy coffee and fellowship between services and after the 10:30 service downstairs in Sengel Hall.

If you are not able to attend one of these services, the 10:30 service will be streamed on Facebook.

A copy of the service booklet, prayer requests, and weekly schedule can be downloaded by clicking on the first button below.

10:30 Service Booklet, Prayer Requests & Weekly Schedule


Adult Forum - September 11, 2022


This week, we will reflect with McLaren on Chapter 3: A World of Meaning.


The Bible readings to prepare for this week's discussion are:


  • Psalm 145:1-16
  • Proverbs 8:1-36
  • John 1:1-17

New Book Study Beginning September 14th


Beginning Wednesday, September 14th, at 1:00, Fr. Brandon invites you to read and discuss in a group setting Barbara Brown Taylor's book, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. Here's a snapshot from the book's cover:


"Taylor reveals meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see, from simple practices such as walking, working, and prayer. 

Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of meditation if we pay attention to what we're doing and take time to notice the sights, smells, and sounds around us...As we incorporate these practices into our daily lives, we begin to discover altars everywhere we go, in nearly everything we do. With Taylor's excellent guidance and delicate, thought-provoking prose, we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and practice reverence."


Our discussion group will meet each Wednesday at 1:00pm in the Gathering Area. This will be a ten-week study, and here is the schedule of readings:


  • 9/14: 1 The Practice of Waking Up to God: Vision. and 2 The Practice of Paying Attention: Reverence. pp. 1-34
  • 9/21: 3 The Practice of Wearing Skin: Incarnation. pp. 35-52
  • 9/28: 4 The Practice of Walking On Earth: Groundedness. pp. 53-68
  • 10/5: 5 The Practice of Getting Lost: Wilderness. pp. 69-86
  • 10/12: 6 The Practice of Encountering Others: Community. pp. 87-106
  • 10/19: 7 The Practice of Living with Purpose: Vocation. pp. 107-120
  • 10/26: 8 The Practice of Saying No: Sabbath. pp. 121-140
  • 11/2: 9 The Practice of Carrying Water: Physical Labor. pp. 141-154
  • 11/9: 10 The Practice of Feeling Pain: Breakthrough. pp. 155-174
  • 11/16: 11 The Practice of Being Present to God: Prayer. and 12 The Practice of Pronouncing Blessings: Benediction. pp. 175-209



(Men of St. Theodore’s) 


The Men of St. Theodore’s will be meeting at Papa Mike’s this coming Tuesday, September 13th, at 8:00 am.


It’s a time for the guys to get together to enjoy breakfast, a cup of coffee, and conversation. We hope you can join us.

Don't forget. We are having a work day at St. Theodore's on Saturday, September 17th beginning at 8:00 am. The main reason for this effort is to refresh the look of the grounds, so we will be getting rid of pine needles and other debris in the parking lot, trimming trees and shrubs, and anything else that we can do to spruce up the church property.


If you'd like to help, bring your blowers, rakes, hand saws, and any other tools you think would be useful, and join us for a couple of hours to make our church surroundings shine.


Contact Al Addington for questions. 531-6199


Hosts are needed for coffee after the 10:30 service. There is a sign-up sheet for September, October and November on the bulletin board. All that a host needs to bring are simple treats, i.e. a plate of cookies, coffee cake, fruit, etc. Everything else is provided.


Questions? Call Renée Goodrich, 479-866-9540 

This is the last Sunday to sign up and pay for your lunch.

Questions: Renee Goodrich 479-866-9540

or Sharon Moravits 417-434-6943

Have you been wondering who ended up with the coveted "Golden Crank" trophy this year? Here's the "scoop".


Congratulations to our winners of the ice cream contest! Placing first with his chocolate mocha with chocolate swirl topped with chocolate covered expresso beans was Jacob Cheek! Tying for second were Christina and Joel Erdman. Christina made a gluten free apple pie a la mode and Joel made hot chocolate with marshmallow swirl. Coming in third with his citrus champagne sorbet was none other than Father Brandon! Over $300.00 was raised for ERD . Thank you to all that made this event a huge success!

Parish life committee

Emergency Clean-up Buckets 


Following the several destructive weather events that have occurred recently in this country and elsewhere in the world, the need is once again great for the buckets of cleaning supplies provided by Church World Services to areas most affected by these disasters. We supply the buckets, fill them here with the necessary supplies and deliver them to a distribution center in Central Arkansas to be sent wherever the need is greatest.


Below is the list of specific items needed to fill the buckets. These are listed by month to help you space out your shopping if you prefer to do that. Any of the items may be brought to the church at any time to be stored here until we have enough of all the requested items to fill the buckets. .


Please pay close attention to the specific descriptions of each item, as the full list is designed to fit into a 5-gallon bucket. If you have any questions, contact Sharon Moravits or Al Addington


"Bucket List"

Treasurer's Helper Needed


The Treasurer’s office is looking to add an additional person to our team. If you have an interest in joining our team, please contact Jerry Schaefer. He can be reached at or

479-321-0010. This is an opportunity to help serve our church. Anyone with limited bookkeeping skills or more are welcomed.

During the month of September we will wrap up our final four Brown Bag lectures on Christian Theology. Please join us each Tuesday, in the Gathering Room, at 11:30 a.m.


Each lecture will be presented by Phillip Cary, Ph.D. as he continues to discuss the History of Christian Theology. Bring a brown bag lunch and stay for the lecture and discussion. 

September lectures include:


September 6th        Catholic Theologies of Grace

September 13th      Catholic Mystical Theology

September 20th      From Vatican I to Vatican II

September 27th      Vatican II and Ecumenical Prospects


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