Archive for January, 2011

The January Vestry Meeting was held on Jan. 16 following service and a wonderful luncheon. The agenda was full but dealt with in an unusually rapid process.

Upkeep of our parish cemetery was one of the first considerations discussed. It was decided to check into having the picket fence either replaced or restored along with the gate which has been giving us trouble for awhile. Also the statues need to be stabilized from the wind.

Several fix-ups for the building were discussed. We have some gutters that need attenion and also work on the drains. Upstairs the nave walls and ceiling need a new coat of paint with some touchups in other areas. Also the porch floor has seen better days and is beginning to look a little shabby.

Downstairs the carpet in the parish hall needs at least a spot cleaning and maybe a complete cleaning. There are areas here, too, that may need paint touchups.

Scheduling for the spring and fall picnics as well as the spring and fall workdays will have to wait until next vestry meeting.

Work is underway for the design and construction of a new stable for our Nativity figures. Afer many years we will be sorry to say goodby to the one we use now, but its condition is beyond repair and it has served us very well.

I like to stand, looking out, in the room behind the altar
And behold a scene, so still, so quiet, that time should never alter.
The gravestones lie in still repose, at peace, and ever resting
At this place that I so love, anointed with God’s blessing.

The angel with her weathered wings, stands sentinel for ever,
The ivy covered cross is there, firmly planted ever,
The seasons pass and change with time, the grass is green then yellow
The sun is setting over it, so warm and fat and mellow.

All this I see, all this I think, and my fondness does not falter
As I look ’round, O beloved graveyard! from the room behind the altar.

James Alfred Woods May 28, 1930 – December 23, 2010

James Alfred Woods died Thursday, December 23, 2010 at his residence. He was born February 28, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Martin Truman and Vada Pauline Chidester Woods.

He worked as a Radar and Computer Tech for the Illinois and Arkansas National Guard. James Woods was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War. James lived in Clarkridge, Arkansas since 1987 moving from North Little Rock Arkansas. He was a member of the American Legion, Chicago, Masonic Lodge, North Little Rock, a former member of the Baxter County Quorum Court, Baxter County Republican Committee and Baxter County Republican Men. He enjoyed yardwork, working with wood and fishing. Jim was a member and regularly attended St. Francis Anglican church in Ava Missouri.

James is survived by 4 sisters, Pauline Figurski of Mountain Home, AR, Evelyn R. (Donald) Lunden of Covina, CA, Mildred R. Rorie of Clarkridge, AR, Marion B. Waghner of Chicago, IL; sister-in-law, Maria Woods of El Paso, TX; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.

Burial will be in the Bentley Ridge Cemetery with Eddie Coombs, Dakota Figurski, Sean Sammons, Ross Sammons, Robert Washner and Joe Woods as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Hunter, Dick Homan and Bob Cohee. Military honors will be provided by the Alley White, American Legion Post #52 Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Anglican Church.

Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral and Cremation Services.

Funeral Service

Monday January 3, 2011, 10:00 at St. Thomas Anglican Church

Jan. 2, 2011 Christmas 2
Pro. 17, I know a rose tree springing
Ser. 20, Of the Father’s love begotten
Ves. 44, In the bleak mid-winter
Rec. 31, Good Christian men rejoice

Jan. 9, 2011 Epiphany 1
Pro. 46, Brightest and best
Ser. 51, We three kings
Ves. 53, Songs of thankfulness
Rec. 52, As with gladness

Jan. 16, 2011 Epiphany 2
Pro. 47, What star is this
Ser. 50, Saw you never
Ves. 51, We three kings
Rec. 48, Earth has many a noble city

Jan. 23, 2011 Epiphany 3
Pro. 49, From the eastern mountains
Ser. 52, As with gladness
Ves. 53, Songs of Thankfulness
Rec. 54, Allelia, song of gladness

Jan. 30, 2011 Epiphany 4
Pro. 48, Earth has many a noble city
Ser. 46, Brightest and best
Ves. 52,As with gladness
Rec. 47, What star is this