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Bearing the Light

While the event will have passed by the time you read this article, the day that I am putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) is the day that our country is voting on whether or not to impeach the 45th president of the United States.  It does not matter where you stand on…

Christmas Extended

Following the liturgical calendar, the one that matters most in the life of an active Anglican (or in the life of a church nerd like myself), Christmas begins with the great Christmas Eve celebration and extends for the twelve days of Christmas, ending on January 5 so that the Feast of the Epiphany on January…

The Hidden Light

During an interview several years ago, Rachel Naomi Remen recounted a story her grandfather used to tell her (emphasis mine)[1]: ”In the beginning there was only the holy darkness, the Ein Sof, the source of life. And then, in the course of history, at a moment in time, this world, the world of a thousand…

Reverence

On our recent trip to Italy, Ron and I spent a few days in Rome.  Ron and I are both early risers, up and about before six, usually.  It seems the Italians are not early risers as each morning we would find ourselves on deserted streets in search of an open café.  We stayed in…

In Celebration of Confirmations!

The Book of Common Prayer describes confirmation as “the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop.”  On June 1, in the majesty of Grace Cathedral, Bekka, Linda and Craig were confirmed by the Right Reverend Marc…

Summer Scripture, Monday Gathering

 Do you want an opportunity for a closer examination of scripture?  Are you interested in learning with a group of fellow Christians?  Would you like to integrate scripture into your own life and how you live it?  Beginning on Monday, June 3, we are starting a new group for studying scripture.  Rather than focusing on a…

The Strong, Gentle, Loving Arms of Christ

Maintain and increase outreach opportunities so that the Good News is put into action beyond our buildings One of the goals set by the vestry for the parish is to both maintain and increase our outreach opportunities.  St. James’ has long known that our purpose is not to serve ourselves, but to serve others.  Through our…