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An Invitation to a Holy Lent

Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great
devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and
it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided 
a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy 
Baptism. It…

McCutcheon Returns in 2017

You may remember that Grammy-nominated folksinger John McCutcheon has sung at St. James’ every Martin Luther King birthday since 2004, except 2016 when he missed us due to being sick.  He is back in good health and ready to sing on January 16, 2017.   Is he ever ready! With a new recording out, his…

June 19th – Volunteer Appreciation Sunday

Come and join us for a special treat and warm fellowship to honor all St James volunteers who had dedicated their talents and time on different ministries or projects. The Vestry members will serve cake after the 8 am service and ice cream and toppings after the 10:30 am service in the Parish Hall.  Hope to see…

Ducks for Bucks Year Twenty-two

Last Year Was Great!  Can We Do Better? On the Big Day of April 23, at 1 PM, the starting gate (or “fireman’s flush”) will start the 22nd Annual Ducks for Bucks Race at Lake Elizabeth.  In 2015, St. James’ had 639 rubber duckies in the race.  Alas, no big winners, but in 2014 we…

Why do I give to St. James’?

By Meg Amouroux, Sr. Warden I remember back when I was very young, maybe 8-9 years old, going to church with my parents and siblings. Every week, dad wrote a check and put it in white envelope, sometimes letting me drop it in the collection plate.  We kids also had our own offering envelopes, about the…

Come Celebrate “Scout Sunday” at Saint James!

On Sunday, February 7th, at the 10:30 am service, Saint James will celebrate “Scout Sunday” with Cub Scout Pack 163 for whom we are their charter organization. All current and former cub scouts, boy scouts, girl scouts, explorer scouts, venture scouts, scout leaders, friends of scouting and family members are invited to join in the…

Vestry News – November 2015

The November vestry meeting was held on Thursday the 12th.  These were some of the topics discussed: We quickly reviewed the September financial reports and accepted them. These were not available at the time of the October vestry meeting. We then discussed our financial position per the October financial reports relative to the 2015 budget. …

Whoever Heard of a Garden Cookbook?

Back in 1986 St. James’ published a recipe book, “Joyful Cooking at St. James”.  Not to let old recipes lie we did it again in 2004 with “Loaves & Fishes…”. Guess what folks, the urge has hit us again, but it started with the garden, not the recipe. Then other thoughts crept in such as…

Foyer Groups Sign-Up

Want to get to know and have fun with more folks at St. James? Foyer Groups are gatherings of 8 people who share dinner 4 times a year. The purpose is to broaden and deepen the social connections of newer members of the parish, and help even “oldtimers” get to know folks from the “other…