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Sunday is Earth Day

An Earth Day Message from Mary   Sunday, April 22, has been widely adopted as Earth Day, a day set aside for honoring our home planet, rallying support for environmental protection and participating in trash cleanups or tree planting in our communities. Like most holidays Earth Day has been largely taken over by commercial interests.…

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Celebration of Community

From the Interim Rector Eastertide is a time where we celebrate life and creation because we are bathed in the promise of new life and new creation which has been given to us in the Resurrection. It is an exciting time to think about the ‘possible’—especially as St. James’ embarks on its own new beginning.…

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During Our Transition

Priestly and Pastoral Care During Our Transition Dear Friends in Faith, As you likely know, we will on Sunday, April 8 be celebrating Bishop Catherine’s ministry among us at a lunch following the 10:30 service: please come, give her a warm send-off, and wish her a wonderful new phase in her ministry and life! Between…

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What to Expect During Holy Week

Holy Week is the most profound and sacred season of the Christian year, begins next Sunday, March 25th with the Liturgy of the Palms and the first Eucharist of the Passion, by the changing of vestments from purple to red. The week unfolds with daily Eucharist and on Maundy Thursday, Eucharist and Footwashing, commemorating the…

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Ministry Highlight: Children and Youth Formation

MEET AND GREET! We are delighted to introduce three St. James’ parishioners as our new ministers in Children and Youth Formation! Adaora and Tori will be looking at ways to develop a Youth Group that will build community with our teens and Brynna will be teaching Sunday School as she continues her studies in Childhood…

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Practicing a Holy Lent

Below please find some resources for practicing a Holy Lent: Society of St. John the Evangelist (ssje.org) During the seasons of Advent and Lent, the Brothers of the Society send out daily videos to inform and support seasonal spiritual practice. It’s not too late to sign up for this Lent 2018, if you haven’t already.…

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Scout Sunday

Boy Scouts Troop 10 is the oldest continuously-sponsored troop in the United States, sponsored by St. James’ Episcopal Church. Matt Rauchberg is the current Scoutmaster of the Troop. Troop 10 shares meeting space in the basement of the Parish Office building with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts and this Sunday we welcome the Scouts and…

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Leaving Behind a Love Letter

One of the hardest memories I have of my father’s passing is that my family was forced to drive around the day of his death trying to find a mortuary and cemetery. The hospital where he died needed to move him after a certain amount of hours and needed to know where to send his…

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A Moveable Feast

Holy Name, Epiphany, First Sunday after Christmas,  Baptism of our Lord, Holy Innocents … If you were to look at a liturgical calendar you would see all of the above happening within a ten-day period. Dilemma! What do do on December 31st? Epiphany, is one of the great feasts of the Church year and it…

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Gaudete Sunday

You will notice that this Sunday we light the rose colored candle in the Advent wreath. Sometimes called Rose Sunday, rose colored vestments may also be worn. The special name for the third Sunday in Advent is Gaudete Sunday, the Latin word meaning “rejoice” after Philippians 4:4, often used as an Introit for this day.…

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