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Much to Celebrate

Dear Friends, There are two very special events coming up in our church life this month. The first is a joint Epiphany service with the congregation of St. John’s Cathedral, with its Dean, the Very Rev. Mark Kowalewski as the preacher, this Wednesday, January 8th at 7pm. We will have Holy Eucharist and members of…

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Christmas Pageant

Our church school students, led by amazing teacher Brynna Casanova Galloway, are hard at work on this year’s Christmas pageant. It seems we have budding playwrights in our midst, because the students have taken two scripts and combined them into something new and even better! Also they have carefully chosen hymns that fit the story.…

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The Fruit of Gratitude

One day I heard this passage and it nagged at me. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Yes, I want to go to there! Who wouldn’t want to feel awesome? I just did not see the path forward. I had always thought emotions were…

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Episcopal Church 101

We want to tell you about a wonderful opportunity here at St. James’ in-the-City.  We are blessed to have as a church member the Rt. Rev. Frank Brookhart, noted author and recently retired Bishop of Montana. He and his wife, Dr. Sue Brookhart, have just returned from a trip to the Holy Land.  Beginning THIS…

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What is Your Ministry?

By the Rev. Melissa McCarthy, Canon to the Ordinary Have you ever sat down and read the Book of Common Prayer (BCP)? When I was a new Episcopalian, I spent some good time with my BCP, and with the help of my priest, I learned some of the tips and tricks for understanding it in…

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Animal Blessing and Family Fair

The Feast of St. Francis and Blessing of the Animals Join us for this always-fun Sunday morning with our pets in tow to celebrate the wonder of creation on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and to have our beloved pets blessed by one of our clergy in a special service open to all.…

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Festive Fall Weekend

THIS Sunday is an exciting day as we welcome our Bishop Suffragan,* the Right Reverend Diane Jardine Bruce. Bishop Bruce is here for our tri-annual diocesan visitation to worship with us as we celebrate the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (Michaelmas), administer confirmation and baptize many of our Korean parishioners, meet with the Vestry, and generally…

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Welcome to Fall!

Welcome to fall at St. James’ in-the-City! I am looking forward to so many good things: the delight of helping teach fifth grade religion at St. James’ School and working with students in our food pantry; having the young adult YAPGES group over to dinner this Sunday night; serving alongside a truly dynamic vestry and…

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Back to School

Dear friends,  This past Wednesday I was honored to assist Father Aidan Koh, headmaster Peter Reinke, and assistant headmaster Elizabeth Desmarais in the commissioning of St. James’ School’s teachers and staff for the 2019-20 school year.  What an extraordinary community of people dedicated to education. Blessings to one and all at St. James School!! I…

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Being Good

Friends, Last Sunday I preached a sermon about uninvited visitors. Jesus teaches and urges us not to walk by and ignore suffering. (If you missed it, you can listen here). Also I shared this powerful prayer, offered  by the Rev. Lee Walker: “As our nation struggles with how to respond to those from other nations…

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