The people of St. James are a community of faith rooted in God’s unconditional love, seeking to express that love to one another, our neighbors and the world.
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Sunday Worship is at 8 and 10:30 am with Childcare provided for the 10:30 service
Choir Practice and Adult Forum at 9:15
Church School (PreK – Grade 3) at 10
Slow Church Begin with a labyrinth walk at 5 at Trinity Lutheran Church (up at the top of Lybecker), then join us after 5:30 back at St. James in the Canterbury Room for a simple meal, quiet conversation, and more contemplative practice. Come if you’re hungry for dinner; come if you’re hungry for connection.
Football parking October 31 and November 23—we need volunteers to help park cars. This is our way of connecting with our neighbors and with the University community; we raise some money; we have a good time together. Please note that the game on Thursday, October 31, is a night game—and will involve some tricky arrangements to welcome guests to park while we make sure our Community Child Care Center families and staff are able to leave safely. If you can help for any of these events, please don’t hesitate to volunteer.
Trick or Treat for Heifer International—coming October 27. Talk to Cherish Visger for more information! Come prepared to give. Come dressed as your favorite saint!
All Saints’ Sunday—November 3 The Feast of All Saints is one of the few days in the church calendar when the celebration can be moved to the following Sunday. It’s the day that gives us the name Hallowe’en:All Hallows’ (= All Saints’) E’en (=evening) or the night before All Saints’ Day. In ancient tradition it is one of the Thin Spaces in time, a season stretched between seasons, when we are in greater touch with those who have died. We begin the principal service with a grand procession, calling on the names of saints to stand beside us. We also offer up the names of our loved ones who have died, especially those we have lost in the past year. If you would like to have your loved one’s name read in the “necrology” (=list of the dead) please leave the information on the sign-up sheet.
All Saints Sunday is also one of the four principal baptismal feasts for the church. Those seeking baptism on November 3 need to contact the rector immediately. The next baptismal feast is January 12, the First Sunday after the Epiphany—the Baptism of Our Lord.
The week of November 10 is “our” week to share hospitality with Trinity Lutheran Church in the Family Promise program. We’ll have an interactive sign-up link online soon, but they’d like us to help in two ways: 1) provide all the breakfast food for the week 2) volunteer to sleep overnight. More information will be shared as soon as we have it about volunteer orientation opportunities.
National Cathedral hosts a Conversation about Race, Friday November 15. A live webcast from the National Cathedral on Friday, November 15, at 11am (2pm Eastern).Join Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde and the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, for a simulcast of an Episcopal Church forum, “Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America.” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori hosts this 90-minute live forum from the Diocese of Mississippi. The simulcast includes a panel discussion moderated by PBS commentator Ray Suarez, with panelists the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina; Ms. Myrlie Evers-Williams, civil rights activist; and the Honorable William Winter, former governor of Mississippi. Bishop Budde and Dean Hall then lead a local discussion following the simulcast. The webcast will be available on the Episcopal Church website:http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/state-racism Questions for the panelists can be emailed prior or during the forum to Neva Rae Fox, Public Affairs Officer, atPublicAffairs@episcoplchurch.org.
Upcoming retreat: Losses of Our Lives, November 15-17. From birth until we take our last breath, life continually presents us with unwanted losses. We’ll explore awareness of the myriad ways we face loss daily, a posture of responding to loss without holding too tightly, and ways of experiencing the sacred in loss. Presented by Reverend Nancy Copeland-Payton. Suggested donation: $195 single / $150 each shared. Includes all meals. Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, Idaho. To register call 208-962-2000 or visit online: www.Spirit-Center.org
Thanksgiving Day service will be 11am Thursday, November 28, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Moscow. The Rev. Robin Biffle will preside, and the Rev. Mary Beth Rivetti will preach. Our combined celebration of the Holy Eucharist will be followed by a communal meal. All are welcome, invited, encouraged to attend!