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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Worship on Sunday is at 8 and 10:30. The Adult Forum at 9:15 is discussing Brian McLaren’s Why Did Jesus, Mohammed, Moses and the Buddha Cross the Road. Even if you’re not reading along – join the group for coffee, conversation and fellowship in the Canterbury Room following the 8am service.
Church school and child care for the 10:30 service begins at 10:15. Church school begins downstairs in the chapel; infants through age three are in the Canterbury Room.
Slow Church has been discontinued. Our 5:30 Sunday evening worship and fellowship opporutnity has been discontinued. A discipline that began in Lent two years ago and returned in earnest with a gathering of young adults eager to walk the labyrinth together and explore questions of discernment has run its course as participants have found other ways of integrating into the broader life of the community. Thanks to all who have attended, shared the feeding of spirit and body, walked the labyrinth, sat in silence, and built the fires.
Lent is begins soon!
Pancake Supper/Brunch—March 2 — Due to rebuilding in the parish hall area, we’re moving the date and time of the pancake supper to the coffee hour on Sunday, March 2 — for a Last Sunday after the Epiphany—Bury the Alleluias — Mardi (Dimanche) Gras — Pancake Supper/Brunch coffee hour. If you’d like to help out with shopping, setup, cooking, serving, or cleanup—sign up on the clipboard.
Shrove Tuesday Liturgy—March 4 — Deacon Dianne Lowe will supervise the burning of the old palms from last year’s Palm Sunday—to make the ashes that will be used for the Ash Wednesday services. We’ll gather in the Canterbury Room at 5pm.
Ash Wednesday Liturgy — March 5 — 7am, noon, 7pm Ash Wednesday liturgy with the imposition of the ashes.
Sundays in Lent — are not counted in the 40 days of fasting. (So don’t try to quit smoking for Lent, or it will never work!)
Soup and Bread with the Rector — Beginning in Lent, the Rector invites you to come to Sunday Supper at her house (aka the “Rectory”). Sign-up sheets in the parish hall will be up for you to choose which Sunday evening you can come. We hope to include the whole parish before Pentecost.
Holy Cow! Consulting – The members of the church will soon be receiving an invitation to complete the Church Assessment Tool (CAT), an on-line instrument that will help leaders gauge the strength, vitality, and trends in our congregation and our community. The information gained from this assessment will be valuable in helping the clergy and vestry of St. James as they make decisions about the future of St. James.