St. James Episcopal Church
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Located on Historic Route 7A in the heart of Arlington, VT
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This Week at St. James’

Pentecost 8, Proper 13

July 28-August 3, 2014



Monday, July 28 – Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel and

Henry Purcell, Composers, 1750, 1759, 1695

            9:00 – 12 noon – Office hours – Fr. Scott

7:00 PM – Spanish Group - undercroft


Tuesday, July 29 – Mary, Martha and Lazarus of Bethany, Confessors, 1 cent.  

First Ordination of Women to the Priesthood in the Episcopal Church,


9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Patricia Michael

            8:00 PM – AA 


Wednesday, July 30 – William Wilberforce and Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Lord  

                                                Shaftesbury, Prophetic Witnesses, 1833,1885

5:30 PM – Informal Holy Eucharist in the Iona style

7:00 PM – Summer Choir Rehearsal in the church


Thursday, July 31 – Ignatius of Loyola, Priest and Monastic, 1556

9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Patricia Michael


Friday,  August 1 – Joseph of Arimathaea, Confessor

Sabbath Day – Fr. Scott

9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Sarah Smith


Saturday, August 2 – Samuel Ferguson, Missionary Bishop for West Africa,


Sabbath Day – Fr. Scott


Sunday, August 3 – Pentecost 8, Proper 13


            Guest Presider and Preacher The Rev. Sean Lanigan


8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I – The 8:00 am worship is a simple, quiet service.

Our time together begins with the Liturgy of the Word (scripture, prayers, and sermon) and ends with the Liturgy of the Table (Holy Communion). There is no music at this service.  Worship together lasts approximately 45 minutes.


10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II –  The 10:00 am worship includes hymns and

music.  This service usually lasts about 70 minutes. Following the service there is a time of fellowship and refreshments.


8:00 PM – AA 



The St. James’ Weekly Newsletter from

July 27, 2014 

 Looking Ahead

 Saturday, August 2……..Episcopal Church in Vermont Fun Day, Rock Point

 Saturday, August 9…………………………………………………………Norman’s Attic

 Saturday, September 20…….Anniversary of the first Diocesan Convention                                                                           

                                                                       held at Arlington in 1790

 Saturday, October 4 ………………….……………………………………...Harvest Fest 


The Prayers of the People

For the Sick:  Ken Blackler; Garrett Brewer; Janet Burch; John Clancy; Peter Garneau;  Pamela Harris;  Marie Hauck; Joel Hill; Campbell Hoyt; Esther Jaffee; John Jaworski; Bruce Keene; Louis Kwasniewski; John Laughrey; Allan Mears; Jack Michael; Cecelia O’Brien; Susy Schott; Mackenzie Sibley; Shirley and Don Smith; Yvonne Sutton;  Dot Whitley; Allan; Anita; Bruce; Dennis; Dick; Helen; Isaac; John; Judy; Kay

For the Departed:    For the victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

For Those In Need of Our Prayers:   Charles; Anna, Sherri; Alyce; Curtis and his family; Sara; John and Katie; Joan; Scott Grover; the victims of natural disasters around the world; the children of Syria and all children affected by conflict and turmoil; refugees around the world; pray for peace in all the nations of the world.             

For Those Who Celebrate This Week:

Birthdays:  7/29-Tasha Gratton, Devon Ingison; 7/31-Haley Mattison; 8/2-Vivian Lacy, Scott Neal

Wedding Anniversaries:    8/2-Janet and Phil McQuade  

Baptismal Anniversaries:  None this week

For Those Who Serve in the Armed Forces:  Gary Marckres; Amy

In Thanksgiving:  For the Women of St. James and all those who worked and baked and served to make the Blueberry Dessert Festival a success; for the music ministry of Daniel Frank and the Summer Choir; for all those working so diligently on Norman’s Attic and for the gifts of time, talent and treasure to ensure the success of that endeavor; for the Wednesday evening worship; for the continuing presence of the Holy Spirit.  

For The Church:  For Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Katharine, our Presiding Bishop; Thomas, our Bishop; for the people and mission of this Diocese; for this parish of St. James’, its mission, and for Scott, our priest; for the Rev. Keith F.  Patterson, priest; for the Rev. Sean Lanigan, priest; in the Diocesan Prayer Calendar we pray for Trinity Church, Rutland and the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone of America.   

FR. SCOTT’S SCHEDULE: Monday, July 28: Office Hours: 9AM-12 noon

Tuesday, July 29: Summer Lunch Program Activities

Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2: Sabbath Days

Vacation: August 11-19


NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 - The Rev. Sean Lanigan will join us as Presider and Preacher. This is Father Sean’s first visit with us since his ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests on July 2 in Long Beach, CA. It will be an especially joyful day for us; please mark your calendars!

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  • Many, many thanks to those who stepped forward to volunteer to staff the “Coffee and…” Booth ; we are so grateful for your willingness to help! And here are the stalwart “St. James’ Baristas” and the schedule:

            7-10AM – Marian Sibley and Marge Greenwood;

            10AM-12 Noon: Fr. Scott; 10AM-4PM: Kathy Sherwin;

            11:30AM-1:30PM – Mary Ann Mento. Extra hands always welcome!

  • Many thanks also to the volunteer “Spray Team” who will make sure those booth lines are marked correctly: Phil Sherwin, Tom Taylor, Kathleen Moore and Joanna Taylor. First spray session is Thursday afternoon, August 7. If an additional session is necessary, that will be scheduled for Friday afternoon.
  • Fresh and Healthy Food Booth:  Beth Neal is the Chair and is need of assistance in the booth during the day especially during the height of the lunch hour. If you have a block of time to give, please check with Beth. Tasks are not onerous and it’s fun!
  • Vendor Booths: Still time to rent a space to sell something of your own.  St. James’ parishioners get a special price: $35. See Joanna Taylor or Patricia Michael.
  • Food Court: Sue Claro & Kathleen Moore, Co-Chairs

Please don’t forget to consider making a money donation to help with the purchase of supplies and food items. We have received generous donations from Arlington Dairy Bar, Paulin’s, Stewarts and Chem Clean but we still need additional funds so that the various coordinators can shop all at once for what they need and get the best price. This saves you the time and trouble to shop for individual items and helps increase our net profits.

  • Gourmet Bake: Pat Clancy, Chair. This is always a crowd-pleaser! We will offer pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, soup, beans and other cooked/baked items.  Please contribute your specialty! See Pat for more info.
  • Lucky Number Theme Basket Drawing: Nancy Boardman, Chair. If you are still pondering the theme for your basket, check out the list already posted. Get some ideas!!
  • Recycle & Re-Use: June Sherwin & Shirley Letiecq, Chairs. Any household item not used any more. Items were due July 15th so please check with June and/or Shirley if you still have things to donate. Please, no books or clothing. 

If you have questions or concerns about Norman’s Attic, please call either Joanna or Patricia. Many thanks for your continuing support and generosity. Joanna Taylor: 375-9330 or email; Patricia Michael: (802) 379-8132 or email

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Norman’s Attic Tag Sale Maps are available again this year through the Arlington Community Club. There is a $5.00 fee to be listed. All proceeds benefit the Arlington Community House. Maps will be distributed from Arlington Community House on the day of the event. The deadline was July 25 but it may still be possible to be included. For additional information contact Joanna Taylor at 802-375-9330 or via email to


THIS YEAR’S EPISCOPAL FUN DAY is next Saturday, August 2 from 1-5PM at Rock Point, the beautiful and historic home of the Diocese of Vermont.  On the agenda: Barbecue; a bouncy house; swimming; nature walks with scavenger hunt; tours of the lovely Rock Point property; lawn games and a pie baking contest. Admission is by a donation of $10 per individual or $25 per family. For more information, call C.J. at 802-863-1104, ext. 16.