This Week at St. James’
Pentecost 16, Proper 21
September 29-October 5, 2014
Monday, September 29 – St. Michael and All Angels
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Office Hours - Fr. Scott
7:00 PM – Spanish Group - undercroft
Tuesday, September 30 – Jerome, Priest, Monk of Bethlehem, 420
9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Patricia Michael
8:00 PM – AA
Wednesday, October 1 - Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530
5:30 PM – Informal Holy Eucharist in the Celtic style
Thursday, October 2
9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours –
Friday, October 3 - George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester and
Ecumenist, 1958; John Raleigh Mott, Evangelist and
Ecumenical Pioneer, 1955
9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Sarah Smith
Saturday, October 4 –Francis of Assisi, Friar, 1226 - HARVESTFEST
Sunday, October 5 – Pentecost 17, Proper 22
8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist - quiet and contemplative
10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist - festive with hymns and music
4:00 PM – Blessing of the Animals
7:30 PM – AA
Read The Mountain E-New: September 19
Listen to Sunday’s Sermon: September 28
Saturday, October 4 …………………………………..……….…………………...
Sunday, October 5, ..............................
Sunday, October 12, 9AM .…..Stewardship Kick-Off Sunday One Service
Friday, October 31 – Saturday, November 1…………….. Diocesan Convention
Wednesday, November 12, 5:30PM…Holy Eucharist followed by Stewardship
Friday, November 14..Commemoration of the Consecration of Samuel Seabury,
first Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States,
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: The list of those who have requested our prayers and remembrances is printed weekly in SJWN. Please remember to read the list each week so that you may recall the individuals for whom we pray collectively at that time. Don’t forget to send us any updates about people you may have added to the list. Forms are available on the table in the nave after the last row of pews.
FR. SCOTT’S SCHEDULE: Monday, September 29: Office hours 9AM-12PM.
Thursday, October 2: Sabbath Day;
Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4: Harvest Fest Preparation and Celebration
THE WOMEN OF ST. JAMES will meet at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 1 in Memorial Lounge. Discussion will focus on Harvest Fest activities. If you have any questions, check with Vivian Lacy for more information.
THANK YOU to those who have signed up for the coffee hour and church cleaning ministries. We appreciate your positive response to our recent reminders.
APPLE PICKING UPDATE: Five St. Jamesians traveled to Mad Tom Orchard last Sunday after church to pick apples for the local food shelf. We picked a total of four bushels for the food shelves totaling $110.00. We also picked an additional bushel for the pies for Harvest Fest. It was a fun afternoon and we helped our neighbors as well. Fr. Scott
LOOKING AHEAD TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12: STEWARDSHIP KICK-OFF SUNDAY! There will be one service at 9AM followed by a discussion. Ingathering of Pledges is Sunday, November 2, 2014. The Stewardship Celebration is Wednesday, November 12 with Holy Eucharist at 5:30PM followed by a parish potluck dinner.
CALLING ALL KIDS AND ADULTS TOO!! St. James’ is organizing a Kids’ Dinner and Movie Night. In an effort to reach out to our community in a positive way, especially to families with young children, St. James’ will host a dinner and movie night for kids in Bennington County communities. This is designed for young people ages 8-12, to gather and prepare a dinner for themselves in the undercroft kitchen with parental and St. James’ supervision. The hope is this will be an ongoing ministry where kids will learn to make healthy, relatively inexpensive and easy-to-prepare meals. If you are interested in being a part of this exciting ministry, please
Contact Daniel Frank, Kathleen Moore or Fr. Scott
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HARVEST FEST 2014 UPDATES
VENDORS NEWS FLASH: We are delighted to announce that all vendor booths are sold! We set a goal of 30 booths and exceeded with a total of 44 paid booths and 3 not-for-profit booths (no fee). Good news! Now let’s hope for good weather.
CASH DONATIONS: There is an urgent need for cash donations to purchase supplies for the St. James’ Grill and other Food Court functions. Donations are lagging so please check the Sign-Up sheets on the bulletin board and consider how you might be able to help with a contribution of your time and/or money.
If you have any questions, please check with Sandy Preble, Harvest Fest Chair or any of the chairs for the individual activities. [See below for list.]
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR HARVEST FEST PIE-MAKING! Joanna Taylor and Beth Neal are recruiting members for the Pie-Making Team. Here’s the schedule for Pie-Making Day, Thursday, October 2:
10AM: Meet in the church kitchen to make crusts, peel apples, set-up.
6PM: Meet in the church kitchen to prepare pies.
7PM: Pick up your pie (or pies) to take home to bake.
Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board. If you have any questions, see Joanna or Beth.
COLLECTORS’ CORNER: This is another version of the “Recycle and Reuse” table from Norman’s Attic. Some special items were carried over from that collection so we are issuing a call for you to search through your homes and garages and storage bins to donate. Some things we can’t accept: Please, NO books, clothing, electronics, small or large appliances, no DVDs, tapes, and the like. Tuesday, September 30 is the deadline for drop-off of items. For more information, check with June Sherwin or Chris Draffin, Co-Chairs. [Special note of thanks to Chris Draffin for stepping in to help as Co-Chair.]
HARVEST BASKETS: Baskets were due on Friday, September 26 but if you had a “brainstorm” and wish to add a basket, please check with Co-Chairs Nancy Boardman and Jill Roosma to make arrangements. There may be more than one basket on the same theme. Dollar value of each basket should be $20 or more. Any types of baskets are welcome; you may also choose decorative containers. Check with Nancy or Jill for more info.
THE CAST OF CHARACTERS
ANOTHER REMINDER: ALL DONATION AND HELP SIGN-UP SHEETS are on the bulletin board. Please check them out and decide where you might give a hand and what you might contribute. We are also making a special request for cash donations to subsidize the cost of food and supplies. Please be as generous as you can with your time and talents! No gift of time or treasure is too small. This is our own special event so let’s all participate any way we can!!!
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CALENDAR REMINDER: Diocesan Convention is scheduled for October 31-November 1, 2014, Jay Peak Resort, Jay, VT. Theme is “Equipped for the Journey: Formation For Mission”. For more information, go online to http://diovermont.org/
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OTHER COMMUNITY NEWS
NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR BOOK/AUTHOR LUNCHEON is on Wednesday, October 8 at noon at the Manchester Country Club. The guest speaker is New York Times bestselling author Archer Mayor who will introduce his latest mystery Proof Positive. Tickets are $45.00 and are available from June Sherwin.
THE MARTHA CANFIELD FREE LIBRARY invites you to a “Delicious Dessert Party” on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 2-5PM at the Library at 528 East Arlington Road. A variety of Delicious Desserts and other refreshments; Silent Auction; Live Auction; Music and other fun in the delightful library setting. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the library, local banks and at the door. All proceeds benefit the library. Call 375-6153 for more information.
FIRST FRIDAY COMMUNITY DINNER AT CENTENARY CHURCH Centenary United Methodist Church, 22 Church St, Greenwich, NY October 3, 2014. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7:00pm (gourmet pizza -prepared by BOCES Culinary Students, chicken wings, ice cream, drinks and coffee.) Music by “Saints of Nowhere” (first appearance of local young people’s music group) begins at 6:15PM. All donations benefit the Greenwich Youth Center. For more information, call (518) 522-8335 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 17 is the Arlington Memorial High School 2014 Day of Service. Area students volunteer to help you with your fall clean-up projects. Adult staff members will accompany the students at each site. The deadline to request volunteers is Friday, October 10th. Volunteer Request Forms are available on the back table.
A REMINDER: INFORMATION FOR SJWN is due no later than Wednesday of each week by 4PM. E-mail email@example.com to submit your information. Thank you!