St. James Episcopal Church
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Located on Historic Route 7A in the heart of Arlington, VT
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This Week at St. James’

March 23-29, 2015



Monday, March 23 - Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop and Missionary of

Armenia, c. 332

9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Fr. Scott

7:00 PM – Spanish Group – undercroft


Tuesday, March 24 – Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador; Martyrs of

El Salvador, 1980

9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Mary Ann Mento

            8:00 PM – AA 


Wednesday, March 25 The Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the

Blessed Virgin Mary

5:30 PM – An informal service of Holy Communion with discussion style homily. 

7 :00 PM – Taizé Worship – at service of prayer, scripture, music and meditation at

The Federated Church of East Arlington


Thursday, March 26 – Richard Allen, First Bishop of the African American

Episcopal Church, 1831

9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Jill Roosma


Friday, March 27 – Charles Henry Brent. Bishop of the Philippines and of Western New York, 1929

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

5:30 – 7:00 PM – Free Community Dinner

Sabbath Day – Fr. Scott


Saturday, March 28 – James Solomon Russell, Priest and Educator, 1935

Sabbath Day – Fr. Scott


Sunday, March 29 – The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

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

The service 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, and it lasts approximately 45 minutes.

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

music.  This service usually lasts about 75 minutes. Following the service there is a time of fellowship and refreshments.


              7:30 PM – AA 



Important Links:


Read The Mountain E-News of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont     

Listen to Sunday’s Sermon          


               Find us on Facebook         


St. James’ 250th Year Video




Looking Ahead


Wednesday, March 25

5:30 PM - Informal Holy Eucharist at St. James’

7:00 PM – Taizé Worship at St. James’


Friday, March 27, 5:30-7PM ……….…….…………….Free Community Dinner


Sunday, March 29,…………………. The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

            8 and 10 AM – Holy Eucharist


Friday, April 24, 5:30-7PM ……….……….…………...Free Community Dinner




Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday, 7 PM:  Holy Eucharist


Maundy Thursday, 7PM:  Holy Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar, the setting of the Garden of Repose followed by the Watch in the Garden through the night


Good Friday, 7 PM: Good Friday Liturgy with Communion

from the reserve Sacrament


Holy Saturday, 9AM: Holy Saturday Liturgy


The Great Vigil of Easter, 8PM: Lighting of the Fire and Paschal Candle,

First Eucharist of Easter


Easter Day, 8 and 10 AM: Holy Eucharist



The Prayers of the People


For the Sick:  Ken Blackler; Garrett Brewer; Janet Burch; John Clancy; Joseph Eppink; Peter Garneau; Jo Gillikin; Pamela Harris; Marie Hauck; Esther Jaffee; John Jaworski; Bruce Keene; Marianne Kennedy; Joyce Klugewicz; John Laughrey; Darrell Longtin;  Mary Loring; Jack Michael; Cecelia O’Brien; Ralph and Natalia Panelli; Dot Whitley; Allan; Anita; Bruce; Dennis; Dick; Helen; Isaac; John; Judy; Kay


For the Departed:   For the infant daughter of Michelle and Dan


For Those In Need of Our Prayers:  Michelle, Dan and their families, for strength and solace in a time of incomparable loss; Charles; Anna, Sherri; Alyce; Curtis and his family; Sara; John and Katie; Joan; Cathy; Alex; Sofia; Eleanor; for all who need our prayers;  for peace among all nations.     


For Those Who Celebrate This Week:

     Birthdays:  3/22- Laura Brower, Jim Rice; 3/23-Tom Taylor; 3/25-Anna English; 3/28-Alec Little

     Wedding Anniversaries:  None this week     

     Baptismal Anniversaries: 3/23-Marilyn King    

For Those Who Serve in the Armed Forces:  Gary Marckres; Amy; Willow Bucckieri-Sibley


In Thanksgiving:   For the presence among us of the J2A Confirmation Class, their leaders and chaperones, visiting from Grace Episcopal Church Medford MA; for March sun; for this parish family; for our children and grandchildren; for the continuing presence of the Holy Spirit; for the gift of faith; for the hope of peace.


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 St. Matthew’s Church, Enosberg Falls and Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion of Japan).


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:  Please remember to send us updates about people you have added to the list of those for whom we pray.  Forms are available on the table in the nave after the last row of pews. You may also send a note to the parish office.     



Monday, March 23: Office Hours 9AM – 12 noon

Friday, March 27: Sabbath day   



 from Fr. Scott

 The final informal Holy Eucharist of Lent will take place at 5:30PM at St. James’ followed by the final Lenten Taizé service at 7PM on Wednesday, March 25 at the Federated Church of East Arlington. Taizé worship is a warm and intimate service

of music and prayer that offers us a way to turn off our electronic devices,

worship God, quiet the soul and prepare for Holy Week.


Next Sunday, March 29, is Palm Sunday. We will gather outside (weather permitting) and begin our liturgy there.  We will then process into the church and return to the sanctuary for the remainder of the year.  This is the beginning of the Christian High Holy Days. We invite you to join us for this and the other Holy Week service. (See schedule elsewhere in this issue for details.)


SPECIAL RECEPTION following the Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April 4.  Let’s keep the celebration going after the first celebration of Easter.  Please bring something to share.  Drop off the reception food items through the back door on Saturday evening before we gather outside to light the Easter Fire.



FESTIVE EASTER SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR. You are invited to bring favorite Easter goodies to share at coffee hour following worship on Easter Sunday.  This is a special way to share family favorites or try something new to celebrate Christ’s resurrection.  

STOP, PRAY, WORK, PLAY, LOVE - A VIDEO/DISCUSSION SERIES is postponed until Sunday, April 26 following the 10AM liturgy. This series is offered by the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE) in Cambridge, MA. To learn more about the series, see Fr. Scott or Kathleen Moore or visit the SSJE website at

EASTER FLOWER DONATION FORMS are available in your Easter letter and also in our worship space today. This is a lovely way to remember and honor our loved ones as we beautify our church for the celebration of the Feast of Easter. Deadline date for publication in the Easter bulletins is Palm Sunday, March 29.   Questions? Please see Fr. Scott.



MARCH 27 COMMUNITY DINNER. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board. Donations of money and time are especially welcome. If you need more information or want to volunteer, please check with Mary Ann Mento.



THE WOMEN OF ST. JAMES will meet on Wednesday, April 8 at 12 Noon in Memorial Lounge.



A COMMENTARY ON HOLY WEEK, compiled by Fr. Scott, is available on the table as you enter our worship space.  This brief commentary gives a short history and outline of each of the Holy Week services.  You are invited to participate in these services as you are able.  If you need a ride to any of these services please let Fr. Scott know.  We will do our best to arrange rides. 



SIGN-UP SHEET FOR THE WATCH IN THE GARDEN is on the table as you enter the worship space.  You may watch either at church or at home.  If you have questions about the Watch, please see Fr. Scott.



A REMINDER: INFORMATION FOR SJWN is due no later than Wednesday of each week by 4PM.  E-mail to submit your information. Thank you!

2015 VESTRY CONTACT INFORMATION.  Steven Blackler (518-677-5024); Rob Faley (375-9355); Dan Frank (236-2117); Ed Gust (375-9311); Kathleen Moore (768-8027); Garry Roosma (375-1374); Joanna Taylor (375-9330)



Marilyn King, President;  Nancy Boardman; Pat Clancy;  David Durfee; Vivian Lacy; Evan Lawrence; Patricia Gordon Michael; Jill Roosma; Joanna Taylor.   


A REMINDER: INFORMATION FOR SJWN is due no later than Wednesday of each week by 4PM.  E-mail to submit your information. Thank you!