St. James Episcopal Church
Friday, May 29, 2015
Located on Historic Route 7A in the heart of Arlington, VT
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This Week at St. James’

May 11-17, 2015



Fr. Scott accepts a call to serve at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, White River Junction VT – read more here



Monday, May 18

9:00 AM -10:15 AM – Office hours – Fr. Scott

7:00 PM – Spanish Group


Tuesday, May 19

9:00 AM -12:00 PM – Office hours – Kathleen Moore

8:00 PM – AA 


Wednesday, May 20

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist this week

7:00 PM – Vestry Meeting


Thursday, May 21

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


Friday, May 22

9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – P.G. Michael

            Sabbath Day – Fr. Scott


Saturday, May 23 - St. James’ Summer Picnic

Fundraiser for the Arlington Area Summer Lunch Program

            Sabbath Day – Fr. Scott


Sunday, May 24, 2015, The Day of Pentecost

Single Service Sunday 9:00AM


Remember to wear RED


              7:30 PM – AA 



Important Links:


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



Listen to Sunday’s Sermon from St. James’     


            Find us on Facebook         


St. James’ 250th Year Video




Looking Ahead


Saturday, May 23, St. James’ Hot Dogs and More

Fundraiser for the Arlington Area Summer Lunch Program

Sunday, May 24, Pentecost Sunday………………………...Breakfast Church

                                              ONE SERVICE ONLY AT 9AM

Sunday, June 7, 1-3 PM………………………………….....Ice Cream Celebration

            An Opportunity to Host the Community as They Bid

                                                     Farewell to Fr. Scott and Beth

Sunday, June 14………………………....ONE SERVICE ONLY AT 10AM

              Followed by a special luncheon to say good-bye to Fr. Scott and Beth

               as they depart to new ministries with the people of

                                   St. Paul’s Church, White River Junction


Sunday, July 12…………………….…………….………………………..St. James’ Pig Roast

Saturday, August 8………………………….………………………………….Norman’s Attic

Saturday, September 26………………...………………………………………Harvest Fest


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; Jane Jersey; Bruce Keene; Marianne Kennedy; Joyce Klugewicz; John Laughrey; Mary Loring; Jack Michael; Cecelia O’Brien; Ralph and Natalia Panelli; MaryAnn Schaefer; Dot Whitley; Anita; Bruce; Dennis; Dick; Helen; Isaac; John; Judy; Kay; Kelly; Susan

For the Departed:   Helen Goodrich     

For Those In Need of Our Prayers:  The family of Helen Goodrich; the family of Kelly Arciprete; Lucy Allen and her family; Michelle, Dan and their families; 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:  5/17-Emma Ingison; May 18-Thomas Loring; May 20-Joanna Taylor, Kathleen Brown; 5/21-Cece Hush;

              5/23-John Arlotta, Courtney Culler  

    Wedding Anniversaries:  5/20-Mimi and Paul Zylinski     

   Baptismal Anniversaries:    5/17-Sally Cook

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

In Thanksgiving:   For her son, Allan J. Mears, from Sue DeMarsico; for all who helped with “The Holy Land: Peace and Dignity for All” event; for the minister of the lawn, for our vestry and their hard work; 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 Zion Church, Manchester Center and the Church of North India.  

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, May 18: Office Hours 9AM – 12 noon

     Friday, May 22: Sabbath Day

     Saturday, May 23: Sabbath Day

TODAY FOLLOWING THE 10AM WORSHIP: “Transforming Churches” video and Pews/Chairs discussion.

SUNDAY, MAY 24 IS PENTECOST BREAKFAST CHURCH. There is one service at 9:00 AM. Please bring a breakfast dish for share and remember to wear red.

PARISH JOB FAIR MAY 24, 2015. As we prepare to say farewell to Fr. Scott and Beth, it is also time for us as a parish to plan for the transitional period that will follow and for continuing to maintain the momentum we have achieved as a parish community to date. Our Vestry will lead us but we are all members of the family of St. James’. On Pentecost, May 24, we will have “Breakfast Church” with one service at 9AM. The Parish Job Fair will follow with information and updates about the transition process and how we each can use our skills and abilities to support our parish as we move toward the future. Please make every effort to attend.

JUNE 7 IS THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. The loose offering on that day will go to the Parish Discretionary Fund. Thank you for your generosity.

THANK YOU!! Thank you to Joanna Taylor, Jill Roosma, Kathleen Moore, Michael Rice, Patricia Michael and all who helped offer hospitality to our guests who attended “The Holy Land: Finding Peace and Dignity” Diocesan Altar Guild meeting on May 14. Special thanks to Bishop Ely and Canon Porter for their informative and inspiring joint presentation. If you missed this wonderful and important event a video of the presentation will appear in the next Mountain E-News.

ST. JAMES’ ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY COMMITTEE IN FORMATION.  If you are interested in shaping the practical steps our parish takes in realizing the fifth Mark of Mission: “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth,” consider being a part of this group. See Kathleen Moore for more information or email her at 

NEW RECYCLING BARREL. There is now a barrel with a green cover in the garage for all recyclables.  Please use this barrel for recycling only. Thank you. 

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: To help in the 2015 Summer Lunch Program. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board.  Need more information?  Check with Sue Claro.  


PARISH DIRECTORY UPDATE: Sarah Smith is at Equinox Terrace, 324 Terrace Rd, Manchester Center, VT 05255.  She would appreciate phone calls 549-4622 or visits.

2015 VESTRY CONTACT INFORMATION.  Steven Blackler – Junior Warden (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 – Senior Warden (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!