This Week at St. James’
, October 27
Out of Town Meeting – Fr. Scott
– Spanish Group - undercroft
Tuesday, October 28 – St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles
9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Patricia Michael
Wednesday, October 29 – James Hannington and his Companions, Bishop of
Eastern Equatorial Africa, Martyrs, 1885
– Informal Holy Eucharist in the Celtic style
Thursday, October 30 – John Wyclif, Priest and Prophetic Witness, 1384
9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Jill Roosma
Friday, October 31 – All Hallows’ Eve – Paul Shinji Sasaki and Philip Lindel
Tsen, Bishop of Mid-Japan and of Tokyo, 1946; Bishop of Honan, China, 1954
– Office hours – Sarah Smith
Diocesan Convention – Jay Peak, VT
Saturday, November 1 – All Saints’
Diocesan Convention – Jay Peak, VT
Sunday, November 2 – All Saints’ and Ingathering
– The 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.
– The service includes hymns and music.
This service usually lasts about 75 minutes. Following the service there is a time of fellowship and refreshments.
Read The Mountain E-News: October 15
Listen to October 12 Sermon:
Annual Appeal PowerPoint and discussion from the October 12 Kickoff Brunch
…………….. Diocesan Convention
..…Holy Eucharist followed by Abundance
Celebration and Parish Potluck Dinner
The Eucharist will Commemorate the Consecration of Samuel Seabury in 1784
, ..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, October 27: Office hours 9AM-12 noon.
and Saturday, November 1: Diocesan Convention
A REMINDER: We are entering heating season so please be mindful that the doors at the foot of the stairs into the undercroft should be kept closed in order to conserve as much heat as possible. Thank you. Fr. Scott
ST. JAMES FOUNDATION BOARD MEETING is scheduled for Thursday, November 13 at 7PM in the Undercroft. Our representative from Prentiss-Smith will be present to discuss our portfolio, review the year’s activity and answer questions. Board members: Please let Marilyn King, President of the Foundation, know if you are planning to attend.
A message from Fr. Scott: is All Saints’ and also Pledge Ingathering . Please remember to bring your completed pledge card with you to place in the offering plate that morning. If you are unable to attend worship that morning, please mail your pledge card to the office or drop it off in the office before . We will bless our tithes and pledges at both worship services. Thank you. Fr. Scott
The Celebration Abundance is with the liturgy of the Holy Eucharist at followed by a parish potluck dinner. There are sign-up sheets for participation in the dinner on the bulletin board in the undercroft.
2015 PARISH DIRECTORY. A draft copy of the 2015 Parish Directory is on the table at the end of the last row of pews on the Epistle side. Please review your entry and make any necessary corrections or additions. If you are not included and would like to be, please add your information on one of the green forms on the table. If you have any questions, please see Sue Claro or speak with one of today’s greeters.
MIDAS MUFFLER HELPS THE PARISH DISCRETIONARY FUND!
Make your car and our Parish Discretionary Fund happy at the same time. Midas Muffler has a company foundation that gives money back to the communities they serve. Buy an oil change-tire rotation for $44.99, fill out a coupon, and the St. James’ Parish Discretionary Fund will receive $10.00 from it at the end of the month in which the service is performed.You must mention St. James for them to give you the coupon and the credit. You may also take a flyer from the church with “St. James Parish Discretionary Fund written in the appropriate space. It doesn't cost you anything above the cost of the oil change-tire rotation and it helps us. If you have any questions, please see Mary Ann Mento.
PLANNING MEETING FOR 2015 FREE COMMUNITY DINNERS AND KITCHEN AND HOSPITALITY IMPROVEMENTS. Mark your calendars! On Sunday, November 16 at 11:30 a.m. there will be a two-part meeting:
Part One will initiate the planning for the 2015 schedule of Free Community Dinners at St. James.
Part Two will initiate the planning for the kitchen renovations and improvements in our hospitality initiatives and programs, projects made possible by the generous grant we received recently for this purpose. The meeting is open to all who are interested in working in either or both of this exciting endeavors. We need your thoughts and ideas and your willingness to help. If you have any questions about the meeting in advance, please see Sue Claro. Or just come to the meeting on and find out what others are thinking and offer your own ideas. Everyone is welcome to participate.
ST. PETER’S CHURCH, BENNINGTON, OFFERS WORKSHOP SERIES ON CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER. The series is entitled “Intimacy with God: Transforming the Obstacles of the Mind & Heart: Contemplative Prayer.” Fr. Justin Lanier, Rector of St. Peter’s, According to Fr. Justin Lanier, Rector of St. Peter’s Church, will be the principal teacher and guide for the sessions. According to Fr. Lanier, “The origins and goal of this practice is Contemplation: resting in the Divine within, at the source and throughout all that is, dwelling in the ground of the heart. We will learn Centering Prayer as a way to cultivate receptivity to God’s presence and action in us. We will also discover how God heals the afflictive thoughts and emotions that obscure our deeper life in Christ.”
Fr. Lanier has been teaching Centering Prayer with Contemplative Outreach since 2006; it was his primary work before focusing on parish work. He was a monk at St. Benedict’s Monastery and has studied with Fr. Thomas Keating since 1996.
The dates for the workshops are Wednesdays and December 3 and 11. Each session begins with dinner at with the workshop from . Childcare will be provided.