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

January 6 - February 1, 2015



Monday, January 26 – The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle

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

            7:00 PM – Spanish Group – undercroft


Tuesday, January 27 – Lydia, Dorcas and Phoebe, Witnesses to the Faith

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

            8:00 PM – AA 


Wednesday, January 28 – Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Theologian, 1274

    5:30 PM – Holy Eucharist in the style of Iona – discussion on the readings


Thursday, January 29 – Andrei Rublev, Monk and Iconographer, 1430

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


Friday, January 30

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

 Sabbath Day – Fr. Scott


Saturday, January 31 –Juan Bosso (John Bosso), Priest, 1888; Samuel

Shoemaker, Priest and Evangelist, 1963

Sabbath Day – Fr. Scott


Sunday, February 1 – The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

             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         


            St. James’ 250th Year Video



Looking Ahead


Friday, February 6, 5:30PM…………………...Film, “The Fault in our Stars”

 Sunday, February 8, following 10AM liturgy…Discussion of “The Fault in  

                                                                                                                        Our Stars”

 Tuesday, February 17, 6 PM…………………..Shrove Tuesday Parish Dinner

 Wednesday, February 18, Ash Wednesday

9 AM – Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

7 PM – Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
Ashes to Go throughout the day on Church St.

 Friday, February 20, 5:30PM…………….…Book Discussion: “I Am Malala”

 Wednesday, February 25 6:30 PM…………………………….…Vestry Meeting

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

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

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


The Prayers of the People

Sunday, January 25, 2015  

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

For the Departed:   Robert “Bud” Whitley and JoAnn Fonseca, in memory of whom the altar flowers are given today; Adam Mimms; Lin Wilwol

For Those In Need of Our Prayers:  For Charles; Anna, Sherri; Alyce; Curtis and his family; Sara; John and Katie; Joan; Cathy; Alex; Sofia; for all who need our prayers;  for peace among all nations.         

For Those Who Celebrate This Week:

     Birthdays:  1/25-Steve Smith, Sydney Otto; 1/26-Patricia McKee, Virginia Berstene;    1/30-Randy Weeks, Fred Harrison

     Wedding Anniversaries:   None this week  

     Baptismal Anniversaries:  None this week

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

In Thanksgiving:  For our retiring vestry members, Don Brown, Sue Claro and Sandy Preble; for our Annual Meeting; 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 Immanuel Church, Bellows Falls and The Anglican Church of Australia. 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:  Please remember to send us any updates about people you may 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, January 26: Office hours

Friday, January 23: Sabbath Days

Saturday, January 24: Sabbath Days

A KITCHEN/HOSPITALITY IMPROVEMENT MEETING is planned for Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 following the 10 AM service. We will discuss progress, the project timeline with updates on the current status of the project.  All are invited to attend. We welcome your input and ideas.  For more information, please see Sue Claro.

ST. JAMES’ BOOK AND MOVIE CLUB SCHEDULE UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE CHANGES. Friday, February 6th at 5:30pm: Watch movie "The Fault in Our Stars"; Sunday, February 8th following 10am service: Discuss movie "The Fault in Our Stars"; Friday, February 20th at 5:30pm: Discuss Book "I am Malala."

SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who participated in putting on the first Free Community Dinner of 2015 on January 23. A very good time was had by all: good food, good company and a welcoming setting. Thank you, each and all!

ST. JAMES’ BOOK AND MOVIE CLUB SCHEDULE UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE CHANGES. Friday, February 6th at 5:30pm: Watch movie "The Fault in Our Stars"; Sunday, February 8th following 10am service: Discuss movie "The Fault in Our Stars"; Friday, February 20th at 5:30pm: Discuss Book "I am Malala."

BCCH COLLECTION BIN.  The Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless publishes a "wish list" each Wednesday of items that they need.  Each week, we will print out that wish list, tape it to the bin in the narthex, and deliver whatever we have collected. They are always in need of non-perishable food items, warm clothes, coats and gloves (particularly men's sizes). Please contact Fr. Scott with any questions

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

THE ST. JAMES’ FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS: 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!