This Week at St. James’
February 23 – March 1, 2015
Monday, February 23 – Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156
7:00 PM – Spanish Group – undercroft
Tuesday, February 24 - Saint Matthias the Apostle
9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Kathleen Moore
8:00 PM – AA
Wednesday, February 25 – Ember Day – John Roberts, Priest, 1949
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, February 26 – Emily Malbone Morgan, Prophetic Witness, 1937
9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Jill Roosma
Friday, February 27 – Ember Day – George Herbert, Priest, 1633
9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Sarah Smith
5:30 – 7:00 PM – Free Community Dinner
Sabbath Day – Fr. Scott
Saturday, February 28 – Ember Day – Anna Julia Haywood Cooper and
Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, Educators, 1964, 1904; John Cassian, Abbot, 433
Sabbath Day – Fr. Scott
Sunday, March 1 – The Second Sunday in Lent
– 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.
– 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
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Wednesday, February 25
5:30 PM - Informal Holy Eucharist at St. James’
7:00 PM – Taizé Worship at Federated Church
Friday, February 27, 5:30-7PM …..……..…………….Free Community Dinner
Sunday, March 1, 11:30 AM ….. It’s time to…
STOP, PRAY, WORK, PLAY, LOVE - A VIDEO/DISCUSSION SERIES
Thursday, March 19, 7:00 PM…………..…..………………………Vestry Meeting
Friday, March 27, 5:30-7PM ……….…….…………….Free Community Dinner
Friday, April 24, 5:30-7PM ……….……….…………...Free Community Dinner
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.
FR. SCOTT’S SCHEDULE:
Monday, February 23: Office Hours 9AM – 12 Noon
Wednesday, February 25: Holy Eucharist, 5:30PM; Taizé, 7PM, Federated Church
Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28: Sabbath Days
NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 1, IS THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH.
As is our custom, the loose offering will be contributed to the Parish Discretionary Fund. This is a season of tremendous need. Funds are low. Please be as generous as possible. Thank you for your continuing generosity.
STOP, PRAY, WORK, PLAY, LOVE - A VIDEO/DISCUSSION SERIES will be offered after the 10 AM liturgy during Lent. Grab your coffee and join us for a discussion of the week’s videos. This series is offered by the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE) in Cambridge, MA. For more information contact Fr. Scott or Kathleen Moore. For a preview of the theme of the series, visit the SSJE website at http://ssje.org/ssje/time .
The Vestry will meet on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00PM All are welcome to attend. You may also send your comments, concerns or requests relating to the functioning of the parish to the vestry either by written letter or to their new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. All items will be added to the agenda for the next vestry meeting, and fully discussed and considered. This is really the most effective way to bring these matters to the vestry's attention and make sure they get responded to. Approaching a single person during coffee hour after worship (for example) may result in your message being conveyed inaccurately in a game of "telephone" down the line, or may result in it getting lost altogether in the busyness of a Sunday morning. It's always good to have these things written down. The vestry does want to hear from you – it's your voices that matter - this is just a reminder to make use of this group and its important function within our parish.
NEW SOUND SYSTEM INSTALLED. Our new sound system was installed on Friday, February 13 by Geer Sound located in Milton VT. We should be all set to hear when we return to sanctuary on Palm Sunday. It has been a long time coming!!
OUR NEW COMMERCIAL DISHWASHER was installed on Tuesday, February 17 just in time for our Shrove Tuesday Dinner. It works great! Thanks to Garry Roosma for coordinating this project.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO REGISTER FOR RECALCULATING THE WAY II, MARCH 14TH AT LAKE MOREY RESORT IN FAIRLEE, VT. The Episcopal Church in Vermont and The Vermont Conference, United Church of Christ invite you to Recalculating the Way II: Recalculating Worship. Bring your creativity with you to a day geared toward experiencing and hearing about evolving ways to worship and expand participation. Teams of 4-6 from each church are encouraged to attend. Last year's group from St. James' really enjoyed this event. If you would like to attend or have questions, contact Fr. Scott.
FEDERATED CHURCH HAM AND BEAN SUPPER AND DESSERT AUCTION is Friday, March 6, 2015. Dinner is at 6PM followed by the Dessert Auction at 7PM. All proceeds benefit Happy Days Playschool. The desserts will be donated by Happy Days’ parents and board members and members of the Federated Church community. For more information call the Federated Church office at 375-2548.
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 email@example.com to submit your information. Thank you!