St. James Episcopal Church
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Located on Historic Route 7A in the heart of Arlington, VT
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This Week at St. James’

Pentecost 16, Proper 21

September 29-October 5, 2014



Monday, September 29 – St. Michael and All Angels

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

7:00 PM – Spanish Group - undercroft


Tuesday, September 30 – Jerome, Priest, Monk of Bethlehem, 420

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

            8:00 PM – AA 


Wednesday, October 1 - Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530

5:30 PM – Informal Holy Eucharist in the Celtic style


Thursday, October 2

9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours –


Friday, October 3  - George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester and

Ecumenist, 1958; John Raleigh Mott, Evangelist and

Ecumenical Pioneer, 1955

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


Saturday, October 4 –Francis of Assisi, Friar, 1226 - HARVESTFEST

            Harvest Fest


Sunday, October 5 – Pentecost 17, Proper 22

              8:00 AM – Holy Eucharist - quiet and contemplative  

            10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist - festive with hymns and music

              4:00 PM – Blessing of the Animals

              7:30 PM – AA 



Important Links:


            Read The Mountain E-New: September 19

          Listen to Sunday’s Sermon: September 28



Looking Ahead

Saturday, October 4 …………………………………..……….…………………...Harvest Fest

Sunday, October 5, ................................................Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10 AM

                                         4 PM....................................................Blessing of the Animals

 Sunday, October 12, 9AM .…..Stewardship Kick-Off Sunday One Service

                                                                                         Sunday – Breakfast Church

 Friday, October 31 – Saturday, November 1…………….. Diocesan Convention

 Wednesday, November 12, 5:30PM…Holy Eucharist followed by Stewardship    

                                                                                Celebration and Parish Potluck Dinner

 Friday, November 14..Commemoration of the Consecration of  Samuel Seabury,

                                                first Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States,

                                                                              November 14, 1784, Aberdeen, Scotland

The Prayers of the People

For the Sick:  Ken Blackler; Garrett Brewer; Janet Burch; John Clancy;Sue DeMarsico; Peter Garneau; Pamela Harris; Marie Hauck; Esther Jaffee; John Jaworski; Bruce Keene; Joyce Klugewicz; John Laughrey; Allan Mears; Jack Michael; R. Moore; Cecelia O’Brien; Susy Schott; June Sherwin; Shirley and Don Smith; Yvonne Sutton; Dot Whitley; Allan; Anita; Bruce; Dennis; Dick; Helen; Isaac; John; Judy; Kay

For the Departed:   The Rev. Joel Hill, Deacon; Anita Bianco; Penny McBride

For Those In Need of Our Prayers:   The family and friends of Joel Hill, Anita Bianco and Penny McBride; Charles; Anna, Sherri; Alyce; Curtis and his family; Sara; Joe and his family; John and Katie; Joan; Cathy; Alex; Sofia; the victims of natural disasters around the world; the people of Iraq and in all of the Middle East; the children of Syria and all children affected by conflict and turmoil; refugees around the world; pray for peace among all the nations of the world.             

For Those Who Celebrate This Week:

      Birthdays:  9/29-Hilary Neal; 9/30-Josh Roberts; 10/1-Denise Watts, Jo Gillikin; 10/2-Jim Menneto, James

                        Watts; 10/3-Keith Sherwin

     Wedding Anniversaries:   10/2-Donna and Jim Menneto

     Baptismal Anniversaries:  None this week

For Those Who Serve in the Armed Forces:  Gary Marckres; Amy

In Thanksgiving:  For the safety of this place; for this parish family; the beauty and wonders of autumn; 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 Calvary Church, Underhill and The Anglican Church of Bermuda (Extra Provincial Diocese.)

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, September 29: Office hours 9AM-12PM.  

Thursday, October 2: Sabbath Day;

Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4: Harvest Fest Preparation and Celebration


THE WOMEN OF ST. JAMES will meet at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 1  in Memorial Lounge. Discussion will focus on Harvest Fest activities. If you have any questions, check with Vivian Lacy for more information.

THANK YOU to those who have signed up for the coffee hour and church cleaning ministries. We appreciate your positive response to our recent reminders.

APPLE PICKING UPDATE:  Five St. Jamesians traveled to Mad Tom Orchard last Sunday after church to pick apples for the local food shelf.  We picked a total of four bushels for the food shelves totaling $110.00.  We also picked an additional bushel for the pies for Harvest Fest.  It was a fun afternoon and we helped our neighbors as well.  Fr. Scott

LOOKING AHEAD TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12: STEWARDSHIP KICK-OFF SUNDAY! There will be one service at 9AM followed by a discussion. Ingathering of Pledges is Sunday, November 2, 2014.  The Stewardship Celebration is Wednesday, November 12 with Holy Eucharist at 5:30PM followed by a parish potluck dinner.


CALLING ALL KIDS AND ADULTS TOO!! St. James’ is organizing a Kids’ Dinner and Movie Night.  In an effort to reach out to our community in a positive way, especially to families with young children, St. James’ will host a dinner and movie night for kids in Bennington County communities.  This is designed for young people ages 8-12, to gather and prepare a dinner for themselves in the undercroft kitchen with parental and St. James’ supervision.  The hope is this will be an ongoing ministry where kids will learn to make healthy, relatively inexpensive and easy-to-prepare meals.  If you are interested in being a part of this exciting ministry, please

Contact Daniel Frank, Kathleen Moore or Fr. Scott

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VENDORS NEWS FLASH: We are delighted to announce that all vendor booths are sold! We set a goal of 30 booths and exceeded with a total of 44 paid booths and 3 not-for-profit booths (no fee).  Good news! Now let’s hope for good weather.

CASH DONATIONS: There is an urgent need for cash donations to purchase supplies for the St. James’ Grill and other Food Court functions. Donations are lagging so please check the Sign-Up sheets on the bulletin board and consider how you might be able to help with a contribution of your time and/or money.

If you have any questions, please check with Sandy Preble, Harvest Fest Chair or any of the chairs for the individual activities. [See below for list.]

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR HARVEST FEST PIE-MAKING! Joanna Taylor and Beth Neal are recruiting members for the Pie-Making Team. Here’s the schedule for Pie-Making Day, Thursday, October 2:

            10AM: Meet in the church kitchen to make crusts, peel apples, set-up.

            6PM: Meet in the church kitchen to prepare pies.

            7PM: Pick up your pie (or pies) to take home to bake.

Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board. If you have any questions, see Joanna or Beth.

COLLECTORS’ CORNER: This is another version of the “Recycle and Reuse” table from Norman’s Attic. Some special items were carried over from that collection so we are issuing a call for you to search through your homes and garages and storage bins to donate. Some things we can’t accept: Please, NO books, clothing, electronics, small or large appliances, no DVDs, tapes, and the like. Tuesday, September 30 is the deadline for drop-off of items. For more information, check with June Sherwin or Chris Draffin, Co-Chairs. [Special note of thanks to Chris Draffin for stepping in to help as Co-Chair.]

HARVEST BASKETS: Baskets were due on Friday, September 26 but if you had a “brainstorm” and wish to add a basket, please check with Co-Chairs Nancy Boardman and Jill Roosma to make arrangements. There may be more than one basket on the same theme. Dollar value of each basket should be $20 or more.  Any types of baskets are welcome; you may also choose decorative containers. Check with Nancy or Jill for more info.  


  • Sandy Preble, Chair
  • Bake Table: Pat Clancy and Dot Grout
  • Vendors: Joanna Taylor and Patricia Michael
  • Pie-Making: Joanna Taylor and Beth Neal
  • Chili Booth: Sue Claro
  • Coffee Bar/Drinks/Desserts: Patricia Michael, Coordinator. Volunteer “baristas” are Irene Novotny, Don Brown, Marian Sibley and Marge Greenwald. Others TBA
  • Harvest Baskets: Nancy Boardman and Jill Roosma
  • The St. James’ Grill: Phil Sherwin and the Sherwin Family
  • Collectors’ Corner: June Sherwin and Chris Draffin
  • Food Court: Sue Claro, Kathleen Moore, Phil Sherwin (and the Sherwin Family)

ANOTHER REMINDER: ALL DONATION AND HELP SIGN-UP SHEETS are on the bulletin board. Please check them out and decide where you might give a hand and what you might contribute. We are also making a special request for cash donations to subsidize the cost of food and supplies.  Please be as generous as you can with your time and talents! No gift of time or treasure is too small. This is our own special event so let’s all participate any way we can!!!

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CALENDAR REMINDER: Diocesan Convention is scheduled for October 31-November 1, 2014, Jay Peak Resort, Jay, VT.  Theme is “Equipped for the Journey: Formation For Mission”.  For more information, go online to

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NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR BOOK/AUTHOR LUNCHEON is on Wednesday, October 8 at noon at the Manchester Country Club. The guest speaker is New York Times bestselling author Archer Mayor who will introduce his latest mystery Proof Positive. Tickets are $45.00 and are available from June Sherwin.

THE MARTHA CANFIELD FREE LIBRARY invites you to a “Delicious Dessert Party” on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 2-5PM at the Library at 528 East Arlington Road. A variety of Delicious Desserts and other refreshments; Silent Auction; Live Auction; Music and other fun in the delightful library setting. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the library, local banks and at the door. All proceeds benefit the library. Call 375-6153 for more information.

FIRST FRIDAY COMMUNITY DINNER AT CENTENARY CHURCH Centenary United Methodist Church, 22 Church St, Greenwich, NY October 3, 2014. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7:00pm (gourmet pizza -prepared by BOCES Culinary Students, chicken wings, ice cream, drinks and coffee.)  Music by “Saints of Nowhere” (first appearance of local young people’s music group) begins at 6:15PM. All donations benefit the Greenwich Youth Center. For more information, call (518) 522-8335 or email:

 Friday, October 17 is the Arlington Memorial High School 2014 Day of Service.  Area students volunteer to help you with your fall clean-up projects.  Adult staff members will accompany the students at each site.  The deadline to request volunteers is Friday, October 10th.  Volunteer Request Forms are available on the back table.

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