St. James Episcopal Church
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Located on Historic Route 7A in the heart of Arlington, VT
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This Week at St. James’

June 15-21, 2015


Monday, June 15 – Evelyn Underhill, Theologian and Mystic

7:00 PM – Spanish Group

Church Open - Rob Faley; Church Close - Kathleen Moore


Tuesday, June 16 – George Berkeley and Joseph Butler: Bishops & Theologians

9:00 AM -12:00 PM – Office hours – Betty Baker

8:00 PM – AA 

Church Open - Rob Faley; Church Close - AA


Wednesday, June 17

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist with discussion style sermon

7:00 PM Vestry Meeting

Church Open - Rob Faley; Church Close - Kathleen Moore


Thursday, June 18 – Bernard Mizeki: Catechist and Martyr in Mashonaland, 1896

9:00 AM -12:00PM – Office hours – Nancy Boardman

Church Open - Rob Faley; Church Close - Kathleen Moore


Friday, June 19

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

Church Open - Rob Faley; Church Close - Kathleen Moore


Saturday, June 20

Church Open/Close - Kathleen Moore

Sunday, June 21, The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 7 - There will be no 8:00 am service this week 

10:00 am Summer Lunch Program Kickoff Ecumenical Service at the Grange –  There is no 8AM worship at St. James’ that day. The loose offering at the service will benefit the Summer Lunch program, allowing our children to have healthy food through the summer months. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck following the service**Note, because we are taking part in this ecumenical service, there will be no “The Line Up” email this week.**

7:30 pm AA

Church Open - Kathleen Moore; Church Close - AA


A Message from Fr. Scott and Beth:

Dear Friends and Family of St. James',

Thank you for all the kind thoughts and memories you have shared with us in the past weeks at the Ice Cream Social and the Parish Luncheon. Thank you also for the beautiful Adirondack chairs. They will find a home on our new deck. We will do our very best to enjoy them regularly remembering how important it is for self-care. Beth will remember you all fondly whenever she wears the beautiful silver shell necklace. The wonderful postcards you wrote will give us pleasure every time we read them and we will remember all our good times together here at St. James'. Thank you also for your generous donations to my discretionary fund. I will be able to reach out to those in need in the White River area and continue that important ministry. We will miss you all very much! 

Love and Blessings, Fr. Scott and Beth

Our new contact info is:

     Scott and Beth Neal

     PO Box 226

     Hartford, VT 05047


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          


Looking Ahead


Sunday, June 21……………………………....ONE SERVICE ONLY AT 10AM,  Summer Lunch Program Kick-Off Ecumenical Service at The Grange



Saturday, July 11…………………………………………………St. James’ Pig Roast, Paul Zylinski, Chair


Saturday, August 8…………………………………………………….Norman’s Attic,  Joanna Taylor and Patricia Gordon Michael, Co-Chairs


Saturday, September 26…………………………………………………..Harvest Fest, Mary Ann Mento, Chair




Prayers of the People


For the Sick:  Ken Blackler; Garrett Brewer; Joseph Eppink; Peter Garneau; Jo Gillikin; Pamela Harris; Marie Hauck; Esther Jaffee; John Jaworski; Jane Jersey; Bruce Keene; Marianne Kennedy; Joyce Klugewicz; John Laughrey; Shirley Letiecq; Mary Loring; Jack Michael; Cecelia O’Brien; Ralph and Natalia Panelli; MaryAnn Schaefer; Dot Whitley; Anita; Bruce; Dennis; Dick; Helen; Isaac; Jan; John; Judy; Kay; Kelly; Susan


For the Departed:    For all our loved ones who have died.      


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


For Those Who Celebrate This Week:

Birthdays:  6/14-Katie Berger; 6/16-Erica Rice; 6/17-Emma Ingison; 6/18-Thomas Loring; 6/20-Joanna Taylor, Kathleen Brown

Wedding Anniversaries:  6/16- Claudia and Stephen Blackler; 6/17-Melanie Dexter and David Durfee      

Baptismal Anniversaries:   6/16-Shirley Letiecq


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


In Thanksgiving:   For Fr. Scott and Beth Neal and their loving ministry in this church and in this community; for the parish family of St. James’; 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 St. Mary’s Church, Northfield and The Episcopal Church of Rwanda. 


MESSAGE FROM THE SENIOR WARDEN: The questions and responses from Fr. Scott’s exit interview are posted on the bulletin board or available by clicking here . The manual for “The Calling of New Clergy” is also on the board or available by clicking here. Please take a look. - Joanna Taylor


A NOTE ABOUT THE LECTERN MICROPHONE for Lay Readers, Intercessors and others using the Lectern microphone: Please do not adjust the microphone when you are speaking at the Lectern. The new audio system has been balanced carefully with a computer so that there is no adverse feedback from the three microphones and the projected sound is optimized. The Lectern microphone can pick up your voice from several feet away so there is no need to move it. Moving it can distort the sound.  If you have any questions please see either Joanna Taylor or Garry Roosma. They received an orientation about the system from the installers. Thank you! -Garry Roosma


THE PIG ROAST IS JULY 12 and the sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board. Please check them out and sign up to help with this very popular fundraising event. There are also Pig Roast posters to distribute. If you know good places for a poster, please see Paul Zylinski or Joanna Taylor to get a poster (or two) to set around the community.


ADDITION TO THE PARISH PRAYER LIST: The Kluj family has requested to be included in our Parish Prayer List. Please remember them in your prayers today and subsequently.


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.   





SLP Packers’ Schedule for June: 

June 23Marilyn King, June Sherwin

June 30: Pat Clancy, June Sherwin


SLP Great Snack ChallengePlease bring in healthy snacks to church to include in the children’s food bags.  We need somewhere around 1500 or so total snacks for the summer.


SLP Kickoff Service at the Grange, Sunday, June 21, 10AM.  There is no 8AM worship at St. James’ that day. The loose offering at the service will benefit the Summer Lunch Program allowing our children to have healthy food through the summer months. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck following the service. .


JOB FAIR LISTINGS are on the table as you enter the Undercroft. Please review the various opportunities available as we prepare for our period of transition and the search for a new rector. If you need additional information, please see Joanna Taylor, Senior Warden, or the chair(s) of the committees as listed. THANK YOU!!!

NEW RECYCLING BARREL in the garage – a barrel with a green cover for all recyclables. No need to presort. Please use this barrel for recycling only.

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!