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PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS – April 27, 2014

Morning Prayer, The Second Sunday of Easter, April 27th
Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer will be read at the 8am and 10am service on Sunday, April 27th, led by Arthur Yarranton and Pam Fenner.  Jim Chapman will serve as Homilist at the 10am service.

May Crafting at St. James
Crafting at St. James will be on Monday, May 12th and Tuesday, May 27th starting at 6:30pm.  These gatherings are “come as you are” events.  No crafting talent or supplies are needed.  Bring your dinner if you wish and eat with us.  We chat, laugh and work together on a variety of craft items which will be sold at the annual Church Fair.  If you have a craft, bring it if you wish.  Everyone is invited and you can bring a friend or two!  The more the merrier and the more awesome crafts we can make for our fair!

If you have questions or comments about Craft Night, talk with our Fair Chairwomen:  Dawn Schmidt and Liz Iacobucci.

Family Camp – 2014
Registrations are now being accepted at the Barbara C. Harris Camp for the Diocesan Family Camp, June 26-29, 2014.  This year’s theme, Jump in, the Water is Fine:  An Invitation to the Baptismal Life, will help us learn ways to live out our faith in our families.  Camp fills up quickly so be sure to register quickly.  If families share a cabin, there is a price reduction!   Register on-line at:  www.diomass.org/event/family-camp-2014.

Two-Wheeled Dollie
The metal office desk taking up space in our hall has found a home but we need a two-wheeled dollie to help us move the it out of the building.  If you have a two-wheeled dollie or another similar moving device that we can borrow, please contact the office at 978-388-0030 or stjames.clergy@verizon.net. Much appreciated!

News from Christian Education
In the spirit of “Season of Service Celebration,” the youth put together ten “Teen” Easter baskets to support ONT.   Thank you all for your generous donations towards making this project possible.

To continue the “Season of Service Celebration” our youth will be collecting “change” to buy animals for Heifer International.  By supporting this program we are helping end hunger and poverty.  A labeled jar will be located in the parish hall and in the classrooms.

Easter Vigil at Trinity Church in Haverhill with the LMVC was a big hit!  Over twenty-five adults and children from St. James attended.  Kim Potts and her students performed the skit to “Noah’s Ark.”

The YLA students would like to thank everyone for all your support!  Feel free to ask them about their projects, fundraising and their upcoming mission trip.

St. James Annual Talent Show
The St. James Annual Talent Show will be held in the Fall this year!  Looking forward our Talent Show and this will be a wonderful event to welcome a new priest!

Bottle & Can Drive – YLA Fundraiser for Mission Trip to El Salvador
Thank you all for your continued donations.  Please continue to bring them in and be sure to leave your bottles in the box located in the Parish Hall 

Our Neighbor’s Table
Our Neighbor’s Table is in need of cans of fruit, baked beans, peanut butter and personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, toothbrushes, shampoos, body sprays or lotions, etc.


 

Office Hours Week of April 21st.
The office will be open on Tuesday, April 22nd and Thursday, April 23rd from
9:30am to 1:30pm.
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Rev. Dee will not be in Amesbury for regular office hours during the week of the 21st.  She will be back in the office on her usual schedule beginning Monday, April 28th.

Bishop Elected
The people of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts have elected an Ohio parish
priest to be their next bishop.

At the special electing convention held on Saturday, April 5, clergy and lay delegates elected the Rev. Alan M. Gates, the rector of St. Paul’s Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, to succeed the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE as the 16th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.  The electing convention took place at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.

The Consecration of Rev. Gates will be held on September 13th at Agganis Arena.

For further information, visit the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts website at:

http://diomass.org/diocesan-news/alan-gates-ohio-elected-bishop-diocese-massachusetts

Two-Wheeled Dollie
The metal office desk taking up space in our hall has found a home but we need a two-wheeled dollie to help us move the it out of the building.  If you have a two-wheeled dollie or another similar moving device that we can borrow, please contact the office at 978-388-0030 or stjames.clergy@verizon.net. Much appreciated!

Bottle & Can Drive – YLA Fundraiser for Mission Trip to El Salvador

Thank you all for your continued donations.  Please continue to bring them in and be sure to leave your bottles in the box located in the Parish Hall 

Our Neighbor’s Table
Our Neighbor’s Table is in need of cans of fruit, baked beans, peanut butter and personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, toothbrushes, shampoos, body sprays or lotions, etc.

 

April Newsletter

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Please excuse the appearance of our newsletter.  We are working on the esthetics but in the meantime, if you click on the link to the newletter it is available.  Have a great day!

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Christian Education for Children and Youth

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St. James Episcopal Church, 120 Main Street, Amesbury, MA, Montessori – based Christian Education “Godly Play” program will begin on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 9:45 am.  Each scheduled Sunday your K-8 grade child will learn about the Christian Faith and participate in fun and educational activities.

Child Care is available from 9:45 until end of service.

If you are interested in Confirmation classes for grade 9 and up, please contact the church.

For additional information please check our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org or call the Parish Office at 978-388-0030.

What is Godly Play? Continue reading

St. James Office Hours

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Office hours normally are Monday 10am to 3pm, Tuesday from 10am – 1:15 pm. and occasionally on Thursday, 10am to 1pm.  It is best to call the office or send us an e-mail to schedule a convenient time if you wish to meet at the office.

During the week of April 21st, the office will be open on Tuesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 24 from 9:30am to 1:30pm.

To contact us, please send e-mail to stjames.clergy@verizon.net or call the office at 978-388-0030 and we will respond as soon as possible.