Parish Announcements for Week of March 29, 2015

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Nursery Care is available every Sunday starting at 9:45am until the end of the 10am service.  The Nursery Room is located in the Parish Hall.

Night Watch Vigil:  Our Maundy Thursday Night Watch Vigil begins at 8pm on Thursday, April 2nd and ends at 9am on Friday, April 3rd.  Our Night Watch Vigil is a reflective, quiet, prayerful time held in our Meditation Chapel next to the Nickerson Library, tended by two or several church members throughout the night.  If you would like to participate in our Night Watch Vigil, please sign the Night Watch Vigil form in the Parish Hall.

The Great Vigil of Easter Service will be celebrated this year on Saturday April 4th beginning at 7PM at St. Paul’s Church in North Andover.  This is the chief service of the Christian year as we celebrate Jesus’ passing from death into life.    Nora, the daughter of Catherine and Dan D’Ambruoso will receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism this night, whereby, she will be fully initiated into Christ’s Body the Church.  We encourage all of you to attend this service on this most Holy night to celebrate the Passover of our Lord and to welcome Nora into the Christian fold.

Relay for Life, 2015:  The 2015 Relay for Life of Amesbury event is Saturday, June 20th through Sunday, June 21st and we want to get everyone engaged in the fight against cancer! Our team was awarded the Bronze Star status last year.

We will honor Bishop Tom with our team name remaining as “Bishop Tom’s Team.”

Please take a few moments to visit Relay for Life 2015 at www.relayforlife.org and officially register for the June 20th event.  Be sure to join “Bishop Tom’s Team” when you sign up.  Go under “Join a Team” and select “Bishop Tom’s Team.”  By registering, you will get set up with an online fundraising page, be kept in the loop about upcoming events and be eligible for prizes and giveaways between now and Relay!

If you prefer to make a donation to the team just select donate and select “Bishop Tom’s Team.” We greatly appreciate your support in the fight against Cancer!

If you have any questions see Kelly Bennett, Team Captain.

Our Neighbors’ Table:  During the month of March, ONT is in need of pasta, pasta sauces, peanut butter and instant oatmeal.   Personal items such as deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc., are always needed.

Celebration of New Ministry:  Fr. John’s celebration of New Ministry Service will be Friday, May 29th (the Friday after Memorial Day).  Time to be decided.  Bishop Gates will Preside at the service.  Everyone is invited and there will be a reception after the service in the Parish Hall.  More details to follow soon.

 

 

Parish Announcements for the Week of March 22, 2015

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Nursery Care is available every Sunday starting at 9:45am until the end of the 10am service.  The Nursery Room is located in the Parish Hall.

Night Watch Vigil:  Our Maundy Thursday Night Watch Vigil begins at 8pm on Thursday, April 2nd and ends at 9am on Friday, April 3rd.  Our Night Watch Vigil is a reflective, quiet, prayerful time held in our Meditation Chapel next to the Nickerson Library, tended by two or several church members throughout the night.  If you would like to participate in our Night Watch Vigil, please sign the Night Watch Vigil form in the Parish Hall.

The Great Vigil of Easter Service will be celebrated this year on Saturday April 4th  beginning at 7PM at St. Paul’s Church in North Andover.  This is the chief service of the Christian year as we celebrate Jesus’ passing from death into life.    Nora, the daughter of Catherine and Dan D’Ambruoso will receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism this night, whereby, she will be fully initiated into Christ’s Body the Church.  We encourage all of you to attend this service on this most Holy night to celebrate the Passover of our Lord and to welcome Nora into the Christian fold.

Easter Flower Donations:  If you would like to donate toward our Easter Flowers, Easter Memorial Flowers Giving Envelopes can be found in the back of the church.  Please be sure to complete the yellow “Easter Flowers” form, make payment by check or cash and submit to the church office or place in the Offertory Plate.  Please return the form and your donation by Sunday, March 29th in order for your Memorial or Thanksgiving to be noted in the Easter Service Bulletin.

Merrimack Valley Deanery Collaborative Lenten Supper Series:  The last Deanery Lenten Supper will be held on Wednesday, March 25th at All Saints in West Newbury.  The topic is “A Matter of Justice.”  The event begins at 6pm and will end around 8pm with Compline.  Please contact Helen Pickard at 978-681-9915 or mapickard1@verizon.net directly if you wish to make child care arrangements.

Relay for Life, 2015:  The 2015 Relay for Life of Amesbury event is Saturday, June 20th through Sunday, June 21st and we want to get everyone engaged in the fight against cancer! Our team was awarded the Bronze Star status last year.

We will honor Bishop Tom with our team name remaining as “Bishop Tom’s” team.

Please take a few moments to visit Relay for Life 2015 at www.relayforlife.org and officially register for the June 20th event.  Be sure to join “Bishop Tom’s Team” when you sign up.  Go under “Join a Team” and select “Bishop Tom’s Team.”  By registering, you will get set up with an online fundraising page, be kept in the loop about upcoming events and be eligible for prizes and giveaways between now and Relay!

If you prefer to make a donation to the team just select donate and select “Bishop Tom’s Team.” We greatly appreciate your support in the fight against Cancer!

If you have any questions see Kelly Bennett, Team Captain.

Newcomers Ministry:  We are beginning a Newcomers Ministry at St. James in an effort to make those who are new to the parish feel welcomed, help them get to know other parishioners and become involved in the ministries at St. James. We will begin by reaching out to those in the parish who have come to St. James in the last year.

We have been brainstorming ways of welcoming new members and families and one idea we have come up with is having Mentor Parishioners.   We will pair up new members with current parishioners who can answer questions about St. James and Amesbury, invite to the Parish Hall for coffee hour, help meet other parishioners and finding ministries that excite them.

We will also welcome new members with an hors d’oeuvres evening with the other newcomers, mentors, vestry members and Fr. John and an official welcome to the parish the following Sunday at the worship service they regularly attend.

If you would be interested in being a Mentor Parishioner please contact the Church Office or speak with Fr. John or Dawn Schmidt for more information. An informational meeting will be held soon.

Our Neighbors’ Table:  During the month of March, ONT is in need of pasta, pasta sauces, peanut butter and instant oatmeal.   Personal Items such as deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc., are always needed.

Celebration of New Ministry:  Fr. John’s celebration of New Ministry Service will be Friday, May 29th (the Friday after Memorial Day).  Time to be decided.  Bishop Gates will Preside at the service.  Everyone is invited and there will be a reception after the service in the Parish Hall.  More details to follow soon.

Parish Announcements for Week of March 15, 2015

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Nursery Care is available every Sunday starting at 9:45am until the end of the 10am service.  The Nursery Room is located in the Parish Hall.

Sunday Lenten Forums:  The St. James Sunday Lenten Forums will conclude today following the 10am service in the Parish Hall.  We will look together at the Lord’s Prayer and discover the many reasons why this is such a magnificent prayer and how it can help make our Lenten pilgrimage more fruitful.

Easter Club:  Today and next Sunday, March 22nd an Easter club for children of all ages will be provided in the parish hall during coffee hour.  Included are Lenten activities, prayer stations, making Eucharistic bread and a community service project.  On March 22nd prayer stations for adults will be provided.

Saint James’s Youth Group Our youth group will create Teen Easter Baskets for ONT as their annual Lenten community project.  A collection box is located in the back of the church.  Please help make this project a success by donating today any of the following items:  small toys, cards, bubbles, crayons, books, individually wrapped candy, hair brushes, combs, hair ties and teen toiletries.  If you prefer to donate money towards the baskets that would be welcomed as well.  Thank you and God Bless!

Night Watch Vigil:  Our Maundy Thursday Night Watch Vigil begins at 8pm on Thursday, April 2nd and ends at 9am on Friday, April 3rd.  Our Night Watch Vigil is a reflective, quiet, prayerful time held in our Meditation Chapel next to the Nickerson Library, tended by two or several church members throughout the night.  If you would like to participate in our Night Watch Vigil, please sign the Night Watch Vigil form in the Parish Hall.

The Great Vigil of Easter Service will be celebrated this year on Saturday April 4th  beginning at 7PM at St. Paul’s Church in North Andover.  This is the chief service of the Christian year as we celebrate Jesus’ passing from death into life.    Nora, the daughter of Catherine and Dan D’Ambruoso will receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism this night, whereby, she will be fully initiated into Christ’s Body the Church.  We encourage all of you to attend this service on this most Holy night to celebrate the Passover of our Lord and to welcome Nora into the Christian fold.

Easter Flower Donations:  If you would like to donate toward our Easter Flowers, Easter Memorial Flowers Giving Envelopes can be found in the back of the church.  Please be sure to complete the yellow “Easter Flowers” form, make payment by check or cash and submit to the church office or place in the Offertory Plate.  Please return the form and your donation by Sunday, March 29th in order for your Memorial or Thanksgiving to be noted in the Easter Service Bulletin.

Newcomers Ministry:  We are beginning a Newcomers Ministry at St. James in an effort to make those who are new to the parish feel welcomed, help them get to know other parishioners and become involved in the ministries at St. James. We will begin by reaching out to those in the parish who have come to St. James in the last year.

We have been brainstorming ways of welcoming new members and families and one idea we have come up with is having Mentor Parishioners.   We will pair up new members with current parishioners who can answer questions about St. James and Amesbury, invite to the Parish Hall for coffee hour, help meet other parishioners and finding ministries that excite them.

We will also welcome new members with an hors d’oeuvres evening with the other newcomers, mentors, vestry members and Fr. John and an official welcome to the parish the following Sunday at the worship service they regularly attend.

If you would be interested in being a Mentor Parishioner please contact the Church Office or speak with Fr. John or Dawn Schmidt for more information. An informational meeting will be held soon.

The Ministry of Hospitality:  Gathering for Coffee Hour after the 10am service is an important part of our life together here at St. James.

Hosting a Coffee Hour is an important ministry.  It is more than just feeding people, it also helps people feel welcome in our church.  Coffee hour gives us an opportunity to introduce ourselves to visitors and newcomers.  It also gives us the chance to catch up with other members of our parish family.

Breaking bread together—even in this very ordinary way—helps strengthen us as a parish and renew us as individuals. Could you help host a Coffee Hour?  Just one Sunday every so often and you can share in the hosting with another parish member!  Please talk with Kelly Bennett, our Hospitality Chair, about how and when you can help.

Our Neighbors’ Table:  During the month of March, ONT is in need of pasta, pasta sauces, peanut butter and instant oatmeal.   Personal Items such as deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc., are always needed.

Merrimack Valley Deanery Collaborative – Lenten Supper Series:  The remaining Lower Merrimack Valley Deanery Collaborative Lenten Program on Wednesday evenings will be held on:

March 18th at Trinity, Haverhill – Topic: Family Feast at the HUB

March 25th at All Saints, West Newbury – Topic:  A Matter of Justice

The evening program will begin at 6:00pm as we gather for fellowship and dinner and end around 8:00pm with Compline.  The theme this year is Tourist, Missioner or Pilgrim. The sessions do not build on each other so if you can only make one or two that is fine. We invite all to join us as we make our pilgrimage through these 40 days.  Please contact Helen Pickard at 978-681-9915 or mapickard1@verizon.net directly if you wish to make child care arrangements.

Parish Announcements for Week of March 8, 2015

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Nursery Care is available every Sunday starting at 9:45am until the end of the 10am service.  The Nursery Room is located in the Parish Hall.

THANK YOU!
Thank you Kelly Bennett for organizing the Wednesday evening Lenten Supper.  We had a good turnout, plenty to eat and delicious desserts.  And, thank you to those who helped with soup making and set-up/clean-up:  Laurie Dawe, Janice Meinelt, Jenn Collins, Jilleen Collins, Dan and Nick Bennett, Linda Siess and
Mary Bennett (Kelly’s mother-in-law from NY).

Sunday Lenten Forums:  The St. James Sunday Lenten Forums will continue today and on Sunday, March 15th following the 10am service in the Parish Hall.  We will look together at the Lord’s Prayer and discover the many reasons why this is such a magnificent prayer and how it can help make our Lenten pilgrimage more fruitful.

Easter Club:  March 1st thru March 22nd an Easter club for children of all ages will be provided in the parish hall during coffee hour.  Included are Lenten activities, prayer stations, making Eucharistic bread and a community service project.  On March 22nd prayer stations for adults will be provided.

Youth Event with Father John:  The youth event with Father John is this Saturday, March 14th.  All youth are invited to an evening of fun and games with Father John in the Parish Hall.  The evening will include pizza dinner, Wii, Xbox, Playstation, board games and a chance for our youth to get to know our new Rector.  We will meet in the Parish Hall from 7pm-9:30pm.  If you are in 6th-12th grade we hope you will be able to make it and as always you are welcome to bring a friend or two.

Saint James’s Youth Group Our youth group will create Teen Easter Baskets for ONT as their annual Lenten community project.  A collection box will be located in the Narthex.  Please help make this project a success by donating by March 15th any of the following items:  small toys, cards, bubbles, crayons, books, individually wrapped candy, hair brushes, combs, hair ties and teen toiletries.  If you prefer to donate money towards the baskets that would be welcomed as well.  Thank you and God Bless!

The Great Vigil of Easter service will be celebrated this year on Saturday April 4th  beginning at 7PM at St. Paul’s Church in North Andover.  This is the chief service of the Christian year as we celebrate Jesus’ passing from death into life.    Nora, the daughter of Catherine and Dan will receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism this night, whereby, she will be fully initiated into Christ’s Body the Church.  I encourage all of you to attend this service on this most Holy night to celebrate the Passover of the Lord and to welcome Nora into the Christian fold.

Fellowship and Ministry Opportunity for Men, Women and Youth:  Today from 2pm to 4pm, the Knitting and Crochet Group will meet in the Parish Hall.  Knitting together is a great opportunity for fellowship and forming bonds.  It also provides an excellent opportunity for outreach ministries in many ways, such as fundraising (church fair items), charity (premie hats, chemo caps, helmet lines for military), and prayers/reflection (prayer shawls).  First-timers and knitters/crocheters of all levels are encouraged to join us in this fellowship and ministry.  We have the supplies necessary to get you started!  If you have any questions please contact Beth Mauch at 978-388-1942, 617-645-2181 or beth@themauchs.com.

Easter Flower Donations:  If you would like to donate toward our Easter Flowers, Easter Memorial Flowers Giving Envelopes can be found in the back of the church.  Please be sure to complete the yellow “Easter Flowers” form, make payment by check or cash and submit to the church office or place in the Offertory Plate.  Please return the form and your donation by Sunday, March 29th in order for your Memorial or Thanksgiving to be noted in the Easter Service Bulletin.

Newcomers Ministry:  We are beginning a Newcomers Ministry at St. James in an effort to make those who are new to the parish feel welcomed, help them get to know other parishioners and become involved in the ministries at St. James. We will begin by reaching out to those in the parish who have come to St. James in the last year.

We have been brainstorming ways of welcoming new members and families and one idea we have come up with is having Mentor Parishioners.   We will pair up new members with current parishioners who can answer questions about St. James and Amesbury, invite to the Parish Hall for coffee hour, help meet other parishioners and finding ministries that excite them.

We will also welcome new members with an hors d’oeuvres evening with the other newcomers, mentors, vestry members and Fr. John and an official welcome to the parish the following Sunday at the worship service they regularly attend.

If you would be interested in being a Mentor Parishioner please contact the Church Office or speak with Fr. John or Dawn Schmidt for more information. An informational meeting will be soon.

The Ministry of Hospitality:  Gathering for Coffee Hour after the 10am service is an important part of our life together here at St. James.

Hosting a Coffee Hour is an important ministry.  It is more than just feeding people, it also helps people feel welcome in our church.  Coffee hour gives us an opportunity to introduce ourselves to visitors and newcomers.  It also gives us the chance to catch up with other members of our parish family.

Breaking bread together—even in this very ordinary way—helps strengthen us as a parish and renew us as individuals. Could you help host a Coffee Hour?  Just one Sunday every so often and you can share in the hosting with another parish member!  Please talk with Kelly Bennett, our Hospitality Chair, about how and when you can help.

Merrimack Valley Deanery Collaborative
Lenten Supper Series

The remaining Lower Merrimack Valley Deanery Collaborative Lenten Program on Wednesday evenings in Lent will be held on:

March 11th
St. Paul’s, Newburyport
Peace in the Suburbs

March 18th
Trinity, Haverhill
Family Feast at the HUB

March 25th
All Saints, West Newbury
A Matter of Justice

The evening program will begin at 6:00pm as we gather for fellowship and dinner and end around 8:00pm with Compline.

The theme this year is Tourist, Missioner or Pilgrim. The sessions do not build on each other so if you can only make one or two that is fine.

We invite all to join us as we make our pilgrimage through these 40 days.

Please contact Helen Pickard at 978-681-9915 or mapickard1@verizon.net directly if you wish to make child care arrangements.

Our Neighbors’ Table:  During the month of March, ONT is in need of pasta, pasta sauces, peanut butter and instant oatmeal.   Personal Items such as deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc., are always in need.

A Special Message from Our Neighbors’ Table:  “Our Neighbors Table would like to thank everyone at St. James for the wonderful friendship and generosity you have shown over these past winter months.  Your donations are so greatly appreciated by ONT and by everyone who comes to us in search of nourishing food. Your kindness means the world to us, and we are so very grateful!”

Parish Annoucements for Week of March 1, 2015

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Nursery Care is available every Sunday starting at 9:45am until the end of the 10am service.  The Nursery Room is located in the Parish Hall.

Thank you to Arthur Yarranton for making the wooden cross  and candlesticks for our altar to mark this Holy season.

Family Services at St. James:  Welcome to our Family Service today.

Father John will invite our children to come up to the altar steps (parents are also invited to accompany our youngest members as well as our children who are a little shy) and ask them questions about the readings we just heard, the Church, our service or another part of our rich tradition.  They will also have an opportunity to ask him questions as well.  Our children are invited to remain in the Church for the whole service today.

Sunday Lenten Forums:  The St. James Sunday Lenten Forums will take place today and on Sunday, March 8th and March 15th following the 10am service in the Parish Hall.  We will look together at the Lord’s Prayer and discover the many reasons why this is such a magnificent prayer and how it can help us make our Lenten pilgrimage more fruitful.

Easter Club:  March 1st thru March 22nd an Easter club for children of all ages will be provided in the parish hall during coffee hour.  Included are Lent activities, prayer stations, making Eucharist bread and community service project.  On March 22nd prayer stations for adults will be provided.

Youth Event with Father John – Rescheduled:  The youth event with Father John has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 14th.  All youth are invited to an evening of fun and games with Father John in the Parish Hall.  The evening will include pizza dinner, Wii, Xbox, Playstation, board games and a chance for our youth to get to know our new Rector.  We will meet in the Parish Hall from 7pm-9:30pm.  If you are in 6th-12th grade we hope you will be able to make it and as always you are welcome to bring a friend or two.

Lenten Supper Series:  St. James is hosting the LMVC Lenten Supper Series this coming Wednesday, March 4th from 6pm to 8pm.  The topic, led by Fr. John will be on Mission Trips.  Nursery Care and activities for older children will be provided.  A few more volunteers are needed to help with set-up and clean up.  The sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall or speak with Kelly Bennett.

Fellowship and Ministry Opportunity for Men, Women and Youth: From 2pm to 4pm, the Knitting and Crochet Group will meet in the Parish Hall.  Knitting together is a great opportunity for fellowship and forming bonds.  It also provides an excellent opportunity for outreach ministries in many ways, such as fundraising (church fair items), charity (premie hats, chemo caps, helmet lines for military), and prayers/reflection (prayer shawls).  First-timers and knitters/crocheters of all levels are encouraged to join us in this fellowship and ministry.  We have the supplies necessary to get you started!  If you have any questions please contact Beth Mauch at 978-388-1942, 617-645-2181 or beth@themauchs.com.

Newcomers Ministry:  We are beginning a Newcomers Ministry at St. James in an effort to make those who are new to the parish feel welcomed, help them get to know other parishioners and become involved in the ministries at St. James. We will begin by reaching out to those in the parish who have come to St. James in the last year.

We have been brainstorming ways of welcoming new members and families and one idea we have come up with is having Mentor Parishioners.   We will pair up new members with current parishioners who can answer questions about St. James and Amesbury, invite to the Parish Hall for coffee hour, help meet other parishioners and finding ministries that excite them.

We will also welcome new members with an hors d’oeuvres evening with the other newcomers, mentors, vestry members and Fr. John and an official welcome to the parish the following Sunday at the worship service they regularly attend.

If you would be interested in being a Mentor Parishioner please contact the Church Office or speak with Fr. John or Dawn Schmidt for more information. An informational meeting will soon.

The Ministry of Hospitality:  Gathering for Coffee Hour after the 10am service is an important part of our life together here at St. James.

Hosting a Coffee Hour is an important ministry.  It is more than just feeding people, it also helps people feel welcome in our church.  Coffee hour gives us an opportunity to introduce ourselves to visitors and newcomers.  It also gives us the chance to catch up with other members of our parish family.

Breaking bread together—even in this very ordinary way—helps strengthen us as a parish and renew us as individuals. Could you help host a Coffee Hour?  Just one Sunday every so often and you can share in the hosting with another parish member!  Please talk with Kelly Bennett, our Hospitality Chair, about how and when you can help.  

Daylight Savings:  Spring is coming!  Daylight savings begins on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00a.m.   Don’t forget to “spring ahead!”

Stewardship/Giving Envelope:  The Giving Envelopes for pledgers are in the back of the church and ready for you to bring home.  All envelopes are assigned and have your name on the appropriate envelope number.  If you are new to St. James and made a pledge, your envelope number may not have been assigned yet and will be within a few weeks.  If you do not remember your envelope number, there is a reference sheet (with the envelopes) sorted by last name that identifies your number.  THANK YOU all for your pledges.

Our Neighbors’ Table:  During the month of March, ONT is in need of pasta, pasta sauces, peanut butter and instant oatmeal.   Personal Items such as deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc., are always in need.

A Special Message from Our Neighbors’ Table:  “Our Neighbors Table would like to thank everyone at St. James for the wonderful friendship and generosity you have shown over these past winter months.  Your donations are so greatly appreciated by ONT and by everyone who comes to us in search of nourishing food. Your kindness means the world to us, and we are so very grateful!”

Let us give thanks for God’s many blessings to us.

Merrimack Valley Deanery Collaborative Lenten Supper Series

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The Merrimack Valley Deanery Collaborative’s Lenten Supper Evening Programs will be held on Wednesday Evenings in Lent beginning February 25th at 6:00pm, as we gather for fellowship and dinner and will end around 8:00pm with Compline.

The theme this year is Tourist, Missioner or Pilgrim.  The sessions do not build on each other so if you can only make one or two that is fine.

We invite all to join us as we make our pilgrimage through these 40 days.

The Lenten Supper programs will be host at the following locations:

February 25th, 6:00pm:  St. James in Groveland.  Topic:  TBD

March 4th, 6:00pm:  St. James in Amesbury.  Topic:  Mission Trips

March 11th, 6:00pm:  St. Paul’s in Newburyport.  Topic:  Peace in the Suburbs

March 18th, 6:00pm:  Trinity in Haverhill.  Topic:  Family Feast at the HUB

March 25th, 6:00pm:  All Saints, West Newbury.  Topic:  A Matter of Justice

The March 4th supper at St. James in Amesbury will provide Nursery care as well as activities for older children.  Please contact the respective churches directly to see what child care options are available on their host night.

St. James Welcomes The Rev. John Satula

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The Vestry of St. James Episcopal Church in Amesbury is very excited to welcome our new Rector, The Reverend John Satula.

 Fr. John will be joining us this Sunday, December 21st – and we hope you will be able to join us!  

 The 8:00 am service will be held as usual, with Holy Eucharist, Rite 1.

 The 10:00 am service will be held with Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Music and Choir.  After service, we will meet in the Parish Hall for a special coffee hour brunch to welcome Fr. John, then followed by our annual “Greening of the Church.”  If you can, please plan to stay awhile to meet Fr. John and to catch up with old friends.  

Fr. John graduated from Elmira (NY) College with a degree in Theater.  He received his M.Div. from the General Theological Seminary; and a Master’s Degree in Church History, Biblical Studies and Christian Education from Duke University.  He has previously served congregations in Wilton, CT; Gainesville, FL; and Newtown, CT.  He was unanimously recommended by the Search Committee, and the Committee’s recommendation was unanimously approved by the Vestry.

Blessings – and our heartfelt thanks – to all the members of the St. James Search Committee, who have met, prayed, traveled, questioned, considered, discussed and discerned for the past two years, as we waited with God to call a new Rector to succeed Rev. Susan Esco Chandler.  Our Search Committee was co-chaired by Cindy Janik and Jenn Sanborn; and included Jilleen Collins, Laurie Dawe, Paul Fenner, Valerie Gates, Jamie Grant, Beth Mauch and Linda Davis Siess.

We are grateful to all the clergy who have been with us during this two-year journey, including: Rev. Suzanne Colburn; Rev. Dee Woodward; Rev. Christen Frothingham and Rev. Jonathan MacKenzie. 

Thanks, also, to Diocesan consultant Carol Kingston, the Diocesan Office of Transitional Ministry, Rev. Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa and Bishop Alan Gates for their assistance in the process of calling our new Rector.

We plan to have a formal ceremony of installation with Bishop Gates in the near future.

 

 

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