Amesbury Community Blood Drive
Monday, August 25th from 10am – 3pm
Amesbury Health Center
24 Morrill Place, Amesbury
Sponsored by Lahey Health Primary Care in Amesbury
For appointment call (1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767)) or visit
YLA Mission Trip 2014
The YLAer’s arrived home safe and fully charged to share their experiences. They are so very thankful and blessed they were able to have this opportuntiy. On September 7th, they will share their mission, photos and delicious pupasas with the parish. Here is a quote to share and feel free to ask them what it means.
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8 (NIV)
Relay for Life
The Relay for Life was held last weekend and it was a beautiful one! St. Paul in Newburyport and St. James in Groveland came out to show their support and we had many parish members participate again this year, along with most of our youth group including two very tired YLA students just arriving from EL Salvador. We ranked fifth in the top raising funds for the Relay, which put us in the bronze status. We raised approximately $2800 in a very short amount of time. Bishop Tom was not able to attend the survivor lap, however we felt his spirit. All team members signed the team baton and we will send it to Bishop Tom next week to show our support!
Our prayers are with all of those who have suffered or have supported loved ones through this disease. God Bless!
Our Holiday Fair is coming up quickly…. We are in need of jewelry of any kind, purses, pocketbooks, wallets, and scarves for a new Accessory Table at the Fair….Even if the jewelry is broken, tangled or you have a lone earring…. We can always make it into something new. Jewelry boxes (gift boxes and jewelry boxes for a bureau) – would be accepted as well, we can use them for display. There is a basket at the back of the Sanctuary for your donations….We welcome your ideas!! Please see Dawn Schmidt or Barbara Gould if you have any questions. THANK YOU!!!
Blessing of the Backpacks
The “Blessings of the Backpacks,” will take place on
September 7th at our 10:00am Worship Service.
Be sure to bring your empty backpack for a special blessing for the new school year!
The St. James Montessori – based Christian Education “Godly Play” program will begin on Sunday, September 7th 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.
Registration forms are available on our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org. Please print and complete the form in advance. You may bring the completed form with you on September 7th or e-mail earlier to the office at email@example.com .
Child Care is available from 9:45 until end of service.
If you are interested in Confirmation classes for grade 9 and up,
contact Jenn Collins or Kim Potts.
For additional information check our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org or
call the Parish Office at 978-388-0030.
Our Neighbors’ Table
During the month of August, ONT is in need of canned fruit, cereal and peanut butter.
Also, as always, personal items such as shampoo, deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc. are always needed.
LET US GIVE THANKS FOR GOD’S MANY BLESSINGS TO US.