Parish Announcements for Week of August 31, 2014

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One Worship Service on Sunday, September 7th at 10a.m.
On Sunday, September 7th we will have one worship service starting at 10am.  On this Sunday, we will have a welcome gathering and registration for our 2014-2015 Christian Formation Program and the Blessing of the Backpacks.  In addition, our YLA children will share their mission experience and photos during hospitality, as well as share a delicious pupasas dish.

The Rev. Peter Greenfield will serve as our Celebrant and Homilist.

Sunday, September 14th we will resume our 8am and 10am worship schedule with The Rev. Christen Frothingham.

Women of Faith
The Women of Faith program will be led by Joan Augusta beginning with an information night on Wednesday, September 10th at 7:00pm in the Nickerson Library.

The 6-8 week study program is planned with reading and discussion of the upcoming Sunday’s Worship Readings.  Everyone is encouraged to share during the classes.  The program will be fun, interesting, enlightening and an opportunity to discuss our interpretation of the readings.  Come join us in our fellowship as we grow together spiritually!  For additional information contact Joan at: theaugustas@comcast.net or call 978-834-6252.

Holiday Fair
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 10:00am Worship Service.   Be sure to bring your empty backpack for a special blessing for the new school year!
Christian Formation
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 stjames.clergy@verizon.net .
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.

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
Congratulations to our Bishop Tom Team who ranked fifth in the top raising funds for the Relay and put us in the bronze status.  Approximately $2800 was raised in a very short amount of time.  Although Bishop Tom was not able to attend the survivor lap, we felt his spirit.  All team members signed the team baton and sent it to Bishop Tom 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 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.

Parish Announcements for Week of August 24, 2014

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Amesbury Community Blood Drive
Monday, August 25th from 10am – 3pm
Amesbury Health Center
Carriage/Mill Room
24 Morrill Place, Amesbury
Sponsored by Lahey Health Primary Care in Amesbury
For appointment call (1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767)) or visit
redcrossblood.org

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!

Holiday Fair
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!

Christian Formation
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 stjames.clergy@verizon.net .
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.

Parish Announcements for Week of August 17, 2014

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Ordination and Consecration of our Bishop-Elect, The Rev. Alan M. Gates
St. James will be ordering tickets for the Ordination and Consecration of
The Rev. Alan M. Gates. If you are interested in attending please see
Pam Fenner or Kim Potts.

Amesbury Community Blood Drives
Monday, August 25th from 10am – 3pm
Amesbury Health Center
Carriage/Mill Room
24 Morrill Place, Amesbury
Sponsored by Lahey Health Primary Care in Amesbury
For appointment call (1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767)) or visit
redcrossblood.org

SAVE THE DATE
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!

Christian Formation
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 stjames.clergy@verizon.net .
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.

 

Christian Education 2014-2015 and Blessing of the Backpacks.

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Our Christian Education Program will begin on Sunday, September 7th at 9:45am.  Please meet in the Parish Hall.

Nursery Care is available from 9:45 to 11:30.

Please download, print and complete the Christian Education Registration Form and bring with you on September 7th.  Or, you may complete it ahead of time and e-mail it to stjames.clergy@verizon.net.

Christian Education Enrollment Form 2014-2015

Also, taking place on September 7th at the 10am service is our annual “Blessing of the Backpacks.”  Bring your empty backpack for a special blessing for the new school year!

 

 

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Christian Education for Children and Youth

St. James Episcopal Church, 120 Main Street, Amesbury, MA, Montessori – based Christian Education “Godly Play” program will begin in September of 2014 at 9:45 am. The Sunday date will be determined in August and will be posted on our website.

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.

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