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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-834-6252.
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!
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.
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.