Shine, Shine, Shine On!
Tomorrow, Monday, November 17th, the Altar Guild is meeting at 10:00am in the Parish Hall to begin the polishing of brass and silver and cleaning of the Altar. You are invited to help them in this spiritual, reflective ministry. If you are unable to help on Monday, contact Beth Mauch for other dates they will be meeting as they continue this ministry.
Christian Education News:
The Middle School Retreat will be held at the Barbara C. Harris Camp on November 21st thru 23rd. Scholarships are available upon request. For more information talk with Dawn Schmidt, our Youth Leader.
Godly play classes begin promptly at 9:45a.m. Children then join their families for Eucharist. As we begin to prepare for Advent, there will be classes scheduled each Sunday during the month of November.
Lower Merrimack Valley Collaboration (LMVC) Events
December 6th, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Christ Church Greens Sales and Outreach Fair
33 Central Street, Andover
Advent Retreat: A Time of Wonder
Saturday, December 13th from 8:30am -12:30pm
Hosted by St. James Groveland
Lead by Julia Steer and Helen Pickard
For more information or sign up please contact
Helen Pickard or call 978-681-9915.
If you would like to send a card to Paul and Pam Fenner, their mailing address is:
8 Winkley Street, Amesbury, MA 01913. Paul is progressing every day and we will continue to keep them both in our prayers.
Hospitality at St. James
We are looking for sign-ups for our Sunday Hospitality in the Parish Hall. If you are able to help, please sign-up in the Parish Hall. We have a few Sundays still open through to the end of the year.
Lay Ministries at St. James
We are looking for readers, servers & greeters to assist with our Lay Ministries on Sundays at the 10am service. No experience necessary and a good opportunity if you need to practice “public speaking”, as we are forgiving! If you are interested, please contact the office at 978-388-0030 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Neighbors’ Table
During the next few months of colder weather, ONT is in need of Instant Oatmeal, hearty soups and peanut butter. If you would like to make a monetary donation to ONT, rather than purchase store items, please make a check payable to “Our Neighbors’ Table” and leave it in the food basket. Also, as always, personal items such as shampoo, deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc. are always needed. Please be sure to check expiration dates on food items please.
It’s never too late to enroll your child in the St. James Montessori – based Christian Education “Godly Play” program. Our program is held on Sunday morning at 9:45 am. All children grades K through 8 are invited. Each scheduled Sunday your K-8 grade child will learn about the Christian Faith and participate in fun and educational activities.
Nursery Care/Child Care is available from 9:45 until end of service.
If you are interested in Confirmation classes for grade 9 and up, see Jen Collins or Kim Potts. For additional information check our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org or call the Parish Office at 978-388-0030.
The St. James’ December Newsletter will be released on December 1st. If you did not previous Newsletters and would like to, please go to our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org and sign-up! Or, you can send us an e-mail or call us and we will be glad to sign-up you up!