Greetings in God’s Name!
In response to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, Saint James is a community that strives to be inclusive, sustains faith in God, and challenges its members to affirm that faith is action. Saint James’ mission priorities are to minister to children and their caregivers and to utilize our beautiful campus.
Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School – Where God Guides & Provides
Join us at Wilderness Escape VBS, where we’ll explore what life was like for the ancient Israelites. They’ve escaped slavery in Egypt… but now what? You’ll craft cool projects in the Israelite Camp, race through the wilderness as you play games, visit with Moses, and eat some interesting new food. Plus, you’ll meet lots of new friends!
Location: St. James Episcopal Church
The adventure will last: August 17 – 21
Celebration begins at: 5:15 pm (dinner); 5:30 pm (program)
The day’s adventure ends at: 8 pm
For more information, call: 772-2213 Marie
- July 15, 2014 : Fill the Belly Bus
Saint James Episcopal Church is participating in the Franklin County Hunger Task Force's 10th Annual Fill the Belly Bus Food Drive. The Belly Bus rolls into town every August, because that is when summer free meal programs end and many families need extra help making ends meet before the beginning of school [More...]
- June 3, 2014 : Second Helpings
Second Helpings is recruiting summer volunteers: It’s that time of year again! Because the Deerfield Academy students are gone during June, July and August, we are happy to see more parishioners help with the Monday night meal during the summer. You don’t need to bring anything; you simply come from [More...]
- June 3, 2014 : Father’s Day Breakfast
Father’s Day Breakfast: will be on Sunday, June 15, at 8:30 a.m. All you can eat: Adults $8.00, fathers with children $4.00 per person. There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.
- June 3, 2014 : Reminder:
This Sunday June 8th we will have one combined service at 10 a.m. for our Spring Festival Sunday and Pentecost Celebration! we will gather at 9:45 a.m. at the Town Common for a parade, and then gather for a festive worship. Afterwards we will enjoy a picnic on the lawn [More...]
St. James Journal
- April 14, 2014 : Palm Sunday: Dramatic Presentation of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
The April 13, 2014 - Palm Sunday - featured the liturgy of the palms and a dramatic presentation of The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew. See the video of the presentation below.
- February 24, 2014 : An Eye for an Eye and a Tooth for a Tooth
A sermon by the Rev. Jane Dunning on the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Jesus said "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' This has been a [More...]
- January 26, 2014 : 2014 Annual Meeting Report
Take a look at our 2014 Annual Meeting Report. We give thanks to God for a wonderful year of ministry!
- December 29, 2013 : A sermon on light by Mr. Jason Burns
A sermon by Mr. Jason Burns on the First Sunday after Christmas A few weeks ago I was awestruck by the sunrise as I drove to work. As the sun light slowly rose over the Pocumtuck Range I found myself thinking about the symbolism of the rising sun [More...]
Rev. Heather’s Blog
- May 11, 2014 : Painting Vibrant Dreams for Tomorrow
A sermon from the Fourth Sunday of Easter In the last line of today’s gospel, Jesus says: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” What does it mean to have abundant life? Abundant life is the promise of eternal life in Almighty God. It’s also a life well [More...]
- May 6, 2014 : Mother’s Day
I wrote this reflection on Mother's Day last year...but a year later, it still holds true for me. (5/6/14) At our house, today is a joyful day. A day filled with laughter and playing. I do my very best to stop time, so that I might capture these moments, bottle them up, [More...]
- March 5, 2014 : #AshTag
A sermon from Ash Wednesday It’s hard to know what to do with Jesus words in today’s gospel. He begins this portion of the Sermon on the Mount by saying, “Beware of practicing your piety before others…” Jesus gets pretty specific about what his followers should and shouldn’t do: “Whenever you [More...]
- March 3, 2014 : Lenten Transformation
A sermon from the Last Sunday after Epiphany What does it mean to be transfigured? Literally, it means to undergo a metamorphosis, to change in outward appearance—to transform. After Jesus was transfigured, “…his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.” Jesus was given an unearthly appearance. He [More...]