Saint James Episcopal Church 2013

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.

Holy Week

Palm Sunday—April 12-13

Palm Sunday: Choral Holy Eucharist, Rite II in Saint James Church featuring the liturgy of the palms and a dramatic presentation of The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.

Choral Holy Eucharist, Rite II in Saint James Church featuring 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 dramatic presentation…)

Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday—April 14, 15, 16

  •   9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in All Saints Chapel

Maundy Thursday—April 17

  •   7:00 p.m. Choral Holy Eucharist, Rite II with foot washing

Good Friday—April 18

  • 12:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross in Saint James Church
  • 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service with guest preacher, Mr. Jason Burns

Easter Vigil—April 19

  • 7:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter with a Choral Holy Eucharist in Saint James Church

Easter Sunday—April 20

  •   8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I in All Saints Chapel
  • 10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist, Rite II in Saint James Church


  • March 25, 2014 : Summer Feeding Program
    Saint James has the chance to become a summer feeding site for children in Greenfield. We would serve breakfast Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. from mid-June through August. The food and an employee from Greenfield Schools arrive each morning on site, and are met by two volunteers from [More...]

  • March 13, 2014 : Murder Mystery Dinner
    Come and figure out who dun it and have the chance to win a great prize! Murder by Matrimony put on by the the Comical Mystery Tour on Saturday, April 5th in the Whiteman Room salads served at 6:15 p.m. Ticket price $22 adult Dinner includes: chicken picatta, steamed green beans, rice, rolls, beverage and dessert Tickets must be purchased [More...]

  • February 13, 2014 : Lent at Saint James
    There are many ways to draw closer to God in Lent.  Please check out our Lenten Brochure to learn about the many opportunities at Saint James this year.  Lent at Saint James

  • February 13, 2014 : Lenten Un-Quiet Day
    During Lent, it is traditional to have “Quiet Days,” time set aside for reflection with the Bishop.  You are invited to an Un-Quiet Day where we explore the music and theology of Bruce Springsteen.  This Un-Quiet Day will be led by Bishop Douglas Fisher of the Episcopal Diocese of Western [More...]

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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.

  • 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!

  • September 8, 2013 : September 2013 – First Week on Sunday School
    The St. James Sunday School started today (September 8, 2013) with a great group and kids and adults!  Marie started off talking about what the kids wanted and what they would be willing to give up to get that.  One little boy wanted a second dog and would be willing [More...]

  • July 1, 2013 : St. James Third Century Society
    In our Third Century Society brochure we are reminded how the generosity of many over the last 200 years has helped sustain the missions and ministries of St. James Church.  Gifts of thanksgiving made out of gratitude for all of blessings of this life have truly made a difference!   We [More...]

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  • March 5, 2014 : #AshTag
    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 pray, go into your [More...]

  • March 3, 2014 : Lenten Transformation
    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 glowed with a transcendent glory reserved for [More...]

  • February 24, 2014 : An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
    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 difficult saying to interpret since the days of the early Israelites. It [More...]

  • February 16, 2014 : Peace be With You
    In today’s gospel Jesus offers us a new vision as he answers the question— What does God’s Kingdom look like? Jesus takes God’s law, which was given to the Israelites through Moses, and broadens it in his Sermon on the Mount.  He calls the disciples to transcend beyond simply obeying the law [More...]

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Heather’s Blog

  • December 8, 2013 : Walking our Neighborhood
    Today we did something unusual after worship.  Instead of making our way over to the parish hall for coffee hour, we went on a twenty-minute walk of Greenfield.  Bishop Fisher encouraged every congregation to take such a walk to gain a better understanding of who are our neighbors, what do [More...]

  • September 30, 2013 : A Prayer for Today–September 30, 2013
    As we turn to the tasks before us this day, fill us, gracious Lord. In making faithful choices, great and small, guide us, gracious Lord. As we seek to notice and serve those in need, teach us, gracious Lord. As we offer our lives to you, hear us gracious Lord. With our hearts ready [More...]

  • August 5, 2013 : Ready…set…GO!
     Ready...set...GO!  We have a month of exciting opportunities for children and their caregivers.  All are welcome, so come join the fun!  Vacation Bible School will be held August 18-22.  It's completely free and all children and their caregivers are welcome.  We even provide dinner!  Read all about what VBS will look like this [More...]

  • May 13, 2013 : Mother’s Day
    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, and tuck them away for years ahead. Yet even as I spend the day with my family, in [More...]