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.


Sunday School Begins

On Sunday, September 14th at 9:30 a.m. in the lower level of the Parish Hall.  For families interested in sending their children, please contact Marie Paquette at (413) 772-2213

If you are willing, please consider donating supplies needed for the approaching new year including: card stock (white and colored), scotch tape, beads (pony beads, wood beads etc. nothing too small), poster board, construction paper; green, brown, red, etc. Thanks for any help you can provide. Items can be dropped off the office or placed in the pin below the mailboxes across from the chapel.



2014 Mistletoe Mart & Craft Faire

Saint James Episcopal Church is providing an opportunity for area crafters to participate in our MISTLETOE MART and CRAFT FAIRE to be held for one day, Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is our 4th Annual Mistletoe Mart and Craft Faire and it is Saint James’ major fundraising event. We are delighted to present this opportunity again for area Crafters and Artists.  Mistletoe Mart has 30 + spaces available that will be offered to crafters.

For more information and an application, click here. 


Hooping Class at Saint James

We hope you will join us for a HOOPiVerse Class on Friday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Saint James Parish Hall.  It is for new beginners to established hoopers.    A series of 11 classes from September 12 to December 5 (except 10/31 and 11/21 for Halloween and the day after Thanksgiving).  There are hoops to share, you do not need to have your own hoop to take the class.  Open to hoopers of all ages, that is, well-behaved, participating children welcome with a supervising adult (generally children 8 years and older do well in class).  Open to the public but first preference to Saint James parishioners.  Prepay 10 classes for $49.99 and get one free class and a discount on your hoop! (or only $5.00 per class) Space is Limited. Pre-registration suggested, but not required.  To sign up call Suzanne or Lani at (855) MY HOOP-5 or (855) 694-6675;




  • August 27, 2014 : Guest Preacher & Presentation
    On the weekend of October 18-19th we will welcome our Missioner for Creation Care, the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, as our guest preacher at all three services.  On Sunday, October 19th at 11:30 a.m. in the Whiteman Room she will make a special presentation, "God So Loved the World", followed by a conversation.  We hope [More...]

  • August 27, 2014 : Blessing of the Animals
    Please join us on Saturday, October 11th at 4:30 p.m. to have your beloved pet blessed on the quad (or in the cloisters if it is raining).  All are welcome!

  • August 27, 2014 : Fall Festival Sunday
    Join us on Sunday, October 5th at 10 a.m. for our Fall Festival Sunday, a combined service followed by food, fellowship, and fun.  It's a great Sunday to bring a friend! This year we will have a special presentation that highlights our mission as lived out in  Vacation Bible School and the Federal Street [More...]

  • August 27, 2014 : Lemonade and Cookies for the Franklin County Parade
    On Thursday, September 4th at 4:30 p.m. we will gather on the lawn to serve lemonade and cookies during the Franklin County Parade.  We hope you will join us on our lawn to enjoy the parade and some delicious treats. If you are interested in baking cookies or helping, please [More...]

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St. James Journal

  • August 4, 2014 : A sermon by Mr. Jason Burns on the 8th Sunday after Pentecost
    Over the last few weeks we have been exploring the story of Jacob. Early in the story we learn that Jacob has schemed to gain his father's blessing, which in his eyes is the continuation if God's promise to Abraham, which was then passed to Isaac and will now be [More...]

  • 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!

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Rev. Heather’s Blog

  • August 27, 2014 : Oppression: Then and Now
    Rev. Heather's sermon on August 24, 2014 It seems appropriate that we are beginning our study of Exodus this Sunday, after a week of a Vacation Bible School that focused on Moses and the Israelite Wilderness Escape. Our first lesson opens Exodus with an explanation as to how the Israelites shifted [More...]

  • 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...]