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Please join us for our delicious Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 4th at 5:30p.m. There will be pancakes, sausage, real maple syrup, coffee, and juice. Sign up by emailing the office or outside the chapel. We ask for a $6 donation for adults, and $4 donation for children.
Please join us for the imposition of ashes with Holy Eucharist on Wednesday, March 5th at 9 a.m. in All Saints Chapel and 7 p.m. in Saint James Church.
- 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...]
- February 13, 2014 : Labyrinth at Trinity Church, Shelburne Falls
Expand Your Lenten Experience with a Lenten Labyrinth Pilgrimage “Walk” and Lunch! On Saturday February 22, 2014 from 9-12PM followed by soup and bread luncheon. Free will offering gratefully accepted! Located at Trinity Church on 17 Severance Street in Shelburne Falls Come join all of us at Trinity Church and Veriditas-trained Labyrinth Facilitator, Deborah Yaffee, for [More...]
St. James Journal
- 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...]
- 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...]
- 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...]