Events

All St. James Members Are Invited to a
New Member Welcome Lunch
 
The 4th Sunday of Lent is traditionally known as
Laetare Sunday (or “Refreshment Sunday”). It’s a day on which we relax our Lenten disciplines, take a deep breath, and allow God to rejuvenate us so we can finish Lent well.
Our refreshment this Laetare Sunday will come in the form of a potluck lunch to welcome and connect with our newest members.
St. James Provides The Entree: Tim Green will be smoking brisket for us.
 
New Members Have Lunch On Us: If you joined St. James since January 2016, we invite you to enjoy lunch “on us.” Many of you will ask if you can bring a dish (and we won’t turn you down). But we’d love to treat you!
Longer-Term Members Bring Sides and Desserts: If you joined St. James in or before 2015, please join us in hospitality to our newest members by bringing your favorite side dish and/or a dessert to share.
Questions? Contact Mother Rebecca or Amanda Payne.
Lent Madness 2017 … Standings Following the Round of 32
From 32 saints, we have narrowed the field to 16. We now begin the “Saintly 16” in which Forward Movement, rather than the basic biographical information, will begin to share favorite Quirks and Quotes from the remaining saints. The Celebrity Bloggers will provide unusual information or legends surrounding their saints along with quotes either by or about their saints.
Each day, simply Vote Here for Your Favorite Saint. You can check standings on the Lent Madness Online Bracket Page.
“But who’s winning?” you ask. We are all winners as we learn about the saints of God. For those who must know, here are the standings to date:
Lisa Wilson – 12 points
The Stansels – 11 points
August Claybrook – 10 points
Mary Ann Johnson – 8 points
Scott Tankersley – 7 points
Owen Tankersley – 6 points
John Thompson – 6 points
Susan Whitaker – 6 points
Mother Rebecca – 5 points
If you think you’re playing along and aren’t listed here, it’s because you didn’t turn in your completed bracket. For referee calls on such issues, contact Mother Rebecca.
Get Ready for the Great Easter Egg Hunt
Mark your calendars for the world famous Great Easter Egg Hunt at St. James! With over 1,000 eggs and 3 hunting grounds (one for each age group), plus a candy bar for those of us who didn’t outgrow our sweet tooth, this promises to be a great event.

 

Members, the Great Easter Egg Hunt cannot happen without your help! Please bring donations of PRE-STUFFED plastic eggs (non-meltable fun-sized candy inside please). You may drop your donations in the Narthex, at Church in the Chapel, or in the Parish Hall.

 
Please bring your eggs anytime starting this Sunday and before April 16!  
If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help, contact Amanda Payne.
Prayer Shawl Ministry Forming at St. James
We are pleased to announce that one of our newest members, Susan Whitaker, is starting a Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. James.
If you can knit, crochet, sew, or would like to learn and would be interested in making Prayer Shawls for those who are sick or hospitalized, this is a great ministry for you. Members will work largely on their own after a brief organizational meeting on Sunday, April 2 at 11:30.
If you’re interested in participating or have questions, please contact Susan Whitaker.

Parents Sunday School Group Meets Sundays from 9:05 to 9:45

Each week, we read a short article, book chapter, or watch a video clip, then we discuss our reading on Sunday mornings.
We meet Sundays at 9:05 in the School Library (on the way to the kids Sunday school classes). To be added to our weekly e-mail list please e-mail Kara Showers or join our Facebook group (St. James Parents Sunday School). Join us.

Mark Your Calendars for Superhero Fun At VBS
Get your capes ready! We are calling all super heroes for a fun-filled week of Vacation Bible School at St. James.
Mark your calendars for July 24-28 from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with a Superhero Finale Family Dinner Friday at 7pm. The cost will be $15 per child. Bring bring a friend (or two) and join us as we discover our strength in God!
Register online here: VBS Registration. Questions? Contact Amanda Payne.

First Communion and Discovery Class

Sunday, April 2nd 9:00-10:00 am

All baptized children are invited to this special class that gives them understanding, reverence and love for the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We will instruct children on liturgy, theology of the sacrament, symbols and what the elements of communion mean in an age appropriate manner.
All baptized children are welcome and we encourage 1st-5th grade children to attend.Communion Discovery class will be held on Sunday, April 2nd and first informed communion will be at the 10 am Palm Sunday Service.If you would like your child to participate please RSVP to Amanda Payne at  AmandaPayne06@gmail.com.

Spiritual and Social Activities   

Sundays
Holy Eucharist 8 a.m.
Holy Eucharist in Church 10 a.m.
Church in the Chapel 10 a.m.

Children’s Sunday School 9:05 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., Old Parish Hall, School Lunch Room

Note: No Youth Sunday School in the Youth Portable this Sunday, March 26th.


 Adult Education
9:05 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. in the Chapel

Confirmation Class – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Youth Portable

Daughters of the King meet 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel
Tuesday
6:15 p.m. Church Chicks, Chapel
7:30 p.m. Bible Study, Chapel

St. Elizabeth’s Guild meet 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall at 10 a.m.

Wednesday
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist/Unction in Chapel with Fr. Gardner
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bible Study, Chapel with Fr. Gardner
12:00-12:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross, Church with Mtr. Rebecca
6:30 – 8 p.m. Youth Group in Parish Hall

Thursday

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Ping Pong in Parish Hall

Sermon & Education Recordings

Our sermons and adult education classes are recorded and made available online! This is a wonderful way to stay in touch if you are traveling or have to be away on a Sunday

morning.
 
Please also consider sharing sermons or classes that are particularly useful to you with friends and family who might not attend St. James (or any other church). We hope these resources might draw others into fellowship with us at St. James.
For sermons, visit the Sermons page on our website. For adult education classes, check out our SoundCloud stream.

Do You Have A Prayer Request? 

Prayer requests

St. James is a community characterized by prayer. Please share your prayer concerns with us: it is our joy to lift up your prayer concerns to the Lord just as we lift up our own. We welcome you to bring these concerns to our clergy or the church office or you can share them with us on a prayer request form (located in the entry to the Church) or through our website under the heading “Connect.”
James 5:13-14 Are any among you suffering? You should pray… Are any among you sick? You should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.   

St. Elizabeth’s Guild

St. Elizabeth’s Guild is a women’s organization at St. James named after St. Elizabeth of Hungary who devoted her life to providing relief for the poor and sick. Join St. Elizabeth’s at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall on second Tuesdays of the month. If you have questions, please call Terry Cagley at (214) 343-8132, Becky Pate at (214) 341-8673, or Mari Omberg at (214) 348-0254.

First Communion and Discovery Class

Sunday, April 2nd 9:00-10:00 am
All baptized children are invited to this special class that gives them understanding, reverence and love for the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We will instruct children on liturgy, theology of the sacrament, symbols and what the elements of communion mean in an age appropriate manner.
All baptized children are welcome and we encourage 1st-5th grade children to attend.Communion Discovery class will be held on Sunday, April 2nd and first informed communion will be at the 10 am Palm Sunday Service.If you would like your child to participate please RSVP to Amanda Payne at  AmandaPayne06@gmail.com.

 Tuesday Night Bible Study

What does it mean to respond to Jesus? What’s required, what can we expect in making such a commitment, and how should we live until Jesus returns? Please join Deacon Roger Button’s study of the Gospel of Luke, where we will consider these and other important discipleship questions. Fall classes are on Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room/Chapel.

 

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

bible Join Fr. Gardner for bible study series on the book of Corinthians of the New Testament. We meet on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Join us to learn more about the time line of the New Testament.

St. James Church Chicks     women's fellowship
Meet in the Chapel at 6:15 p.m. for light meal and bible study.
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