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January 7, 2020
Amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States following the strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, The Episcopal Church continues to be guided by the teaching of Jesus Christ, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” We affirm that, “It is crucial in this time of instability and threat of violence that our government and our neighbors seek diplomatic and humanitarian solutions rather than violence.” We pray for wisdom, restraint, and divine guidance for our leaders and decision makers, that they can move us away from violence and conflict and towards mutual understanding.

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[Episcopal News Service] Amid a rash of attacks against American Jews in recent weeks – and a larger trend of violent anti-Semitism in America – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is inviting Episcopalians to join him in supporting a social media visibility campaign and expressing solidarity with the Jewish people.

St. James parishioners should be aware on two occasions in November and one in December (12/18/19) several members of the church received fraudlent email messages, the first purportedly from our former rector, Joel Hafer, and the second and third purportedly from our interim rector, The Rev. Dr. Carol Jablonski.  These messages convey a friendly greeting and then ask the recipient to respond by return email, saying "I need to ask you a favor" and/or to purchase iTunes cards and to send them to a fake gmail address using their smart phones. All of these "phishing" emails are SCAMS.  None of them originated from Joel or Carol.  Please do not open them or respond to them.  The following guidelines (provided by Amy Williford) will help you identify and deal with email phishing attempts.  Please take a moment to read them carefully.  Thank you.