If you are missing having your Forward Day by Day books, did you know they are available as podcasts? Simply click the following button to visit Forward Movement's "Daily Prayer" website and follow the instructions there. Daily Prayer In fact, Forward Movement offers a aide variety of podcasts to support prayer and spiritual life, including daily reflections, the Daily Office, Noonday prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline. They are available at this web address. forwardmovement.org/podcasts
On July 9th, Mr. Kevin Todd, St. James parishioner and former Sr. Warden, was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons by Bishop José McLaughlin. The Rev. Tim Jones preached the ordination homily and his text is available under Weekly Sermons. Additionally, the bulletin for the service can be accessed by clicking on the following button. Bulletin Due to the closure of the church, only computer "screen shots" of the event were possible, but several of those images can be seen by clicking on the Read More button.
On July 3rd, our interim rector, the Rev. Dr. Carol Jablonski, issued a new pastoral letter updating the status of the ongoing closure at St. James and announcing upcoming changes in the security procedures on the church campus. Additionally, her letter provides details about the start of a few small-group outdoor gatherings—the only kind we can have at the moment. All parishioners are urged to read Rev. Carol's letter, which can be viewed in its entirety by clicking on the following link. Pastoral letter
According to Judi Frame, the St. James face mask project has produced a grand total of 673 masks for the Rescue Mission, IAM, and The Storehouse. The seamstresses are taking a well-earned break right now, but may resume in the fall if additional masks are needed. Congratulations to everyone involved!
Weekday worship services, as well as Sunday Christian Formation and Sunday coffee hour are all available via the online meeting service, Zoom. You can join Zoom by going to https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting and then using this link to sign up with your email: https://zoom.us/signup. Follow the on-screen instructions, then check your inbox for a confirmation email. Follow the instructions on the Zoom meeting page to connect with audio and video for the meeting. Note that you may want to install the Zoom app on your Apple or Android phone. Zoom links for Christian Formation, coffee hour, and weekday services are as follows:
Sunday Christian Formation and Coffee Hour:
Sunday Christian Formation begins at 9:00 AM. The Zoom meeting number is 873 8391 1873 and the password is 777444.
Sunday coffee hour begins after the morning service, starting around 11:00 AM. The Zoom meeting number is 879 8441 1500 and the password is 440429.
Weekday Service Viewing:
Mondays at noon (Noonday Prayer): meeting number is 921 4215 4909 and the password is 041339.
Wednesdays at noon (Noonday Prayer & Healing and Bible Study): meeting number is 832 7867 8652 and the password is 908286.
Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. (Morning Prayer): meeting number is 976 4540 7868 and the password is 026298.
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