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St. James Episcopal Church
December 14, 2018
Volume 8, Number 50
The e•Messenger


A party for children through fifth grade:


Christmas Feast at St. James

This Sunday at St. James

December 16: The Third Sunday of Advent

John the Baptist Preaching

Luca Giordano (1634-1705) painted John the Baptist Preaching during a sojourn in Spain at the request of Charles II. In a witty contemporary review, Giordano is described as "speedy, prolific, dazzling...assured, ever-talented and never touching the fringe of genius."

Sunday's Service Schedule
  • 8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite I, in the church
  • 9:15 a.m. - Christian Education for children and adults (final sessions of semester)
  • 10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the church
  • 5:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles

Nursery Hours: Our professionally-staffed nursery is open Sunday mornings from 8:45 a.m. 'til noon, for infants of six-weeks to children four years old as parents desire and are in worship and fellowship. The nursery is located directly off the Parish Hall foyer. Your infants and young children are always welcome in church.


Download our Advent thru Christmas event big-sheet coloring calendar to put on the 'fridge!


Church Calendar Link

Holy Eucharist with the Day School is in the church at 8:15 a.m. Parishioners and Day School parents are welcome to attend. School is dismissed for the Christmas holidays on Thursday, December 20; the next Friday Eucharist will be January 11.


Open meetings of AA are held each weekday at noon in the Activities Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.


Vestry meets at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 17.


Sts. Agnes/Edith/Monica ECW Chapter meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18 in the Card Room at St. James Place, 333 Lee Drive.


St. James Food Pantry distribution opens at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19 to qualified recipients in our immediate area. Volunteers are always welcome!


Church offices will be closed Monday-Wednesday, December 24-26; and, from noon, on Monday, December 31 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Day School offices are closed Friday, December 21 through Thursday, January 3, 2019.

Christmas Service Schedule
Christmas Dinner


Thanks to the parishioners of St. James who contributed in some way to make our 10th Annual Feast Day at St. James – A Christmas Dinner for the Homeless a beautiful, uplifting, worthwhile endeavor.


Whether by financial contributions, the delivery of fruit, the packing of gift bags, decorating of Bishops Hall, the preparing of the meal, the serving of the meal and the presentation of gift bags, we want to thank the hundreds of you who answered Jesus’ call to help those in need.




Christmas Flowers form

Congratulations to …


Lauren and Steele Pollard, along with big sisters Sidney and Eliza, on the safe arrival of Miles Steele Pollard, weighing 8 pounds, 10 oz. when he was born on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Holiday All-Nighter

All sixth through twelfth graders are invited to kick off their holiday break with a jam-packed celebration experience! (If you still have classes or exams, join in for part of the evening.)

The Holiday All-Nighter will include caroling to parishioners who need a cheery visit, dinner, Laser Tag, late night beignets, and sleepover at the church. Drop off is in the Activities Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center between 4:30 and 5:15 p.m. Pick-up is Friday morning by 9:30 a.m.

Cost for the evening is $20, and friends are invited. All must register with Mrs. Annie by Tuesday, December 18.

Adults, we will need drivers/chaperones in shifts. Contact Annie to claim your shift choice!

When registering, include all names and ages for the evening, and whether staying for part or all of the night. Don't forget the required registration and permission forms!


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