Services for the Third Sunday in Lent on Saturday 6 March at 5 PM and Sunday 7 March at 9:30 AM. We will worship in the Church. Masks must be worn at all times and we must maintain physical distance of at least 6 ft. Please only sit in the areas marked for seating. Members of the same household may sit together. No more than 35 people may attend service.
Please click here to download this weekend's service booklet.
Please use the link below to access the Zoom worship.
If you enter manually using the meeting ID, you will have to enter the password.
Meeting ID: 317 854 854 Password: 187300
If you call in using a phone +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 317 854 854
FRIDAY FAITH ON FILM
THE BLACK CHURCH:
THIS IS OUR STORY. THIS IS OUR SONG.
HOSTED BY HENRY LOUIS GATES JR.
We continue on Friday evenings on 12,19, and 26 March beginning at 6:30 as we watch this mini-series and discuss each segment. We will use the Zoom meeting information for our worship service found above.
Please find the following message from Fr. Jeff Stevenson from St. Ann's Sayville regarding their Lenten Program. We will not be praying Evening Prayer on these Wednesdays, instead I ask that we enter into this opportunity to engage our faith with the our friends at St. Ann's.
6:00 PM / Wednesdays in Lent
We continue Wednesdays in Lent—March 10, 17, and 24, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM for our traditional Soup Supper & Bible Study program. The soup part starts at 6:00, with the Bible study immediately following. The Zoom link is the same one for the coffee hour on Sundays after the10:00am service.
For each of the four weeks, one of our Soup Makers will volunteer as the Master Chef du Jour and, while we are enjoying our home-made version of his specialty, the chef will do a Zoom demonstration of their Master Recipe. For the program this year, Father Jeff will be speaking on the Rite of Reconciliation of the Penitent, better known as Confession.
Fr. Jeff Stevenson, HoSM
Beloved in Christ,
Grace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. A little more than a year ago, we began to hear rumblings of COVID-19. We had no idea that we would be impacted directly by something so small and invisible that seemed to be happening so far away. We have weathered the shutdown, reopening, temporary shutdown, and find the new hope of the vaccine that will protect us in the days to come.
We were able to continue our ministry during COVID, and in many ways expand. We have a faithful group that not only gathers in person, but also online via Zoom. We engage in worship on Sundays, and pray Evening Prayer on Wednesday evenings, partake in Bible Study using online platforms, and have a seen amazing connections in our community with the Essential Items Drives that benefit our most vulnerable neighbors.
While we have much to be thankful for and to celebrate, we write to you because we still need your help. Just as every family, organization, or group has a budget, we too at St. James have financial obligations that need to be met. We are required by canon to report this information to our diocese and on the Parochial Report submitted to the Episcopal Church. Your continued support is needed to ensure our ability to faithfully serve our community. Please click on the link below to fill out the attached Statement of Intention for the 2021 year.
Every blessing we have comes from God. By sharing our time, talent, and treasure, we say Thank you in a tangible and thoughtful way. Thank you for your continued support of our ministry.
Thank you for your continued support of our monthly Essential Items Drive. The community turnout was steady on a cold, snowy day. 45 cars dropped in to help our neighbors in need. The next one will be on 20 March.