Mark Your Calendar
Details for all these events can be found below
February 25 Sunday School outreach project continues
February 25 "Sunday & Monday" Adult Forum continues
March 2-3, 7:45 pm - 8 am Junior Youth Lock-in
March 3, 9 am Vestry Retreat
March 4, 11:15 am Altar Guild Meeting
March 4, 11:15 am Acolyte Training
March 4, 6 pm Senior Youth Dinner & Games at Rectory
March 7, 14 & 21, 7:30 pm Lenten Book Group (Weds)
March 8, 15 & 22, 11 am Lenten Book Group (Thurs)
March 10, 7:30 pm Midnight Run
March 12, 7 pm Scarsdale Adult School Organ Lecture
March 17, 3 pm Nursery School 50th Anniversary Concert
March 17, 7 pm Pre-College Juilliard Student Concert
And way ahead: Easter Services April 1 at 9 & 11 am and Saturday 8 pm
Midnight Run Sign-up
ChurchTeams 101 Powerpoint
Lenten Book Group Survey
Mime/Way of the Cross Sr Youth Sign-up
Pledge Securely Online
Junior Youth Lock-in Attendance and Snacks
Scarsdale Adult School Organ Lecture
Services at 8 & 10 am
Sunday school for all ages at 11:15
Forum "Sunday and Monday" at 11:15
Youth Choir (grades 6-12) at 11:15
Who's on This Sunday
Acolytes - Tyler Formisano, Henry Young, Antoine Abraham; Ushers - James West, Patrick Wynne, Kathy & Mark Trager; Greeters - Liz Gillespie, Joan Ballantyne; Lectors - Barbara Palmer; Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Neil Winward; Altar Guild - Andrea West, Ruth Brooks, Pam McCarter, Catherine Ritchie, Erica Dixon; Counters - Alice Herman, Wilder Howland
So many births! We've had so many births lately at St. James that we thought we should send out an announcement just for this. Most recently, congratulations to Catherine and Neil Ritchie on the birth of their daughter Lucy Elizabeth Ritchie (Beatrice's new sister!), and to Father Tom Newcomb on the birth of his 6th grandchild, John Stephen Salvitti. Earlier this month Cheryl Smith welcomed a new granddaughter, Grace Williamson Smith, and Patrick Wynne a new (his first) grandson, Eamon Patrick Wynne.
"Sunday and Monday: The Relationship of Faith & Work” Sundays in February and March, 11:15 am - noon Our adult forum featuring fellow parishioners talking about their work and faith journeys has been a huge success. We've been exploring together such questions as: how does your faith inform your work? Do you find meaning in what you do? Have you ever changed careers and why? Have you ever experienced conflict between your faith and professional lives?” Come sit and listen to each other! This Sunday, Neil Winward and Pam Heldman will interview each other.
Junior Youth Group Lock-in March 2-3 The Junior Youth Group kids have been awesome this year. Our theme this year comes from Ephesians 2:10 - You are God’s Masterpiece. We are going to continue our tradition of the JYG Lock in with this year's lock in taking place on March 2-3 2nd from 7:45 pm - the next morning at 8:00 am at the St. James the Less in the Parish Hall. We have a great evening planned starting off with some fun games and s'mores over the fireplace. We will then have a short devotional in which we will look in depth at the above verse and see how it can apply to middle school kids lives right now. After that once everyone gets settled in their sleeping bags we will watch a movie on the big screen. Bagels and doughnuts will be served before pick up which will be at 8:00 am Saturday morning. Frank Schwall, Amber Mizerik and Paula Pierolivo will be the chaperones for the lock in. Sign up to attend here, and to bring snacks here.
Saturday March 3 Vestry Retreat Vestry members, remember our retreat with Leslie Pendleton from Episcopal Church Foundation on March 3.
Next Acolyte Training Sunday March 4 at 11:15 am Acolytes: it’s time to brush up on our skills! Susie will lead our next training. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
The next Senior Youth Rectory Dinner is March 4 The kids have spoken! At the next rectory gathering we will be ordering in Chipotle and playing games to get to know each other better. Save the date.
Altar Guild Meeting - Sunday, March 4th
The Altar Guild will hold their mid-winter meeting on Sunday, March 4th from 11:30am to 12:30pm. The meeting will be held in the 2nd floor Library. You do not have to be a member of the Altar Guild to attend. If you have ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to prepare for our services, this will be a great opportunity to meet members of the Guild, as well as hear about preparations for the Holy Week & Easter Season. Feel free to contact me (email@example.com) or Louise Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Senior Youth Lenten Play in March High Schoolers! Help us revive this wonderful St. James tradition! We need over a dozen of you to sign up to be able to put on this year's performance. Click here for more details such as rehearsal and performance times, and please sign up!!
Survey for Lenten Book Groups - it takes just 2 minutes. Survey Deadline is March 1 Lent has begun, and what better way to observe Lent than by reading and discussing a good book with fellow parishioners? Please take 2 minutes to fill out this survey so we know if there is enough interest to organize these groups. We hope so! Descriptions of our book proposals for you to choose from are at the link.
Midnight Run Our next Midnight Run will be March 10 at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to participate in this outreach program to the homeless in New York City. Sign-up here.
Scarsdale Adult School Organ Lecture March 12 Dr. Matthew Lewis will be speaking to the wider Scarsdale Community about our organ through the Scarsdale Adult School. To register for this course, click here.
Nursery School 50th Anniversary Concert March 17 at 3 pm Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our Nursery School with a concert by Kurt Gallagher in the Parish Hall. Refreshments and other fun treats follow the concert. Mr. Kurt Gallagher has been making music with kids every day for 20 years. His presentations are educational, entertaining, engaging and fun! Kurt encourages kids to make as much music as possible during his performances as he invites everyone to clap, slap, shake, spin, stomp and sing along. Join us for a playful afternoon. Ticket Prices: $20/Family
Call 914-723-1018 for Information and Tickets
Juilliard Pre-College Division Organ Recital March 17 at 7 pm Join us for an evening of music featuring students from the studio of Matthew Lewis.
Looking Ahead: Easter Services are 8:00 pm Saturday March 31, and 9 & 11 amSunday April 1 This year's Easter services are at 9 & 11 on Sunday morning, with an additional service on Saturday evening, the first service of Easter.
And Don't Forget: Parish Retreat October 5-7 Columbus Day Weekend Over seventy parishioners have already signed up to attend our parish retreat this fall! Be part of the fun. Sign up to indicate your interest on the bulletin board in the cloister hallway. The retreat will take place at the beautiful Incarnation Camp in Ivoryton, CT.
Ask a Warden Have a question about the church? Want to help but don't know what's needed? Ask a warden! You can contact Tracy McCarthy or Pam Heldman any time and they'd be happy to answer your questions.
And in case you missed it last week ... Mardi Gras Thank You's and Totals
This was our most successful Mardi Gras Benefit ever! With over 180 attendees, we raised just over $65,000 (yes, raised, that is the NET number) including $11,600 donated directly to our outreach causes. As reported in the Annual Report, the funds not directly donated to outreach, or approximately $55,000, will be divided equally between the church operating budget and the outreach causes as determined by the Outreach Committee. The exact results will be reported once all expenses have been submitted and auction proceeds are collected. It was a joyous event in so many ways, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for coming, inviting friends and supporting. WE MADE IT HAPPEN!
A huge thank-you to the Mardi Gras Committee for their amazing work: Cheryl Smith, Kathy Cutlip, Shirley Dugan, Lisa Dodge, Tracy Haffner, Alice Herman, Geoff Loftus, Margy Loftus, Diana Mitchell, Sonia Reese, Pam Savarese, Diana Schmitter, Nancy Stratton-Crooke, Kathy Formisano, Stephanie Treanor, Jeannette Warner, and Lisa Wolfe. Thanks, also, to our wonderful MC, Tom Wolfe!