Mark Your Calendar
Details for all these events can be found below
February 2-3, 7:45 pm - 8 am Junior Youth Lock-in at the church
February 4, 8 am & 10 am Youth Sunday & Scout Sunday
February 10, 6:30 pm Mardi Gras Party at Scarsdale Golf Club
February 11, 4 pm Choral Evensong
February 11, 5 pm Cub Scouts
February 11, 6 pm Senior Youth Dinner at Rectory
February 14, 9:30 am & 7 pm Ash Wednesday Service
March 4, 11:15 am Acolyte Training
ChurchTeams 101 Powerpoint
Sign up for Junior Youth Lock-in & Snack Sign-up
Lenten Book Group Survey
Mardi Gras Tickets
Mime/Way of the Cross Sr Youth Sign-up
Pledge Securely Online
BOY & GIRL SCOUTS WEAR YOUR UNIFORMS!
Services at 8 & 10 am
Sunday school for all ages at 11:15
NEW! Forum "Sunday and Monday" at 11:15
Youth Choir (grades 6-12) at 11:15
Who's on This Sunday
Acolytes - Connor, Alex, & Shea McCarthy; Greeters - Valerie Wiggan, Ruth Brooks; Lectors - Keara Kenney, Hayley West; Lay Eucharistic Ministers - Drew Hallowell, Susie McNiff
And in more detail ...
Junior Youth Group Lock-in February 2-3 (TOMORROW)
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 February 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.
Starting THIS Sunday February 4
“Sunday and Monday: The Relationship of Faith & Work”
Sundays in February and March, 11:15 am - noon
Starting this Sunday and running through March, our adult forum will feature fellow parishioners talking about their work and faith journeys. We’ll explore 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, Joyce Russell and Russell Crane will interview each other.
Scout Sunday February 4
While St. James the Less has acknowledged Boy Scout Sunday in February of each year for many years, this year we will celebrate all of our scouts, both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, on our first "All Scouts Sunday" on February 4, 2018. Thus, all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Daisies, Brownies and Girl Scouts, as well as scout leaders, scout moms and dads and scout alumni are invited to attend church on February 4th wearing their respective scout uniforms and sashes, with all ribbons and badges prominently displayed. Each will be asked to stand and be acknowledged before the congregation. In addition, two scout leaders will be introduced, Christine Asciutto, the leader of the Scarsdale Edgemont Girl Scouts (and a teacher in our nursery school), and Andrew Wood, Cubmaster of our own Cub Scout Pack 1. Both leaders will attend the coffee hour and will have program information for prospective scout families. At the end of the scout ceremony, the Rector will give a blessing to all of our scouts.
LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!! Mardi Gras is February 10!
We are one week away from our annual Mardi Gras Party! You may purchase tickets until Tuesday, February 6. We have some wonderful silent auction items this year including vacation getaways, tickets to Broadway shows, fabulous restaurant experiences, and more! You don't want to miss this year's Raffle Items or Wine Pull! Buy tickets here.
Senior Youth Rectory Dinner Moved to February 11
We won't even try to compete with the Super Bowl! The Senior Youth dinner is Sunday February 11 this month. It's time to order in! The theme is Chinese Take-out, by popular demand!
Survey for Lenten Book Groups is Ready
Lent begins mid-February, 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!
Next Acolyte Training March 4
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 Way of the Cross Youth Play (The Mime) Rehearsals 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!!
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.