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The EPISCOPAL CHURCH of ST. JAMES the LESS

Love & Serve
2020 Annual Appeal Drawing to a Close: Please Remember to Pledge!

Our 2020 Annual Appeal is drawing to a close, and we are aiming for 100% participation—140 pledges! We're about halfway to that goal with 70 pledges, so if you haven't yet turned yours in, you can do it online, or grab a pledge card in church and fill it out this Sunday. It takes all of us! Help us reach our goal!

And be sure to pick up your beautiful, homemade thank-you ornament after church this Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King. See you this weekend!

—Mother Storm

Special Email Lists

Our parish is getting bigger, so we've been creating different lists for various groups to keep their members updated on their specific activities. If you'd like to subscribe to any of the following email lists, please email the office. Lists are: Sunday School, Concerts and Music, Jr & Sr High Youth Groups, and Outreach (including Midnight Run).

Christmas Gifts for Children of Edward Williams School ∣ Sunday, December 15

As the holiday season approaches, we want to continue the spirit of being grateful for what we have and to find ways to give to others. We will have our annual Christmas Mitten Tree at the Nursery School. We are asking for mittens and hats for Kindergarten kids. You can pick a hat and mitten off the tree on the lower level to give to the children from Edward Williams School in Mount Vernon. Boys' names are in green and girls' are in red. Please wrap and include an "To and From" tag for the child selected. Please drop off by December 15 in the Nursery School office.

Breakfast with Santa ∣ Saturday, December 14

Come join us for a delicious Breakfast with Santa on December 14, 9:00 AM11:00 AM. We will have a visit with Santa, a delicious breakfast of pancakes, bacon, bagels and more... plus Arts & Crafts tables. This is an annual Nursery School fundraiser. Tickets: $10 each or $40 per family of 4 or more. Seating is limited. Call 914.723.1018 to register or stop by the Nursery School office to purchase tickets. Be sure to bring your camera!

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service ∣ Sunday, November 24 at 7:00 PM at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church

Our annual Scarsdale Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is on Sunday November 24 at 7 pm at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

Christmas Cookie Baking for Children's Village ∣ (Bring Cookies to Church December 15)

Every year at Christmastime, we deliver home-baked cookies for the boys in four of the cottages at Children’s Village. It is truly meaningful to them and they appreciate having someone take the time to bake (and sometimes decorate!) these holiday treats. The cookies need to be brought to St James on Sunday, December 15th. If you would like to share some baking and holiday cheer, click here for more information and to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Margy Loftus at margyloftus@yahoo.com.

Diaper Packing Event (Volunteers Needed) ∣ Saturday, November 23

Click here to volunteer to pack diapers as a family, with friends, or even just by yourself! We are pleased to announce a family volunteer event taking place on Saturday, November 23rd with our new community outreach partner, the Westchester County Diaper Bank. We are looking for 20 volunteers to help organize, sort and package diapers and wipes. The event will take place between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM at the Abbott House, 100 North Broadway in Irvington. Children ages 10 and up are welcome to participate with an adult. Teens ages 16 and up can participate on their own. Our team will be guided by volunteers from the Junior League of Central Westchester who manage the Diaper Bank.

Chili Bingo Night ∣ Friday, November 22

Sign up here and contribute to our next Bingo Night! We had such a successful turnout last time around, we thought we should do it again as we start getting into that cooler weather. All are welcome to this fun night of bingo with prizes (each person should bring a prize) and lots of good food. For kids of all ages, and all grown-ups, too. In the Parish Hall on Friday November 22 at 6:30 pm.

This Saturday

9:15 AM ∣ Strength Weight Training Class

 

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Diaper Packing Volunteer Sign-up

Breakfast Run Sign-up

Bingo Night Sign-up

Children's Village Cookie Baking

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Thursday, November 21, 2019

 

 

Evensong ∣ Sunday, December 8 at 4 pm

Join us for Anglican Evensong, a beautiful 40-minute choral service from the Book of Common Prayer.

This Sunday

8:00 AM & 10:00 AM ∣ Services (Church)

9:00 AM  ∣ Choir Rehearsal (Church)

10:05 AM∣ Sunday School

11:15 AM ∣ Thankgiving-Themed Coffee Hour (Parish Hall) AND PICK UP YOUR ORNAMENTS

11:15 AM ∣ Music and Arts for Children (Chapel)

7 PM Interfaith Thanksgiving Service ∣ (Hitchcock Church)

Love & Serve 2020 Annual Appeal

Remember to bring your pledge cards to church this Sunday to get them blessed! Our Annual Appeal is in full swing and if you haven't seen all the fantastic selfies people have been taking, visit our Facebook Page here. As of November 14, we have received almost 30 pledges and nearly $150,000 toward our goal of $475,000 and 140 pledges. 100% participation—let's make it happen! You can pledge here or bring your pledge card to church this Sunday or next. THANK YOU!!

Special Email Lists

Our parish is getting bigger, so we've been creating different lists for various groups to keep their members updated on their specific activities. If you'd like to subscribe to any of the following email lists, please email the office. Lists are: Sunday School, Concerts and Music, Jr & Sr High Youth Groups, and Outreach (including Midnight Run).

Christmas Gifts for Children of Edward Williams School ∣ Sunday, December 15

As the holiday season approaches, we want to continue the spirit of being grateful for what we have and to find ways to give to others. We will have our annual Christmas Mitten Tree at the Nursery School. We are asking for mittens and hats for Kindergarten kids. You can pick a hat and mitten off the tree on the lower level to give to the children from Edward Williams School in Mount Vernon. Boys' names are in green and girls' are in red. Please wrap and include an "To and From" tag for the child selected. Please drop off by December 15 in the Nursery School office.

Breakfast with Santa ∣ Saturday, December 14

Come join us for a delicious Breakfast with Santa on December 14, 9:00 AM11:00 AM. We will have a visit with Santa, a delicious breakfast of pancakes, bacon, bagels and more... plus Arts & Crafts tables. This is an annual Nursery School fundraiser. Tickets: $10 each or $40 per family of 4 or more. Seating is limited. Call 914.723.1018 to register or stop by the Nursery School office to purchase tickets. Be sure to bring your camera!

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service ∣ Sunday, November 24 at 7:00 PM at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church

Our annual Scarsdale Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is on Sunday November 24 at 7 pm at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church. Save the date.

Christmas Cookie Baking for Children's Village ∣ (Bring Cookies to Church December 15)

Every year at Christmastime, we deliver home-baked cookies for the boys in four of the cottages at Children’s Village. It is truly meaningful to them and they appreciate having someone take the time to bake (and sometimes decorate!) these holiday treats. The cookies need to be brought to St James on Sunday, December 15th. If you would like to share some baking and holiday cheer, click here for more information and to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Margy Loftus at margyloftus@yahoo.com.

Diaper Packing Event (Volunteers Needed) ∣ Saturday, November 23

Click here to volunteer to pack diapers as a family, with friends, or even just by yourself! We are pleased to announce a family volunteer event taking place on Saturday, November 23rd with our new community outreach partner, the Westchester County Diaper Bank. We are looking for 20 volunteers to help organize, sort and package diapers and wipes. The event will take place between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM at the Abbott House, 100 North Broadway in Irvington. Children ages 10 and up are welcome to participate with an adult. Teens ages 16 and up can participate on their own. Our team will be guided by volunteers from the Junior League of Central Westchester who manage the Diaper Bank.

Chili Bingo Night ∣ Friday, November 22

Sign up here and contribute to our next Bingo Night! We had such a successful turnout last time around, we thought we should do it again as we start getting into that cooler weather. All are welcome to this fun night of bingo with prizes (each person should bring a prize) and lots of good food. For kids of all ages, and all grown-ups, too. In the Parish Hall on Friday November 22 at 6:30 pm.

This Sunday ∣ November 17

Breakfast Run for the Homeless of NYC

All are welcome to participate in our “run” into NYC to feed the homeless. If you cannot attend, please consider making a food or clothing donation. Just show up that morning around 6:30 am and we'll guide you in what to do. Also, donations for this ministry are accepted year round. If you are not receiving updates for Midnight Run, email Dakota and she will add you to the distribution list.  

This Saturday

9:15 AM ∣ Strength Weight Training Class  

This Sunday

6:30 AM ∣ Breakfast Run (Meet in Parish Hall)

8:00 AM & 10:00 AM ∣ Services (Church)

9:00 am ∣ Choir Rehearsal (Church)

10:05 AM ∣ Sunday School

11:15 AM ∣ Coffee Hour (Parish Hall)

11:15 AM ∣ Music and Arts for Children (Chapel)

1:30 PM ∣ Cub Scouts' Hike

 

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Diaper Packing Volunteer Sign-up

Breakfast Run Sign-up

Bingo Night Sign-up

Children's Village Cookie Baking

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Thursday, November 14, 2019