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The EPISCOPAL CHURCH of ST. JAMES the LESS

This Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Church)

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Church)

10:05 AM Sunday School

11:15 AM Coffee Hour (Parish Hall)

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Breakfast Run Sign-up

Mardi Gras Ticket Sign-up

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Happy 90th Birthday to parishioner Ruth Brooks!

Everyone is invited to enjoy cake and coffee with Ruth onThursday, January 23 at 1:30 PM in the Isom Room.

Don't Forget to Get Tickets for our Feb. 8 Mardi Gras Gala & Silent Auction!

Click the graphic below to purchase tickets for our Mardi Gras Gala. We need your help for another successful event!! Do you have a vacation home? Access to theater tickets or a sporting event? Can you provide a unique experience through work or friend connections? Would you like to donate an item, to the auction or raffle? We are looking for donations big and small. If you can help, please call the church office or email the outreach committee at: stjamestheless.mardigras@ gmail.com.  

Annual Meeting January 26

Our Annual Meeting is required by canon and state law, and takes place this year on Sunday, January 26. At that time, all voting members are expected to be present (as able) to review our budget and vote in new vestry members. Lunch will be provided for everyone, and children will be provided with childcare and a movie. Mark your calendar! Sign-up at the very top of this email to bring a chicken caesar salad or dessert!

Pastoral Care Coverage for Mother Storm & Deacon Susie

Starting next Wednesday, January 8 until Monday January 20, Mother Storm and Deacon Susie will be in the Holy Land with a group of pilgrims from St. James. If you have any pastoral needs or emergencies, you may contact Father Tom Newcomb, Rector Emeritus of St. James. He can be reached at 914-629-7132. Mother Susan Harris of Christ's Church Rye will be Mother Storm's clergy supply on the Sundays she is away.

Special Email Lists: Outreach, Children, Concerts

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 updates).

Area Events

Join Chill Bucket Productions for its 2nd annual Valentine's Cabaret

Love is.... so many different things! We are excited to explore all the things love can be with this years talented vocalists! February 14th at 8pm Church of St. James the Less featuring...Allie Samuel, Dakota Martin, Jeff Rocco, Jennifer Ricci, Joe Kelleher, Kathleen Hart, Laura Inzeo, Moriel Behar, Richie Lauria, Rosie Veltri, Sarah Morris, Sean Coffey, Shannon Gaffney, & Vincent DiGeronimo.

See attachment below for more information!

This Saturday

9:15 AM Strength Weight Training

Mardi Gras

Gala & Silent Auction

Scarsdale Golf Club ∣ February 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM

This Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Church)

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Church)

10:05 AM Sunday School

11:15 AM Coffee Hour (Parish Hall)

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Breakfast Run Sign-up

Mardi Gras Ticket Sign-up

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Don't Forget to Get Ticketsfor our Feb. 8 Mardi Gras Gala & Silent Auction!

Click the graphic below to purchase tickets for our Mardi Gras Gala. We need your help for another successful event!! Do you have a vacation home? Access to theater tickets or a sporting event? Can you provide a unique experience through work or friend connections? Would you like to donate an item, to the auction or raffle? We are looking for donations big and small. If you can help, please call the church office or email the outreach committee at: stjamestheless.mardigras@ gmail.com.  

Our Next Breakfast Run is January 12th, 2020

Any gently used winter coats would be greatly appreciated for this run. Our next run to supply food, clothing, and fellowship to the homeless of NYC will be January 12. We meet in the parish hall at 6:30 am (return around 10:45 am). If you would like to contribute, participate or sign up to be a driver, please click here.

Pastoral Care Coverage for Mother Storm & Deacon Susie

Starting next Wednesday, January 8 until Monday January 20, Mother Storm and Deacon Susie will be in the Holy Land with a group of pilgrims from St. James. If you have any pastoral needs or emergencies, you may contact Father Tom Newcomb, Rector Emeritus of St. James. He can be reached at 914-629-7132. Mother Susan Harris of Christ's Church Rye will be Mother Storm's clergy supply on the Sundays she is away.

Special Email Lists: Outreach, Children, Concerts

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 updates).

This Saturday

9:15 AM Strength Weight Training

Mardi Gras

Gala & Silent Auction

Scarsdale Golf Club ∣ February 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM

This Sunday

8:00 AM Morning Eucharist (Church)

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Church)

10:05 AM Sunday School

11:15 AM Coffee Hour (Parish Hall)

5:00 PM Youth Service (Church)

5:30 PM Youth Group Gatherings (Parish Hall/Rectory)

 

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Breakfast Run Sign-up

Mardi Gras Ticket Sign-up

Friday, January 3, 2020

This Sunday's Coffee Hour is Potluck

January 5th will be our usual first Sunday of the month Potluck. Bring any tasty treats or holiday leftovers to share with the parish.  

Don't Forget to Get Ticketsfor our Feb. 8 Mardi Gras Gala & Silent Auction!

Click the graphic below to purchase tickets for our Mardi Gras Gala. We need your help for another successful event!! Do you have a vacation home? Access to theater tickets or a sporting event? Can you provide a unique experience through work or friend connections? Would you like to donate an item, to the auction or raffle? We are looking for donations big and small - if you can help, please call the church office or email the outreach committee at: stjamestheless.mardigras@ gmail.com.  

Our Next Breakfast Run will be January 12th, 2020

Any gently used winter coats would be greatly appreciated for this run. Our next run to supply food, clothing, and fellowship to the homeless of NYC will be January 12. We meet in the parish hall at 6:30 am (return around 10:45 am). If you would like to contribute, participate or sign up to be a driver, please click here.

Pastoral Care Coverage for Mother Storm & Deacon Susie

Starting next Wednesday, January 8 until Monday January 20, Mother Storm and Deacon Susie will be in the Holy Land with a group of pilgrims from St. James. If you have any pastoral needs or emergencies, you may contact Father Tom Newcomb, Rector Emeritus of St. James. He can be reached at 914-629-7132. Mother Susan Harris of Christ's Church Rye will be Mother Storm's clergy supply on the Sundays she is away.

Special Email Lists: Outreach, Children, Concerts

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 updates).

This Saturday

9:15 AM Strength Weight Training

11:00 AM Funeral Lorna Berger

 

 

 

Mardi Gras

Gala & Silent Auction

Scarsdale Golf Club ∣ February 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Hello Parishioners —This weekend is PAGEANT SUNDAY! I get excited about it every time I walk into the church and see the amazing set, which seems to get better each year. Come out and support the kids! They've been working hard for months now, and it really shows. And remember, Christmas Eve services are at 4, 6, and 10 pm. Descriptions for each are below. Peace to everyone as you finish your Christmas preparations! —Mother Storm

This Sunday

8:00 AM Morning Eucharist (Church)

9:00 AM Choir Rehearsal (Church)

9:15 AM Call-Time for Pageant

10:00 AM Christmas Pageant (Church)

11:15  Coffee Hour (Parish Hall)

 

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Bob Foster's Retirement

Children's Village Cookie Baking

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Annual Appeal Pledges

You can still hand in your pledge in time for the Christmas Bulletin! Life is busy. We understand! But if you haven't yet pledged for 2020 and would like to be listed with your fellow supporters of St. James in our Christmas bulletins, please turn in your pledge by Sunday morning or online before tomorrow (Friday).

 

Christmas Eve Services

A reminder that Christmas Eve services are at 4:00 PM 6:00 PM  10:00 PM

he 4 pm service is a family service with children's choir, congregational singing, a children's sermon, and Holy Eucharist. The 6 pm service is our Lessons and Carols service, with choir and congregational singing (a LOT of it!), followed by Holy Eucharist.

The 10 pm service, or "Midnight Mass" is our service of Holy Eucharist with sermon, choir, strings, and congregational singing. Invite friends and neighbors!

 

Pageant Rehearsal Reminders

Just two more rehearsals before pageant time!

Saturday, December 21, 10:30 AM —12:00 PM

Sunday, December 22, 9:15 AM Call-Time 10:00 AM Performance

 

Christmas Pageant Sunday

December 22 at 10 am A highlight of the year! The children of St. James will act out the Nativity Story with narrative and song. Invite friends and neighbors!

Don't Forget to Get Tickets for our Upcoming Fundraisers & Events!Click the graphics below to purchase tickets for our Mardi Gras Gala and Silent Auction & our NYE Gala Concert.  

 

Our Next Breakfast Run will be January 15, 2020

Any gently used winter coats would be greatly appreciated for this run.

Special Email Lists: Outreach, Children, Concerts

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 updates).

This Saturday

No Weight Training

10:30 AM —12:00 PM Pageant Rehearsal

 

Mardi Gras

Gala & Silent Auction

Scarsdale Golf Club ∣ February 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Hello Parishioners —This weekend is the Second Sunday of Advent, your quiet, contemplative respite from the busyness of December (because that's part of Advent's counter-cultural spirit). In that vein, we'll also have choral Evensong this Sunday at 4 pm. Evensong is one of the services that give Anglicans/Episcopalians our reputation for beautiful, deeply spiritual worship. It's really worth the hour (slightly less) out of your day. If you can't make it in the morning but plan to be at the evening service, I will offer Communion immediately after. A blessed Advent to all! -Mother Storm

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!

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.

This Sunday

8 & 10 am Services (Church)

9:00 am Choir Rehearsal (Church)

10:05 am Sunday School

11:15 am Coffee Hour (Parish Hall) AND PICK UP YOUR ORNAMENTS!

11:15 am Music and Arts for Children (Chapel)

11:15 am Quarterly Finance Forum (Isom Room)

12 Noon Holy Land Pilgrims' Meeting

4 pm Evensong (Church)

 

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Bob Foster's Retirement

Children's Village Cookie Baking

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Quarterly Finance Forum

December 8, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Come discuss our financial state at year-end in this quarterly parish finance meeting. All members of St. James are encouraged to attend and ask any and all questions you may have. And please note: our parish by-laws require that we inform the parish of any additional endowment draws over the 6% allotted. We WILL need to make such a draw this year, so this meeting will be our formal announcement of that before the vestry votes on it Tuesday December 17. Forum meets in the Isom Room.

 

Evensong Sunday December 8 at 4 pm

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

 

Advent Grief and Healing Service December 11, 7:30-8:30 pm

Advent and Christmas can be both joyous and difficult as we grieve losses we may have experienced in the last year. Join us for a quiet evening of meditation and sharing (for those who wish) as we live into the season of Advent. Led by Deacon Susie, Mother Storm, and parishioner and grief counselor Ann Cefola.

 

Special Coffee Hour to Honor Bob Foster December 15

Join us after church in just over a week to honor our sexton, Bob Foster, who will be retiring at the end of this year. Bob has been faithfully serving St. James since 2008, and we are extremely grateful for his expertise and contributions to our parish in so many ways. Throughout December, you may also make a donation as a going away gift, which we will present to Bob upon his retirement. Click here to make a contribution. 

 

Advent Reunion Book Party December 14, 4-6 pm

This year the annual “Advent Reunion Book Party” hosted by Dorothy Heyl (914-316-7876) and Louise Clark (914-318-2194) will again be at Louise’s home, 41 Brookridge Road, New Rochelle. This year the format is . “Sweet and Savory”. RSVP very important because instructions about the entry code and parking must be given: extensive carpooling will be helpful. 

 

Opportunities for Giving:

Children's Village Giving Tree

We will again sponsor cottages at Childrens Village with a Wishing Tree that gives us the opportunity to provide a gift that each boy would like to receive as well as providing home baked cookies for each cottage through our Cookie Exchange. This was a big success last two years and most appreciated by the boys. It was truly meaningful to them to think that someone took the time to bake for them. Look for the Wishing Tree in the Parish Hall.Pick a star and fulfill a wish. Gifts should be unwrapped, gift bag labeled with boys name is most appropriate. Gifts are due December 15.We will also be assembling cookie tins on December 15.  For more information contact Cheryl Smith for gifts and Margy Loftus for cookies.

On an ongoing daily basis volunteers are always needed to read to the boys, to help with homework, to play games and to give them some care and support. For more information on volunteer opportunities contact: adellipaoli@childrensvillage.org

 

Edward Williams School Giving Tree

We will again be gifting kindergarten children from the Edward Williams School in Mt. Vernon. Please take an Angel from the tree in the Cloister and return a wrapped gift (approximate value $25-40) by December 15. For more information contact Susie McNiff at christianed@stjamesscarsdale.org


Christmas Pageant Sunday December 22 at 10 am

A highlight of the year! The children of St. James will act out the Nativity Story with narrative and song. Invite friends and neighbors!

 

Special Email Lists: Outreach, Children, Concerts

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 updates).