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The EPISCOPAL CHURCH of ST. JAMES the LESS

Dear Parishioners, Friends, & Alumni,

While Mother Storm is away, I (Dakota) will still be keeping you up-to-date on the happenings at St. James. Deacon Susie will be doing our Sunday live streams, so please keep tuning in at 10 am to our home page to find all of the information. If you need anything at all or have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office or email me here.  

Mother Storm Away

Mother Storm is on her August break. Please contact Deacon Susie or the office for any needs you may have. Remember, services online at 10 am continue throughout the month of August, as before.  

Survey for Fall

If you have one or two minutes to spare, please fill out this short survey so we can better anticipate our needs for fall. Mother Storm will send out an email in mid-August with our final plans--at least as final as anything can be these days. Your input would be greatly appreciated!

Yoga in the Chapel every Monday in August at 10 am

Looking for some grounding? How about doing some yoga in a contemplative space? Nursery School mom Miho Limouzi will be leading small classes at 10 am each Monday starting in August. More info can be found here on her Instagram page, or you can email her here.  

Coming in September: "Episcopal NY Reads 1 Book" Discussion Series on How to Be An Anti-Racist, by Ibram Kendi

This September the entire diocese will be reading and discussing Ibram Kendi's How to Be An Anti-Racist. We're hoping to be paired with another church for our 3-part discussion of the book. On October 22, Kendi himself will be speaking to those who participated via a Zoom conference. Pencil the following 3 Wednesdays in your calendar for discussion: September 16, 23 & 30, 7:30-8:30 pm. You can buy books here.  

Racial Justice Task Force Weekly Recommendation & Resource

The late congressman, John Lewis, sent  an op-ed to the newspaper two days before his death to be published Thursday, the day of his funeral. John Lewis, a mantle of the civil rights movement, said he was inspired in his last days by social justice reform and activism that has swept the country.  This is an inspiring essay that I feel will go down in history.  I think it is worth everyone reading and rereading. His resolute determination to keep the fight for individual freedom going even as he faced his own death was profoundly inspirational.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/opinion/john-lewis-civil-rights-america.html

Recommended by Pam HeldmanSJTL Parishioner and Co-Chair of SJTL Action Committee for Racial Reconciliation & Justice Task Force

Parish Live Online Worship Services continue this Sunday at 10 am.

Please join us by clicking on the link on the parish homepage. Live online worship will continue through Labor Day.  

Daily Morning Prayer & Wednesday Bible Study

Will both adjourn for the month of August, to resume (Bible Study and maybe also Morning Prayer) in September.

Thank You

As ever, a big thank you to those who continue, in whatever form, to faithfully pay your pledge. Your commitment continues to amaze and inspire. Remember that all the links to online giving platforms are on our homepage. You can also send checks into the parish office if you prefer.  

Prayer Requests may be sent to Deacon Susie after August 6 or to the office throughout the month of August. Ask a Warden Have a question about the church? Want to help but don't know what's needed? Ask a warden! They're here for you! You can contact Douglass Hatcher or Bill Haffner any time and they'd be happy to answer your questions.

Thursday, August 6, 2020