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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)

11:15 AM Music and Arts for Children & Youth

11:30 AM Discernment Focus Group

5:00 PM Evening Service (Open to all)

5:30  PM Jr and Sr High Youth Group Meetings

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Breakfast Run Sign-up

Barre and Bar Class Sign-up

Discernment Focus Group Sign-up

Thursday, Feburary 27, 2020

February 29 Newcomer Coffee & Conversation

New to St. James? Want to get to know other newcomers and find out more about the Episcopal Church? Join us on Saturday, February 29, 10:30 AM-Noon for coffee and conversation with Mother Storm. She'll include a short history of the Episcopal Church, but the morning will be geared mostly toward YOUR questions. Join us!

Two More Discernment Focus Groups: Sign Up!

ou have two more chances to meet together with fellow parishioners, guided by a consultant, to talk about the present and future of our parish! Please sign up at the link above. The remaining groups are this Sunday (March 1) at 11:30 AM, and next Thursday (March 5) at 7:30 PM. WE WANT EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE, SO PLEASE JOIN US

A Word about Safety

Out of concern for the Coronavirus, St. James is doing what we can to keep our church as safe as possible: regularly cleaning door handles, pews, the altar rail; washing hands before handling the elements of bread and wine; refraining from shaking hands. Also, hand sanitizer is available at both entrances to the church. Use it!  

Here are some other steps you can take:  

At the Peace

Consider making a peace sign rather than shaking hands.  

At Communion

Consider receiving the bread only, crossing your arms as the chalice goes by. Note that “intinction” (dipping the wafer) is no more or less sanitary than drinking from the cup, so if you are very concerned, the best practice is to consume the bread only. Theologically, this is the same as receiving the bread and the wine.

As you leave church

We will not have a receiving line after church to minimize hand shaking.At coffee hour Use tongs provided for food, and use wipes and/or hand sanitizer (provided) before you serve yourself. The hosts will use gloves to prepare the food. If you have more suggestions or concerns, please speak to Mother Storm.

Westchester Diaper Bank  Collection Drive

We are pleased to announce the second collection drive to benefit our new outreach partner the Westchester County Diaper Bank. In our community, there are 8,000 children under age 4 living in poverty whose families struggle to pay for diapers and supplies. For these reasons, we will be holding our second diaper donation drive to benefit the Westchester County Diaper Bank. We are collecting diapers, in sizes 5 and 6 specifically, and baby wipes.

Please click here to access an Amazon Wish List that has been set up to assist in your shopping. You are welcome to shop on your own and also bring any leftover diapers (any size). We just request that sizes 5 and 6 are purchased as these are the items in greatest demand. Diapers can be sent or dropped off at the church anytime during the months of February & March. We will be packing diapers and wipes in the Parish Hall on March 28. Please contact Diana Mitchell with any questions.

This Saturday

9:15 AM Strength Weight Training

10:30 AM Newcomer Coffee & Questions (Isom Room)

Hello Parishioners Lent is here, and I wish everyone a blessed, introspective, and meaningful Lenten season. Please see the announcements below for some ways you can make your Lent count this year. Also, since I know we're all concerned right now about the Coronavirus, I've included below some guidelines we'll be following at the church this Sunday. Finally, please participate in one of our Parish Discernment Focus Groups if you haven't already! You can sign up at Quick Links below, or just come by after church this Sunday. It will start at 11:30  AM in the Isom Room, led by a consultant from Ruotuolo Associates. Peace to everyone, and see you Sunday.

— Mother Storm

Stations of the Cross Every Wednesday, starting March 4, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM in the Chapel

Stations of the Cross is a beautiful, contemplative service, without which (for some of us) Lent wouldn't be Lent. Come by when you're able. It lasts about 20-25 minutes, in the chapel.

St. Jamesian Adult Social Gathering, March 13 at 7:30 PM

Don't miss a fun evening gathering at Amber and Frank Mizerik's home! Look out for more information to come on Facebook or email Dakota for details.

Lenten Discussion Groups Three Wednesdays: March 18, 25, & April 1 at 7:00 PM

This year's Lenten groups will include a discussion of theologies we do or don't hold dear, plus a closer look at what we really believe, led by Mother Storm and parishioners Neil Winward and Monica Sganga; OR a discussion of writer Anne Lamott's book "Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers" led by Deacon Susie and parishioner Amber Mizerik. Both groups will meet together for a simple dinner before breaking off for their separate discussions. Sign up for a group here.

St. James Fordham Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

Our parish has begun working at the Food Pantry at St. James Fordham (on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx). We assist low-income folks in the Fordham neighborhood shop for food at the Pantry, ensuring they leave with a food supply for three days. Our next date to volunteer at the Pantry is Saturday, March 14. We'll leave the parking lot at St. James the Less at 10:00 AM and return around 3:00 PM. Please sign up!

Anglican Evensong Service, March 15 at 4:00 PM

This service is mostly about music, and is one of the truly beautiful Anglican traditions. Lasting about 45 minutes, the reflective service features choral music for Lent. Singers are invited to participate; contact Matthew Lewis for more information.

Breakfast Run - Volunteers & Items NeededMarch 15, 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for our next Breakfast run to feed the homeless in New York City. In order to facilitate sorting and preparations prior to each run we are asking that you donate or drop-off new and gently used clothing as listed on the sign up sheet for each run (click above to access sheet). We thank you for your continued support of this meaningful mission. For more information on the history of Midnight Run, please visit http://www.midnightrun.org or to get involved call Cheryl Smith at 914-391-8352.

Barre and Bar Class - Mardi Gras Hosted Event Thursday March 19, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Join Stephanie Treanor and Colby Mulvey as they lead this fun barre and yoga class at the Here & Now Yoga Studio on Garth Rd from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM. Treats provided by Cooked & Co. A fun night out with good exercise, good refreshments, good company, and all for a good cause (supporting the church and its outreach charities)! $50/person https://Mardigras20.givesmart.com

Alan Morrison Organ Recital, March 29 at 4:00 PM

Alan Morrison, organ Chair of the organ department at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and one of the leading concert artists today, Alan Morrison plays the 2017 Klais organ. Reception to follow. March 29 at 4:00 PM.

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).

Hello parishioners,


It's difficult to break the habit of communicating with you on Thursdays, although I don't have the usual news of upcoming events to deliver.

 

I am exploring ways of helping us all stay in touch with each other. Of course, there is always the Facebook Page. This would be a good time to join that if you haven't already. I just posted a great reflection by parishioner Neil Winward, newly published in the Episcopal New Yorker. Even if you're not a Facebook user, you can see that reflection at the link above.


Beyond that, I'll send out occasional anecdotes, possibly resources, and possibly further thoughts from other parishioners--not necessarily on the Coronavirus (we're getting plenty of that!), but on whatever else we're all thinking about and/or doing.

 

Meantime, know that you're all in my prayers. If you would like a call, respond to this email to let me know. I'm making lots of calls these days. Also, remember the church sanctuary is open 8 am - 8 pm every day. Our sextons are here wiping pews, door knobs, plus we have wipes available for door handles and anything else you may touch. Chances are good you'll be alone when you stop by, though my cell number is available on the church door if you need me to come by. I'll be on campus all week/end.

 

You'll also receive the Sunday service live-stream instructions tomorrow (Friday) or at the latest on Saturday. Please keep a lookout for that.  

 

Peace be with you (insert elbow bump here),

Mother Storm

 

To leave you with, an inspiring quote from Neil's piece:

The church [provides] an excellent environment for teaching and reinforcing the values that promote healthy living. It reminds its congregants they are part of something larger than themselves and provides a community that supports its members—a trouble shared through collective prayer, is a trouble divided. The message of love is transformative; the legacy of fear undermines it.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

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)

11:15 AM Music and Arts for Children & Youth

5:00 PM Holy Land Pilgrimage Reunion (Rectory)

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Breakfast Run Sign-up

Barre and Bar Class Sign-up

Thursday, Feburary 20, 2020

Ash Wednesday Services, February 26, 9:30 AM & 7:30 PM

Ash Wednesday is the official beginning of Lent, and our services, both of which will include the imposition of ashes and Holy Eucharist, are at 9:30 AM and 7:30 PM. Mother Storm will also be available in the morning and throughout the day for people who would like to drop in for ashes.

Westchester Diaper Bank  Collection Drive

We are pleased to announce the second collection drive to benefit our new outreach partner the Westchester County Diaper Bank. In our community, there are 8,000 children under age 4 living in poverty whose families struggle to pay for diapers and supplies. For these reasons, we will be holding our second diaper donation drive to benefit the Westchester County Diaper Bank. We are collecting diapers, in sizes 5 and 6 specifically, and baby wipes.

Please click here to access an Amazon Wish List that has been set up to assist in your shopping. You are welcome to shop on your own and also bring any leftover diapers (any size). We just request that sizes 5 and 6 are purchased as these are the items in greatest demand. Diapers can be sent or dropped off at the church anytime during the months of February & March. We will be packing diapers and wipes in the Parish Hall on March 28. Please contact Diana Mitchell with any questions.

February 29 Newcomer Coffee & Conversation

New to St. James? Want to get to know other newcomers and find out more about the Episcopal Church? Join us on Saturday, February 29, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM for coffee and conversation with Mother Storm. She'll include a short history of the Episcopal Church, but the morning will be geared mostly toward YOUR questions. Join us!  

Stations of the Cross Every Wednesday, starting March 4, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM in the Chapel

Stations of the Cross is a beautiful, contemplative service, without which (for some of us) Lent wouldn't be Lent. Come by when you're able. It lasts about 20-25 minutes, in the chapel.

St. Jamesian Adult Social Gathering, March 13 at 7:30 PM

Don't miss a fun evening gathering at Amber and Frank Mizerik's home! Look out for more information to come on Facebook or email Dakota for details.

Lenten Discussion Groups Three Wednesdays: March 18, 25, & April 1 at 7:00 PM

This year's Lenten groups will include a discussion of theologies we do or don't hold dear, plus a closer look at what we really believe, led by Mother Storm and parishioners Neil Winward and Monica Sganga; OR a discussion of writer Anne Lamott's book "Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers" led by Deacon Susie and parishioner Amber Mizerik. Both groups will meet together for a simple dinner before breaking off for their separate discussions. Sign up for a group here.

St. James Fordham Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

Our parish has begun working at the Food Pantry at St. James Fordham (on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx). We assist low-income folks in the Fordham neighborhood shop for food at the Pantry, ensuring they leave with a food supply for three days. Our next date to volunteer at the Pantry is Saturday, March 14. We'll leave the parking lot at St. James the Less at 10:00 AM and return around 3:00 PM. Please sign up!

Anglican Evensong Service, March 15 at 4:00 PM

This service is mostly about music, and is one of the truly beautiful Anglican traditions. Lasting about 45 minutes, the reflective service features choral music for Lent. Singers are invited to participate; contact Matthew Lewis for more information.

Breakfast Run - Volunteers & Items NeededMarch 15, 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for our next Breakfast run to feed the homeless in New York City. In order to facilitate sorting and preparations prior to each run we are asking that you donate or drop-off new and gently used clothing as listed on the sign up sheet for each run (click above to access sheet). We thank you for your continued support of this meaningful mission. For more information on the history of Midnight Run, please visit http://www.midnightrun.org or to get involved call Cheryl Smith at 914-391-8352.

Barre and Bar Class - Mardi Gras Hosted Event Thursday March 19, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Join Stephanie Treanor and Colby Mulvey as they lead this fun barre and yoga class at the Here & Now Yoga Studio on Garth Rd from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM. Treats provided by Cooked & Co. A fun night out with good exercise, good refreshments, good company, and all for a good cause (supporting the church and its outreach charities)! $50/person https://Mardigras20.givesmart.com

Alan Morrison Organ Recital, March 29 at 4:00 PM

Alan Morrison, organ Chair of the organ department at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and one of the leading concert artists today, Alan Morrison plays the 2017 Klais organ. Reception to follow. March 29 at 4:00 PM.

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

Hello Parishioners We're coming up on Lent in just under a week, and that means your emails are going to get a little longer for a while, because we have lots of good things to offer to help make this season meaningful: services, music, discussion groups, and outreach projects like the food pantry and diaper drive. Do take a look, and start thinking about how you plan to observe Lent this year. Make this the year to do something meaningful—there's no lack of opportunities!

— Mother Storm

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)

11:15 AM Music and Arts for Children & Youth

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Breakfast Run Sign-up

Mardi Gras Ticket Sign-up

Thursday, Feburary 13, 2020

Westchester Diaper Bank  Collection Drive

We are pleased to announce the second collection drive to benefit our new outreach partner — the Westchester County Diaper Bank. In our community, there are 8,000 children under age 4 living in poverty whose families struggle to pay for diapers and supplies. For these reasons, we will be holding our second diaper donation drive to benefit the Westchester County Diaper Bank. We are collecting diapers, in sizes 5 and 6 specifically, and baby wipes.

Please click here to access an Amazon Wish List that has been set up to assist in your shopping. You are welcome to shop on your own and also bring any leftover diapers (any size). We just request that sizes 5 and 6 are purchased as these are the items in greatest demand. Diapers can be sent or dropped off at the church anytime between now and February 2. Please contact Diana Mitchell with any questions.

Looking Ahead:

St. James Fordham Food Pantry Volunteers

Our parish has begun working at the Food Pantry at St. James Fordham (on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx). We assist low-income folks in the Fordham neighborhood “shop” for food at the Pantry, ensuring they leave with a food supply for three days. Our next date to volunteer at the Pantry is Saturday, March 14. We’ll leave the parking lot at St. James the Less at 10:00AM and return around 3:00PM. Please sign up!

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 the flyer below for more information!

In the Diocese:

Reparations Retreat at St. Luke's in the BronxThe Reparations Committee of the Diocese of New York is hosting a retreat/discussion on Saturday, February 15 in the Bronx, to be led by two clergy in our diocese and members of the Reparations Committee (including Mother Storm). People from around the diocese will be in attendance, and if you would like to attend as well, you can register here.

This Saturday

9:15 AM Strength Weight Training

Mardi Gras

Gala & Silent Auction

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

Hello Parishioners Last weekend's Mardi Gras party was a resounding success! Thank you again to all who helped—and to all who gave so generously. We made over $80,000, with donations still coming in and still being taken. This is incredible, and all of you made it happen. Another recent highlight was the Tuesday evening Composers' Concert. What talent we have at St. James the Less! Currently, a reminder that our Diaper Drive is underway, so bring diapers and wipes with you this Sunday or next. And finally, the Diocesan Reparations Committee is holding a day retreat (9AM-2PM) at St. Luke's in the Bronx this Saturday, and it's not too late to register. I will be there, and hope perhaps some St. James folks will, too. Register at the link below. See you Sunday!

— Mother Storm

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)

11:15 AM Music and Arts for Children & Youth

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Breakfast Run Sign-up

Mardi Gras Ticket Sign-up

Thursday, Feburary 6, 2020

Composers' Concert February 11 at 7:00 PM

This varied program features new music by three outstanding composers, with some works being heard for the first time! A reception will follow. Composers include: Jacob Friedman, Phillip Martin, and Pat Rasile. See flyer below.

Westchester Diaper Bank  Collection Drive

We are pleased to announce the second collection drive to benefit our new outreach partner — the Westchester County Diaper Bank. In our community, there are 8,000 children under age 4 living in poverty whose families struggle to pay for diapers and supplies. For these reasons, we will be holding our second diaper donation drive to benefit the Westchester County Diaper Bank. We are collecting diapers, in sizes 5 and 6 specifically, and baby wipes.

Please click here to access an Amazon Wish List that has been set up to assist in your shopping. You are welcome to shop on your own and also bring any leftover diapers (any size). We just request that sizes 5 and 6 are purchased as these are the items in greatest demand. Diapers can be sent or dropped off at the church anytime between now and February 2. Please contact Diana Mitchell with any questions.

Looking Ahead:

St. James Fordham Food Pantry Volunteers

Our parish has begun working at the Food Pantry at St. James Fordham (on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx). We assist low-income folks in the Fordham neighborhood “shop” for food at the Pantry, ensuring they leave with a food supply for three days. Our next date to volunteer at the Pantry is Saturday, March 14. We’ll leave the parking lot at St. James the Less at 10:00AM and return around 3:00PM. Please sign up!  

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 the flyer below for more information!

In the Diocese:

Reparations Retreat at St. Luke's in the BronxThe Reparations Committee of the Diocese of New York is hosting a retreat/discussion on Saturday, February 15 in the Bronx, to be led by two clergy in our diocese and members of the Reparations Committee (including Mother Storm). People from around the diocese will be in attendance, and if you would like to attend as well, you can register here.

This Saturday

9:15 AM Strength Weight Training

6:30 PM Mardi Gras (Scarsdale Golf Club)

Mardi Gras

Gala & Silent Auction

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

Hello Parishioners Looking forward to seeing many of you at our annual Mardi Gras party on Saturday! Remember, also, that our Composers' Concert is next Tuesday at 7 PM, featuring the original compositions of three composers from our own parish (more details below). Do come out and support them. And, of course and most importantly, there's church this Sunday, with a baptism at the 10 am service. Many chances to be with your St. James' community! See you soon.  

— Mother Storm

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)

11:15 AM Music and Arts for Children & Youth

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Breakfast Run Sign-up

Mardi Gras Ticket Sign-up

Thursday, Feburary 6, 2020

Composers' Concert February 11 at 7:00 PM

This varied program features new music by three outstanding composers, with some works being heard for the first time! A reception will follow. Composers include: Jacob Friedman, Phillip Martin, and Pat Rasile. See flyer below.

Westchester Diaper Bank  Collection Drive

We are pleased to announce the second collection drive to benefit our new outreach partner — the Westchester County Diaper Bank. In our community, there are 8,000 children under age 4 living in poverty whose families struggle to pay for diapers and supplies. For these reasons, we will be holding our second diaper donation drive to benefit the Westchester County Diaper Bank. We are collecting diapers, in sizes 5 and 6 specifically, and baby wipes.

Please click here to access an Amazon Wish List that has been set up to assist in your shopping. You are welcome to shop on your own and also bring any leftover diapers (any size). We just request that sizes 5 and 6 are purchased as these are the items in greatest demand. Diapers can be sent or dropped off at the church anytime between now and February 2. Please contact Diana Mitchell with any questions.

Looking Ahead:

St. James Fordham Food Pantry Volunteers

Our parish has begun working at the Food Pantry at St. James Fordham (on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx). We assist low-income folks in the Fordham neighborhood “shop” for food at the Pantry, ensuring they leave with a food supply for three days. Our next date to volunteer at the Pantry is Saturday, March 14. We’ll leave the parking lot at St. James the Less at 10:00AM and return around 3:00PM. Please sign up!  

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 the flyer below for more information!

In the Diocese:

Reparations Retreat at St. Luke's in the BronxThe Reparations Committee of the Diocese of New York is hosting a retreat/discussion on Saturday, February 15 in the Bronx, to be led by two clergy in our diocese and members of the Reparations Committee (including Mother Storm). People from around the diocese will be in attendance, and if you would like to attend as well, you can register here.

This Saturday

9:15 AM Strength Weight Training

6:30 PM Mardi Gras (Scarsdale Golf Club)

Mardi Gras

Gala & Silent Auction

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

Hello Parishioners Looking forward to seeing many of you at our annual Mardi Gras party on Saturday! Remember, also, that our Composers' Concert is next Tuesday at 7 PM, featuring the original compositions of three composers from our own parish (more details below). Do come out and support them. And, of course and most importantly, there's church this Sunday, with a baptism at the 10 am service. Many chances to be with your St. James' community! See you soon.  

— Mother Storm

This Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Church)

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Church)

10:05 AM Sunday School

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Breakfast Run Sign-up

Mardi Gras Ticket Sign-up

Thursday, January 30, 2020

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.  

Westchester Diaper Bank  Collection Drive — Beginning February 2

We are pleased to announce the second collection drive to benefit our new outreach partner — the Westchester County Diaper Bank. In our community, there are 8,000 children under age 4 living in poverty whose families struggle to pay for diapers and supplies. For these reasons, we will be holding our second diaper donation drive to benefit the Westchester County Diaper Bank. We are collecting diapers, in sizes 5 and 6 specifically, and baby wipes. Please click here to access an Amazon Wish List that has been set up to assist in your shopping. You are welcome to shop on your own and also bring any leftover diapers (any size). We just request that sizes 5 and 6 are purchased as these are the items in greatest demand. Diapers can be sent or dropped off at the church anytime between now and February 2. Please contact Diana Mitchell with any questions.

Composers' Concert February 11 at 7:00 PM

This varied program features new music by three outstanding composers, with some works being heard for the first time! A reception will follow. Composers include: Jacob Friedman, Phillip Martin, and Pat Rasile

Looking Ahead:

St. James Fordham Food Pantry Volunteers

Our parish has begun working at the Food Pantry at St. James Fordham (on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx). We assist low-income folks in the Fordham neighborhood “shop” for food at the Pantry, ensuring they leave with a food supply for three days. Our next date to volunteer at the Pantry is Saturday, March 14. We’ll leave the parking lot at St. James the Less at 10:00AM and return around 3:00PM. Please sign up!

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 the flyer 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

Hello Parishioners Thank you to all who attended our Annual Meeting last weekend—and to all who brought salads and food! This parish puts on a good feast. Here is the online report for anyone who couldn't make it. Speaking of feasts...this Sunday is the Feast of the Presentation, also called Candlemas, which in some traditions is the time when the Christmas decorations finally come down. (And you think I'm strict about making us leave everything up until the 12 days of Christmas are over!) And speaking of more feasts, next weekend is our annual Mardi Gras Party, and you can still buy tickets online here. Remember, not only is this a great party, but it supports good causes, too. So please make it if you can! Have a good weekend, and see you all Sunday.  — Mother Storm

This Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Church)

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Church)

10:05 AM Sunday School

11:15 am Annual Meeting and Lunch (Parish Hall)

11:15 am Kids' movie and pizza

Quick Links

2020 Pledge Card

Photo Permissions Form

Amazon Smile

Breakfast Run Sign-up

Mardi Gras Ticket Sign-up

Thursday, January 23, 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 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