From Mother Storm
Hello Parishioners -- this Sunday is the Fifth Sunday in Lent, and we will be wrapping up our very well attended series "Holy Living, Holy Dying" with a discussion of all things practical. Remember, too, to come ready to share your epitaphs, your summary (silly or serious) of your life's work. Also this Sunday is the Senior Youth performance of the Stations of the Cross, a moving movement-based meditation on the last hours of Jesus' life. The youth of St. James have been performing this drama since 1936, and there is a reason it has lasted this long. It's a really beautiful performance (with original score), well worth your time. Enjoy this lovely spring weather, and see you Sunday. Walk in Love!
8 & 10 am Holy Eucharist
10:05 am Sunday School
11:15 am Coffee Hour
11:15 am Conversations that Matter
11:15 am Music & Arts for Kids
12-3:30 pm Senior Youth "Way of the Cross" Rehearsal
4 pm Senior Youth "Way of the Cross" Performance
(No Evening Eucharist)
5:30 - 7 pm Junior Youth Bowl-a-thon
7:30 pm Finance Committee Meeting
9:30 am Wednesday Service
10 am Wednesday Bible Study
4 pm Wednesday, Holy Communion Class for Kids
6:30 pm Wednesday Lenten Stations of the Cross
9:30 am Thursday Gentle Yoga
3:30 pm Thursday Children's Choir Rehearsal
7 pm Thursday Adult Choir Rehearsal
Holy Week & Easter Services
Palm Sunday April 14, 8 & 10 am
Palm Sunday Pony Rides, 9 am
Stations of the Cross April 17, 6:30 pm
Maundy Thursday April 18, 7 pm
Good Friday April 19:
10 am Children's Service & 12 noon Choral Passion
Easter Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter Saturday April 20, 7 pm
Easter Sunday Services 9 & 11 am
Easter Egg Hunt 10:15 am
Scripture Readings for This Sunday
2019 Online Pledge Card
Coffee Hour Sign-Up
Donate to Easter Flowers
Donate to Easter Music
Potluck Coffee Hour This Sunday Reminder!
The first Sunday of each month is our potluck-style coffee hour. Please bring something if you can. No need to sign up in advance.
Senior Youth Way of the Cross Play April 7, 4 pm
Since 1936, the Senior Youth at St. James the Less have re-enacted the Fourteen Stations of the Cross in this silent, movement-based and moving drama. You will not want to miss this remarkable play. Narrated by Mother Storm with accompaniment (based on the original score) by Dr. Matthew Lewis.
Our Easter celebrations after both the 9:00 and the 11:00 services are a parish-wide effort so please consider making a sweet or savory contribution to this special reception. Click here to sign up so the hospitality team can ensure we will have enough to feed all the hungry bunnies! Questions, please contact Margy Loftus at email@example.com.
Conversations that Matter: Holy Living, Holy Dying
This forum concludes this Sunday, April 7 at 11:15 am. Join us to discuss together the one experience we will all, without a doubt, share in common. The third week will be devoted to “practical” issues surrounding death, such as advanced directives, living wills, funeral planning. We will end by each sharing our possible epitaphs, summarizing our life’s work.
Easter Flowers and Music
You should have received in the mail last week your flower and music donation envelopes, which will also be available in church on Sundays (and are currently available online). Help us make Easter an especially beautiful and celebratory day!
Lenten Stations of the Cross Wednesdays
Every Wednesday in Lent we will have a "Stations of the Cross" service in the chapel at 6:30 pm. End your work day with this 20-minute meditative service, led by Mother Storm and various parishioners.
Holy Communion Classes Begin Next Wednesday, April 10
These classes will meet on April 10th, April 24th, May 1st and May 8th from
4:00 to 4:45 pm. Snack will be included. Please let us know if your child will be attending and if they have any food allergies. We will celebrate their completion of the class on May 12th during the 10:00 am service. During the class, we will explore some of the themes of the Eucharist including: The Last Supper and other stories about Jesus, What happens during the Eucharist?, Baking our our own bread, Thanking God, and The Lord's Prayer. Contact Susie McNiff for more information.
"A Celebration of Freedom" Friday, April 26th at 6:15 pm
Join us for an interfaith celebration of freedom, as we conclude the Passover holiday together with Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church and St. James the Less Episcopal Church. Children from WRT, the Amazing Afternoons chorus of the Edward Williams School, St. James the Less, and Greater Centennial will raise their voices together in song. They continue a ten year benefit concert tradition, which raises money to send deserving children from Mount Vernon's Edward Williams School to the life-altering Wagon Road Camp. We will also welcome Greater Centennial's Mass Choir, along with Reverend Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, who will deliver the sermon. Don't miss this extraordinary evening of fellowship and song.
Concert Series Recital Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 pm
Israeli countertenor Gòn Halevi presents a program of Baroque cantatas with a chamber ensemble, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.
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 Pam Heldman or Douglass Hatcher any time and they'd be happy to answer your questions.
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