PLEASE REMEMBER OUR CLEAN-UP DAY THIS SATURDAY 9 AM - NOON!
Yesterday the Episcopal Church observed the feast day of an incredible woman, Vida Dutton Scudder. She was a professor English literature at Wellesley at the turn of the 20th century, a leader of the Settlement Movement, a prolific author and thinker, and all around inspiring woman. Here's a quote that we read at our Wednesday Eucharist that I thought all of you might like.
"For how is a 'fixed position' possible? I dare not claim one, especially in social matters, unless it be as I might speak of the position of a migrating bird, poised for an instant on a tree. The bird is sure of its direction, but presently it must resume its flight. 'The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind,' says William Blake."
Sure speaks to our time, doesn't it? On a different note, those of us who were able to attend last weekend's parish retreat had a wonderful time. You can find all sorts of pictures here on Google Photos.
And finally, this Sunday we're baptizing little Grace Williamson Smith, daughter of Jenner and Kelly Smith and granddaughter of Cheryl Smith. Please be there to welcome her, our (soon) newest member, into the household of God!
9 am - noon Parish Work Day
10 - 11:30 am Newcomer Class (Isom Room)
8 & 10 am services (Church)
10:05 am Sunday School
11:15 am Music & Arts for Children & Youth (Chapel)
11:15 am Coffee Hour (Parish Hall)
No Boy Scouts (Date Moved)
7:30 pm Monday Finance Committee Meeting (Isom Room)
7:30 pm Monday Graveyard Committee Meeting (Library)
7:30 pm Tuesday Vestry Meeting (Isom Room)
9:30 am Wednesday Holy Eucharist
10:00 am Wednesday Bible Study
3:30 pm Thursday Children's Choir
7:00 pm Thursday Adult Choir
4 pm Sunday October 21 Chamber Concert (Parish Hall)
Coffee Hour Sign-Up
Rectory Open House Sign Up Link
Breakfast Run Sign-up Link
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Interfaith Round Table Tonight (Thurs October 11)
Did you know that a group of people from the lower Westchester area has been meeting in each others' homes to discuss their faith traditions together? Some of our own parishioners are involved. The next meeting is tonight at 201 Soundview Avenue in White Plains. If you would like more information, for this or a future meeting, please contact Mother Storm directly.
Welcome Class for Newcomers This Saturday October 13
Come learn about the Episcopal Church and St. James while getting to know each other! Mother Storm will lead the next newcomer class this Saturday October 13, 10-11:30 am in the Isom Room.
Parish Work Day This Saturday October 13
Please come help us prepare the church and yard for the colder season. We have lots of projects that need doing, so any time you can spare would be greatly appreciated. This Saturday October 13 9 am - noon. Come for any or all of that and we'll keep you busy!
Starting This Sunday: Conversations that Matter "Christians & Wealth"
Join us after church this Sunday and next for a brief conversation on Christians and wealth. What does Jesus say (and not say) about it? What messages about money did we grow up with? These are but two of the many questions we'll discuss over the next two weeks. Moderated by Mother Storm. We'll begin at 11:15 in the Isom Room.
Support the Nursery School Fundraiser!
Purchase your holiday wrapping paper and gifts before October 15.
Contact Cheryl Smith for more information.
Rectory Open House Next Thursday October 18
Each October, Mother Storm opens her home to the entire parish for a social gathering with refreshments. Childcare available. Join us Thursday October 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. RSVP with the office.
Chamber Music in the Parish Hall October 21, 4:00 pm
Messiaen - Quator pour la fin du temps
Pauline Kim Harris, violin
Paul Won Jin Cho, clarinet
Alberto Parrini, cello
Robert Fleitz, piano
The 2018-2019 Concert Series begins with a stunning program!
Four outstanding instrumentalists will come together for a performance of the Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992). Written in a WW2 prison camp, the Quartet for the End of Time is one of the most powerful compositions of the modern repertoire. $20 suggested donation
Next Breakfast Run October 21
Join us for our monthly run into New York City to help feed and provide basic necessities to the homeless. All are welcome to join us and contribute food and supplies. To contribute, click here. The run will begin at 6:30 am on Sunday, October 21. We will meet in the Parish Hall. Next Midnight Run Nov. 17 (evening)
Names for Memorial List printed in bulletin November 4
Please begin sending in the names of your deceased loved ones for the All Saints' bulletin. You can send them right to Dakota in the office.
Wine and Cheese Event October 26
We are happy to announce that we’re starting a fellowship group for the Adults of St. James, called the “St. Jamesians.” Our plan is to meet the last Friday of each month at parishioners’ homes, with dates adjusted for the holiday months. The inaugural gathering will be a wine & cheese tasting at the Mizerik household (150 Mercer Ave, Hartsdale). If you’re interested in hosting one of these events or have theme ideas we would love to hear them. Please RSVP. Contact Amber Mizerik email@example.com. If you want to bring your favorite wine or cheese for others to try that would be great. These events are for adults only. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Halloween Party, Haunted House, & Graveyard Tour October 28
Join us for some spooky snacks and crafts, and invite your friends and neighbors
at 6 pm to our Halloween Party. Senior High Haunted House, a much-loved annual tradition, our high school kids will put together our super scary haunted house. Set-up begins at 3 pm. Come learn about the founding families of Scarsale in this popular historical graveyard tour, with costumed “ghosts” from the past! Open to the entire Scarsdale Community. All ages welcome. Tours from 6-7:30 pm every 15 minutes.
Evensong November 4 Ushers, Readers, and Coffee Hour Host Need
Please contact Dakota in the office if you would like to be involved with the Evensong service in one of these ways.
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 Tracy McCarthy or Pam Heldman any time and they'd be happy to answer your questions.
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