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The Shell Newsletter – January 4, 2018

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From the Rector – An Epiphany Tradition “Bless this house and all who inhabit it. Fill us with the light of Christ, that our concern for others may reflect your love.” Chalking the door is a fun way to mark the end of the 12 Days of Christmas and celebrate the Epiphany.  It is a […]

The Shell Newsletter – December 21, 2017

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From the Rector -Christmas is coming! With joyful hearts we are preparing to celebrate Christmas and the gift of the birth of Jesus.  In the midst of the holiday hubbub in your life, your help at church would be appreciated as well. The floors are being scrubbed to clean all the salt dust tracked in […]

The Shell Newsletter – December 7, 2017

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From the Rector -Deck the Halls! Advent, and with it a new church year, began last Sunday.  It was with great joy that we began this season with new blue swags hanging from the ceiling in the sanctuary.  As many of you know, The Rev. Bill Doggett, who was the Interim Rector, built the apparatus […]

The Shell Newsletter – November 30, 2017

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From the Rector -Sharing the Good News through Social Media Who do you know that is looking for a place to make meaning in the midst of consumer overload this holiday season?  Have you invited them to church?  Does the thought of saying, “Hey, you should visit my church this Sunday” make you feel nervous?  […]

The Shell Newsletter – November 23, 2017

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From the Rector – Advent in Darkness and Light ~ A Series Exploring the Season My favorite season of the church year is Advent.  I love that just as the world around us speeds up, the Church in her wisdom created a season that invites us to slow down and pay attention to what’s really […]

The Shell Newsletter – November 16, 2017

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From the Rector – Seeing the Face of God in Each Other Last weekend over 20 Vestry members, staff, and ministry leaders from St. James’ attended a two-day antiracism workshop sponsored by the Diocese.  It was challenging work – listening and dialoguing – about issues of power, class, and race in American history and today.  […]

The Power of Grieving

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

In this week after another mass shooting, this time 26 people killed in their place of worship last Sunday, my heart has been heavy.  Should we have had another service of lament, ringing our bells for those who died?  How do we decide when to do this, and when not?  Should we gather after every […]

The Journey Continues

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

Last Sunday we heard the last two of our stewardship reflections on generosity.  I was blown away again by the power of people sharing their stories with bold vulnerability.  Thank you Jane Barger and Alan Nanavaty. This Sunday we will celebrate All Saints’ Day, giving thanks for all who have come before us in faith.  […]

The Nature of Generosity

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

Over the past month we have all been invited to reflect on the ways we’ve experienced generosity in our lives.  From the way we see each other offer it on Sundays, to our reflections from Vic Pellicier and Jennifer Meisenkothen the last two weeks, it is clear that generosity is something that changes our lives.  […]

The Shell Newsletter – October 26, 2017

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From the Rector – The Nature of Generosity Over the past month we have all been invited to reflect on the ways we’ve experienced generosity in our lives.  From the way we see each other offer it on Sundays, to our reflections from Vic Pellicier and Jennifer Meisenkothen the last two weeks, it is clear […]