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The Shell Newsletter – January 11, 2018

by Parish Office

From the Rector – Candidates for Vestry Class 2018-2021 The Vestry Nominating Committee announced last month the candidates for our next Vestry class to be voted upon at our Annual Meeting on January 28th at 9:30 am.  It is with joy that we now share with you their bios and pictures.       Heather […]

The Shell Newsletter – January 4, 2018

by Parish Office

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 Twelve Days of Christmas

by Parish Office

Happy Christmastide! As we rest in the days to come, here are some ways to ponder and rejoice in this holy season. See you next Sunday! ~Peace, Kristin+ December 25 Merry Christmas! December 26 Today is St. Stephen’s Day. Stephen was the first martyr of the church, as recorded in Acts 7. December 27 The […]

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 14, 2017

by Parish Office

From the Rector -My Heart Shall Sing This Sunday we hear the great song of Mary, the Magnificat.  This is the song she sings when she is greeted by her cousin Elizabeth.  Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit […]

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

by Parish Office

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

by Parish Office

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

by Parish Office

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 […]