Food for the Poor

by Parish Office

This Sunday, August 13,  please welcome The Rev. Robert Deshaies as our visiting clergy while Kristin+ is away.  Rev. Deshaies will share his personal witness about Food For The Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another as the provide direct relief to […]

Confirmation Program Begins this Fall

by Parish Office

Calling all youth and parents!  We will be beginning a Confirmation program in September for any High School youth who are interested in exploring their faith and discerning Confirmation in the Episcopal Church. We will meet once a month from October through March and have a weekend retreat in April.  For those who want to […]

Welcome Our new Nursery Care Attendant

by Parish Office

I am excited to share that we have found our new Nursery Care Attendant for Sunday mornings!  Please join me in welcoming Katelynn Marshall.  Katelynn comes to us with experience as a professional nanny and glowing recommendations.  Her first day with us was last Sunday and some of you had a chance to say hello […]

Taking a Share in the Councils of the Church

by Parish Office

This slightly odd phrase – to take your share in the councils of the Church – is actually a part of the ordination service for a priest.  It is an admonition to remember that community is not just the parishes we are called to serve with, but the wider body of Christ as well – […]

Prayers and Thanksgivings

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

At the beginning of every Vestry meeting we open with prayer and our norms.  This month we began a new prayer practice, and it’s one I’d like to invite our whole parish family into.  Each month three Vestry members are volunteering to choose one of the prayers from the Prayers & Thanksgivings section at the […]

Go and Do Likewise

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

Greetings from high school camp week at Claggett!  As many of you know, church camp has a special place in my heart which is why I am so thankful the leadership at St. James’ supports my serving as chaplain for a week each summer. This year’s theme is Go and Do Likewise, and throughout the […]

Prayers & Thanksgivings

by Rev. Kristin Krantz

Yet again as news unfolded of tragedy and violence this week, I was at a loss for words to pray with.  It is at times like these that I turn to scripture – and then to books of prayer and poetry.  I have a stash of favorites., but invariably one of the first places I […]

Youth Summer Mission Trip Update

by The St. James' Parish

Thank you to everyone who supported our recent brunch and our dessert table at Quartermania!  Because of your generosity we have reached our fundraising goal of $1,000! Please pray for our youth and adults who to will participating in City Week from June 29 to July 4, as they work and learn in Baltimore:  Quinlan […]

Seeking Nursery Care Attendant

by Parish Office

With the retirement of our long time Nursery Care Attendant Susan, we are opening a search for this position.  We know that often times it is through word of mouth and personal connections that great people are found, so please share this with anyone you know who might be interested! Position:  St. James’ Episcopal Church […]