In order to make sure our church books are kept as accurate as possible, please remember to place a note on your check or inside your offering envelope to clarify where your offering is to be applied. If there is no note, your offering will generally be applied to your open pledge or to open plate. If you wish your offering to be applied to the capital campaign or to a specific ministry, please help us keep our records up to date with a quick note. Offering statements were recently mailed out and another round of statements will be in the mail in a few weeks to wrap up the 3rd quarter. Please look these over carefully, compare with your records, and let Bookkeeper Laura Cline know if there are any corrections. Laura can be reached at the church office at 540-347-4342. Thank you again for all who have already given so generously to our missions!
Colin Borgstrom, Treasurer
We’ve all heard the saying, “You can’t tell the players without a program.” With an average Sunday attendance of 240, we can’t learn our fellow members at St. James’ without a directory, and we can’t have a directory without accurate information! And this includes newcomers who might simply want to get on our communication list. Please take a few minutes to pick up or download a form, complete it, then drop it off/email it to Nancy in the office or give it to Jan McAtee in church. Our database is an essential part of developing those “remarkable bonds of affection” that will enable us to be a light to the world.
Kay McCarron was asked to join the TESS Board several months ago, and has been attending meetings via Skype. She will be traveling to England in early November to attend the next meeting. On Wednesday, November 20th we will have a pot-luck dinner in the Parish Hall where Kay will report on the status of TESS, student activities, and new information from the meeting.
If you are a sponsor, please consider writing letters to your students now, before things get hectic with the upcoming holidays. We can certainly send letters with Kay to the UK to be delivered later to Uganda. Tuition will be due at year-end, and as we have not heard a denitive amount, we are assuming it will be close to the same amount as last year.
If you would like to make tuition in payments over the next couple of months, Laura Cline is very amenable to taking payments. Just place “Soroti” in the memo line. As November approaches, we will keep you posted on the pot-luck dinner, but please mark your calendars now and save the date – November 20th.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Wayne or Caren Easham, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
Invitation: Join St. Hilda’s in welcoming Mary Ann May on October 14th at 2:30 P.M. St. Hilda’s is very fortunate to have Mary Ann May, flower show judge and President of the Shenandoah Designer’s Guild (a garden club of flower show judges) as our program guest on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 2:30. Ms. May will create a number of flower designs for fall entertaining. Raffle tickets are available for $5 each for a chance to win her beautiful creations.
Cafe menu for Sunday October 13th:
- Spinach and Mushroom crustless Quiche,
- Scrambled Eggs,
- Buttermilk Pancakes,
- Hash brown Casserole,
Breakfast will be served from 8:30 until 10:00. Price for breakfast is $5 with a maximum price of $20 per family. Meal cards are available.
This Sunday will be Dr. Pat Avery’s last day here at Saint James‛. Come thank her for the fine job she has done for us as interim Organist and Choir Director Sunday October 13. Please join us at coffee hour to send her off in great Saint James‛ fashion!
Dear Father Ben and Members of St. James,
It has been my privilege to serve as your interim organist and choir director these past six months. I have felt the love of God through so many of you. Father Ben was your new rector when I first came. He has been such a wonderful support to me through his prayers, words, and actions. I have enjoyed making music with the adult choir and the congregation each Sunday. I can only wish you the very best as you move forward to advance your music ministry with Jesse Radclie as your new organist and choir director. I am sure he will be a hard worker and will help St James grow in many new ways. I feel St James is on the brink of many great things as God directs you and as you grow. Again, thank you for all you have given me.
Sincerely, Dr. Pat Avery
Help Us All Stay Connected at Saint James’ –
please update your directory and database information.
All information is for church purposes only. If you are uncomfortable sharing certain information, leave it blank. Birthday and anniversary information allows the church office to mail cards!
Please print as legibly as possible for the sake of those typing this information into the computer. If you would prefer to type, you can download and save this form as a Word document. Then simply email it as an attachment to email@example.com.
Please return all forms to the church office. Any questions? Call Nancy Kincheloe at 347-4342 or email (above).
DataSurveyNoLns 2013 (Word doc)
- Breakfast Burritos with Fresh Salsa,
- Scrambled Eggs,
- Stuffed French Toast with Brown Sugar & Bananas,
- Hashbrown Potatoes,
Breakfast will be served from 8:30 until 10:00. Price for breakfast is $5 with a maximum price of $20 per family. Punch cards will be available for purchase at the register.