Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 19, 7:00pm
This service began in darkness illuminated only by candles lit from the Paschal candle kindled from the Easter
fire. This beautiful service acknowledges the transition between night and day, the moments before the tomb
was found empty and the realization that death has no dominion, that Christ is risen. We started the service in
darkness. We told our salvation history, renewed our baptismal vows, and as we neared that Eucharistic feast, we
raised the lights, and rang our bells, vested the altar, and proclaimed, “Alleluia! Christ is risen!”.
Faces of Saint James’ 2014 Directory Campaign:
Alleluia! We now have data and a photograph from 90 households! Thank you, thank you, thank you to every household which has moved us this much closer to publishing a new directory. – Only 7 days left to get yours in to be eligible for the drawing for the basket full of church goodies! – However, after the April 30 deadline, we are not giving up on reaching
our goal of 150. In May we will shift our campaign from asking to snapping your photo at church. In June you may find a white van parked outside your home with a paparazzi at the wheel with a telephoto lens, so don’t delay– take the initiative and either send your photo in this week or have it taken this Sunday so you can have your name entered in
the drawing and help us develop those remarkable bonds of affection that characterize the Body of Christ
Our first Celtic Service was a big success! There were over 60 participants! Thank you to Rev. Lyn for leading
the service and to Jesse and the choir for adding wonderful music to the event. Thanks also go out to Carrie and crew
for a great dinner that preceded the service and to Michelle for entertaining the young.
On Saturday, February 1st a group from Saint James’ provided lunch for the building crew at the Habitat work site off Sterling Court. Karen Pearson headed the group. Applebees graciously donated sandwiches, thanks to Penny Bonner’s urging. Members also helped with the building.
Saturday, February 8 at 5:30PM we had our Annual Bingo-Basket Spaghetti Dinner. Winners of Bingo won one of an assortment of baskets which are provided by the various ministries of Saint James’. Proceeds from the night will go to buy items for the Kitchen/Parish Hall. – A good time was had by all!
Saint James’ officially welcomes the Reverend Lyn Youll Marshall as our Priest Associate.
Lyn grew up in England where she studied art and design. For twenty years she worked in England and Canada specializing in knitting for magazines, theatre and the fashion industry. Lyn studied for her M.Div at Wycliffe Theological College in Toronto. She was ordained in 2001. She served as Assistant Rector and Senior Rector in Toronto until her marriage in 2008 to Paul Marshall who is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. Lyn joined Paul in the U.S. where she served as Assistant Rector at Pohick Church in Lorton. Lyn and Paul moved to Warrenton in 2013. Lyn loves to spend time in the garden, despite the clay soil, and enjoys travelling with Paul, and visiting her daughter Seeta who is a lawyer in Toronto married to Samuel a high school teacher.
The YMO (High School Youth Group) Ski Trip this year is planned for Feb 28 thru March 2.
We will be going to Timberline Resort in WV. This trip is for ALL high school students! If you have been wondering what YMO is all about, this is an awesome way to check us out! If you’re a high school student – come join us (and bring a friend!!). If you have never skied before – no worries…lessons and rental skis are included!! We will leave late morning on Friday and return Sunday evening. Lodging, meal plan, rental skis, adult drivers/chaperones, and of course skiing are all included in the package!! If you would like a flyer with more details, please contact:
Chris Working at 703-928-7963, or email@example.com
THANK YOU for Making 1,246 Loaves of Thanksgiving Bread!
A very special THANK YOU to the two dozen volunteers who donated over 160 hours of quality bread baking time this past weekend. Every set of hands was needed, and all of your work (from the planning to the mixing and kneading all the way through the cleaning up at the end) was greatly appreciated! The final tally was 1,246 loaves of Thanksgiving Bread for our local community. We supplied loaves of blessed bread to over 775 Thanksgiving food baskets through Community Touch in Bealeton and the Fauquier Community Food Bank in Warrenton. We also supplied several hundred loaves to our own parish families and those we touch in our lives. We love to hear the stories of the ‘second loaves’ – in the past, our bread has traveled to California, Maine, Canada, and overseas to be with our military members. Where did you bread go this year? For more information on this vital ministry or to help plan for future Food for Friends events, please contact Colin or Debbi Borgstrom at 540-270-3285 (Colin’s Cell), 540-270-4249 (Debbi’s Cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take that Photo – This winter the Stewardship Committee will be asking households to submit a photo for the revised directory to be published. No matter your preference- a formal Christmas Day portrait or a close-up at the beach, please be thinking about a photograph that everybody will recognize and that will help us develop those remarkable bonds of affection.
Donations are being accepted for the relief effort in the Philippines. You can donate on line through Episcopal Relief & Development or you can write a check to Saint James’ and earmark it “Philippines Relief”. A portion of Saint James’ Outreach Funds that are designated for relief efforts will also be sent to help out.
Your gift to the Philippines fund will support emergency relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines following Super storm Typhoon Haiyan. On the morning of November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the central Philippines, causing widespread damage and destruction. Donations to this fund will assist our local partner, the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, in distributing critical food supplies and preparing a strategy for long-term recovery. You can learn more about ERD’s efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan from this feed from the Episcopal News Service.
Saturday, November 2nd, Youth Ministries Organization (YMO) held its, first ever, Chili Cook -Off in the Parish Hall. There were numerous examples of delicious Chili recipes enjoyed by everyone who attended. Tasters voted on their favorites. The People’s Choice Award went to George Walker and his sweet, but zippy homemade concoction. Congratulations George, there was stiff competition among the contestants. Along with chili, participants made corn bread and yummy deserts which were quickly consumed. After digesting the night’s ample meal, The gathering was entertained by church members who sang Karioki tunes into the evening. A good time was had by all!!
A group from Warrenton visited Haiti in January 2014. This group was comprised of members of the Warrenton Rotary, Warrenton Presbyterian Church and towns-people. Saint James’ donated multiple vitamins to the cause. Below is note of thanks from Haiti.
Father Bruno’s wife distributing vitamins donated by
members of St. James’ Church! All of the donations
(generously given) were needed, used and appreciated!
I would like the good people of St. James’ to know.
Many thanks, Nancy Duggan
Ever want to be on the Voice? take the stage at SXSW? Broadway? Cross train your vocal chords with the Saint James’ Choir. You can even catch up on practice from home. Join us Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm for practice except Halloween.
Nov 3: Blest Are They arr. David Haas
Nov 10: It Is Well With My Soul (surprise! You’re doing this one a capella!)
Nov 13: Veni Sancte Spiritus
Nov 17: For the Beauty of the Earth arr John Rutter
Nov 24: Processional: Praise My Soul the King of Heaven – setting by Donald Bussarow
http://www.morningstarmusic.com/viewitem.cfm/item_id/60-7023 – click the symbol of the speaker
Just in time for the chilly weather, you can order Saint James’ sweatshirts. Stop in the parish hall to view a sample of the shirts and place your order before November 22, 2013.
Click on the image below, print, and return to the church office, or complete the Word document, SAINT JAMES’ ORDER FORM, and email to email@example.com.
Did you know: that the School is selling poinsettias as a fundraiser right now? You can order gorgeous poinsettia plants in 4.5 and 8 inch pots along with the stunning poinsettia trees. Give them as hostess gifts! Find order forms outside the Parish Hall or on the School website at www.saintjamesepiscopalschool.org. Bring your form and cash or check made payable to SJES to the School Office through Wednesday, November 20. Orders will be ready for pick up the week of December 2nd.
St. Hilda’ Meeting: St. Hilda’s would like to invite the congregation and the community to attend our November 11th meeting for a presentation and book signing by Penny McCann Pennington on her novel, “It Burns a Lovely Light”. A writer, producer and filmmaker, Penny began her career working on such films as: The Silence of the Lambs, and a remake of the Night of the Living Dead. By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and subtly twisted, “It Burns a Lovely Light” is a story of renewal, dreams, secrets, and the inescapable bonds of family. Many of the early scenes of the family’s military life are taken from her experiences as the child of an Air Force General. Penny McCann Pennington lives on a farm in Warrenton where she and her husband raise registered Angus cattle. They have four children and are members of Saint James’.
Sunday, October 20th, The Rt. Rev. Edwin F. Gulick made his pastoral visitation to Saint James’. There was a reception for him and the confirmands after the 10:15 service.
Click the following to read the weekly announcements: 10NovNews
Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox Ministry: Our parish will be supporting Operation Christmas Child again this year. Operation Christmas Child collects and distributes gift-filled shoeboxes and the message of God’s love to children in desperate situations around the world. Parishioners of all ages can fill a shoebox and be involved in this simple, hands-on mission’s project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ. (A $7 donation is requested for each shoebox to help cover shipping and program costs). Informational brochures and boxes are available on the stage in the Parish Hall or from Michelle Place. Our final collection date will be Sunday, November 25, 2013. Completed shoeboxes can be delivered to the church anytime before November 25th.