Holy Week 2017 Recap: Photos, Video & Scripture Readings

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Holy Week so special! So many hands go into every service and every church activity – you can learn more about our clergy, music programs, children’s ministry, ushers, acolytes, altar guild, flower guild and so many other parts of the Saint James’ community throughout our website.

Below you will find photos and video of each service in Holy Week, and Scripture readings for each day of the week. We know that Holy Week can be an overwhelming time, with so many services and so many stories packed into such a short time. We hope that you will reflect on each day, and the power of each moment, at your own pace.

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Table Talk: Week of November 27, 2016

As your children learn about Advent and the story of Jesus’ birth in Sunday School this season, we encourage you to continue the conversation at home. Each week, we will provide you with the reading done in church for the lighting of our Advent Candles and questions that can be used to discuss them. You can use them as you light your own candles or simply as a conversation-starter.

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Sunday Morning Reflections | January 24

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While we will not worship together at Saint James’ this morning, I do invite you to take a moment to pray, to give thanks, and to reflect.

To help you here is a link to this Sunday’s readings.

Here is a link to our Book of Common Prayer.  In the Daily Office you will find Morning Prayer Rite I or Rite II or shorter daily devotions.

And finally, here is a reflection on today’s readings and (since today was to be our annual meeting) on the year that has past :

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Fr. Ben’s Sermon | August 23

“This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?…Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life” (Jn 6: 60, 68) Lectionary: 1 Kings 8: 22-30, 41-43; Ephesians 6: 10-20; John 6: 56-69

Rev. Lyn’s Sermon – August 9, 2015

Rev. Lyn discussed the 6th chapter of John’s Gospel, the absolute sufficiency of Jesus’ as spiritual bread, and our responsibility as Christians as we await Christ’s second coming into the world.

Fr. Ben’s Sermon – July 19, 2015.

On Sunday, Fr. Ben talked about how the lectionary tied together to tell us about Christ’s work in the work in the world in making God accessible to all people, everywhere, regardless of where they might have come from.

Read the lectionary first, and listen to Fr. Ben’s reflections.

May God be accessible to all people, in all times.