Sermon, 7/25/21. Trust: A Proven Game Plan

9 Pentecost Psalm 14; II Samuel 11:1–15; Ephesians 3:14–21; John 6:1–21 He [Jesus] said this to test him [Philip]; for Jesus himself knew what he meant to do. John 6:6 I. The Abuse of TrustI must confess: The temptation was great to use the account of David, the man chosen by God to be king …

Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 7/25/21

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. James, Indeed, we continue to observe all safety measures recommended and required by our Bishops, the City of Somerville, and the governor of the Commonwealth.  Today, as we concluded two full months of common/communal/public worship with the celebration of Eucharist, there is a sense of return to normalcy–to be …

Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 7/18/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, This parish update comes to you with an appeal. Because summer leans, in any case, towards a more relaxed time and vacations, we find ourselves in need of lay readers. So, if you have been longing for a “new” voice or to share with the congregation your own …