Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 10/17/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, It is indeed ‘a good and joyful thing,’ as we settle into a new routine, to be able to report to you that a new normalcy brings relief to our lives that have been battered and altered by the COVID pandemic.  And to that end, please know and …

Sermon, 10/10/21. Is it really true: “In God we trust”?*

20 Pentecost Psalm 22:1–15 ; Job 23:1–9, 16–17; Hebrews 4:12–16; Mark 10:17–31 Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.”  Mark 10:27 Good people, I am very much aware that, on this 20th Sunday after Pentecost, I stand not in a classroom …

Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 10/10/21

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. James, My update this week is brief but brings three important items to your attention: THE VESTRY MEETS ON SUNDAY, 17 OCTOBER, immediately following Eucharist.  You are all invited to attend this meeting as we meet to take stock of the affairs of our parish. This year, we shall …

Sermon, 10/3/21: What form Stewardship: Is it worth it?

19 Pentecost Psalm 26; Job 1:1, 2:1–10; Hebrews 1:1–4, 2:5–12; Mark 9:30–37 As for me, I will live with integrity. Psalm 26:11a Even before we became limited in our in-person contacts due to the pandemic, people in our various parishes have often been curious about how their clergy spend their time.  Thinking, in a business …