Sermon, 6/6/21: Whereto From Here?

2 Pentecost Psalm 138; I Samuel 8:4–11 (12–15); II Corinthians 4:13–5:1; Mark 3:20–35 Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands that holy things have taken; Let ears that now have heard the songs to clamor never waken. Lord, may the tongues which “Holy” sang keep free from all deceiving; The eyes which saw thy love be …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 6/6/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, What joy it was this morning to welcome at Eucharist so many of you, together with such an appreciable number of new faces! It is my hope and fervent prayer that the time will yet come, when even more of our parish family will feel comfortable with public …

REMINDER: REOPENING, SUNDAY, 6 JUNE 2021

10:00 a.m. Celebration of the Eucharist Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 St. James Church, Teele Square, will be open to all for Sunday worship as of 6/6/21 • Masks are highly recommended. A limited supply will be available, as will hand sanitizer. • Registration—name and contact information—is requested …

From Rev. Clarence & the Wardens, 5/30/21

Season of Pentecost 2021 REOPENING: SUNDAY, 6 JUNE 2021 The Celebration of the Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 Dear Members and Friends, With songs of praise and thanksgiving on our tongues, we write to announce that the doors of our beloved parish, St. James …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 5/29/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, You find attached not my usual 2-hour long sermon, a.k.a. brief reflections on the lectionary of the day.  Rather, you find two attachments [see separate posting], pages one and two, of a letter which, so hope I, will bring you as much indescribable joy, as the writing thereof …

Sermon, 5/23/21. Pentecost: What Tongue Do We Speak?

Pentecost Psalm 104:25–35, 37; Acts 2:1–21; Romans 8:22–27; John 15:26–27, 16:4b–15      “In vino veritas”, “in wine is the truth.” Zenchio, Greek Philosopher      Others said contemptuously, ‘They have been drinking!’  Acts 2:13 But does such an accusation make the truth any less valid or applicable?  It was an almost too casual comment, which my …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 5/22/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, Although constrained this week by only two Zoom meetings, this week has not been without a truly exciting and positive development.  On Thursday, 20 May, our diocesan and suffragan bishops posted a Pastoral Letter and Updated COVID-19 Guidelines to all clergy and congregational and diocesan leadership.  As this …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 5/15/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, Because I am pleased to report no major development or change in our common life, I share with you several prayers from our Book of Common Prayer that have this week forced their way into my mind.  I pray that you also might find them beneficial. For Ascension …