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Weather Cancellation: 10 AM Service 1/20/2019

Due to the nasty winter weather predicted for Saturday night into Sunday morning–and for the safety of all–the Reverend and Wardens of St. James have cancelled this Sunday’s 10am service. It sounds as if everyone should stay off the roads.   Therefore, this Sunday’s vestry meeting is rescheduled to January 27; the Annual Meeting is …

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St. James Book Club: Evicted, 2/13/2019

We had a fun discussion last time about Lincoln in the Bardo, which we all liked. It isn’t often that we all (generally) like a book, so you can take that as a recommendation! We thought it was unconventional yet touching.   Our next selection is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, reportedly …

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Francis L. Dalrymple, Jan. 2, 1934 – Jan. 9, 2019

On January 9, 2019, St. James lost our brother in Christ, Francis “Frank” Dalrymple, a faithful friend and long-time member. He was a gentle giant with a big heart, incredibly generous and ever-ready to lend a hand. He leaves his beloved wife, our friend Evon, and a very large and loving family of children and grandchildren. Read …

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Notice of the Annual Meeting!

Posted on January 14, 2018 ; Filed under News Notice is hereby posted of the Annual Meeting of St. James Episcopal Church, immediately following the 10 am Eucharist on January 27.Reports will be given of the events of 2018, officers will be elected, and other official business will be conducted. All parishioners are asked to attend. All visitors …

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Christmas 2018

The members of St. James Episcopal Church invite you to join us in the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Yesterday, parishioners decorated the church with greens and candles. Tonight, 24 December, we begin festivities at 6:30 pm with a carols sing. Following, at 7 pm, we offer a candle-lit service of Holy Eucharist. …

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Advent 2018

It’s official! Advent 1 and 2 have come and gone. We are prepping for Christmas! In some families, Christmas begins around Thanksgiving (sometimes after Halloween!)—the tree and twinkly lights go up, a shopping marathon starts, the thematic sweaters are pulled out of a back drawer. Others don’t celebrate Christmas until they observe and celebrate Advent. An advent may be …

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St. James Book Club: The Essex Serpent, 11/28/2018

We had a fun conversation about The Great Coat last session. Our next selection is The Essex Serpent, by Sarah Perry. We will meet on Wed., Nov. 28, at 7pm. The book is fairly long; start reading soon! About the book: “Set in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890s, and enlivened by the debates on …

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HOME COMING † FOUNDERS DAY, 11/17/2018

St. James Episcopal Church Celebrates 131 Years! Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! Are you, a family member, or a friend a long-time Somerville resident? Is your family name (or that of a friend or relative) listed here? Booth, Fairweather, Felton, Flewelling, Johnson, Kenney, McElroy, Miles, Mitchell, Moncrief, Mosich, Mueller, Oberbeck, Pettus, Pillsbury, Rowsell, Shaffer, …

Daylight Savings ends 11/4/2018

Remember to set your clocks BACK one hour when you go to bed Saturday night, 11/3. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am Sunday morning! Enjoy your extra hour of sleep. See you at our 10 AM service. Do note that Somerville’s Veterans’ Day Parade will result in road closures. Do allow a little extra time to …

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Save the Date! Founders Day ⊕ Homecoming, 11/17/2018

We take great pride and pleasure in announcing our plans to celebrate our 131-year-old ministry in Somerville. Do pencil us in for 5pm, November 17, 2018. More details will come but we plan to offer: Holy Eucharist visitation by The Right Reverend Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts special musical guests reception and …