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From Rev. Clarence on 3 Easter, 5/5/2019

From Rev. Clarence on 3 Easter 5 May 2019 St. James, Somerville Columbine, Oklahoma City, Charlottesville, Christchurch, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Sandy Hook, Charleston, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana: This is Eastertide, a time of great joy and celebration for Christians throughout the world, as well as for non-Christians who are joyful because they know …

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An Easter Message: Rev. Clarence, 4/21/2019

Easter, 21 April 2019, St. James Episcopal Church, Somerville, MA My sermon this morning has three parts: 1) a stating of the problem, 2) the resolution of the problem, and 3) its implication for us. However, first I give you my title for today’s Resurrection Story as told by John. “Mary Magdalene and the case of …

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Happy Easter! 2019

The Lord is risen. Alleluia! We invite you to join us for Easter service: Easter Day, 21 April, 10am. A festal celebration of Christ’s Resurrection followed by a light brunch and an Easter Egg Hunt for the younger generation   Come. You are welcome at all times at St. James, but especially during this holy season.

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An Eastertide Missive from our Priest, March 2019

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2019 Dear Members and Friends! I write to you during what my priest’s calendar terms “Mid-Lent,” but not as one with a long face as in mourning, or wearing “sack cloth and ashes.”  Rather, I write to you as one filled with great joy, not a joy based on the realization …

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Next SOUP of the MONTH CLUB, 4/24/2019

The folks at St. James Episcopal Church invite you to our FREE! SOUP OF THE MONTH CLUB What: A monthly, light dinner of a variety of delicious homemade soups Where: 1170 Broadway (enter through the courtyard door on Clarendon) When: beginning 6:00 PM, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 How much: Nothing! This is a community service to …

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Spring Forward!

God of sleep, and God of slumber, help us not be late, we ask: Changing clocks one forward number, may we not forget this task. Choir directors, preachers, teachers, all will bless your holy name, If to Sunday church on time we came. Lyrics: Dean McIntyre, 1995 Music: Cwm Rhondda, John Hughes, 1907 REMEMBER TO …

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Lent 2019

Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) has come and gone. Lent has begun. For those seeking to explore their spirituality and/or develop or improve a relationship with God, you might find this link to Episcopal Relief & Development helpful. There you can subscribe to receive emailed Lenten meditations in English or Spanish We also invite you to …

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St. James Bookclub: A Gentleman in Moscow, 3/13/2019

We had an interesting discussion of Evicted last week, although the stories it told were all rather heart-breaking and discouraging. We all thought the book is a must-read for those concerned with livability or affordable housing or a neighborhood’s quality of life, and that it should be mandatory reading for public servants at all levels–local, state, and federal. …

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Community Gathering, 2/14/2019

From Alderman Katjana Ballantyne, Ward 7: Please join us for a Community Gathering to remember our neighbor Allison Donovan, who was tragically killed, and to grieve with and support her friend who was wounded in body and spirit. Friday, February 15, 7:15 pm (regardless of the weather) At the intersection of Powderhouse Blvd and Hardan …