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1/26/2020: How Dangerous is a Divided Christ? I Cor. 1.13

3 Epiphany, 26 January 2020 C Isaiah 9.1-4; I Cor. 1.10-18; Mt. 4.12-23; MLK,Jr. In the season of the Epiphany, we reacquaint ourselves with Jesus who is stepping out with a ministry that is to signify his divine nature. The gospels “credentialize” him. Our readings from the epistles of Paul purport to support those credentials …

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1/12/2020, Job available: Applicants may apply

1 Epiphany, 12 January 2020C It is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.  Mt. 3: 15 All of us, at some time in our lives, who entered the world of work outside of our home, submitted a resume in response to an advertisement.  Or, depending on our own position in the …

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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, to immediately follow the 10 am Eucharist on February 9, 2020. Reports will be given of the events of 2019, officers will be elected, and other official business will be conducted. All parishioners are asked to …

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On 2 Christmas < Epiphany, 1/5/2020

from the Rev. Clarence E. Butler St. James Episcopal, Somerville I would not insult you this morning by asking even the rhetorical question, whether you have heard or heard of the magnificent, masterwork of George Frederick Handel “Messiah.”  Of course, you have.  It would be nigh impossible to live in our culture and not have …

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Soup of the Month Club on Break

😕 Because of winter’s short days and uncertain weather, our FREE Soup of the Month Club is going on break until closer to spring. Fear not! We will again offer a monthly, light dinner of homemade soups and friendly conversation. Dates are tentatively set for the following Wednesdays: 25 March 29 April 27 May 24 …

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SAVE THE DATE! 12/24/2019

You are invited to that joyous celebration, CHRISTMAS EVE, 12/24/2019 This year, we offer: 6:30 PM Traditional carol sing and instrumental offering 7:00 PM celebration of the Holy Eucharist of Christ’s Birth 8:15 PM (after the service) Light fare at a Parish Reception     We hope you will join us. Bring your friends and …

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On 3 Advent, 12/15/2019: A Reality Check

from The Rev. Clarence E. Butler 15 December 2019A A Reality Check Over the years of my ordained ministry, I have resisted for the most part giving my homilies and sermons a title that could be placed in an announcement kiosk outside the entrance to the church. I have done so because titles do not …

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From The Rev. Clarence, 23 Pentecost, 2019

Thoughts on Isaiah 65. 17-25 the new Jerusalem, and Luke 21.5f: the destruction of the Temple While driving to the parish on Thursday morning for a meeting, I happened at an electric traffic signal to come along side an SUV which sported a sticker that read: “Do not believe everything that you think.” And I chuckled …