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Ash Wednesday, 2014

This Wednesday, March 5, 2014, is Ash  Wednesday. We offer several options for those wishing to receive ashes: Beginning at 3pm, the church will be open to all passersby. Rev. Karen Coleman will distribute ashes outside the church (weather permitting) to pedestrians, who are also welcome to receive ashes inside if preferred. If you drive …

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Weather tight!

In our efforts to make St. James as energy efficient as possible, the vestry scheduled a work party for door and window weatherization. On February 8th, from 9-1, Mass Interfaith Power and Light provided trainers and pizza for our day of service. Many thanks to all the hard workers who helped us lower our energy costs!

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Service canceled, 2/16/2014

Due to the snow storm, St. James will NOT hold service this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Please stay safe and warm this Sunday, but do plan to join us next Sunday, 2/23, at 10am. Rev. Karen’s sermon is available by email. Send your request to: clergy@stjamessomerville.org. The readings for tomorrow are: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 1 …

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St. James Organist in the news

Works by our organist, Robert Edward Smith, were recently reviewed by Tom Berryman, Massachusetts ACDA Repertoire and Standards Chair for Music in Worship (The American Choral Directors Association). Some excerpts follow but the review can be read in full at Robert’s website: http://www.robertedwardsmith.com Robert’s piece, The Great Creator of the Worlds, has been performed at …

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Wood Street in Concert

St. James parishioner Renni Boy, with friends Jennie O’Brien, Sybil Kaplan, and Beth Pendery (who have all been guest vocalists at St. James services) will debut their group, Wood Street, this Wednesday. Please join them for this FREE concert of traditional music. WOOD STREET in concert Wednesday, 12 February 2014 7 PM at The Perkins …

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Valentine’s Day Concert, 14 Feb. 2014

Join St. James organist Robert Edward Smith at First Church, 66 Marlborough St. in Boston’s Back Bay, for an exciting Valentine’s Day concert presented by the Chamber Orchestra of Boston: http://chamberbos.squarespace.com/2013-2014/ Love Songs and Tangos Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM Experience romantic music from across the ages with tango dancers Armando and Nuria. This …

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Annual Meeting on 26 January 2014

St. James will hold its annual meeting immediately following the 10am service on Sunday, January 26, 2014. All parishioners are urged to attend and hear reports on the physical, financial, and spiritual status of St. James and participate in the election of church officers.

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Christmas Eve Service

Our child-friendly, candle-lit Christmas Eve service will be held at 6:00 PM on December 24, 2013. This year, we are blessed to have music provided by our organist, Robert Edward Smith and his partner, David Feltner, on viola. Their prelude begins approximately 5:50 PM. In addition, Robert, parishioner Linda Carrubba, and her son Alessandro (flute, …

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Greening of the Church

Every year, parishioners gather to hang greenery and decorate the church and St. Francis Hall, marking the end of Advent and the arrival of Christmas. This year’s greening is tomorrow,  December 22nd, immediately following the 10 am Sunday service. Please join us for this fun event!