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Jingle Bells Road Race-related Traffic

Travel to and parking around St. James may be difficult this coming Sunday, Dec. 22. Beginning at 9 a.m., City officials will detour vehicles in and around the Davis Sq. area to accommodate the running of the Jingle Bell road race. (http://baevents.com/jinglebell/) Major roadways, including Holland Street, Powerhouse Blvd, Broadway (in the Ball Square corridor) …

Our sister in Christ, Hilda Dooley, passed away in her sleep this morning.  She was much beloved in our St James community. We all have some wonderful stories about her to share.   Visitation is this Friday, December 20th, at Doherty Funeral Service, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.), Somerville, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.   The service …

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In the event of a snow emergency…

Please tune to Channel 5, WCRB, for announcements of weather-related closures. We will do our best to post closures on Saturday night or the night before an event. 12/14/13:  St. James will NOT offer a service tomorrow, 12/15/13. It will be safer for all to pray at home. Blessings on this third Sunday in Advent, …

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Thanksgiving-Advent Anthem

  The St. James Children’s Choir offered their rendition of Praise Him, Praise Him for a post-communion anthem, a hymn for Thanksgiving and also to mark the beginning of Advent. As we sang, we attempted American Sign Language of the lyrics. Without a professional coach, it was likely baby-talk ASL. But everyone enjoyed the attempt! All folk, …

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In Memoriam: Shirley Carson

On November 16, 2013, we lost our sister in Christ, Shirley Carson. The service of Thanksgiving for her life was held on Thursday, November 21. Deborah Hennegan, Shirley’s friend, gave a moving and informative tribute; Rev. Coleman spoke of Shirley’s faith and importance to our community. Many of Shirley’s friends from Clarendon Towers, Bowling, and St. James were …

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Helping Hand Food Pantry Benefit Concert

Our friends at St. James Church, Cambridge, are hosting a concert to benefit Helping Hand Food Pantry. The Rachmaninoff Choir will perform the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom  at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013, at St. James Cambridge, 1991 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA. Admission is by free-will offering; funds will help feed our …

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Advent Quiet Hour

Our annual Advent Quiet Hour will be held on Thursday, December 5th, 7-8 PM. Please join us for a peaceful respite from this busy, sometimes stressful, season.

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St. James Calls a New Rector

On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013, we welcomed the Reverend Doctor Karen Coleman to St. James as our new priest. In a moving, sometimes joyful, sometimes solemn ceremony, Revd. Coleman was installed by Bishop M. Thomas Shaw. A reception for the congregation, friends and family followed. An article about this historic moment can be found online …

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Congratulations, Lisa Tatusko!

Congratulations to our newest vestry member, Lisa Tatusko, who at her recent Masters of Divinity graduation from the Episcopal Divinity School, received the Massachusetts Bible Society’s Award for Excellent in the Liturgical Reading of the Scriptures! Yay Lisa!

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Parish Hall Organization

The Parish Hall (where Coffee Hours happen) is in dire need of some organization! During Coffee Hour, there is a sign up sheet in the Parish Hall indicating times when we’ll be working to clean it up. If you would like to assist us, feel free to sign up, or email Max Thayer and he can …