Members of St. James Children's Choir signing "love".

Youth Sunday, 2014

Our thanks to the youth of St. James for their contributions to today’s service. They all worked hard last Sunday to write the Prayers of the People and, during today’s service, led the congregation in reciting those prayers: We pray for God’s people throughout the world, for our bishops, for all ministers and people. We pray …


Spring Ahead!

Tomorrow morning, at 2am, daylight saving time begins. At bedtime tonight, remember to set your clocks forward one hour so you’ll arrive at our 10am service at 10am!

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St. James and Lent, 2014

During Lent this year, parishioners and friends are encouraged to follow their own spiritual path, wherever or however it leads us. Do consider starting your journey on March 5th, beginning at 3pm, with our Ash Wednesday imposition of ashes, or at our 7pm service. Continue your journey by attending our Lenten Quiet Evening on Thursday, …

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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!


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: The readings for tomorrow are: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 1 …


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: Robert’s piece, The Great Creator of the Worlds, has been performed at …


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 …


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: 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.