Next SOUP of the MONTH CLUB, 5/29/2019

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, May 29, 2019 How much: Nothing! This is a community service …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …