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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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State of the Parish, 1/27/2019

From our rector, the Rev. Clarence E. Butler. 3 Epiphany, 27 January 2019​ St. James​, Somerville State of the Parish Christ is like a single body with its many limbs and organs, which, many as they are, together make up one body….God appointed each limb and organ to its own place in the body as …

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Weather Cancellation: 10 AM Service 1/20/2019

Due to the nasty winter weather predicted for Saturday night into Sunday morning–and for the safety of all–the Reverend and Wardens of St. James have cancelled this Sunday’s 10am service. It sounds as if everyone should stay off the roads.   Therefore, this Sunday’s vestry meeting is rescheduled to January 27; the Annual Meeting is …

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St. James Book Club: Evicted, 2/13/2019

We had a fun discussion last time about Lincoln in the Bardo, which we all liked. It isn’t often that we all (generally) like a book, so you can take that as a recommendation! We thought it was unconventional yet touching.   Our next selection is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, reportedly …