Ash Wednesday, 1 March 2017

On March 1, Ash Wednesday, we observe the beginning of Lent. “The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign …


St. James Book Club, 3/8/2017: Americanah

We had an interesting discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks last session. Sorry if you could not make it. Our next book selection is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie About the book: “A powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun.Ifemelu …


Tell Future Generations About Your Somerville

From the City of Somerville: This year  Somerville celebrates its 175th anniversary, but let’s look into the future — to the city’s bicentennial in the year 2042. To commemorate the event, future librarians will dig historical materials out of the archives. What will they find? We hope they find your stories. They’re important to pass down to …


St. James Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, 2/8/17

Happy New Year! We had a nice, post-holiday discussion last meeting, comparing and contrasting the recollections of Dylan Thomas and David Sedaris on Christmas. Quite illuminating! Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 8, when we will discuss Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Note that this is the second Wednesday, not the first, which has been …

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Helping Hand Food Pantry

St. James, Somerville, has collected food for the Helping Hand Food Pantry, a ministry of St. James, Cambridge, for many years. Due to problems with the space, St. James Cambridge has had to cut back on their service. The Pantry will  be open ONE SATURDAY A MONTH, through the spring to see how successfully they …


St. James Coffee Hour, January – May, 2017

We at St. James love to eat and chat. Please feel free to join us for coffee hour after our 10 am Sunday services.   Some Sundays, it may be light snacks such as cheese and crackers. On special occasions, you might find some spectacular, homemade bread, cookies or rum cake. Other times–something in between. You …


St. James, a Sanctuary

Are you human? Folks, we are a sanctuary church. ALL are welcome, regardless of citizenship, race, gender, political affiliation, etc., etc., etc.! Do join us at a 10am Sunday service and get to know us afterward at coffee hour.


St. James closed, 1/8/17

Due to today’s declared snow emergency and travel advisory, the current weather forecast, and expected difficulties in traveling and parking tomorrow morning, NO 10am Sunday will be offered 8 January, 2017. We invite you to join us, from your own safe shelters, in studying the readings for the first Sunday after Epiphany–the Baptism of Our …


St. James Annual Meeting, 1.29/2017

Oyez, oyez! Notice is hereby posted of the Annual Meeting of St. James Episcopal Church, immediately following the 10 am Eucharist on January 29th, 2017. Reports will be given of the events of 2016, officers will be elected, and other official business will be conducted. All parishioners and visitors are welcome.