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Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at St. James wish you, your friends and family, a happy Thanksgiving. Won’t you join us this coming Sunday to give thanks and celebrate the beginning of Advent? Blessings! We plow the fields, and scatter the good seed on the land, but it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand; he …

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No ESL tonight, 11/21/16

Due to this week’s Thanksgiving holiday (and everyone’s busy schedules!), ESL class will not be held tonight. Best wishes for a very happy Thanksgiving and safe travels to you and all your friends and family. We will see you next Monday, 11/28, 6-8pm.

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Hail to the Chief!, a Campaign Comedy, 11/6/16

Come, see Somervillians and St. James parishioners and sometimes-soloists at In Good Company’s HAIL TO THE CHIEF, an amusing, musical romp through presidential campaign history. In Good Company presents original musical theater productions inspired by history. It’s election season, and an esteemed college professor is lecturing about Presidential campaign songs. Suddenly, he is interrupted by …

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St. James Bookclub: Gaudy Night, 7pm, 11/2/16

Last month, we had fun discussing Little Failure: A Memoir, by Gary Shteyngart. Our next selection is the classic mystery Gaudy Night, by Dorothy L. Sayers. From Amazon.com: “‘Gaudy Night stands out even among Miss Sayers’s novels. And Miss Sayers has long stood in a class by herself.’ —Times Literary Supplement The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by …

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St. James Book Club, 10/5/16: Little Failure: A Memoir,

Last month, we had a nice discussion on May Sarton’s Plant Dreaming Deep. A drop-in participant actually knew May Sarton, which was a great addition to the conversation. The next selection is Little Failure: A Memoir, by Gary Shteyngart. According to Amazon:, “”Little Failure is the all too true story of an immigrant family betting its future on …

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Blessing of the Animals, 10/2/2016

The Blessing of the Animals will take place at 11:30 am, after the 10 am service. All animals (safely restrained), plush toys, photos, or other models of beloved animals are also cheerfully and thankfully blessed. There is room enough for all!    

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Robert E. Smith Concert, 10/21/2016

Our organist, Robert Edward Smith, will have his 70th birthday celebrated in grand style on October 21st. That’s when The Chamber Orchestra of Boston opens their season with an evening devoted to Robert’s own compositions. The event is open to the public; tickets are available at their web site, the link given above. Happy birthday, Robert! From …

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7/27/16: Book Club Discusses MY BRILLIANT FRIEND

On Wednesday, July 27, 7pm, the St. James Book Club will meet to discuss Elena Ferrante’s popular My Brilliant Friend. Described as rich, intense, and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship, the story follows the lives of two women who grew up together in a poor neighborhood near Naples, Italy, in the 1950s. You can …

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An English Soiree: music for slide trumpet & soprano, 6/24/2016

The Berry Collective presents: Mister Harper and Ms Novello: An English Soirée Featuring soprano Sarah Moyer  & historical trumpeter Christopher Belluscio On Friday, June 24, at 7:30 pm The Berry Collective (Sylvia Berry and friends) will perform at St. James Episcopal Church. This highly unusual program celebrates two 19th century virtuosos: trumpeter Thomas Harper Sr. and soprano …