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Race of Ireland and Time Change, 3/13/2016

This coming Sunday, the Race of Ireland road race may affect your commute to our 10 AM Sunday service. Please read the city announcement, below, to plan your trip. Also, don’t forget to “spring ahead” Saturday night–move your clocks forward one hour to arrive at St. James at the correct time. Hope you will join …

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Vote Today, March 1, 2016

Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States, especially Massachusetts and Somerville, in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. …


Ash Wednesday, 10 February 2016

This year, Ash Wednesday falls on February 10th. To accommodate busy commuters who wish to observe the beginning of Lent, Rev’d. Karen Coleman will offer “Ash & Dash” from 3pm to 7pm; look for her just inside the red church doors on Broadway. A brief service follows at 7pm. “Spirit of truth, you know me intimately, …


ESL canceled 8 February 2016

Due to rising snow totals, high winds, and increasingly hazardous travel conditions, tonight’s ESL class has been cancelled. Stay warm and safe at home. Next Monday we will not have class because of the Presidents Day holiday. We hope to see you in two weeks, on 2/22/16, same place, from 6 to 8 pm. Bring your friends!

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Notice of Annual Meeting, Sunday, 1/31/2016

The Annual Meeting at St. James will be held following the 10am Sunday service on January 31st. All parishioners are urged to attend. The deadline for reports to be included in the Annual Report is January 17th; reports are to be submitted to Reverend Karen.


Christmas Eve Service & Carol Sing, 12/24/15

Join us at St. James on Thursday, December 24, for a carol sing followed by our Christmas Eve service. The half-hour carol sing starts at 6:30, followed by our family-friendly, candle-light service–with Communion and music–at 7 PM. We hope you will join us; all are welcome!    


Greening of the Church, 20 December 2015

Join us at 10am this Sunday for our usual service, then stay for coffee, snacks, and much merriment as we decorate the church for Christmas. Attendees are encouraged to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters, their funny Christmas hats, their quirky Christmas jewelry–whatever helps fill you and your fellow elves with the Christmas spirit. Stay for a few minutes or an …


New Boiler, Huzzah & Hallelujah!

It was a long haul–it took a lot of time, patience, funding, connections (thanks, You-Know-Who!), and PRAYER but St. James has a new boiler, yay! We plan to celebrate the blessing of the new boiler and our “new” sign* on Thursday, October 29th, 6PM with a short service and potluck. Our guests will be Bishop Alan …


Thanks and Fare Thee Well, Rev. Kevin Sparrow

On Sunday, September 6, 2015, we celebrated our last service with the Rev. Kevin Sparrow as our Priest Associate. We have been blessed to have him and his partner with us for about a year, through some harrowing, exciting, and fun times. In typical St. James fashion, we sent him off well-fed to his new post …