Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 9/5/21

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. James, On this Labor Day Weekend, when not only do TV announcers insist on declaring it the non-official end of summer, and when the outer temperatures and the lessening hours of daylight announce the changing of the seasons, I am pleased to report (especially to those who are unable …

Sermon 8/29/21: School is in Session

14 Pentecost Psalm 45:1–2, 7–10; Song of Solomon 2:8–13; James 1:17–29; Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 “Understand: There is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him, but the things which come out of a man are what defile him.” Mark 7:14–15 Thesis: Jesus conducts a master class in teaching, and thereby …

Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 8/29/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, Normalcy?  I must admit that as we continue to celebrate Eucharist in-person, a level of normalcy has begun to settle in.  That is a good thing, for to be forced or required to function under unending stress is not healthy.  However, given the emergence of variants of coronavirus …