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Christmas 2018

The members of St. James Episcopal Church invite you to join us in the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Yesterday, parishioners decorated the church with greens and candles. Tonight, 24 December, we begin festivities at 6:30 pm with a carols sing. Following, at 7 pm, we offer a candle-lit service of Holy Eucharist. …

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Advent 2018

It’s official! Advent 1 and 2 have come and gone. We are prepping for Christmas! In some families, Christmas begins around Thanksgiving (sometimes after Halloween!)—the tree and twinkly lights go up, a shopping marathon starts, the thematic sweaters are pulled out of a back drawer. Others don’t celebrate Christmas until they observe and celebrate Advent. An advent may be …

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St. James Book Club: The Essex Serpent, 11/28/2018

We had a fun conversation about The Great Coat last session. Our next selection is The Essex Serpent, by Sarah Perry. We will meet on Wed., Nov. 28, at 7pm. The book is fairly long; start reading soon! About the book: “Set in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890s, and enlivened by the debates on …

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HOME COMING † FOUNDERS DAY, 11/17/2018

St. James Episcopal Church Celebrates 131 Years! Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! Are you, a family member, or a friend a long-time Somerville resident? Is your family name (or that of a friend or relative) listed here? Booth, Fairweather, Felton, Flewelling, Johnson, Kenney, McElroy, Miles, Mitchell, Moncrief, Mosich, Mueller, Oberbeck, Pettus, Pillsbury, Rowsell, Shaffer, …