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SERVICE SCHEDULE AT ST. JAMES’

 
Wednesday - 10am - Healing Service w/Eucharist

Sunday - 10am - Holy Eucharist

Masks are now a personal choice.

Social distancing and contact tracing are still in effect.

December 2022 - March 2023
Ministry Schedule

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A NOTE FROM THE OFFICE:

Week 150 "Work from Home" / Week 82 of "Hybrid"

Well what a week I've had.  Personally last Friday, I broke a tooth and couldn't get it fixed until Monday afternoon.  I had my eye appointment locally and was told, I can improve my vision with new glasses, yaaaay!  So those have been ordered. 👏👏👏  Wednesday night, I was backing up in my livingroom and my slipper caught on something and I fell backwards. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Hit the back of my neck on my mom's childhood rocking chair.  Nothing broken, just bruised and moving very slow.  Why are you more stiff and sore the second day after a fall?  Popping lots of Tylenol and Aleve to get through this.  We still can't figure out what my slipper caught on.  At least I did find out my Apple Watch works.  I got two messages asking if I fell and if I was okay.  Great to know the technology is working.  Please be careful walking outside and apparently inside too. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

Work has also been busy.  With the annual meeting coming up on Sunday, I have been working on the reports.  I hope to have them in the church by Saturday afternoon.

We will be replacing two vestry members at the annual meeting.  If you are interested, let a vestry member know or notify the office.  


Offering envelopes are at the back of the church now.  If you did not have offering envelopes in 2022 and would like them for 2023, give me a call in the office (906) 632-2451 or email me .  I will make sure to get them to you.

We are using the prayer book during the Christmas season.  It's a great time to get back to our roots in the Episcopal Church.


A new coffee sign up sheet is up in the undercroft.  At this point, all Sundays are available.


I would also like to remind everyone, if you have family news you would like included in the newsletter, please let the office know by Thursday mornings.

 

Remember, the fourth Sunday of the month is Morning Prayer.

As snow forecasts are approaching, please note that if the local school districts (Sault Area Schools and JKL Bahweting) are closed, the church office will close as well and I wil work from home.

Rainbow Recovery (RR) and One Day at a Time (ODAAT) are back to in-person and virtual meetings.  For information, contact Mike D. at (906) 259-0203ODAAT has added a Thursday at noon.  This is an in-person meeting only. More information is below.

 
Our Wednesday Healing Service w/Eucharist is at 10 a.m.  Our Sunday service is at 10 a.m. followed by a social hour.  If you would like to have coffee, there is a sign-up sheet in the undercroft.  


We want you to remember, ALL are welcome to God’s table for communion.  Receiving in one kind (spiritually, Host and/or wine) is communion.  We want everyone to feel comfortable when receiving, therefore, before receiving communion, we ask you to use the hand sanitizer provided.  Those using intinction (dipping the Host) will receive first.  Those who wish to share the common chalice will receive last.

The Diocese of Northern Michigan has a live service Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. on their Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/EpiscopalDioceseofNorthernMichigan The service is available for viewing any other time on their YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGV-u4HHBVutJkJU3BHvMFA The National Church also offers a Sunday Service  at 11 a.m. on their website www.cathedral.org/worship/service

If you have questions or concerns or need pastoral care, please do not hesitate to contact the church, Vestry, or MST."

If you would like to include any family news in the weekly newsletter, let me know by Thursday morning.  Pictures are welcome as well.  It would be great to keep up on family news.

Hopefully you get a chance to use the "Prayers of the People" and "St. James Prayer List" in your prayers.  If you want to add someone to the prayer list, email the church, stjames533@gmail.com or call the church (906) 632-2451 and leave a message.  You can find the prayer list and the weekly prayers of the people in the weekly newsletter.

I am still in the process of changing computer programs for our membership and finances (something our auditors suggested). If you have changed phone numbers or email addresses recently, please email the church, stjames533@gmail.com with the changes.  This also includes changes or additions for birthdates, anniversaries, family info.  This has been more involved than I expected, but it is slowly getting done.

The diocese sends out emails with links to services and diocesan news.  You can sign up for their UPCHAT information by contacting Jane Cisluycis.  

Stay Healthy,

---Pam

Announcements

 

To place items in the weekly bulletin, weekly newsletter, or on the website, contact the office by phone  or email.
 

Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12noon.

Many thanks to those who contribute returnable cans and bottles to our recycling container at the church. Contributions really add up during the year and the proceeds go towards helping area families purchase gifts and food during the holidays.  Please remember to remove all caps from bottles and make sure that the bottles you leave are clean and returnable for a deposit refund. Susan Harries would like help taking the cans and bottles back to stores so that they don't pile up near the trash receptacle. If you can help with this project, please contact Susan at (906) 322-1793 as to the procedure to follow to document the number of bottles and amount of money taken in.

Please update your email address with St. James:’  stjames533@gmail.com

 

To keep Up-To-Date on Happenings around St. James & the Sault, go here and click on the link to sign up for the weekly newsletter.  To add news, the office needs it  by 11am Friday.

 

Recovery (RR) and the group “One Day At A Time of Alcoholics Anonymous” (ODAAT-AA) are back to in-person and virtual ZOOM meetings.  Rainbow Recovery is Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and ODAAT-AA is Fridays at 7 p.m.  Call Mike D. (906) 259-0203 with any questions. One Day At A Time (ODAAT) AA Group have started an additional meeting every Thursday, from 12 noon until 1p.m., at St. James Church, 533 Bingham Avenue.  This is an in-person only meeting.  

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ST. JAMES’ CHURCH DISCRETIONARY FUND

 

The Vestry and the Ministry Support Team have been in conversation regarding St. James’ Discretionary Fund. 

 

The Discretionary Fund has always relied on the ECW, weddings, funerals, and donations for its funding.  As those are now not as frequent, it was suggested to designate funds collected on the fourth Sunday of each month to be placed in the Discretionary Fund.  These funds will be used by our Priests in order to assist others in time of need or crisis.

 

A collection plate will be placed by the font on the fourth Sunday of the month for donations to help the members of St. James to “Reach Out and Celebrate the Love of Christ.”

 

“Discretionary Fund” envelopes for loose offering will be next to the collection plate.  If you would like to place a check in the Discretionary plate instead of cash, make it out to St. James Church and remember to put “Discretionary Fund” on the memo line.

 

Thank you for helping achieve our goal.

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