A NOTE FROM THE OFFICE:
Week 168 "Work from Home" / Week 100 of "Hybrid"
It was another quiet week in the office. What a great weather week we've had. I hope it continues for the next few months. Remember to stay hydrated when out in this heat.
18 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER!!!😎😎😎
Morning Prayer will continue on the fourth Sunday of the month. This summer the MST would love to do a lector training and will be looking for interested individuals. They are also looking for volunteers who would like to work with the MST to lead a morning prayer service. Contact Katie Chipman-Bergsma if you are interested in voluteering for either/and both trainings.
Offering envelopes are available from the office. If you would like a set, give me a call in the office (906) 632-2451 or email me . I will make sure to get them to you.
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.
Wednesday and Friday Rainbow Recovery (RR) and One Day at a Time (ODAAT) meetings are virtual only ZOOM ID 81140106468 . For information, go to their Facebook page here. ODAAT 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The diocese sends out emails with links to services and diocesan news. You can sign up for their UPCHAT information by contacting Jane Cisluycis.
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:’ email@example.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 virtual ZOOM meetings only . ZOOM ID 81140106468 Rainbow Recovery is Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and ODAAT-AA is Fridays at 7 p.m. Click here to go to their Facebook for more information. 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.
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.