St. James Episcopal Church

533 Bingham Avenue

Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783

PH:  (906) 632-2451

FAX:  (906) 632-1553

stjames533@gmail.com

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WEEKLY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Sundays

8:00am - Holy Eucharist (May - November)

10am - Holy Eucharist

Wednesdays

10:00am - Healing w/Eucharist 

March - June 2020
Ministry Schedules
(click below)

A NOTE FROM THE OFFICE

As I finish my third week of "work from home," I wanted to fill you in on things I've been working on.  Pledges are starting to come in.  I try to make the deposits once a week on Monday or Tuesday, so if your check hasn't cleared immediately that is why.  The Post Office is forwarding church mail to my home address or you can mail things directly to me, 508 Sheridan Drive, SSMarie, MI 49783.  I also check the answering machine daily, so feel free to call the church, (906) 632-2451, and leave a message.

I am in the process of changing computer programs for our membership and finances (something our auditors suggested).  This is turning out to be very time consuming, but I think will be worth while for processing directories, giving records, and bookkeeping in the long run.  I am thankful for the time to finally work on this.  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.

I am aslo trying to post as much information that the City,  War Memorial Hospital, and the County Health Department release.  There are new posters below.  

The diocese will be mailing booklets this week on how to celebrate Holy Week.  If you don't receive it by Sunday, I have placed a link in the diocesan information below.  There is also a link to their April "Crossroads" newsletter.  They are both helpful.

Information can also found in our latest newsletter,

Please "Stay Home, Stay Safe." 

---Pam

Announcements

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

The office will be publishing a new Church Directory in June.  If you have changes, please notify the office asap:  phone:  (906) 632-2451 or email:  stjames533@gmail.com
 

ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED AT ST. JAMES UNTIL SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020. 

Office hours are  suspended until May 12, 2020. The answering machine is on and will be checked on a daily basis.

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.

Rainbow Recovery (RR) is canceled for the next three weeks.  Call Mike D. (906) 259-0203 with any questions. 
 

The group “One Day At A Time of Alcoholics Anonymous” (ODAAT-AA) is canceled for the next three weeks.  Call Mike D. with any question (906) 259-0203. 

The “Soo Women's Recovery Group”  is canceled for the next three weeks.  Call Brenda at (906) 259-2976 for more information.

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.