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November 22nd, 2020 by John Strobl

Angel Tree Outreach 2020

We are once again working with Fearless! Hudson Valley, formerly known as Safe Homes to assistfamilies with their Holiday giving. We have adopted 24 people, including 6 Moms and 18 children.
The actual Angel Tree will be in church on November 22nd . We put Angels on the tree for the children’s gift requests, including toys, clothing and specific gift card requests. These can be selected from the tree atany time that the church is open.
Since many of you are unable to get to church, you can still help with this outreach. We need gift cards of at least $25 for the Moms. We try to give them as much as possible, to not only assist them with their needs, but to enable them to purchase gifts and food for their children as well. We can distribute an unlimited number of these gift cards. If we have more than our adoptive families require, we give them to Fearless! to distribute to new families that may be admitted to the program closer to Christmas. There is always a need for these.
Additionally, you can send in checks made out to St. James Church with the notation Angel Tree on them. We can purchase gifts and gift cards from those funds. We usually rely on funds donated by the Christmas Fair to assist with this outreach, and as you know there was no Christmas Fair this year. We will make good use of any and all donations that you may care to give.

Cash can also be donated to the Angel Tree. Cash can be given to Jill, Marci, Fr Carl, Jerre Coleman, or either of the Wardens, Jessica Sutton or Carolyn Barnes.

If you want to buy a gift, but can’t get to the church to pick up an Angel,call Marci Hanners at 845-64505372, or email her at and she will give you gift options to shop for.Distribution will be the week of December 13 th , so we need all donations delivered to the church by that date. Gifts should be unwrapped. Gift cards should have the amount noted. Thank you!

Jill Croucher and Marci Hanners Co-Chairs

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November 17th, 2020 by John Strobl

Almost every culture in the world has held celebrations of thanks for a plentiful harvest. The American Thanksgiving holiday began as a feast of thanksgiving in the early days of the American colonies almost four hundred years ago. Read more of this article »

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November 14th, 2020 by John Strobl


The first season of the church year, beginning with the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continuing through the day before Christmas. The name is derived from a Latin word for “coming.” The season is a time of preparation and expectation for the coming celebration of our Lord’s nativity, and for the final coming of Christ “in power and glory.”

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November 7th, 2020 by John Strobl

Hi St. James Church School Families. In fear of not reaching everyone, we are sending this to all families that were part of the church school family last year. Due to several reasons, we are going to adjust and make St. James Church School “Independent” study. We will not have the Tuesday Zoom lessons as we have planned.

So, Jill and I will be mailing out packets to families for the fall for the students to do independently and or with their famlies at their convenience. Kelly Kennedy and Eileen Lake are open to receive emails from students who want to ask questions or share ideas from their lessons. Just to reiterate, student packs are being sent out to famlies 8 to 10 weeks at a time, families may do the lessons independently at their convenience, and once we can all come back to St. James without social distancing rules in place, we will begin meeting on Sunday mornings once again.

Kelly Kennedy’s class of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders-Her Email Address is
Eileen Lake’s class of 6th, 7th, and 8th gradrer-Her Email Address is

Finally, Jill and Bryan will scan the teacher editions for parents to reference to assist if they would like. The teachers found this very helpful. This is entirely optional for parents who would like to view. You do not have to access the scanned teacher copies if you don’t want.

Please let me know if you do not wish to recieve the lessons or any additional emails.

Bryan Giudice Email address is


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November 6th, 2020 by John Strobl

The calendar (BCP, pp. 15-33) orders the liturgical year of the Episcopal Church by identifying two cycles of feasts and holy days-one dependent upon the movable date of Easter Day and the other dependent upon the fixed date of Christmas, Dec. 25. Easter Day is the first Sunday after the full moon that falls on or after Mar. 21. The sequence of all Sundays in the church year is based on the date of Easter. Tables and rules for finding the date of Easter Day, and other movable feasts and holy days are provided by the BCP, pp. 880-885. The date of Easter determines the beginning of the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday and the date of Pentecost on the fiftieth day of the Easter season. The Sundays of Advent are always the four Sundays before Christmas Day. The church year begins on the first Sunday of Advent. The calendar also identifies and provides directions concerning the precedence and observance of principal feasts, Sundays, holy days (including Feasts of our Lord, other major feasts, and fasts), Days of Special Devotion, and Days of Optional Observance. The calendar lists dates for celebration of major feasts and lesser feasts by month and date. Appropriate Sunday Letters and Golden Numbers are also provided. (see BCP, pp. 880-881). The calendar also lists the titles of the seasons, Sundays, and major holy days observed in the Episcopal Church throughout the church year, including Advent season, Christmas season, Epiphany season, Lenten season, Holy Week, Easter season, the season after Pentecost, holy days, and National Days.

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November 5th, 2020 by John Strobl

View Online St. James’ Video’s here

Please Click HERE to get to The St. James You Tube Channel for Video’s

St. James is now on You Tube. Please join the watch all our services Video’s You can always find the link to the St. James’ You Tube Channel on the website at:  go to Helpful Links , Go to the last file You Tube St. James Goshen and click on link for all our St. James’ services and video’s

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November 4th, 2020 by John Strobl

The Diocese of New York Vimeo Video Site.

Get the videos from the Bishops.

The Diocese of New York
Vimeo Video Site.

You may also find us listed on the St. James web site.
Look under helpful Links and find us under Diocese of NY Vimeo Page

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