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January 13th, 2020 by John Strobl

The Community Dinner at St. James’.

   Our next dinner will be on

Saturday January 25

from 5:30 to 6:30pm

Hosted by Goshen Boy Scout

Troop #63

Started in June of 1999, the Community Dinner at St. James’ began as a program to help feed those who could use a free meal and companionship, at the end of each month when funds may be low, and people find it hard to keep food on the table.

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January 13th, 2020 by John Strobl

We will have one service at 9:30am on January 26

Voting will also be done at the end of the 9:30am service.

 The Brunch and Annual Meeting will begin around 10:45am. Please bring food to share.

Nominated for vestry (3 year term, 3 position’s) 

Sara Hall, Paul Brahm, Brian Titworth

Nominated for an 2 Year Fill-in Term (1 position)

Val Bynum

Nominated for Warden (2 year term, 1 Position)  

Carolyn Barnes



Parish The term is used in the 1979 BCP and earlier editions, and means a self-supporting congregation under a rector, as opposed to a mission or other congregation under a vicar. Some state laws provide for the incorporation of Episcopal parishes, and the election of rectors, wardens, and vestry members. Many diocesan canons distinguish between a fully self-supporting congregation with a full-time priest and one which is not, calling the former “parishes” and the latter “missions.” However, other Episcopal dioceses call all congregations “parishes,” or simply “congregations.” In English canon law, a parish is an area under the spiritual care of a priest. The term is used without any specific definition other than a “Congregation of this Church” in the canons of the Episcopal Church.

Parish Annual Meeting
A meeting of the members of a parish. The by-laws of the parish generally require an annual parish meeting and state the qualifications to be a voting member of the parish. Diocesan canons may state requirements concerning parish meetings. The annual parish meeting typically elects vestry members, and it may elect vestry officers. Delegates to diocesan convention and representatives to other diocesan, deanery, or parish entities may also be elected by the parish meeting. The budget of the parish may be presented and approved. The rector, vestry officers, music director, Christian education director, and other parish or program leaders may make presentations at the annual parish meeting. The parish by-laws may allow the rector or a majority of the vestry to call a special parish meeting at any time. The by-laws may specify the requirements for a special parish meeting, including the requirements for notice to the members of the parish.

Vestry
The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. The number of vestry members and the term of office varies from parish to parish. Vestry members are usually elected at the annual parish meeting. The presiding officer of the vestry is the rector. There are usually two wardens. The senior warden leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the rector. The junior warden often has responsibility for church property and buildings. A treasurer and a secretary or clerk may be chosen. These officers may or may not be vestry members. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.

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January 12th, 2020 by John Strobl

The Next Thursday Night distribution is January 30 at 6:30pm to 7:15pm Please arrive at 6:00pm to help with the distribution on Thursday.

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The Goshen Ecumenical Pantry Inc.  Housed in the Goshen First Presbyterian Church at 33 Park Place, Goshen, hands our food to Goshen residents, on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30am to 10:30am  Please arrive at 8:50am to help with the distribution on Saturday. & on the last Thursday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:15pm. Please arrive at 6:00pm to help on the Thursday distribution.  

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January 11th, 2020 by John Strobl

The Souper Bowl of Caring is the result of thousands of young people joining together to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. This unique, youth-led movement of caring is transforming the nation’s biggest weekend of football into its largest weekend of giving. Read more of this article »

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January 9th, 2020 by John Strobl

The Next Saturday distribution is February 8 at 9:30am to 10:30am Please arrive at 8:50am to help with the distribution.

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The Goshen Ecumenical Pantry Inc.  Housed in the Goshen First Presbyterian Church at 33 Park Place, Goshen, hands our food to Goshen residents, on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30am to 10:30am  Please arrive at 8:50am to help with the distribution on Saturday. & on the last Thursday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:15pm. Please arrive at 6:00pm to help on the Thursday distribution.  

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January 8th, 2020 by John Strobl

Our email is sjccny@gmail.com

 The next meeting of the St. James’ Camera Club is 

February 11 at 7:00pm.

CLICK HERE  for The St. James’ Camera Club website

      The St. James’ Camera Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the St. James’ Parish Hall from 7:00 pm to around 9:15 pm.  All are welcome.  

  All levels of experience are welcome.  Visit us on Flickr CLICK HERE,  for St. James’ Camera Club Photos.

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January 5th, 2020 by John Strobl

Ash Wednesday is February, 26 Imposition of Ashes will be at 12 Noon and 7:00pm.

Ash Wednesday
In the Western Church, the first day of Lent, being the seventh Wednesday before Easter. Read more of this article »

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December 21st, 2019 by John Strobl

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December 20th, 2019 by John Strobl

St. James’ provides the coffee, tea, sweeteners, cups , plates, napkins and juice. You need to bring Milk & Half & Half.  If you need any of these items, check the supply cabinet.  Coffee for the entire morning will be made prior to the 9:00am service.  Please make 40 cups of Coffee of each Regular and Decaf (add 2 cups of ground coffee to each pot) and label each pot. Hot water can be made in the silver pot near the stove.

 

9:00 A.M. Coffee Hour is set up in the hallway between the classrooms (tablecloths are in the cabinet by the freezer).  Platters can be found in the cabinet to the left of the refrigerator.  Serving utensils are found in the drawer under the butcher block.  Any leftovers can be passed on to the 10:30 coffee hour or wrapped and taken home.  Please clean up and put away (not in dish rack) any plates and utensils used.

 

10:30am Coffee Hour is set up in the Parish Hall by the doors to the kitchen.  Tablecloths are in the cabinet next to the freezer. Feel free to use any platters, plates, and utensils you need.  Verify you have enough Coffee made.  After Coffee Hour, please clean plates, utensils and coffee pots etc. (do not place coffee pots in the sink).  Please clean up tables, counters and empty garbage (garbage goes out on the back porch in cans). Please put everything used away (not in dish rack). Please take all leftovers home or freeze and label them for later use.

Milk & Half & Half can be left.

 

 

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December 1st, 2019 by John Strobl

The flower chart is up.  Flowers may be given in donation individually or as a group, in memory or in thanksgiving.

We are truly blessed to have God’s Altar so beautifully adorned each week.  Please sign-up (with your phone number) on a date you wish to observe.

You may use any florist you want.  Call the church office at 294-6225 with any questions or email your questions to stjamesgoshen@frontier.com or office@stjamesgoshen.org

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