Good afternoon Everyone,
I have been hoping I would not have to make this announcement before Christmas. As of today Bishop Dietsche has restricted all services in our Diocese to a ten person limit for worship in anticipation of a renewed suspension of public worship.
The Wardens and I decided with the Bishop’s encouragement to suspend all services at Saint James immediately; there will be no service tomorrow (Wednesday) or Sunday and for the foreseeable future.
I will return to recording the Sunday service on Saturday mornings in time to be posted online and available for you to watch on YouTube on Sunday morning. Since we are allowed to have 10 people present at that service (for now), if you would like to be invited to attend that service on a rotational basis, let me know via email or phone. I will also resume my Wednesday reflections and Noonday prayer.
I realize that this is yet another disappointment to a difficult year; I am just as disappointed as you. We lost Holy Week and Easter in 2020 and now it looks like we are also losing Christmas together. As the bishop points out in his letter (see below) the good news is that the vaccines are coming soon bringing the hope of a light at the end of the tunnel of this pandemic. Until then we need to protect and keep each other safe and well until many people can be vaccinated.
In anticipation for Christmas I already ordered the Poinsettias, so you still can place an order (we have not sold out). The Wardens and I will arrange times that you can pick them up at Church.
Last Sunday we began the Angel Tree Outreach for Fearless of Orange County (assisting families of domestic abuse) and are already far enough along in the process to want to finish. If you can, please support this outreach by coming to church on Saturday (11/28) from 9am-12pm to pick up and angel ornament with a request on it, or contact Marci Hanners and she can help you.
I mailed out the Lector Schedule (Dec.-Feb.) yesterday, that schedule is now on hold.
My hope is that Church will reopen again as soon as possible.
Fr. Carl Lunden Email: email@example.com
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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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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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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