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February 8th, 2020 by John Strobl

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

Ash Wednesday
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February 7th, 2020 by John Strobl

Voting begins  February 27 at 8:00 am Eastern Time. Go to www.lentmadness.org to cast your (one!) vote.

Lent Madness 2020  (Get your Bracket form or Print it out from link below, also signup for daily emails for the event from this link).

 The Saintly Smack Down Fundraiser  What do you get when you combine a love of sports with Holy Saints? Lent Madness of course. Based loosely on the wildly popular NCAA basketball tournament, Lent Madness pits 32 saints against one another in a single-elimination bracket as they compete for the coveted Golden Halo. But it is more than that: Lent Madness is really an online devotional tool designed to help people learn about saints.  Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev. Tim Schenck, an Episcopal priest. In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the church’s calendar of saints, Schenck came up with this unique Lenten devotion. Combining his love of sports with his passion for the lives of the saints, Lent Madness was born.  Here’s how it works: on the weekdays of Lent information is posted about two different saints on www.lentmadness.org and then participants vote to determine who goes on to the next round. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time – usually 24 hours – and people vote for their favorite saint. 16 saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the Golden Halo. The first round consists of basic biographical information about each of the 32 saints. Things get a bit more interesting in the subsequent rounds as we offer quotes and quirks, explore legends, and even move into the area of saintly kitsch. It’s fun, it’s informative, it’s the saintly smack down!  To win in 2018 will take grit, determination, holiness, and perhaps some good old-fashioned luck. This year Lent Madness features a slate of saints ancient and modern, Biblical and ecclesiastical as they vie to fill the shoes of the 2020 winner.  This all kicks off on “Ash Thursday,” February 27 and will continue throughout the 40-day season of Lent. To participate, log onto www.lentmadness.org, where you can also print out a bracket (and sign-up for daily emails for each contest) and fill it out to see how you fare or “compete” against friends and family members. Like that other March tournament, there will be drama and intrigue, upsets and thrashings, last-minute victories and Cinderella’s.  If you’re looking for a Lenten discipline that is fun, educational, occasionally goofy, and always joyful, join the Lent Madness journey. Lent needn’t be all doom and gloom. After all, what could be more joyful than a season specifically set aside to grow closer to God?  How do I Play?

 1. Pick up a blank 2020 bracket(s) from John Strobl or print it off the Lent Madness website www.lentmadness.org

 2. Fill out your bracket sheet (or as many as you wish) with your picks (be sure to put your name on top!) Make a copy for yourself and submit a copy to John Strobl, the official parish Lent Madness Coordinator with your $10.00 entry fee (per bracket sheet & booklet). We need all entries by Ash Wednesday.

 3. The entry fee will be donated for St. James’ Kitchen Supplies (Pots, Pans etc.).

 4. We will use a “simple” point system to decide the winner. There are many different ways of scoring brackets. To strike a balance between correctly picking early rounds and correctly guessing the winner, we’ll award 2 points for first round picks, 3 for second round picks, then 5, 8, and 13. This gives a total of 105 possible points, and the possible points from each round are 32, 24, 20, 16, and 13.  Starting on February 11 you can vote on the contest of the day, On the Lent Madness Website www.lentmadness.org or on the St. James’ Facebook page. At the start you will vote for vote for the people you picked on your entry form, as some of them loose, you will choose from the 2 remaining Saints on future contests.

5. Our St. James’ Parish winner will be declared after the Golden Halo is awarded.  

6. We will have a large bracket posted for all to see and we will list the leaders after each round.  

 Our Lent Madness guarantee: during Lent, 2019, you will learn more about Saints than you have ever known!

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February 6th, 2020 by John Strobl

The Next Thursday Night distribution is February 27 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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February 4th, 2020 by John Strobl

Our email is sjccny@gmail.com

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

March 10 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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February 3rd, 2020 by John Strobl

The Next Saturday distribution is March, 14 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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February 2nd, 2020 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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February 1st, 2020 by John Strobl

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