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 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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April 1st, 2013 by John Strobl


What makes Episcopalians episcopal_shield Window(also called Anglicans) different from other churches? The Episcopal Church has the distinction of being both catholic and protestant. It is catholic in its faith tradition, liturgy, and sacramental life while being protestant in some of its polity, or governance. Toward the end of the 16th century, an Anglican priest named Richard Hooker wrote a book called The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, which remains influential today. In it, Hooker said that Christians should look for guidance not from the pope or only from the Bible but from the ‘three-legged stool’ of tradition, scripture and reason.

It is this and “experience” informed by reason that sets us apart. Hooker argued that while the Scriptures are to be the primary source of authority, they are not to be isolated from reason and tradition. These three sources of authority don’t exist independently, but comprise a single authority of thee intersecting sources, the Holy Scriptures being the normative authority, with reason and tradition being necessary interpretative authoritative tools.

The poet and priest John Donne called the Episcopal path a “middle way,” steering a course between the extremes in his day between Roman Catholicism (no reform) and the new Protestantism (extreme reform). This middle way has sometimes been misunderstood as fence sitting. Actually, the intent is to achieve a comprehensive and balanced approach that draws wisdom from every side and includes the insights of others.

Thus the Episcopal community is a “big tent” where everyone’s views are welcome and we often agree to disagree, looking to the example of Christ’s love as the tie that binds us all together.

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