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Upcoming Events and Activities
 
Our summer worship schedule continues, with one service at 9 AM during the months of July and August. We will alternate between the Rite I (said), Rite II (sung) and Celtic Eucharist. This schedule provides parishioners an opportunity to worship together and also experience the different liturgies used throughout the rest of the year. Coffee hour will be held after the service in the courtyard between the Church and rectory.
 
Summer hours for the parish office began on Monday, July 2. Hours will be M-F, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The staff will be working on special projects in the afternoons, so in case of emergencies contact the office at 860-443-4989. Messages will be retrieved frequently. 
 
Michele Kinrade will lead a Healing Prayer Workshop on July 14 from 2 PM to 5 PM at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Madison. The workshop will offer an introduction to healing prayer as it is practiced in many Episcopal churches.  This is a good opportunity for those who would like to learn about how praying for each other can help deepen the spiritual lives of all involved.  In this workshop we will also learn teaching skills needed to lead healing prayer.  To register and carpooling cal John Armstrong at 203-536-1928.
 
A mid-week Worship is offered during the summer on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 PM starting on July 18 in the Hallam Chapel. At 6:00 PM we will have a pot luck supper and watch a film closely related to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and its contextual connection to New London. Please feel free to bring a dish to share for the potluck meal. This program will be led by Deacon Ellen and Fr. Ranjit.
 
The St. James Supper Group, open to all, will have dinner at Captain Scott's Lobster Dock in New London at 6 PM on Thursday, July 19.. Please contact Lori Sarkett at 860-701-0481 to sign up by 4:30 PM on Tuesday, July 17 or for any questions.
 
The St. James Book Club is reading Nora Roberts' Blue Smoke and will meet on Thursday, July 26 at 6 PM at La Luna Restaurant in the nearby Holiday Inn. Copies of the book are available at the New London Library. See Lori Sarkett for questions at 860-287-5500 or at lorisarketthne@gamil.com.
 
Check out services at other parishes in the Southeast Region this summer.  Simply attend a worship service at any (or all!) of the parishes in our region (see a list by clicking here) and then add your visit to the corresponding church by putting a mark next to it on the poster in the Parish Hall.  At the end of the summer (Septermber 3), these will be tallied and the church with the most attendance at other parishes wins . . . maybe even a prize!
 
For information about more activities and events later this month click for The Net hereFor updates and reports on events as they happen, go to our Facebook page by clicking here or to Instagram at st_james_newlondon.  The monthly Google calendar of events can be seen by clicking here.