Special Message for this Sunday, January 30

 

Due to the potential for hazardous travel conditions from a predicted snow storm this weekend, St. James will be offering one worship service this Sunday, January 30, at 9:00 am, online only via Zoom or YouTube.  The service will be followed by a "coffee break" time on Zoom, and then we will have our Annual Meeting also on Zoom, at 10:30 am.  The Annual Report 2022 webpage can be found by clicking on the red "Annual Report" button in the column to the left of this message.

Following the Annual Meeting time on Sunday, the Vestry will conduct a group discussion, also via Zoom, about our Transition to a new Priest-in-Charge. Parish input about the direction and future of our community is critical as we seek to choose new spiritual leadership, so please join this discussion if possible.

The Zoom meeting link for all three of these activities on Sunday is the same link as always:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89357969444?pwd=REdjU09FcmhkRzFPUUdIcjBGTjN5dz09
Meeting ID: 893 5796 9444
Passcode: 578386
By Phone: 1 929 205 6099
To call from out of the US: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcRK06nGWL

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Upcoming Events and Activities
 

St. James has returned to two worship services on Sunday, at 8:00 and 10:00 AM. The 8 AM service is a Rite 1 service and is held in-person only. The 10 AM service is a sung Rite 2 in-person service that will also have Zoom and YouTube connections and is also recorded and posted to our Youtube channel, just as our previous services have been. Face masks and social distancing continue to be required at both services at the church.

The connections to the 10 AM Zoom service are:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89357969444?pwd=REdjU09FcmhkRzFPUUdIcjBGTjN5dz09
Meeting ID: 893 5796 9444
Passcode: 578386
By Phone: 1 929 205 6099
To call from out of the US: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcRK06nGWL

To see the service on YouTube Live, visit our YouTube channel here. Closed captioning is available on YouTube, but be aware that the YouTube Live session will end immediately after the Postlude. Virtual Coffee Hour is only available for those who join via Zoom and will start immediately after the Postlude.

Sunday worship service recordings can also be viewed anytime on the St. James YouTube Channel by clicking here and selecting from the services listed.

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Reminder: Like any family, St. James needs to make purchases and pay its bills, and to be able to do that we depend our pledge and "plate" donation income. During this time without a regular offertory, we ask that our members continue to give as they can in one of the following ways:


1) the easiest is to use the "Donate" button on this page of our St. James website.  When you are on the "donate" page, you can fill in the amount and specify type of payment source (debit card, credit card or Paypal) and whether you want to make this a recurring payment. Then fill in the requested information and in the "special instructions" section please add your pledge number or the other reasons for your donation (plate, altar flowers, etc.). That's it!
2) Use the bill payment method of your bank's checking account system. Most checking accounts allow you to add and specify St. James just like any company to which you pay bills directly through your account. There should also be a "memo" line to note your pledge envelope number on the payment.
3) Write a check and mail it in to the St. James office, at 76 Federal St., New London, 06329-6601, with the pledge number, or other purpose of the check, written on the memo line.


The link below takes you to the Episcopal Church of Connecticut page on resources to combat COVID-19, and also lists church-related events that have been rescheduled or cancelled:
https://www.episcopalct.org/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/health-updates-and-information/

 

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Support St. James on Amazon Smile!  If you make purchases on Amazon.com, please select the Amazon Smile: http://smile.amazon.com homepage instead of amazon.com.  You will be prompted to select a charity to support and St. James is now one of those choices.  Please scroll down the list to page 2 and select St. James, New London.  A small contribution will be made by Amazon.com for each purchase.

PayPal is available.  If you wish to donate electronically for any reason, please go to the DONATE button on this page.  This will allow you to select a payment method, amount and purpose.

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For updates, reports or pictures of events as they happen, go to our Facebook page by clicking here or to our Instagram account by clicking here. The monthly Google calendar of events can be seen by clicking here.  The monthly newsletter of the Southeast Region, Bridge, can be found by clicking here
 
To visit the website of our sister parish, St. Margaret's in Aberdeen, Scotland, click here.