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St. James Calls a New Rector!
Rev. Ranjit K. Mathews
 
St. James joyously welcomes the Rev. Ranjit K. Mathews to be our new Rector!  Rev. Mathews currently serves on the staff of the Presiding Bishop as the Partnership Officer for Africa, and he has previously served Episcopal parishes in Long Beach, California and in Milton, Massachusetts. 
 
Rev. Mathews will be moving to New London in mid-May with his wife, Johanna and young son Dhruv, who will be entering kindergarten this fall.
 
To learn more about Rev. Mathews, click here.
 
Upcoming Events and Activities

Easter Flower Delivery

If you would like to help brighten Easter for members of our parish family who are homebound or in healthcare facilities, how about taking one of the lilies from the church to him/her? Select someone who is near to your home or office, and it won't take much time at all! A sign-up sheet can be found in the parish office. Please put your name next to the name of the person to whom you'd like to take a plant. If directions are needed, please contact Ellen in the parish office, 860.443.4989. Plants may be delivered immediately following the Easter service or anytime during the week of Easter.

Homeless Hospitality Walk - Sunday, April 23 - The 10th annual Walk begins with music performances at noon in the municipal parking lot on Eugene O'Neill Dr. at Golden St., followed by the walk at 1 PM.  Register and get more info at www.nlhcc.org/walk.

Southeast Regional Convocation - Saturday, April 29 - The new regional grouping of area Episcopal Churches (replacing the smaller Deanery group) will meet from 8:30 AM to 3 PM at Grace Church, Old Saybrook.  Discussions and sharing of ideas on all areas of God's Mission.  All are welcome.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/ECCT-SE.
For more information, please contact: Rachel Thomas at rwthomas55@att.net
Ron Steed at ronaldsteed@gmail.com, or Joan Phelps at revflips@gmail.com.

Spring Cleanup at St. James - Saturday, April 29 - Our semi-annual cleanup will take place inside and outside the church facility from 9 AM to noon.  Coffee and donuts provided before, and pizza is our reward at noon.  A signup sheet is in the parish hall.

Covenant Shelter Annual Merrill-Fontaine Awards Dinner - Friday, May 12 - will honor parishioners Charlie Duffy and his wife Marci Alborghetti for their extensive service within the homeless community.  The event will be at the Ocean Beach Park banquet facility at 7 PM.  Tickets are available in the parish office.