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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. 
 
A mid-week Worship Service is offered during the summer on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 PM 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 Jumble Shoppe will be closed for renovations beginning this Saturday, July 21.  It will reopen on Tuesday, August 28.
 
Tuesday, July 24 - Family Game Night, sponsored by the Drop-In Learning Center and St. James, in the Parish Hall, from 5 PM - 7 PM. Dinner included!
 
The Lord's Pantry will be closed this Tuesday, July 24.
 
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@gmail.com.
 
The Caring for Creation Committee will hold a second organic vegetable sale after worship on Sunday, July 29, in the Parish Hall.  Funds from the sale will help us pay for a new roof over the Parish Hall so that the most efficient solar panel system can be installed to reduce our carbon footprint.
 
Good News!  The Sermons of St. James are being recorded and added to our YouTube channel, which you can access by clicking here or just by clicking the red tab labeled "Sermons & Media" on the left hand side of this website main page.  A stream of pictures of life at St. James plays during the sermon for your viewing pleasure!  If you click the "subscribe" button on the YouTube page, you will be notified when new postings are added.
 
Sunday, July 29—Forum on The General Convention at 10:30 AM, after the 9 AM service
 
Friday, August 17 - Lord's Pantry Baseball Game Fundraiser at Dodd Stadium at 7 PM
 
Sunday, September 9 - Parish Sunday Noon Service and Picnic
 
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, 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.