Upcoming Events and Activities
Our annual Silent Movie Night will be held on Sunday, March 18, at 7 PM in the church.  We will have Robert Humphreville with us again with an original organ accompaniment to Charlie Chaplin's first feature-length film, The Kid.  A suggested donation of $10 will help us continue to offer great programs this spring.
Also this Sunday:
Anglican/Episcopal 101 Class will continue in the Parlor at 9:15 AM.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is meeting after both morning services in the parish hall. This is an informational gathering to explain the concept of this ministry. All are invited to attend.
The Racial Reconciliation Working Group is meeting at 11:45 AM in the Parlor.
Our Lenten Christian Formation program continues on Wednesdays during Lent with a potluck supper at 6 PM and program discussion beginning at 6:30 PM.  We are reading Braving the Wilderness by Brene' Brown, which can be ordered through the parish office (860-443-4989) for $17.50.

The Southeast Region of ECCT now has its own monthly newsletter, The Bridge. Click here for the March issue:  If you would like to subscribe, email our missionary Rachel Thomas.

Stations of the Cross services are held each Friday evening at 5 PM in the Church.  The walking of the Way of the Cross is a common devotion during Lent.  Come join Christ - and your sisters and brothers in faith - on His journey to the Cross.
The St. James Supper Group is attending Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 5 PM and then carpooling from St. James at 5:30 PM to St. James Poquetanuck for their fish fry dinners and some regional fellowship!  The dinners are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors.  For more information, contact Lori Sarkett at 860-287-5500 or at 
Celtic Worship at St. James - Experience worship in the Celtic tradition at our 5 PM Sunday services on March 18 and 25 this month.  Chant, silence, prayer and music from around the world are incorporated into the service.  All are welcome!
The St. James Book Club will meet at Filomena's Restaurant, 262 Boston Post Road, Waterford, this Thursday, March 22 at 6 PM.  This month's book is Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverina and is currently available at the New London Public Library for the St. James Book Club - bring your local library card and your driver's license to pick up the book.  For more information, contact Lori Sarkett at 860-287-5500 or
St. John’s Episcopal Church of Essex invites us to join them for outdoors Stations of the Cross (children’s) in scenic Essex Village. The program will be starting in the sanctuary on Friday, March 30th at 10:00 AM. Bring a sense of adventure and comfortable walking shoes as they recreate Jesus’ final steps on this earth! If the weather is inhospitable, they will take an alternate indoor journey.
The next "official" date for parish baptisms will be on Saturday, March 31 at 9 PM as part of the Easter Vigil Service.  If you know of someone -child or adult - who is ready to become an "official" member of the Church, please have them contact Fr. Ranjit or Ellen in the parish office for more information or to schedule a baptism.
Women's Day Conference & invitation to CT's March For Our Lives in Hartford, March 24
Join the Women's Ministry Network for "Equipping and Empowering God's Women: A Way Forward" a conference celebrating International Women's Day, on March 24 at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude with worship at 12:30 p.m. Information and registration available here .  After the Conference, attendees -- and others -- are invited to act by joining in the CT - March For Our Lives rally against gun violence. Folks will gather at the Cathedral and march to the State Capital building and join the 1:00 p.m. rally. More information is available here,