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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 has been serving 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.  Please join us as we welcome our new rector and his family at a single Sunday service at 9:00 AM on May 21, with a reception following in the parish hall.
 
To learn more about Rev. Mathews, click here.
 
Upcoming Events and Activities

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.