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Upcoming Events and Activities
 
 Note that our new office email address is:  parishoffice@stjamesnl.org. Fr. Ranjit can be contacted directly at Rector@stjamesnl.org.
 
Appointments of new Region Missionaries announced:  The Episcopal Church of Connecticut has announced the names of the missionaries appointed to facilitate the work of the six diocesan regions (replacing the former deanery organizations).  For the Southeastern Connecticut region, our missionary will be the Rev. Rachel Thomas. 
 
Southeast Region: The Rev. Rachel Thomas 

Rev. Thomas' statement:  I am honored to be serving as the new SE Region missionary.  I love this region.  I know God's mission is too big for any one of us, and have found great joy in sharing it with others.
 
Seeking God and God's path for my life has led me from Georgia to Connecticut; from being a Methodist to becoming an Episcopalian; from recreational ministry to campus ministry, to parish ministry and interim ministry.  Along the way, I received three different graduate degrees, and was ordained into the priesthood (in 1991).  God's continual creating Spirit always amazes and humbles me.  My husband Eric is a dermatologist with practice in Middletown.  A gift to me, as I love beaches and sitting in the sun.  I also enjoy swimming, cycling, and walking our Brittany Spaniel, Coleman.  Whenever we can, we see Eric's three grown children and three grandchildren, who live in Manhattan, Brooklyn (NY) and Southington, CT.  Eric and I live in Deep River.
 
 
Benjamin Henderson of the American guild of Organists (AGO) will give an organ recital this Friday, June 2 at 7 PM in our church.
 
Volunteers are needed to assist with the June Community Meal this Saturday, June 3.  Please contact Dan Ivey at 860-326-4608 if you are able to help out.
 
Shoreline Ringers Concert - Saturday, June 3 - Music on Whale Oil Row will present a return engagement of the Shoreline Ringers, bell choir extraordinare, on Saturday, June 3, at 7 PM in our church.  A free will offering will be collected to help fund future MOWOR programs.  Read more about this group at their website, www.shorelineringers.org.
 
Pentacost Sunday is this coming Sunday, June 4.  Please wear the color red to worship!
 
Save the Dates: 
 
Free Spaghetti Dinner, Friday June 9, from 3:30 PM to 7 PM at St. James' Church, 95 Rt. 2A, Preston.  Free will offerings will be accepted for the mission trip to Puyo, Ecuador this summer to help our friends in Ecuador rebuild their community and church after flood damage.
 
New London Community Orchestra Spring Concert, Saturday, June 10, at 7:30 PM at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 10 Huntington St., New London.  Monies raised will support free strings lessons for kids.
 
More spaghetti - A Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Raffle will be held on Saturday, June 10, at 6 PM to benefit the New Life Prison Ministry of Southeastern CT.  The event will be held at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme.  Tickets for $10 are available in the St. James office.
 
Southeast and South Central Regional Confirmation will be on Saturday, June 17, from 10 AM to 1 PM at Christ Church in Guilford.
 
Our Jumble Shoppe's annual Giant Parking Lot Yard/Tag Sale to benefit the Ecuador Mission Network will be held on Saturday, July 1, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  More information upcoming.