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Upcoming Events and Activities


St. James Church regrets to announce that all our services, events and activities have been cancelled at least through Sunday, May 10 due to state health protocols. Our Bishops authored a letter on March 20 saying the following: 

"Current guidelines offered by both the Center for Disease Control and the White House ask that there be no in person, public gatherings of more than ten people for at least the next eight weeks. We think this is prudent and appropriate counsel and thus strongly urge all parishes and worshipping communities in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut not to hold in-person, public worship for at least the next eight weeks, or through the fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10."  The full letter can be seen here.


We have begun live-streaming our Sunday worship service at 9 AM each Sunday. To view last Sunday's service, click here. To view just the Gospel reading and sermon, click here.

This coming Sunday we will be live-streaming our worship activity on the Zoom video conferencing service in the hope of having easier access to the service and a chance for "an above average" coffee hour right after! 

The Book of Common Prayer can be accessed at www.bcponline.org, and then look for Morning Prayer, Rite 2.  And here are the readings for Sunday: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Lent/ALent5_RCL.html.

We will also have two hymns for Sunday's service from the 1982 Hymnal which you can find by clicking:
 
 

The directions on how to access the worship service with Zoom are as follows:

https://zoom.us/j/306421919?pwd=Z2NtQXYyejFOMzNZa0tpOEE0VzQwZz09

Meeting ID: 306 421 919

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+19292056099, 306421919# US (New York)

Dial in by phone if you can't connect on the internet:

        +1 929 205 6099 US (toll free)

Meeting ID: 306 421 919

 

To learn more about Zoom, and to get the Zoom application for your device, tour their website at www.zoom.us.


Reminder: Like any family, St. James needs to make purchases and pay its bills, and to be able to do that we depend our pledge and "plate" donation income. During this time without a regular offertory, we ask that our members continue to give as they can in one of the following ways:


1) the easiest is to use the "Donate" button on this page of our St. James website.  When you are on the "donate" page, you can fill in the amount and specify type of payment source (debit card, credit card or Paypal) and whether you want to make this a recurring payment. Then fill in the requested information and in the "special instructions" section please add your pledge number or the other reasons for your donation (plate, altar flowers, etc.). That's it!
2) Use the bill payment method of your bank's checking account system. Most checking accounts allow you to add and specify St. James just like any company to which you pay bills directly through your account. There should also be a "memo" line to note your pledge envelope number on the payment.
3) Write a check and mail it in to the St. James office, at 76 Federal St., New London, 06329-6601, with the pledge number, or other purpose of the check, written on the memo line.


The link below takes you to the Episcopal Church of Connecticut page on resources to combat COVID-19, and also lists church-related events that have been rescheduled or cancelled:
https://www.episcopalct.org/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/health-updates-and-information/

 

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PayPal is available.  If you wish to donate electronically for any reason, please go to the DONATE button on this page.  This will allow you to select a payment method, amount and purpose.

 
Sermons are recorded and can be found by clicking the "Sermons and Media" red button on the left side of this webpage or by clicking here.
 
On the St. James YouTube we have been archiving Ranjit's appearances on local access TV so that a wider community can enjoy his discussions about God's mission in our neighborhood with local guests. The first three shows can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5X_fiAxb-aLd31pcc2yihaFvUXSHWi
 
For more information about activities and events later this month, click for The Witness 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.  The monthly newsletter of the Southeast Region, Bridge, can be found by clicking here
 
To visit the website of our sister parish, St. Margaret's in Aberdeen, Scotland, click here.