Upcoming Events and Activities
The St. James Book Club is reading Anne Morrow Lindburgh's Gift from the Sea and will meet on Thursday, June 21 at 6 PM at La Luna's Restaurant.  Copies of the book are at the New London Library.
Our gentle Yoga and meditation group will meet on Saturday, June 23, from 8:30 to 9:30 AM in the parish hall. Nancy Higgins and Karla Umland will lead the group. There is no cost to attend but donations will be accepted for the Ecuador mission trip.
The annual Chicken Barbecue Ecuador Mission Trip Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, June 24, with take-out available after the 8 AM service and sit-down dinners available after the 10 AM service.  All proceeds benefit the regional Ecuador Mission Trip this summer.  Tickets are available in the parish office during office hours or at the door.  A $10.00 donation is requested.
You are cordially invited to the 16th annual "One Book, One Region" kickoff on Tuesday, June 26 at 5:30 PM, at the CURE Innovation Commons, 93 Shenneccossett Road in Groton. The 2018 "one book," Exit West by Mohsid Hamid, will be introduced to the audience by video clips and by Connecticut College Visiting Scholar in Residence Bina Nepram. Refreshments prepared by local members of START Fresh will be served. Copies of Exit West will be available for purchase courtesy of Bank Street Books.
The Lord's Pantry will be closed on the next two Tuesdays, June 26 and July 3.
Holy Eucharist will be celebrated each Wednesday in June in Hallam Chapel at 12:30 PM, followed by a Bible Study in Hallam Lounge.
Deacon Ellen will lead a Racial Reconciliation meeting on Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 PM in the parlor.
The St. James Supper Group, open to all, will have dinner at the On the Waterfront Restaurant in New London at 6 PM on Friday, June 29.  Please contact Lori Sarkett by next Wednesday, June 27 at 4:30 PM at 860-701-0481 to sign up or for any questions.
Our summer worship schedule begins on Sunday, July 1, with one service at 9AM 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
The "Blessing of the (human powered) Bikes" will take place on Sunday, July 1 at 10:30 AM after the 9 AM Sunday Service.
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!
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