Bishop Carlye Huges Visit
We had the honor of our Bishop Carlye Hughes visiting us on Sunday, October 27 to celebrate at our 10:00 AM Service. This was followed by a luncheon, speaking with the St. James' Church family and a meeting with the Rector and Vestry. The visit was uplifting for all and we thank our Bishop for visiting the St. James' family and look forward to seeing and hearing from her again soon.
St. James' Church BIG RAFFLE & 18th Annual PARTY-LITE Fun-Raiser Event was a BIG Success on Sunday, Sept. 15!
We had a spectacular BIG Raffle with $3,000 worth of prizes, more than ever before and a wider assortment of prizes along with our Party-Lite event with our Royal Hostess, Bobbie on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 12 noon. Total profit is $1,215.50 that goes entirely to st. James' Church. There was free admission. Everyone received a door prize. We received great new ideas from Bobbie on decorating and saw the wonderful high quality Party-Lite products. 25% of your sales were donated to St. James' Church (excluding tax and shipping). Special thanks to the Pfaff family for providing the wonderful free refreshments. Thank you to all who are contributed and attended this event.
St. James' Church now on Instagram.
St. James' Church now has an Instagram account. We welcome you to check it out. The Instagram icon is on our homepage to access the site. Thanks to Gabrielle Filippini for creating our account and maintaining it.
St. James' Annual Parish Meeting February 10, 2019
Our Annual Meeting with a light luncheon began directly after our 10:00 AM Eucharist Service in Bancroft Hall on February 10, 2019. We had elections for a Warden, Vestry members and Deputy and Alternate to Diocese of Newark Convention for 2020. (Results may be found on our "Personnel" page on this website). We received written reports from all Church groups and the Rector's report. It is very important to know your Church so you can share your thoughts and share your GIFTS with each other. This was the time to be open to the future of your Church, our Church as we as a family move into the future here at St. James' Church. "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3. If you missed the meeting you may get copies of the reports from Father Mariano and attend any Vestry meeting with questions and/or concerns. See our "Calendar" page on this website for our next Vestry meeting. A "Pilgrims Group" was created for all members of St. James' Church. Come find out more! Become a Pilgrim with us.
The Episcopal Diocese of Newark's 145th Annual Convention was held February 1 and 2, 2019
The Convention this year was held at the Hilton Hotel at 2 Meadowlands Plaza in East Rutherford, NJ across from Met Life Stadium. Led by our new Bishop The Right Reverend Carlye Hughes, XI Bishop of Newark. The theme this year is "Gifted, Called, Sent". As God's people we are all Gifted, Called & Sent. Learn more about this and other Convention activities regarding the Diocese Budget, Resolutions and more from Father Mariano and/or your Deputies this year to Convention Cheri Yacono, Robin Plaszky or Gary Yacono. We all were given buttons that read, "Ask me about my gifts!" We would like to ask all our family and friends of St. James' Episcopal Church, what are your Gifts? You all have some or many. Now is the time to share these gifts more than ever!
Church School begins again in September. For all age groups Church School is held every Sunday during the 10:00 am Service. Chapel through post Confirmation. See Supt. Ms. Robin Plaszky for questions and guidance for new members. We have many children in our Sunday School. Come join this very active Church School of all ages. You may also speak to Father Mariano for more information at 201-927-3788.
Altar Flowers and Bread & Wine Offerings
Memorials and thank offerings may be given to honor those with us and those at rest with the Lord. Contact Father Mariano for further information. To have your thanksgivings and memorials in the Sunday bulletin please inform Father Mariano two weeks prior to the Sunday so it may be placed in the Sunday Bulletin.
Shop-Rite Scrip Fundraiser
Shop at Shop-Rite? Then you can help St. James earn 5% of what you spend when you use Shop-Rite scrip instead of cash or debit/credit card. $10, $20, $25, $50 & $100 denominations are available after the 10 am Service every Sunday morning. Use this scrip the same as cash at Shop-Rite. St. James receives 5% of all scrip. This is an ongoing project designated for our stained glass window restoration project.
Sunday Hospitality Hour
We need volunteers for Hospitality Hours on Sundays. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the parish hall. Celebrate a special day such as a birthday, anniversary, etc. Please ask the Wardens for assistance if you wish to host one Sunday. We have openings on the list. Don't be shut out, get your special day now!
The Miles of Pennies Tradition
The “Miles of Pennies” fund assists in St. James’ Church utility bills throughout the year. All the spare change you collect may be donated to the Miles of Pennies to continue this charitable tradition.
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