February 9, 2020

The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. The Rev. Joe Cochran.

Matthew 5:13-20

Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Thanksgiving Day at St. James

The 69th Blessing of the Hounds with the Elkridge Harford Hunt.

Pastor Joe’s homily: Thanksgiving Day 2018 Sermon


THANKSGIVING EUCHARIST: The  Altar Guild, director Barbara Roberts, and all those who donated fruits and vegetables for the decorations. Music Director Michael Morgan and the organist, trumpeter, choir. Our liturgy participants: readers, chalicists, acolytes and flag bearers, ushers.

Blessing Event Organizer – Rob Shaull; Event Organizer Emeritus – Bonnie Demyan

Set Up – Ed Tillman, Frank Durkee, Don Greenawalt

Lunch House – Nancy & Tom Dewlin, Glenn McCalley, Karen Heidelbach and her dad – also wrapping paper sales

Parking & Donations Collectors – Debbie Kissinger, Sandra Kull & Maddie Bulgin, Sally & Bayly Buck, Ed Tillman, Rich Warnsmann, George Clarke, George Shuppert, Bill Kramer, Alan Leroy, George Miller, Liz & Michael Smith,Emerson & Pepper Smith – Our best donation collectors extraordinaire

Photographers – Nancy Dewlin – on the field; Phyllis Shuppert – church

Sound System – Bill Miinor, Rick Hyman

Museum Window – Sandy Patterson

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