Healing Eucharist – January 26th

Our healing Eucharist is held at 9:00am in the church on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

All are welcome to attend and pray for themselves and for others. Park in the church lot or in the reserved spaces near the side door. Please watch for very young children crossing the parking lot with their parents.

Bishop Ihloff Visits – January 29th

Bishop Ihloff will celebrate and preach at St. James on Sunday, January 29th. 

Bishop Ihloff served as Bishop Diocesan of Maryland from 1995-2007. Born and raised in central Connecticut, Bishop Ihloff was ordained a deacon in 1967 and priest in 1968. Before becoming Bishop of Maryland, he served parishes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey. As Bishop of Maryland, he worked extensively on congregational renewal, social justice issues, Christian formation, and the development of the Claggett Center, our diocesan camp and conference center in Frederick County. He now serves as Assisting Bishop to the diocesan bishop, the Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton.

Bishop Ihloff and his wife Nancy have two married children and six grandchildren. He is a voracious reader and an opera lover. A life-long gardener, he has, over the years, cultivated more than 150 varieties of 19th century and English roses. He lives today in a high rise building in Baltimore City and his gardening is confined to pots on the deck.

 

New Year’s Day Eucharist

Sunday, January 1st ONE service at 10am in the church. All are welcome.

All Saints/Baptisms – The Rev. Joe Cochran

Luke 6:20-31

Jesus looked up at his disciples and said:

“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.

“Blessed are you who are hungry now,
for you will be filled.

“Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.

“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.”

“But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your consolation.

“Woe to you who are full now,
for you will be hungry.

“Woe to you who are laughing now,
for you will mourn and weep.

“Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.

“But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.

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