News & Events
The CARE Committee is providing Christmas present for children in need at William Lenoir Middle School, as we do every year. We have a list of students and their present requests. These should be wrapped, tagged and turned in by Dec. 10th. Please contact the CARE Committee for more information.
St. James is providing food card for Valmead Elementary again this year. Please purchase $10 card from Food Lion, Aldi or Walmart and bring them by the church office before Dec. 14th.
The Altar Guild is asking parishioners to donate toward the Christmas hangings. You may donate in honor of, in thanksgiving for or in memory of. You may donate any amount. Forms are in the back of the church. Please make checks payable to St. James Altar Guild, and place your donation in the offering plate (or bring it to the church office) by Dec. 13th.
Volunteers needed at the Soup Kitchen – CARE received a letter from Angel Moretz, Executive Director, reporting that the Soup Kitchen serves 70-100 plates each day, Monday- Friday from 11:00 -12:00 and a Sunday meal at 4:00. They have volunteer openings (opportunities!) on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00- 12:30. If you are interested, please call Angel at 758-1411.
Committee Reports- Please email committee reports to the church office before Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd.
Open House – To increase the understanding and awareness of Hunger and Homelessness in Caldwell County, Yokefellow is sponsoring two Open House events Sunday, Nov.19th, 2:00- 4:00 pm at LEOS, located at 1129 West Avenue in downtown Lenoir AND at Yokefellow located at 1602 Harper Avenue. Both buildings will be open for visitors to tour, see the operations of both locations up close, and have meaningful conversations with agency staff and volunteers.
Beer & Hymns – St. Stephen Lutheran & St James Episcopal are making music and making friends together. We will have a night of "Beer and Hymns" at Cafe 1841 November 21st at 7:00. Come eat supper and join us in the side meeting room for an evening of singing some of our favorite hymns and drinking beer or your beverage of choice.
Thanksgiving Eucharist – Wednesday, November 22 at 12:10 pm.
Get Ready For Advent- Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 5-6:30 pm. Join in the Hogan Room as together we prepare to welcome Advent. (Advent starts 4 days later) There will be a simple soup supper offered, along with various stations for activities, to include: Make an edible Creche (think "gingerbread house nativity scene"); Decorate Christmas Cards for the St. James Christmas Card fundraiser (funds this year will go Episcopal Relief and Development for continued needs in Puerto Rico); Make an Advent Wreath for your home.
Sunday Flowers- Sign-ups for 2018 altar flowers will begin in December. Please consider reserving a Sunday. You may use florist flowers, or provide them from another, less costly source. Contact the church office to sign up.
Annual Parish Meeting- Please mark your calendar to attend the St. James Annual Meeting on Sunday, December 3 at 9:10 am. This will be "Part 1" - we will elect new Vestry members and look back on 2017. On January 7, we will meet again in "Part 2" as we look ahead to 2018.
Please consider if God might be calling you to offer yourself for service on our Vestry. You can self-nominate, or ask someone else to nominate you, but please fill out the form (found in the back of the church, or from the church office) and get your nomination in by Sunday, November 19. Information on all nominations received by then will be made available to the parish. Nominations can be made after that point (can be made even from the floor of the meeting) but information about those nominees cannot be guaranteed to be made widely available before the meeting.
Ladies Luncheon- The Ladies Luncheon will be Saturday, December 16th from 10:30- 1:00 PM in the Hogan Room. Tickets are $15. Please complete a form with your name and the name(s) of your guest(s), and pay by Dec. 10th to reserve your space.
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