The six Sundays prior to Easter will include creative proclamations of the Gospel. Brooke Sabia will enact the Woman at the Wll, kClare will lead un in a Godly Play version of Nicodemus and music ill illuminate the story of Lazarus' rising -- to name a few plans.
The Early Church Fathers deemed the six gospels assigned in the lectionary during this Lenten season as the most important for Christian Formation and are especially set aside for baptism or reaffirmation of faith. These rich teaching of Jesus offer spiritual knowledge and bring new insight in every telling. The hope is by creatively proclaiming these vital scriptures, we will discover something new together of God's outreaching friendship toward human kind.
April 9th | One Service @ 10 AM
April 13th | Agape Meal and Holy Eucharist @ 6 PM
Noonday Worship | St. James the Less @ 12 Noon
Worship @ The Grove | 2:15 PM
Taize Service | St. James the Less @ 7 PM
April 16th | Worship at 8 & 10 AM
followed by and Easter Egg Hunt!
Paul Wadell is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Norbert college in De Pere, Wisconsin. He is the author of several books on friendship including the one that we will be using this Lent, Becoming Friends: Worship, Justice, and the Practice of Christian Friendship. Paul became interested in exploring the importance of friendships for a good and flourishing life, first because throughout his life he has been blessed with wonderful friendships, and secondly because he discovered philosophers and theologians who saw friendships as pivotal for our moral and spiritual development. For more than thirty years he has reflected on the riches and blessings of friendships and his interest in the subject has only grown stronger.
Paul Wadell will be with us on March 18th at 9:00 a.m. to discuss "Celebrating Friendship -- Why Thinking About it Matters" and "Good Things good Friends Do For Us." On March 19th at 11:30 a.m., Paul will discuss "Growing Together in Christ -- Friendship in the Christian Life". Childcare will be provided on March 19th.
Read Paul's Book!
Paul Wadell's book Becoming Friends: Worship, Justice, and the Practice of Christian Friendship is available in the Parish Hall for $20. It is also available as an eBook from Amazon.com. Rev. Lisa will use this book to guide conversations during 30 Worthy Minutes on the Sunday's in Lent @ 9:15 a.m.
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January 29, 2017
One Service @ 10 AM, followed by an all-parish, pot-luck, brunch!
You won't want to miss egg casserole made by Christian women, Star Volunteer Awards, Reports on Mission plans, voting on the 2017 budget and meeting our new Vestry Leaders. Hosted by the Vestry, this annual event fulfills the constitution of our parish governance through the voice and vote of the parish.
It takes team work to make the dream work -- please sign up to bring a dish, set up, and clean up on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or call the office.
Plannng your funeral, "God Forbid" you need it!
Sunday, January 8th | Noon
Planning your funeral service is a final gift to your family and friends, telling them about the most important part of your life.
You will be surprised at how fun it can be to pick hymns, prayers, readings, and consider the faith that has carried you so far in life. Join with Rev Lisa, Ron Valentine, Josh Langhoff, and Marilee McGowan on January 8th for this workshop! Contact Rev. Lisa for more information.
Living Compass at St. James the Less presents
Getting Organized for the New Year
Saturday, January 21
8:30-11:00 a.m. (presentation starts at 9:00)
St. James the Less
Well, you aren't alond and help is on the way!
Professional Organizer Bonnie Hillman Shay will provide tips and techinques to help you get unstuck and achieve your organizing goals. Bonnie is a Professional Organizer and founder of Mariposa Creative Solutions. Bonnie was born hard wired for this line of workL She has the organizing gene. Bonnie creates order out of disorder, in whatever shape that may take and specializes in residential organizing (any room or area in the house), email management, and photo organizing (printed and digital.) Bonnie feels blessed to have found her calling, which allows her to work her "magic on a daily baisis.
Bonnie is a member of NAPO (The National Association of Professional Organizers) and a certified member of APPO (The Association of Personal Photo Organizers). She published Take Charge of Your Email Inbox, a step by step guide to "de-clutter" your inbox and maintain a streamlined inbox going forward.
Bonnie loves helping her clients get unstuck and back to enjoying what they want to do in their lives.
Suggested Donation $10