St James July Greetings
The mission of St. James Episcopal Church is to be the Body of Christ. We come together to worship in the richness of our Episcopal traditions. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we seek and serve Christ in all people.
St. James Episcopal Church
Fr. John’s Cell: 919-260-2157
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist: Rite Two by Zoom and in person
Instructions for logging into the Zoom service are below:
To join in using a computer – just click on the purple underlined link below:
To call in using a phone:
Dial: 1 929 205 6099
When asked, enter the meeting ID:
821 4893 2444 #
When asked for participant –
just enter # Password: 1
Phone number for
St. James: 931-308-9635
Fr. John's Cell: 919-260-2157
July 3rd is Pantry Sunday for the CAC of Sewanee.
Currently there is a special need for peanut butter, soups, and tuna.
Please give generously and know your donations are deeply appreciated! Groceries that are helpful include: dried beans, pasta, rice, canned vegetables and fruit, tuna fish, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned soup, and canned beans. Also donations of shampoos, soaps, and other personal care products are also needed and paper grocery bags. Donations of food or checks to CAC may be left in the narthex or delivered to the CAC office at Otey Parish. Thank you!
July is a busy month in the life of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
From Friday, July 8th through Monday, July 11th, the Episcopal Church will hold an abbreviated General Convention in Baltimore, MD. General Convention is scheduled to meet every three years (however, it was originally scheduled to meet last year, but was postponed to this year because of Covid). It meets as a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, composed of deputies and bishops from each diocese. Its purpose is to take up the business of the Church. To follow the events, please use this link: https://www.generalconvention.org/news.
From July 26th to August 8th, the Lambeth Conference will take place in Canterbury, England. Every bishop of the worldwide Anglican Communion is invited to the Lambeth Conference – which is convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Lambeth Conference has met since 1867, happens once-a-decade and is a significant event in the life of the Anglican Communion. The conference will explore church and world affairs. Outcomes of the conference will shape the life of the Anglican Communion in the decade ahead. A daily prayer guide was issued for us to hold the bishops in prayer during the Conference: https://www.lambethconference.org/wp- content/uploads/2022/05/Lambeth-Conference-Prayer-Guide-2022-ENG.pdf
Even though these events seem far removed from Sewanee, please hold both in your prayers this month to discern the will on the Lord and to act on it.
Faithfully, Fr. John
Weekly Prayer List
Please contact Fr. John to add someone in need of prayer to our weekly prayer list. He can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-260-2157.
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King will meet on Tuesday July 12th at 5:00 p.m. at St. James. The Daughters of the King’s Rule of Life includes prayer, service, being and seeing Christ in ourselves and one another. For more information, please contact Pixie Dozier at 931-598-5869.
The Beloved Community Committee
The St. James Beloved Community Committee recently was formed to promote racial justice education in our community. If you would like to learn more or if you would like to serve on the committee, please contact Chris Colane at email@example.com.
The book study group that grew out of the Beloved Community series last fall will begin discussing The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby on Tuesday, July 19th, 5:30-6:30 pm. We meet over Zoom for exactly one hour every other week. This book, subtitled "The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism," should take us 6 sessions at most. We'd love to have new members! For more information, contact Margaret Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry primarily provides comfort and peace through a tangible gift of a handmade prayer shawl, mantle or lap robe, regardless of the need. Any requests are honored and can be directed to Barbara Hart at 931/636-8281 (and leave message) or email@example.com. Anyone interested in participating in this rewarding ministry should also contact Barbara. Experienced knitting/crochet welcomed.
Community Action Committee
Community Action Committee (CAC) serves those in need who live in our community. Please support the CAC with your gifts of non-perishable food items. Their current hours of operation are 9-11 am Monday through Friday at Sts. Mark and Paul in Sewanee and their phone number is 931-598-5927.
George Horton's term on the CAC Board is coming to end. Harriet Runkle will continue to serve as the St. James' representative. However, if someone is interested in filling George's vacancy, please contact Fr. John or Harriet.
Mission Council Meeting
Sunday, July 17th at 10:15 a.m., the Mission Council will meet in-person in the Parish House