Sunday, Pentecost 22
Service Above Self
On this Veteran’s Day The Rev’d Mark Hargreaves honors service to country, and
through the lessons for the day extends an invitation beyond that to service to the kingdom of God: “Our purpose is not simply fulfilling our dreams. Our true purpose emerges as we align ourselves with God's Kingdom.” Read now.
Sunday, Pentecost 21, All Saints
In today’s celebration of the Feast of All Saints, the Rev’d D. Rebecca Dinovo
reviews for us the many qualities we think of when we speak of the Saints. But she asks to go further, to “Allow God, and God alone, to fill the empty places in your heart with love, and in so doing, find that you too, are a saint.” Read now.
Sunday, Pentecost 20
On this Youth Sunday we were lead in worship by many in our vibrant Youth Program, including impressive speakers Michael Kozma and Charlotte Dinovo who both addressed the issues in our day’s Bible readings through their eyes. Read now.
Sunday, Pentecost 19
Finishing our series on the prophet Jeremiah the Rev’d Mark Hargreaves leaves us with the promise of a New Covenant, one written not on stone tablets, but on our hearts: “We are all included in God's new covenant. We are the people who know God, whose sins are forgiven, and whose hearts are inscribed by God.” Read now.
Sunday Pentecost 18
God’s Plan for Your Exile
Back with the Prophet Jeremiah, the Rev’d Mark Hargreaves uses the Babylonian exile to illuminate the many exiles in which we might find ourselves, asking us to “…take a moment to reflect on our lives. Where have we been in exile? Maybe we feel as if we're in exile now. Do we feel as if God has a plan for us?” Read now.
Sunday, Feast of St. Francis, Pentecost 17
On this crazy day in church when we invite all manner of animals to be blessed, the Rev’d Mark Hargreaves strikes a parallel with the craziness of St. Francis, St.
Paul, and even us at St. James. So when you come to think about it, maybe it’s not so crazy. Just maybe "God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom and God's weakness is stronger than human strength." Read now.