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Weekly Sunday Bulletin

December 3, 2023

Upcoming Altar Schedule

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On Wednesdays in Advent (December 6, 13, & 20), we will have a Supper Series in the Parish Hall.

6:30 PM | Meal begins

6:45 PM | Evening Prayer

7:00 PM | Program

For the program, children will join Dr. Jeremy Chesman and Tatum Trader in the choir room for songs and activities, which will be showcased at the early Christmas Eve service.

Fr. Isaac will lead an adult forum discussing the saints and martyrs we commemorate on these days, beginning with St. Nicholas. The final session will also include preparing the Christmas greens for the church.


On Wednesday, December 13, the 10am service will include a special Advent-themed homily, and then the women of the church will have a reflective conversation over lunch nearby. If you plan to join for lunch, let Elaine Atkinson know by Friday, December 8, so reservations can be made.


On Sunday, December 17, the Family Fellowship group will host a time of fun for children and parents after the service. Feel free to wear ugly or silly Christmas sweaters, and join for snacks, a photo booth, and other activities!


As we prepare to begin a new church year on the First Sunday of Advent, you will notice a few changes in the Sunday morning liturgy at St. James. Some changes are seasonal, like beginning with the penitential order; others are permanent, such as the altar party processing out after we've been dismissed. Acknowledging that adjustments take time, let's be gracious with one another as we try on some new norms.


Many thanks to those who volunteered today at Crosslines and to those who contributed to our donation of funds and hygiene items!


Sat., 12/16/23, 10am: Deanery Safe Church Training

Wed., 12/20/23, 6:30pm: The Fluffing of the Greens

Sun., 12/24/23, after Advent IV Sunday Mass: The Greening of the Church

Sun., 12/24/23, 5pm: Christmas Eve, Early Service

Sun., 12/24/23, 10pm: Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass

Mon., 12/25/23, 10am: Christmas Day Mass

Tues., 12/26/23, 10am: Mass, St. Stephen

Wed., 12/27/23, 10am: Mass, St. John

Thurs., 12/28/23, 7pm: Blue Christmas Mass, Holy Innocents

Mon., 1/1/24, 12n: Mass, Holy Name

Sat., 1/6/24, 12n: Mass, Epiphany

Children's Sunday School
9:30 am in the Conference Room

Adult Formation: Tactile Prayer

9:30 am, led by Elizabeth James

Celebrations & Prayers

This Week

Happy Birthdays

June Hamra 12/4

Scott Pope                       12/8

Jim Eggers                   12/9

Happy Anniversary

  Prayers for Families This Week

Weiland, Wright, Abshire 

Flowers are given to the glory of God by Janice Carney, in loving memory of her sister, Jolene Carney. 

Altar Schedule
Altar Guild

Amie Durbin, Angela Pierce  


Deacon, Preacher

The Rev. Isaac Petty  

The Rev. Suzy Lynch

1st Reading


2nd Reading

Prayers of the People

Eric Atkinson


Lisa Pruitt

Eucharistic Minister 1
Eucharistic Minister 2

Dr. Chris Dodson

Bob Lanning

Jim Lynch

Eric Atkinson

Donut Sunday