We are the stewards of the life
God has given us.
The woman poured costly oil all over Jesus’s feet and wiped them with her hair. You could say “What an extravagant waste!” But that’s what God’s love for us is like – lavish, overflowing with generosity, and beyond what is rational or what we can comprehend.

We are stewards of the life that God has given us. Our life is not about hoarding or about conserving life for its own sake but its opposite: about giving. St. James’s is a touchstone to connect our faith and a lifeline for so many.

This year we’re 125 pledges short of our goal. But as you can see by the chart, we’re getting closer to our 2021 financial goal. If you have already given, thank you. If you haven’t, please help us be stewards of the life God has given us—in whatever amount you can.

You can make your 2021 pledge by clicking on doers.org/give or by calling Suzanne Hall at (804)355-1779 x335 to make your pledge. You may also text Doers to 77977.
All Together Now
Las Posadas
 Thanks to all of you who joined in the fun and mystery of Las Posadas during the Twelve Days of Christmas!

Latest information is the wise men found the Holy Family and celebrated on Epiphany, January 6th. Thanks to the Invite-Welcome-Connect Ministry for sponsoring this wonderful tradition.
Upcoming Happenings ...
Jan 13th, Wed. Night Fellowship & Study
Fellowship: 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Discussion: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
We will have Questions & Answers with Our Rector. John would like to take the opportunity to tell folks about some of our plans for the next few months when it comes to worship, pastoral care (Stephen ministry), and answer any questions you may have about when we might be back in church and when we can have another Sunday afternoon Open House.

To register for the Zoom link, click here
The Good Book Challenge is here!
The Good Book Club is an invitation to all Episcopalians to join in reading the Gospel of Mark during Epiphany Season 2021. 

It's not too late to start! Begin 2021 with the Gospel of Mark. The Good Book Club returns to read the earliest and shortest of the four gospels, starting Friday, January 1, 2021, through Shrove Tuesday, February 16.

Sign up for updates and to download readings click here.
Are you tired of feeling bad?
Let's talk about it over lunch.
Every Thursday in Jan., 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
If the effects of the pandemic are taking a toll on you, you're not alone, "Mental Health and Care" is a faithful and thoughtful four-part webinar series from Amplify Media. The host, Justin Coleman, along with therapeutic and pastoral panelists will tell the truth about the difficulties of life in these times and offer tips from their own experiences. 
You're invited to watch the series, then join the Revs. Ray & Laura Inscoe Thursdays at lunchtime in January for a discussion of each episode. Read more and watch the series here.

Register for the discussion group click here.
Do you have our App?
Make sure to check out the new updates on our App. On the App, You will find tools like giving, streaming, and the bulletins. It is highly recommended to use the app as an alternative to paper bulletins.