From the Pastor’s Desk …
As 2023 dawns, our St. James justice banner hangs once again from our tower. It proclaims the words (above) of Amos the prophet.
One area of justice we will explore this month is how to create healthier relationships with our Jewish and Muslim neighbors. We have asked guest speaker Barbara Campbell to present the theme of her book, Worldly Wisdom & Foolish Grace: Lessons from Abraham’s Tent. She will join us on Sunday, January 8th, 15th, and 29th to present at our Open Space adult education class.
On Sunday, January 15th we will welcome eight new members into our St. James ministry. Some are already active in supporting our five-day a week work with the houseless.
This new year, digest daily the words of Dr. King inscribed on our Portland Federal Courthouse building:
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.”
Thanks for Your Generosity …
Your regular offerings and special gifts make ministry possible. Join us for our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 22nd at 10:45am to vote on a 2023 ministry spending plan. Your vote and voice will help to advance our ministry.
A Look Ahead: St. James 2023 …
We have an exciting series of events coming up at St. James this year! Join us!
January 8th Three week Open Space Series: “Lessons from Abraham’s Tent”
January 15th New Member Sunday.
January 22nd Annual Meeting.
February 22nd Ash Wednesday Noon service.
March 1st Wednesday Noon Eucharist returns.
Pastor David’s weekly Bible Study on Revelation begins.
March 5th Ministry Fair. What ministry fits your talents?
Lenten Choral Vespers.
April 9th Easter Celebration.
April 29th Blessing of the Festival Royal Rosarian event.
June 11th Summer Choral Vespers.