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DOERS-in-Action Summer 2020 list

Pack and Deliver Food for UGK! We hope you have heard the news! St. James’s has become a partner in the UGK Community First, a non-profit organization that provides healthy, wholesome meals to those in need, particularly in food-insecure areas.  Beginning this week, the church kitchen will be open several days each week to UGK [...]
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This Week’s Discussions & Digital Gatherings

DISCUSSIONSSMALL GROUPSBOOK STUDIESBIBLE STUDIESClasses PreviewDISCUSSIONS An Hour with Clergy (Zoom) Tuesdays at 12:30 pm till around 1:30 pm Our clergy will host a conversation each week addressing your areas of concern, be they pastoral, ethical, biblical, or theological in nature. You’re invited to the discussion. To join over Zoom, contact: communications@doers.org Monastic Wisdom for Life [...]
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Unity & Diversity among the Body of Christ

Almighty God, who created us in your image: Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations, to the glory of your holy Name; [...]
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Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Monday, July 29th is the celebration of patron saints, Saint Peter and Saint Paul.  “Both apostles share the same feast day, for these two were one; and even though they suffered on different days, they were as one. Peter went first, and Paul followed. And so we celebrate this day made holy for us by [...]
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EFM Summer 2020

 ARE YOU SENSING A CALL . . . to learn more about our Christian tradition . . . to deepen your faith and your commitment to serve others?  Come learn more at a ZOOM online info session on Tuesday, July 21 at 2 pm. EfM will help to increase your knowledge of scripture, church tradition, [...]
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St. Joseph is the patron saint of Father’s Day

St. Joseph, husband of Mary and earthly father of Jesus, is the model of fatherhood. His faith and obedience to God inspired his devotion to his family. As we celebrate Father's Day this Sunday let St. Joseph’s attributes serve as a helpful guide. In "Five Lessons from St. Joseph," author Randy Hain points out attributes that serve as a [...]
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Juneteenth2020

All the Stuart Circle Parishes have been invited to join St. John's UCC for a commemoration of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the official end of slavery in the U.S. This event will be at noon on Friday, June 19. What is Juneteenth?    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth   Webinar Registration https://ucc.zoom.us/webinar/register/4815917343021/WN_YpCy68HwSgCUihy32xNjxQ?fbclid=IwAR0SKCp4ACDruGWaMloDwifGzXnFWXvILjNIGd_Ulh78UXhd3kkhpcTzBJk
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50th Anniversary of Mark Cooper Ordination

Mark Cooper celebrates the 50th Anniversary of his Ordination this June! He is a man of many talents and St. James’s is blessed to have him as part of our clergy.  Mark was born into the Lutheran Church as his father was a Lutheran pastor. He received his Master of Divinity is from Lutheran Theological [...]
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Ordinary Time

The late Robin Williams once created a top-ten list for reasons to be an Episcopalian. “Pew aerobics” and “No snake handling” always evokes chuckles from clergy and laity alike, but the reason that strikes me this time of year is “the Church year is color-coded.”  December to April or May is a rainbow of colors: [...]
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Helping Latino Families

Helping Latino Families Would you and your children like to pack a gift bag for Latino parents and children?  If you speak and write Spanish, perhaps you can add a prayer card with it. South Richmond’s Sacred Heart Center offers food assistance and more to the local Latinx community during the pandemic. It is accepting [...]
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Mensch Masks

What great work! Scroll down to read details SOCIAL ACTION and SOCIAL JUSTICE - DOERS CALLED TO ACTION St. James’s DOERS have the opportunity to join neighbors and friends at Congregation Beth Ahabah to provide Mensch Masks that will be distributed to some of Richmond’s most vulnerable citizens. Mensch is a Hebrew word that suggests “goodwill, [...]
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Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost. Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Though this holy day is not recognized by all Christians, the Pentecost was a monumental turning point in Christian history, considered by many to be [...]
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