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    { We're Glad You've Visited }

    We welcome you and invite you to enter into a deeper exploration of a community that shares the love of Jesus Christ with each other, our city, and the world. It takes more than a few words to describe a parish, but there are two things we can tell you right away: we are committed to Jesus Christ and from that commitment flows our care for one another and our ministries. In every ministry and program, we at St. James' Church on Madison Avenue at 71st Street invite you to enter more deeply into the life we share in Christ. We hope you will join us.

    The Rev. Brenda G. Husson, Rector

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    { Sundays }

    8:00 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

    9:10 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist (Church)

    11:15 a.m.  |  Choral Eucharist (Church)

    6:00 p.m.  |  Candlelight Communion

    WEEKDAY WORSHIP
    Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m.  |  Morning Worship

  • { Getting Here }

    LOCATION: Madison Ave. between 71st and 72nd Streets

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    OFFICE PHONE: (212) 774-4200

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    { First Time Families }

    We've found that St. James' mix of rich Anglican tradition and innovative, fun family worship and programming is just the right recipe for helping kids know God's love.

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    When you come to church at St. James', you can expect to find...

    SPACE TO PRAY. Our services include hymns, prayers, and time for silence, as well as Communion and sermons that connect our Scriptures to our lives.

    SPACE TO BE YOURSELF. Worshipers at St. James' come from many different places, backgrounds, and perspectives.

    SPACE TO MAKE CONNECTIONS. Whether it's your first time or your thousandth, there's always an opportunity to get better connected with God and one another. Join us at coffee hour or stop by the Welcome station on your way out. We look forward to meeting you.

Living Word: A Year with the Bible

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I hear from parents all the time that they feel inadequate to answer their children's questions about God, Jesus, and matters of faith. If that's how you feel, you're not alone and we're doing a few things to help you with that.

Living Word: A Year with the Bible. That's the title of this year's Forum (weekly Church School class for adults) here at St. James'. Using The Path: A Journey Through the Bible, we will read and discuss the Bible as a grand but accessible story. The more comfort and ownership you have with the Bible, the more empowered you will be for conversations with your child(ren). So, if you haven't gotten it, yet, get a copy of The Path, read the chapter being discussed (10-15 pages max.), go to the Sunday Forum, and ponder one or two of the questions at the end of the chapter with your family. (They're actually quite thought provoking and kids like that).One Sunday a month (Children's Eucharist Sundays) we have a Parenting Forum specifically designed to give parents some faith formation tools and have time for questions and discussion.

On Thursday afternoons at Thursdays for Families, 4:45-6pm, we are using The Path Family Storybook: A Journey Through the Bible for Families as this year's curriculum. We'll have the Bible story for the week, do a craft based on the story, and have a take-home discussion prompt so that you and your children can learn from each other.

Two new books that I think you'll find a pleasure to read and resourceful for your life of faith are I Wonder: Engaging a Child's Curiosity about the Bible by Elizabeth Caldwell and Stepping On Cheerios: Finding God in the Chaos and Clutter of Life by Betsy Singleton Snyder. We spend a lot of time and energy teaching children to read and to comprehend. Through a wondering approach, Elizabeth Caldwell provides ways to help children learn to read the Bible with integrity and faithfulness. And while you're doing more in a day than is humanly possible, Betsy Singleton Snyder will have you laughing and crying as she continually reminds you that you are a child of God. With an uncanny combination of objectivity and tender intimacy, Snyder talks about how our own messy faith in Jesus and in our families can be closely related.

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