About Saint James

Sunday Services



8:00am Holy Eucharist I
9:30am Holy Eucharist II, with music; kids leave after they receive communion and meet for Godly Play (elementary school age) or J2A (middle and high school) while the adults have coffee hour

Note: The church and hall are wheelchair accessible

Map and directions

You can find us at
490 North Country Rd (Rt 25A)
Saint James NY 11780
Tel. (631) 584 5560
Fax: (631) 584 5587 (call first)
Email: stjamesc@optonline.net

Office hours: Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Christmas Season Services

December 24 - Christmas Eve
5:30 p.m. Family Service
with Nativity Pageant & Eucharist

9:00 p.m. Traditional
Candlelit Eucharist with
music for the season

December 25 - Christmas Day
9:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist

December 28 - Christmas 1
9:30 a.m. - Service of Lessons & Carols with Holy





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Parish Prayer

Gracious God, you have welcomed us as your dearly beloved children. We give you thanks for the traditions, liturgy and creeds of the Anglican communion that guide our common life. Inspire and empower us to share in the work of the Holy Spirit through prayer, worship, fellowship, education, outreach, and service. Transform us by your grace, so that we might grow as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, be agents of forgiveness, and welcome others into the embrace of your love. All this we ask in the name of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.




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Food Addiction group 7:30 p.m.

Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m.
Book group 7:00 p.m.
Recovery group 7:30 p.m.

Knitters' group 11:30 a.m.

N.A. meeting 7:30 p.m.

Food addiction group 7:30 p.m.

Cello recital - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday - Advent 4
Holy Eucharist I 8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist II 9:30 a.m.
Children's Formation classes
Greening of the church 10:45 a.m.
Choir rehearsal 11:15 a.m.
Pick-a-Star gift delivery 2:00 p.m.


ADVENT READINGS: We are pleased to offer "Living Well Through Advent 2014", a booklet of readings and meditations by Scott Stoner which will help you keep Christ and your faith at the center of your journey through the season of Advent. Copies are available at the back of the church. Please consider making a donation to defray the cost of the booklet.

BOOK GROUP: The last meeting of the Book Group for the fall season will take place on Tuesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. The final chapters of the book Walking the Way will be discussed.

PICK-A-STAR: Gifts are due back on today. All parishioners are invited to join Santa on Sunday, December 21 at 2 p.m. to deliver the gifts to our neighbors in the UCP homes. Speak to Stephanie Coleman for more information.

GREENING OF THE CHURCH: The Altar Guild invites parishioners to participate in the "Greening of the Church" next Sunday, December 21, following the 9:30 a.m. service. Help is needed to hang the wreaths and the garlands.

FOOD PANTRY: The Pantry currently needs donations of cereal, canned fruit, ravioli/meat dinner and potatoes/rice. Non-perishable donations can be left in the cart in the hall of the Christian Ed. building. If you see the cart is getting full, please take a turn delivering the food to the Pantry. If you like to bake, please consider "baking a batch" for the Food Pantry. See the flyer in today's bulletin for details. We will be collecting cookies through December 28.

2014 PLEDGES: If you made a pledge for 2014, please be sure to have all your contributions in to the office by December 31, so they may be credited to your account for this year.

2015 PLEDGES: There is still time to make a pledge for 2015. Pledge cards can be found at the back of the church. If you requested envelopes when you made your pledge, they can be found in the back of the church this morning. If you forgot to request envelopes, please drop a note in the Rector's basket, and envelopes will be put out for you next week.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS AND GREENS: If you would like to remember or honor a loved one, or give thanks for special blessings for the Christmas season, you may do so by giving a gift for Christmas flowers and greens. Use the form in Open Doors, or the envelopes in the back of the church to make your request. Please have all requests in to the office by December 19 so that they may be acknowledged in the Christmas service bulletins.