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This week at Saint James
This week’s calendar
Food Addiction group 7:30 p.m.
Prayer Walk 8:30 a.m.
Morning Prayer 9:30 a.m.
Family Bible study 5:30 p.m.
Smithtown Book Club 7:00 p.m.
Recovery group 7:30 p.m.
Knitters' group 11:30 a.m.
Yoga class 3:30 p.m.
Food addiction group 7:30 p.m.
Parish Prayer Walk 1:00 p.m. - Port Jefferson
Holy Eucharist I 8:00 a.m.
Prayer walk 9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist II 9:30 a.m. with Baptism Children's Formation classes
Parish Work Day
Choir rehearsal 11:15 a.m.
PRAYER WALKS: During this season of stewardship, we are "Walking the Way". Prayer walks are scheduled for Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. (in the cemetery) and Tuesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. (on local streets). All parishioners are encouraged to participate when and if they are able.
PARISH PRAYER WALK: Please join us in an opportunity for fellowship and reflection as we make a mini-pilgrimage along the greenway from Port Jefferson to Setauket. This Prayer Walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, starting at 1:00 p.m. in Port Jefferson. The rain date will be Sunday, October 26. We will start from and return to Port Jefferson. The trail is paved and handicapped accessible. More information about the greenway can be found at this link:
http://www.threevillagecommunitytrust.org/?page id+371. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church, or you can contact Chris Mauro at
Chris.Mauro@CMSHEATTRANSFER.COM for more information. We are planning to have multiple groups walking various distances, so please join us as we are sure you will find the experience rewarding.
BOOK STUDY: We invite you to join us on Tuesday, October 28th at 7 p.m. in one of the downstairs classrooms of the Christian Ed building as we continue an exciting new book study for the fall. We are reading The Way is Made by Walking: A Pilgrimage Along the Camino de Santiago by Arthur Paul Boers. He writes about the five hundred mile pilgrimage route ending in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, at a cathedral believed to hold the relics of the apostle James. This is a tale of renewed spirituality, praying in new ways, forming community, and depending on God to provide. Boer's pilgrimage led to a deeper intimacy with God, a way made by walking in faith.
As we continue our walk in faith in this Stewardship season, please consider taking time to gather with us as we read and discuss this book. The parish office has purchased a few copies of this book ($15.00), and it is also available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble. Our next meeting will focus on the Chapter II, and Chapter III. The study will run from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., and will meet bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings.
LUNCH BUNCH: The Lunch Bunch will meet on Tuesday, October 28, 12:30 p.m. at Bangkok Pavilion, 25 Main Street, Kings Park. All parishioners and friends are invited. Please speak to Fjeril Deal to make your reservation.
COSTUME PARTY: Join in the fun on Saturday, November 1! See the flyer in today's bulletin and contact Kathy Mauro (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
PARISH WORK DAY: On Sunday, October 26, following the 9:30 a.m. service we will be having a parish work day. Everyone is invited to choose one of the many tasks that will be available, as we spruce up the church buildings for the season.
CHILDREN'S TOY DRIVE: Episcopal Health Services is organizing the annual outreach program, and has asked each church in the Diocese to donate ten new unwrapped toys for children aged 1 to 16. If you would like to participate, please bring your donation to the office by Wednesday, November 12 at the latest.
FOOD PANTRY: Donations are always welcome. They can be left in the cart in the hallway of the Christian Education building. If you see the cart is getting full, please take a turn delivering the food to the Pantry. The Pantry, located at St. Thomas of Canterbury in Smithtown, is open from 9 a.m. to Noon, weekdays.