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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

Summer office hours:
Mon.- Thurs., 9:00am -4:30pm


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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.
Recovery group 7:30 p.m.

Knitters' group 11:30 a.m.
Yoga class 3:30 p.m.
Book group/Bible study 7:00 p.m.

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

Food addiction group 7:30 p.m.

Vestry retreat 9:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist I 8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist II 9:30 a.m. Celebration of the Feast of St. James


SUMMER BIBLE STUDY/BOOK CLUB: We had a wonderful turnout for the kickoff of our Summer Book Club. We are looking at Tim Keller's Encounters With Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions. As one reviewer wrote: "Tim Keller wisely interprets and applies each encounter with Jesus, and highlights why we all need Jesus in our lives...there is no greater encounter that we can have than with the person and work of Jesus in and on our behalf." The discussion was lively, insightful, and extremely thought-provoking. Our next session will be Wednesday, July 23rd , in the lobby of the Christian Education building at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. If possible, please read chapters 4 & 5 beforehand. If you would like Wylie to order you a copy of the book, please email her at wyliehunt@gmail.com.

WWI COMMEMORATION: On August 2 at 4:00 p.m. we will have a service to commemorate the beginning of the First World War, including the laying of a wreath and prayers. It will be followed by a reception in Mills Hall, with a display of historical memorabilia and comments by military historian, John White. All are welcome – please invite anyone who might be interested.

WEEKLY COMMUNION SERVICE: The 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning Holy Eucharist continues throughout the summer. The Tuesday Bible study will be on hiatus during this time.

FEAST OF ST. JAMES: On Sunday, June 27, we will be celebrating the feast day of our patron saint with a potluck lunch following the 9:30 a.m. service. You are invited to bring a dish to share. Activities for the kids will include bubbles and a water fight (BYO water guns). Be sure to dress appropriately.

LUNCH BUNCH: The Lunch Bunch will meet on Tuesday, July 29, 12:30 p.m. at Zar Restaurant, 413 Lake Avenue, St. James. All parishioners and friends are welcome. Due to parking availability in that area, you may want to meet in the church parking lot to car pool.

BUILD-A-BACKPACK: If you are participating in the Build-a-Backpack for Habitat drive, all supplies are due in by Sunday, August 3. Donations may be left on the pew in the hall of the Christian Education building. A list of needed supplies is posted on the bulletin board in the back of the church, and appears in the July/August issue of Open Doors.

FOOD PANTRY: Donations of juice, canned fruit and canned pasta with protein (such as ravioli) are currently needed. Since children are home from school during the summer, some treats would also be welcome. Donations can be left in the cart in the hallway of the Christian Education building. The cart is full. We would appreciate it if someone would take a turn delivering the items to the Pantry. The Pantry, located at St. Thomas of Canterbury in Smithtown, is open from 9 a.m. to Noon, weekdays.