Weekly Announcements

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Your announcements and calendar follow.



Homework for Disciples—The next week’s readings for your perusal:

Isaiah 65:1-9; Psalm 22:18-27; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39

Birthdays this week—June 18, Mary Elizabeth Armistead.

Sunday, June 16th and June 23rd—we welcome Reverend Canon Tom Lowe as our preacher and celebrant.

Welcome to our new rector—Fr. John Tober and his wife, Amy, will be with us at St. James' for a meet and greet on June 23rd. Fr. John's first Sunday to preside and preach will be June 30th.

Pounding the New Rector—Help to welcome our new rector, Fr. John Tober and his wife, Amy to St. James’. What is a pounding? A pounding is an old-fashioned tradition celebrated in many churches when a new rector is welcomed to the church with gifts of food.

            Traditionally, a pounding would provide the rector and his family with a pound of staples, such as a pound of sugar, a pound of flour, a pound of salt, etc. If you wish to participate in the “pounding”, please see the sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall. It will be available after services starting June 9, 2019. Please note we have listed suggested items, so as not to duplicate. If you have a non-perishable item which is not on the list, such as pecans, chile, other Mesilla Valley staples, please feel free to add to the list.  

            Bring your items to the Parish Hall during the week of June 16-23rd and place on the long white plastic table in the parish hall with a securely attached note with your name, welcome message, and your reason for giving them the item, if you so desire.

            Any gifts, baskets, and nonperishable items will be collected that week and taken to the Tobers' new home on Sunday, June 23rd, after the 10:30 service.

Father's Day, June 16th—Today at St. James' we recognize and thank all our fathers and those who serve as fathers. Our ushers and Sunday school children will hand out gifts to all the men in the congregation after both services.

Writing Time! The deadline for article submission for our newsletter is Tuesday, June 18.

Thank You from Padrecita Jeanne—Bill and I are so grateful for the beautiful sendoff you gave us last week--the special music, the fabulous potluck, the gifts and cards and good wishes. Thank you so much! Barnes and Noble will be my new best friends, thanks to your generous gift card. And our home is the more festive and we will be the warmer for the lovely quilts. I also will cherish my new tote bag with its exquisite stitching when I visit hospitals and homes and carry the Sacrament. All this and more will remind me of St. James' and our happy time here. After an appropriate period to give your new rector some space, you will see us again. Blessings to you all, Padrecita Jeanne and Bill

Calling all cooks and servers!—Once again we are asked to prepare and serve at the Soup Kitchen on TUESDAY, July 30. Sign up for preparation, serving, or both on the signup sheet located in the Parish Hall. Questions? Call Phala White 521-3292 or Mary Ancker 640-7877.

Blessed to be a Blessing—sponsored by the Women’s Ministry of the Diocese, are one-day summer seminars exploring how our faith fore-mothers inspire and empower us to live and share our faith. On June 29 we’ll be at Holy Spirit, Gallup; and on July 27 we’ll be at St. Paul’s/Peace, Las Vegas. There will be a third ‘day’ at St. John’s, Alamogordo on August 10. Each day is from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. If you live within a 2-hour radius of the event, you are esp. invited to attend. If you live further, pick your favorite location and make it a girls’ weekend by inviting a friend to come and explore a new area and new church. Register online at www.VarietiesOfGifts.blogspot.com or contact Cindy Davis ( ) Cost is $20 to cover lunch and supplies.

Book Exchange—the Book exchange will be on this Sunday, June 16.


This Week at St. James’

Today, June 16       Trinity Sunday

                             Fathers’ Day

                             8:00 a.m.       Holy Eucharist, Rite I

                             9:15 a.m.       Choir Rehearsal

                             9:30 a.m.       Adult Sunday School

                            10:15 a.m.       Children’s Sunday School & Nursery

                            10:30 a.m.       Holy Eucharist Rite II


Tuesday, June 18  Deadline for The Staff articles

                            10:00 a.m.       Daughters of the King

                             6:00 p.m.       Vestry


Wednesday, June 19                    10:00 a.m.      Holy Eucharist Rite I

                            12:00 p.m.      Overeaters Anonymous


Thursday, June 20  10:00 a.m.     Sewing Circle


Sunday, June 23     8:00 a.m.       Holy Eucharist, Rite I

                             9:15 a.m.       Choir Rehearsal

                             9:30 a.m.       Adult Sunday School

                            10:15 a.m.       Children’s Sunday School & Nursery

                            10:30 a.m.       Holy Eucharist Rite II


Have a wonderful weekend,