April, 2015 - St. James` Parish

The Shell
St. James’ Parish
Our Vision at St. James’ Parish is to build a lasting Christian community that honors our
Episcopal heritage, enhances the spiritual lives of our members
through parish ministries, nurtures Christian fellowship among youth and adults,
and puts faith into action, serving the whole community through outreach.
Our Mission is to meet the diverse and changing needs of our parishioners and community
through worship, music, Christian formation, pastoral care, fellowship, and outreach.
APRIL 2015
Lent & Easter at St. James’ Parish
"...marks his struggle in the Garden of Gethsemane, his courage, torturing, death and resurrection ..."
St. James’ Parish marks the bravery, torturing, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ beginning with the Maundy
Thursday Holy Eucharist service on April 2nd. The evening starts with fellowship at 6 p.m.; a pot luck supper at
6:30 p.m.; and the Holy Eucharist at 7:30 p.m. in St. James’ Church.
The Good Friday liturgy will be held at noon and 7:30 p.m. April 3rd in St. James’ Church. The Great Vigil of
Easter - the first service of Easter after sundown - will be held in St. James’ Church on Holy Saturday, April 4th, at
7:30 p.m. This service of Light and Holy Eucharist symbolizes our Lord’s victory over death from darkness to light,
and with the lighting of the new fire, God’s gift of his Son and the brightness of his light to us.
There will be four services on Easter Day, April 5th. A sunrise service will begin at 6:30 a.m. on the Labyrinth.
A second service will be held at St. Mark's Chapel in Deale at 8 a.m. The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in St.
James’ Church at 9 a.m.
An Easter Egg Hunt for children through 5th grade will be held in the Churchyard at 10 a.m. The Chancel Choir
will sing special music and Michael Ryan, Parish Music Director, will sing The Holy City at the 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist
in St. James’ Church.
Everyone is welcome!
Flowering the Cross
All children and adults are
invited to bring flowers
to “Flower the Cross”
that will be outside
St. James’ Church
— Val Hymes
Verger, St. James’ Parish
St. James’ Church
St. James’ Parish
St. Mark’s Chapel
5757 Solomons Island Road, Lothian, MD 20711-9707
Parish Office 410-867-2838
The Rev. William H. C. Ticknor, Rector
The Rev. Dawn A. Campbell, Assistant Rector
The Ven. Kerry J. Smith, Deacon
Michael S. Ryan, Music Director
Janet Bruce, Parish Administrator
Richard Downs, Jr., Parish Webmaster
Pamela Blyth, The Shell Newsletter Editor
The Shell is published 11 times a year. Please submit information
to the editor at [email protected] by the 15th of each month.
March 29 - Palm Sunday
April 2 - Maundy Thursday
6 p.m. Fellowship - 6:30 p.m. Potluck Supper
7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist - St. James’ Church
April 3 - Good Friday Liturgy
12 noon & 7:30 p.m. - St. James’ Church
April 4 - Holy Saturday, The Great Vigil of Easter
7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist - St. James’ Church
April 5 - EASTER DAY
6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service - Labyrinth
8 a.m. Holy Eucharist - St. Mark’s Chapel
9 a.m. Holy Eucharist - St. James’ Church
10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt - Churchyard
11 a.m. Holy Eucharist - St. James’ Church
St. James’ Parish Communication & Transparency Policy
It is the objective of the Vestry of St. James’ Parish to continue and encourage transparency and communication regarding
all parish governing and financial decisions, as well as the many projects and programs coordinated by the Parish committees
and ministries. In support of and commitment to this objective, information about the Vestry meetings are published in the
weekly Sunday Bulletin, the monthly parish newsletter, The Shell, and on the parish website at www.stjameslothian.com
The website also contains an archive of past Vestry action, newsletters, Sunday Bulletins and other articles, documents and
information for review by interested parishioners and others. All Vestry and Parish Committee meetings are open to any
interested member of the Parish, and everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend and participate. All Parish financial
information is available for review and is audited using standard practices. Members of the Vestry, Officers and Clergy are
available to provide information or discuss concerns. Your participation and feedback is always valued and appreciated.
—The Vestry, Officers & Clergy
St. James’ Parish - LENTEN Program 2015
HOSANNA: A Spiritual Journey Through Holy Week
Thursday, April 2
Friday, April 3
Saturday, April 4
Sunday, April 5
6:00 p.m. Fellowship
6:30 p.m. Potluck Supper
7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
12 Noon Service
7:30 p.m. Service
Maundy Thursday
Holy Eucharist - St. James’ Church
Good Friday Liturgy
St. James’ Church
Holy Saturday
The Great Vigil of Easter
Sunrise Service- Outdoor Worship Space
Holy Eucharist - St. Mark’s Chapel
Holy Eucharist - St. James’ Church
Easter Egg Hunt - Churchyard
Holy Eucharist - St. James’ Church
7:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. Service
8 a.m. Service
9 a.m. Service
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. Service
Crosses for
Palm Sunday
will be made in the
Parish Hall kitchen
on Saturday, March 28th at 8:30
Everyone is invited to help!
Community Assistance Fund ▫ FEBRUARY Activity
The Community Assistance Team assisted six families in the amount of $1,700.00 during the month of February.
We also used our South County church network SCCEAG funds to help one additional family with their fuel bill in the
amount of $650. It was a short month and the weather prevented many appointments this month, so March may be a
very busy month. We always appreciate the support we get from our Parishioners in order to help our neighbors in
— The Community Assistance Team
Please remember that the plate offering on the 1st Sunday of every month is earmarked
for the Community Assistance Fund. Thank you for your generous support!
Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed !!
The coffee fellowship hour is held each Sunday immediately after the 9 a.m. service.
The schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the parish hallway, and there are
several openings for volunteers to help with light refreshments.
For additional information, please contact Bess Riddle at [email protected]
From the Rector
“Walk with us
where Jesuit Retreatants have worshipped
since 1926 at the Stations of the Cross
overlooking the Severn River”
from the following Churches and Organizations invite
you and your family to join them at this
Good Friday Ecumenical Service April 3, 2015 at Noon
Musical Selections begin at 11:30 AM, Come Ear ly - Wear Comfortable Clothes and Walking Shoes
St. Margaret’s Episcopal
St. Andrew’s by the Bay Roman Catholic
St. Martin's in the Field Episcopal
St. Mary’s Roman Catholic
Kiwanis Club of Annapolis
Calvary United Methodist
Gloria Dei! Lutheran
Epiphany Roman Catholic Community
St. Philip’s Episcopal
St. James’ Episcopal Parish, Lothian
St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic
College Parkway Baptist
St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
St. Andrew’s Episcopal, Pasadena
For additional information, please contact Jim Knorr 10-757-4549 or Joan Kelly 410-980-8653
Directions: From Annapolis take Route 50 East across the Severn River staying in the right lane.
Take Exit 27 (Rt.450 South—Naval Academy).
Make the first right turn onto Boulter’s Way and an immediate left onto Manresa Road.
Easter Food Baskets
Please Help Feed the Needy
St. James’ Parish and Friendship United Methodist Church will continue our partnership on March 28th to provide
groceries for Easter dinners to 70 local families in need. We hope you will generously donate your Time on Saturday,
March 28, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Treasure (cash donations for groceries or a 10-12 pound ham (labeled) in the
Parish Hall refrigerator by Wednesday, March 25th) and/or Talent (join us for a fun time loading grocery bags and
sharing stuffed and chocolate bunnies). This is an excellent family service opportunity.
For additional information, to volunteer to help, or to identify
a family in need, please contact Linda Rines at 443-534-8791 or
[email protected]
Thanks for supporting this important ministry and helping to
provide holiday meals to those members of our community in need.
— Linda Rines
Outreach Committee
SPRING & SUMMER Clothing & Volunteers Needed!
Beginning March 1st, we will be accepting clean, gently used spring and summer clothing, shoes and outerwear.
Please leave donations under the table in the clothing room downstairs in the Education Building. As always, we are
seeking volunteers to help sort and fold clothes. Even two hours, one day a month, would be appreciated. Thanks to
Leslie Clark and Laura McGowan who are assisting with this ministry. For more information, or to sign up to help,
please contact Taylor Milbradt at [email protected] or 410-286-3524.
Buildings & Grounds WISH LIST
In the last several years, the Building and Grounds Committee has been challenged, even with extensive
research for the best deal, to address all of the constant needs of expensive repairs, replacements, and updates within our
limited budget.
Emergency repairs and, in some cases necessary replacements, use up a large amount of the budget leaving very
little for the other things we feel we need to do. As some needs have arisen, parish members have graciously stepped up
to cover the cost. But not everyone is able to commit to the significant expense of the needed projects, nor should they
feel obligated to. However, we have noticed that many parishioners are willing to contribute to the many causes
presented at St. James’ Parish.
To this end, we have created a wish list of the projects that we need/want to do with the hope that parishioners will
be interested in contributing something, no matter the amount, to some of the projects. We have included the cost
estimate as they are known for some of the projects. The idea is that you could contribute any amount you feel would
help to defray the cost of completing any project that is of interest to you. Please look over the wish list. If you see a
project you would like to contribute to, please notify the Building and Grounds Chair. Thank you.
— Calvin Horn, Junior Warden and Chairperson, Building & Grounds Committee
Building and Grounds Wish List
Note: All estimates, if noted, are approximate and * indicates the more urgent projects.
Smaller Projects ($75 – $3,000)
Lighting for the steps from St. James’ Church. (west door) ($400-$600)
Purchase and install 2 energy efficient doors in the vestry room. ($400 each)
Repair and repaint St. James’ Parish sign. ($1,800-$2,000)
Remove, replace, and rehang 2 new fans for the Parish Hall. ($1,500-$1,800 each) *
Repair septic line to the tank and install a new cleanout for the Parish Hall ($3,000)
Install video system in the Parish Hall.
Repaint drawers and door fronts on the cabinets under the counter top in the Parish Hall.
Repaint the outside of the Rectory.
Roof repairs on the Rectory. *
Purchase lights to convert the present florescent lighting in the Administration
and Education Buildings to LED lighting (approximately $40-$75 each)
 Install new lighting along the walkways.
 Replace the current 8 light fixtures in the Parish Hall with new, more efficient fixtures. *
 Purchase 4 cigarette butt containers for the campus. ($75 each)
Larger projects ($4,000 – $15,000)
Repaint the inside of St. James’ Church ($14,000)
Repair and Replace the outside protection of the stained glass windows
Refurbish chandeliers in St. James’ Church. ($4,000-$5,000 each)
Repaint Parish Hall and Hallway. ($6,000-$7,000)
Install stand-by generator at Rectory with propane tank. ($15,000)
Repaint the inside of St. Mark’s Chapel.
Replace walkway from driveway to Rector’s Garden with pavers matching the new walkway. ($6,900)
Install a paver walkway from the labyrinth to the driveway that matches
the one on the other side of the labyrinth. ($2,000-$4,000)
Repair the 2 barns.
Repair of the stained glass windows in St. James’ Church. ($3,000 -$4,000 each) *
Very large projects (Over $15,000)
 Replace the heating and air conditioning systems in St. James’ Church. ($75,000) *
 Repoint the brick at St. James’ Church. ($100,000)
Maryland Episcopal Cursillo - Weekend 108
at St. James’ Parish
Please Join Us!
6:45 p.m. Potluck Dinner
& Christian fellowship
7:30 p.m. Ultreya
“Walk in the Light!”, Maryland Cursillo Weekend 108,
will be held Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday, April
26th at The Bishop Claggett Center located in Buckeystown,
MD. St. James’ Parish members Earl Buffaloe, MD 88, and
Joe Carta, MD 50, have been called to serve on the team.
Bill Ticknor+, MD 28, has been called to serve as a
Spiritual Advisor to the weekend.
If you are interested in attending a weekend, or would
just like to learn more about the Maryland Episcopal
Cursillo, please feel free to contact Bill Ticknor+, Earl
Buffaloe, Nancy Horkan or Joe Carta. Information is also
available at MDEpiscopalCursillo.com
Note: Cursillistas who would like to be added to the MEC
email information list should send their request to
Pamela Blyth at [email protected]
For additional information please Contact:
Earl Buffaloe, Nancy Horkan, Joe Carta
The Ultreyas are normally held on the
4th Friday of every month
(except during May, August & November).
Hand Painted
Easter Eggs
Raised $1,400
Did You Know ?
Thanks to everyone who purchased my Hand-Painted Easter
Eggs again this year. Your generosity enabled me to give the
Community Assistance Fund $1,000 and the Outreach Committee
$400 for their projects!
… that some people make the
sign of the cross on their forehead,
on their mouth, and on their heart
when the introduction to the Gospel
is pronounced in order to symbolize
their prayer that the message of the
Gospel penetrates their mind, that
they speak the message, and that it
fills their heart.
— Barbara Howard
Come As You Are Gathering for Holy Eucharist
Sundays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Come in your work clothes, sports clothes, gardening clothes;
come to the service after a weekend of travel,
or if youth sports have been scheduled for Sunday morning,
or if you’ve missed the morning services
to get the extra rest you need for the week ahead.
Whatever the reason for missing Sunday morning worship, please know you
are welcome to come as you are to the 5:30 p.m. service.
This service is designed to meet your need to be in relationship with God
through worship. The 45-minute service is held in St. James' Church .
Please join us!
Christian Formation at St. James’ Parish
Youth Confirmation classes are being held on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 - 9 p.m. The Rite of
Confirmation will be administered at the regional service on May 31st at 4 p.m. at The Cathedral of the Incarnation,
Baltimore, MD. Youth or adults who desire to be either Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church should
contact the Rector or Assistant Rector.
The Assistant Rector will be instructing the youth using curriculum recommended by the
Episcopal Diocese of Maryland's Missioner for Christian Formation, Randi Hicks Rowe, My
Faith, My Life: A Teen's Guide to the Episcopal Church. Each youth will receive their own
copy, and the class will follow the format of a book club with one chapter reviewed and
discussed each month. The Rector will be meeting with the adults.
The Book of Common Prayer (page 412) states, "In the course of their Christian
development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready
and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith
and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying
on of hands by the bishop."
For additional information, please contact Bill Ticknor+ at [email protected] or Dawn Campbell+ at
[email protected] or 410-867-2838.
Women’s Monthly Breakfast & Bible Study ▫ April 11th
The monthly Women’s Breakfast normally meets on the first Saturday of the month
from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Library; however, due to the Easter schedule, this month’s
meeting will be held on April 11th. Please come join us for fellowship, breakfast, and
discussion of the book, Bible W omen. Feel free to bring your needlework project to work
on during the discussion, a Bible and a simple breakfast item to share if you can.
We encourage an RSVP. For additional information about the breakfast or the
study book, please contact Dawn Campbell+ at [email protected], or
Linda Rines at [email protected]
Worship & Music Committee
We are always looking for
The Worship & Music Committee will meet on
April 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Library.
Everyone is welcome to attend and participate.
For additional information, please contact
Ruth Lodder, Chairperson, at 301-855-3035.
to help with youth fellowship and events!
For additional information on how you can
participate with our children and youth, please
contact Dawn Campbell+ at
[email protected]
Flower Charts
The Flower Charts are posted in the back of St. James’ Church and St. Mark’s Chapel. If you would like to give flowers in
memory of, in thanksgiving for, or in celebration of someone’s life, birthday or another event, please sign your name next to the
date on the chart. You will be contacted in advance to discuss your preferences for flower color or type, and the flowers are yours
to take following the last service. For additional information, please contact Lillie Barrett at 301-855-7829 (for St. James’ Church)
or Virginia Downey at 410-867-1403 (for St. Mark’s Chapel).
REMINDER - If you have donated altar flowers recently and took the flowers home in the green liners, please return the liners as
soon as possible so they can be reused. Please contact Lillie Barrett at 301-855-7829
Christian YOUTH Formation at St. James’ Parish
Pizza & Bible Study for Youth (Grades 6 - 12) - April 27th
The Junior and Senior High Youth (grades 6 - 12) meet on Monday, April 27th (and the fourth
Monday of each month) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the YAC classroom (upper level of the Education
Building). Senior High youth (Prayer, pizza and check-in time are followed by a short video on
one of the Bible characters. There is discussion time encouraging “youth to see the similarities between
themselves and their faith ancestors … unlikely people called by God to do amazing things."
Reform Ancestors is a youth Bible study curriculum that helps older students get to know personalities
from the Old and New Testaments. For more information or to join the Bible Study, please email
Dawn Campbell+ at [email protected]
Youth Service Projects
The youth in the J2A class would like to provide a ministry of service to
parishioners in need of a little help on a project at home. If you are in need
of a little assistance, please contact one of the J2A mentors,
Sted Wolf at [email protected], Linda Dinges [email protected] or
Norma Dorsey at [email protected]
TO: ______________________
FROM: ____________________
New Beginnings #2
Regional Youth Group
Sunday, April 19th
April 24th - 26th
5-7 p.m. at All Saint’s, Sunderland
New Beginnings is a weekend retreat for
youth grades 6-8 that will be held at
Camp Wright, Stevensville, MD.
For more information, please contact
Dawn Campbell+ at
[email protected] or visit
All youth interested in joining with
other youth in the region
are invited to join the youth at
All Saint’s, Sunderland.
A light meal is usually served.
Christian YOUTH Formation at St. James’ Parish
YAC Coordinates Prom Dress Drive
YAC (Young Adults in Church) is collecting gently used and cleaned
prom-style dresses as well as accessories and shoes for girls in and
around our community. YAC believes this is a terrific
opportunity to recycle prom dresses and help local girls that
might not otherwise be able to dress up for that special night!
Please drop off your donations in the Parish Hall.
The Dress Drive will be held on
Saturday, April 11th, From 9 a.m. to 12 Noon
For additional information, please contact
Caroline Miller at [email protected]
or St. James’ Parish at 410-867-2838
Thank you!
St. James’ Parish Easter Egg Hunt
College Student Ministry
10 a.m. Easter Day
Thank you to all who signed cards and
donated to cover postage for the Valentine’s
Day Cards and packages recently sent to
ten St. James’ Parish college students. They
really appreciate getting snail mail and
packages and knowing that someone is
thinking about them!
If you have a college student you would
like to receive greetings from St. James’
Parish, or if you would be interested in
helping with this ministry, please contact
Taylor Milbradt at [email protected] or leave a
message at 410-286-3524.
Children through 5th grade are invited
to join in the
Annual Parish Easter Egg Hunt
in the churchyard on Easter Day
beginning at 10 a.m.
Bring your basket and meet
in your church school classroom.
Come join in the fun!
Reading Camp South County - Volunteers Needed!
Reading Camp South County will be held at St. James’ Parish July 27-31! The camp is a week-long,
tuition-free summer program for children who need a “boost” to help them improve their reading skills and will
include 15 hours of reading instruction alongside fun activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, and games.
A nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served daily.
Paula Davis has agreed to coordinate the camp, but volunteers are needed! Current or retired teachers are invited
to contact Paula for more information about how they can help to provide the reading instruction from 8:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. each day. The program ends at 4 p.m., so teachers (who are able) as well as other adult and youth
volunteers will be needed to assist with the afternoon activities.
For more information about this exciting program, or to volunteer, please contact Bill Ticknor+ (410-867-2838 or
[email protected]), Paula Davis (301-855-5045 or [email protected]), or Nancy Horkan (443-203-6889
or [email protected]).
Reading Camp South County is part of The Reading Camp Network, an educational, non-religious literacy program for
low-income, struggling readers in Grades 2-4 who are at least one grade level behind in reading. This highly successful program
was developed in the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky (where the first Reading Camp was held in 2002) and eight
states and two international sites have since joined the Network. The Network’s vision and mission is to promote personal and
academic growth and success for struggling, at-risk students through summertime non-formal educational opportunities, and its
goal is to empower and encourage at-risk children to be strong readers, engaged students, and responsible members of their
Christian Formation at St. James’ Parish
ATRIUM is the name chosen to represent a unique religious program for children from 3 to 12 years of age. The
word is used to define a sacred, prepared space that allows the children to come closer to God. The word “Atria” is
used to set it apart from the secular word “classroom.” The adult leader is referred to as a “Catechist” and is the one
who shares in the experience of Christ’s presence. The course of study, activities, and special notes for the Atriums will
be posted outside of each classroom. Parents are encouraged to take note so they can discuss with their children the
information that has been shared. Please understand that the children may need or desire more time on a particular
topic causing the schedule to be periodically adjusted. Please feel free to speak with one of the Atrium leaders or
contact Sharon McGlaughlin at 410-991-6041 or [email protected] if you have any questions or would
like more information about the program.
During the month of APRIL
Atrium 1 (ages 3 to 6 years) begins with the celebration of Easter! We then study the Women at the Tomb and begin our
first Baptism lesson.
— Julie Cornellier
Atrium 2 (ages 6 to 9 years) will study the Women at The Tomb, Origin of the Eucharist, and review Baptism,
Resurrection and the Mystery of Faith.
— Sharon McGlaughlin
Atrium 3 (ages 9 to 11 years) will be studying the Memorial, Rite of Baptism, History of Bread, Intercessions, and
The Lord’s Prayer.
— Sharon McGlaughlin
NOTE: All Atr ias will celebr ate the L iturgy of T he L ight on Apr il 12th and lear n about the Great Vigil of Easter.
Sunday Church School classes for children and youth:
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Atrium I, II, III for ages 3 through Grade 5)
Journey to Adulthood Rite 13 for Grades 6-7
Journey to Adulthood (J2A) for Grades 8-9
Young Adults in Church (YAC) for Grades 10-12
St. James’ Parish
Invites you to the
Coffee Café & Concert
Saturday, April 25th
At 7 PM In the Parish Hall
Join Us for a relaxing evening of music and fellowship!
Featuring the St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Annapolis, MD
Third Sunday Band
Enjoy Great Music, Dessert, Coffee and Tea
RSVP Appreciated
[email protected]
Donations Accepted
Coordinated by the St. James’ Parish Life Committee
JOIN US!! Adult Choir Rehearsals
St. James’ Parish offers two adult choirs – the Chancel Choir (formerly referred to as
the Senior Choir) and the Celebration Choir, both staffed by volunteer singers. No special
musical ability or great singing voice is required to participate in the choirs! Everyone is
welcomed and encouraged to come together for fun, fellowship, worship, discipleship,
ministry - and singing!
The Chancel Choir sings at the 11 a.m. service and features traditional music.
The Celebration Choir sings at the 9 a.m. service choosing more contemporary praise
music. Both choirs enjoy singing spirit-filled music that blesses them and lifts up the
congregation! The adult choirs rehearse on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
For more information about choir activities, please contact Parish Music Director,
Michael Ryan, at 410-956-6157 or [email protected]
Come Celebrate With Us !
You are cordially invited to attend
A Celebration of the Ministry of Joe & Donna Kerner
18 Years of Growing Claggett!
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Fellowship & Music Begin at 3 p.m. - Program Begins at 4 p.m.
Followed by Dinner in the Sugarloaf Dining Hall
Please Note: There will be a basket
for cards and personal notes of
appreciation to the Kerners.
Contributions to the
Kerner Endowment Fund
may be brought to the event.
The Claggett Center
3035 Buckeystown Pike
Adamstown, MD 2171o
Phone: (301) 874-5147 Ext 102
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▫ MARCH Highlights
The Rev. William H. C. Ticknor opened the meeting at 7 p.m. by leading the Vestry in prayer.
Cindy Carrier reported that the Christian Formation Committee will be supporting the April 11th Prom Dress Drive;
sausages from the cancelled Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper are still available for purchase in support of youth
programs; the recent Annual Youth Ski Trip was a huge success and will be scheduled again next winter (but on a
non-holiday weekend); several additional Sunday Church School teachers will be needed for the 2015-2016 church
school year; background checks will be completed on all adults who work with underage youth; plans are being made
for the 2015 Youth Pilgrimage; the Fall Family Fun Day has been scheduled for September 20 th; and parishioners are
asked to contribute plastic eggs and items to stuff in them (no candy or coins, please) for the children’s Easter Day Egg
Hunt. Caroline Miller reported on Youth Activities and noted that everyone had a lot of fun on the recent ski trip and
that between five and eight youth are looking forward to participating in the upcoming diocesan Nightwatch Interfaith
Journey to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York.
Liz Sutherland’s report from the Finance Committee noted that pledges for January were $12,362 below budget.
Mariamne "Am" Okrzesik r epor ted that plans ar e under way for the r eception to follow the Messiah Sing-along
on Sunday, March 22nd and the Spring Dinner & Festival that will be held on May 16th in conjunction with the Maryland
House and Garden Pilgrimage.
Calvin Horn’s report from the Building and Grounds Committee noted that the study to convert the florescent lights
to more energy efficient and longer lasting LED lights is continuing, and a four-light unit and a two-light unit will be
installed in the Administration Building in the near future for evaluation purposes; estimates are being gathered for
gutter installation around the north portico of the Parish Hall in order to help eliminate the accumulation of water and
ice buildup in front of the doors causing them to swell; cost estimates are being developed for replacement of the three
broken fans in the Parish Hall with more energy efficient units; estimates are being gathered for the repair and repainting
of the exterior of the Rectory; the HVAC unit in the downstairs classroom area was repaired at no cost; and work
has begun on refurbishment of the St. James’ Parish sign located on the Route 2 side of the lower parking lot. The
committee expressed appreciation to Charles McClunin for repairing an electrical outlet in St. James’ Church; James
Cheston, Andrew Hosmer and the Deale Volunteer Fire Department for repairing the flag pole rope; and Andrew
Hosmer for coordinating the installation of the two test LED light units in the Administration Building.
Tom Hagigh’s report from the Parish Life Committee noted that the February 13th Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance
was very successful and that the committee is in the process of planning for the April 25th Coffee Café Concert
(featuring a performance by the Third Sunday Band) and the June 7th Parish Summer Picnic. Linda Rines reported that
the Outreach Committee is once again partnering with the Friendship United Methodist church on March 28 th from
7-10 a.m. to assemble and distribute 70 Easter food baskets to local needy families, and is requesting volunteers to assist
as well as donations of hams (7-10 pounds) and cash for groceries.
The Vestry approved creation of a “Wish List Donation Program” to provide opportunities for individuals to make
donations in support of specific facility repairs and projects that need to be completed but that are currently prohibitive
due to the project costs and the limitations of the annual budget.
March 22
Lenten Messiah Sing-Along (Parts 2 & 3) (4 p.m.)
hen God solves your
March 22
NO 5:30 p.m. Service
March 29
Palm Sunday Services
problems, you have
April 2
Maundy Thursday Eucharist
faith in His abilities.
April 3
Good Friday Liturgy
April 4
Holy Saturday – The Great Vigil of Easter
When God doesn’t solve
April 5
Easter Day Services (6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.)
your problems, He has faith
April 20
Vestry Meeting (7 p.m.)
in your abilities.
April 25
St. James’ Parish Coffee Café Concert – Third Sunday Band
May 3
May 16
May 31
May 31
Youth Sunday Service (9 a.m.)
Spring Dinner and Festival
Regional Confirmation Service, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore
Last Day of Sunday Church School
The next meeting of the Vestry will be held on April 20th at 7 p.m. in the Music Room. The meeting adjourned at
8:41 p.m. with a Dismissal by the Assistant Rector.
(Summary compiled by Pamela L. Blyth, Parish Registrar)
Acolytes, Readers, Servers, Ushers, Greeters, & Altar Guild
8 a.m. LEM
8 a.m. Acolyte
8 a.m. Usher
8 a.m. Usher/Greeter
Ann Sparrough
James Cheston
Richard Downs, Jr.
Wendy Crawford
Dwayne Crawford
Ann Sparrough
James Brown
Virginia Downey
James Cheston
Richard Downs, Jr.
8 a.m. Altar/Flowers
Linda Britt
Wendy Crawford
Sande Wolf
Virginia Downey
Linda Dinges
Susan Buffaloe
Jean Davis
Susan Whitehead
Susan Whitehead
Susan Whitehead
Linda Dinges
Carol Dinges
Parker Wolf
Alex Wolf
Meghan Perry
Cindy Carrier
Robert Carrier
Kathy Dickinson
Brenda Boucher
George Pickart
Susan Buffaloe
Bryce Miller
Alex Younkers
Kaitlin Miller
Marion Riddle
Joe Carta
Jay Furr
Lillie Barrett
Linda Dinges
Joe Carta
Jean Davis
Carol Dinges
Andrew Younkers
Parker Wolf
Alex Wolf
Claire Pickart
George Pickart
Edlu Thom-Harper
Steven Dorsey
Marjie Mack
Susan Whitehead
Grace Howl
Nicholas White
Marion Riddle
Meghan Perry
JoEllen Kelly
Gordon Kelly
Brenda White
11 a.m. Chalice 1
Val Hymes
Charles Wolf
11 a.m. Chalice 2
Patti Sachs
Linda Rines
Patti Sachs
Val Hymes
Patti Sachs
Val Hymes
Charles McClunin
Mike Milbradt
Nancy McClunin
Charles Wolf
Linda Rines
Cathy Stasny
Scott Stasny
Cathy Stasny
Kathy Stasny
Patti Sachs
Don Arthur
John Leventry
Laura McGowan
Caroline Chisum
Val Hymes
Calvin Horn
Larry Sigler
Margi Sigler
9 a.m. Chalice 1
9 a.m. Chalice 2
9 a.m. Lector
9 a.m. Litanist
9 a.m. Altar
9 a.m. Crucifer
9 a.m. Gospel
9 a.m. Torch
9 a.m. Torch
9 a.m. Jr. Acolyte
9 a.m. Ushers
9 a.m. Greeter
9 a.m. Altar Guild
11 a.m. Lector
11 a.m. Litanist
11 a.m. Altar
11 a.m. Usher
11 a.m. Greeter
Paula Davis
11 a.m. Altar Guild
Sharon McGlaughlin
Lucy Arthur, Virginia Miles
Steve Clagett
Joe Carta
Charlie Wolf
Kay Rutter
Charles Wolf
Kay Bailey
Al Sutherland
Acolytes & Servers – Please Remember All Acolytes, LEMs, Chalicists, Lectors and Litanists will, at one time or
another, be asked to serve at all of our scheduled services - the 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11 a.m. Please arrive 15 minutes
prior to the service. It is your responsibility to ensure that your position will be filled on your scheduled Sunday.
PLEASE make every effort to cover your position prior to contacting Norma Dorsey at 410-867-3679 or
[email protected] Also, please notify the Parish Office 410-867-2838 of any scheduling changes. If you
engage a substitute, please call to remind him or her of the commitment.
Altar Guild Volunteers Needed
Volunteers, women and men, are needed to help with Altar Guild. Even if you regularly attend
the 9 a.m. service, perhaps you would be willing to serve a month at 11 a.m.
Altar Guild sets up the silver, wine, and wafers for the service. We fill the candles. You would not
need to clean linens. Each month we have two people assigned to the 9 a.m. service and two to the
11 a.m. service. Unfortunately, we have months with no 11 a.m. help at all. Training is provided; you
would not be on your own.
For more information, or if you are interested, please speak to the clergy or contact Paula Davis at
Let us pray for all those who are in trouble, sorrow,
need, sickness or any other adversity.
Please pray for all those who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness or any other adversity,
especially Florence Estes (Gladys Wilson’s mother), Kathryn Merton (Marie Ciarochi’s daughter), Marie Ciarochi,
Odell Hieatt, Barbara Rodriguez, Ellen Briggs (Shelley and John Henderson’s daughter), Margaret Ann Matula (Cathy
Leason’s niece), Gordon Smith, James Chaney, James Kinnett, Sue Lanham (Linda Brown’s niece), Susan Miller
(Lorraine Perry’s niece), The Lines Family, Debbie Wheeler (Susan Dowling’s daughter-in-law’s mother), Otis Carter
(Linda Brown’s nephew), Katherine Reid (Stella Shane’s sister-in-law), Dana Green, Daniel & Robert Hoffman, Maria
Brown (Jim Brown’s sister-in-law), Ellen Cooley (Steve Landefeld’s mother), Mary Ellen Meade (Linda Brown’s
sister), Kathy Patrick (Jean Davis’ mother), Kathy Morris (Paula Davis’ friend), Steve (Marie Ciarochi’s cousin), Ginger
Malecki, Robbie (Nancy White’s+ son), Maurice Parks, Patricia Zell (Linda Dinges’ cousin), Kimberly Stafford,
Barbara Bernard (Steve Dorsey’s mother), Charlie and Lily Dickinson, Evelyn and James Larson, Fran Berry, Mary
Ellen Sondheimer, Caroline West, Janice (Scott Stasny’s friend), Kerry Maske, Jack Taylor, Abigail Ford (Sharon
McGlaughlin’s friend), Marcia Sprinner (Cindy Tucker’s friend), Betty Mitchell, Judy Harper (Warren Harper’s sister-in
-law), Bob & Alice Faust, (Calvin L. Horn’s cousins); Tim Quinn, Amy Decker (Kay Park’s friend), Frank Rucci
(Kay Park’s friend), Dave Frantz, Lynn Kitzmiller, Olivia Bazzell, Traci Smith, Jack and Gail Hollis, Beverly
Spicknall, Virginia Valentine, Bob Norman, Lillian Elizabeth Holly (Shirley Holly’s granddaughter), Chris Richards
(Connie Townshend Halkovich’s grandson), RJ Turner (Betty Mitchell’s son-in-law), Colleen Scotten, Jimmy Krause,
Mike Goodwin (Rickie Beardmore’s cousin), Buddy Collins, Kelly Lenkins, John Sondheimer, Robert Uhl, Dorothy
Thompson (Sherry McClunin Fowler’s aunt), Erin Lytal (Tricia Hurlbutt’s friend), Ellie Berry (Linda Stewart’s niece),
Steve Voorhis & Nancy Noyes, Suzanne Kearns (Marie Hagigh’s mother), Charlotte Smutko, Robin & Mike Henshaw,
Kathie Luedeke (Peggy Horn’s friend), Eileen Moore, Sheila Campbell (Dawn Campbell’s+ mother), Edwin Reid, Judy
McClendon, Jim Xinis, Earl Hargrove, Lisa Kelly, Lil Ernst, Carolyn & Charlie Jackson, Jim Reed, Connie Townshend
Halkovich’s family, Suzanne Downs, Michael Merrill (Calvin Horn’s brother-in-law), John and Mary Estep, Brooks
T. Nussear, Tommy Wilkinson, Michele Forney, Joann Knight, Susan Matula, Brandon, Gatley Reinhardt, Amber
Carson, Sharon Click, Charlotte White, Frank Lee Alderson, Karen Boyd (Shari Thorne-Sulima’s sister), Donna
McCutcheon, Joe Dowling, +Heather Cook, Tiffany Dawn, Colin Wick, Peggy Parks, Fredus Proctor, Kate Merton
(Trevor Perkins’ friend), Tyler Webb, Jacob Darrow, Sandy Atkins, Billy Graves, Sandy Johnson, Woody Johnson
(Deployed), Linda Britt, Larry Weckbaugh, Myra Turner, Patricia Riddle, (Denise Perry’s mother), Don Collins, Mary
Ann Fox (Patti Sachs’ cousin), Edward Capone, Greg Davis, Sylvia, Chip Horn, Graham Clark, Kenneth Harper, Kaitlin
Gibson, Stuart Sondheimer, Lloyd Gleason, Joyce and Bob Rimondi, Doris Day, Braelyn Blades, Margaret Hall
Hornbaker, and Quentin Ryan.
To include someone’s name on this list or to have a name removed, please call the office at 410-867-2838 or click on
the “Submit a Prayer Request” link on www.stjameslothian.com and submit the online form by Tuesday morning.
For inclusion on the Parish E-mail Prayer Chain, please contact Val Hymes at [email protected]
February 11
February 14
February 15
February 23
February 27
Barbara Jo Matzen Coit
Gerald Bernard Walker
Christine Gravelly Hoyt
Evelyn Lucille Mcllveen
Helen Lucia Moore
Wheat-Free WAFERS
If you are gluten intolerant and
would like a wheat-free
communion wafer, please let
one of the clergy know.
Wheat-free wafers are
available at all services.
Sign up for a Lay Eucharistic Visit
Each Sunday our lay ministers visit and administer Communion to those who are physically unable to attend a
worship service . If you or someone you know, would like to be visited, please speak to one of the Clergy.
Donations of canned food for the SCAN Food Bank can be left during each service on Sundays in the food basket
located at the entrances to the church and chapel. Thanks for your support of this important ministry.
The Bread Run Ministry is looking for volunteers to pick up bread and baked goods from Food Lion at 8 a.m. and
deliver them to the St. James’ Parish Hall by 9 a.m. on a Thursday or Saturday morning of their choice. Please contact
Suzanne Furr at 410-693-6158 or [email protected] for additional information or to reserve a Saturday date. Contact
Kim Parker at 410-867-2701 or [email protected] to reserve a Thursday date.
The Worship & Music Committee will meet on Monday, April 13th (and the 2nd Monday of every month) at 7:30 p.m.
in the Library. All parishioners are welcome! For additional information, please contact Ruth Lodder at 301-855-3035.
The Light House Shelter Lunches will be prepared by the Women of St. James’ Parish in the parish hall on Wednesday,
April 15th (and the 3rd Wednesday of every month). Please sign up to make desserts (brownies, cookies, etc.)
for the lunches on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. For additional information, please contact Lucy Arthur at
410-741-0276 or [email protected] The Women of St. James’ Parish cover the cost of these meals.
The Men’s Monthly Breakfast & Bible Study will meet on Saturday, April 18th at
7:30 a.m. (and the 3rd Saturday of every month) in the Library. For additional
information, please contact Charles McClunin at 410-867-1687.
The St. James’ Parish Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 18th (and the 3rd
Wednesday of every month) at 7:30 p.m. This month’s selection is The Secret W isdom of
the Earth, by local author Christopher Scotton who has been tentatively scheduled to lead
the discussion. For additional information on the location of the meeting, please contact
Edlu Thom-Harper at 443-550-3109 or [email protected]
The St. James’ Parish Vestry will meet on Monday, April 20th at 7 p.m. (and the
3rd Monday of every month) in the Choir Room. All parishioners are welcome to attend
Vestry meetings.
The Women of St. James’ Parish (WSJP) will meet on Sunday, Apr il 12th in the
Library following the 11 a.m. service. Plans for the Spring Dinner will be discussed.
For additional information, please contact Kelly Richard at [email protected]
All women of the parish are invited to attend!
In Partnership with ST. JAMES’ PARISH, Announces
Stepping into the Future
A group for youth that explores emotional/anger management,
communication, self-esteem, and decision making.
Who: Open to youth 1 1 -18
When: Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.
Where: St. James’ Parish, 5757 Solomons Island Road, Lothian, MD 20711
Led by Andrew Mueller (AYSB)
Individual counseling sessions also available Tuesdays 4-6 p.m.
SCAN Food Pantry – Volunteers Needed
The SCAN food pantry needs help with unloading cases of food items. You will be called to help
for two hours during a weekday approximately every three or four months. For more information or to
sign up to help, please contact Lucy Arthur at 410-741-0276 or [email protected]
Mark Your Calendar
“Come As You Are” Evening Eucharist (5:30 pm)
Adult Choir Rehearsals (7:30 pm)
Bread Run Ministry (9 am)
SCAN Food bank (9 am-12 Noon)
Palm Sunday Services
Maundy Thursday Eucharist
Good Friday Liturgy
Holy Saturday - The Great Vigil of Easter
Easter Day Services
Women’s Monthly Breakfast & Bible Study (8:30 am - 9:30 pm)
Celebration of Kerner’s Ministry at Claggett
Prom Dress Drive
Women of St. James’ Parish (WSJP) (following the 11 a.m. Service)
Light House Shelter Lunch Preparation (8:30 am)
Men’s Monthly Breakfast & Bible Study (7:30 am)
St. James’ Parish Vestry Meeting (7 pm)
Cursillo Ultreya (6:45 p.m. Pot Luck Dinner, 7:30 pm Ultreya)
Coffee House Café - Third Sunday Band (7 pm - Parish Hall)
Jr. & Sr. High Youth Pizza & Bible Study (6:30-8 p.m.)
Youth Sunday (9 a.m. Service)
Spring Dinner / Home & Garden Pilgrimage
Every Sunday
Every Thursday
Every Thursday & Saturday
Every Thursday & Saturday
March 29
April 2
April 3
April 4
April 5
April 11 (note Change)
April 11
April 11
April 12
April 15
April 18
April 20
April 24
April 25
April 27
May 16
St. James’ Parish
5757 Solomons Island Road
Lothian, MD 20711-9707
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