Thanks to our Adopt-a-HWY participants Jack, Lloyd, Rob, Matt and Jean for helping our cleanup efforts of Lancaster Ave this past Saturday. We have completed our first year, of two, of the cleanup program for PennDOT. We will be starting again in the early Spring 2018. Thank you to all who were able to help with some or all of the four cleanups! … [Read more...]
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One of the seven (7) Outreach ministries that St. James' offers for its parishioners and the community is providing assistance to Lord's Pantry of Downingtown. Fr. John Symonds and Catherine "Mike" Hernandez make an end-of-the-month delivery in September of newly-harvested carrots and green beans. These vegetables and many others have been grown this summer in the parish's raised beds which adjoin the rear parking lot. A special thanks to all of those who were instrumental in … [Read more...]
Mary Parmer's nationally-recognized parish ministry focusing on evangelism, hospitality, and deepening relationships was offered over the Sept. 15-17 weekend in the Brandywine Deanery with St. James' hosting Mary for individuals and parishes throughout the Diocese of Pennsylvania and beyond. Over 70 people attended comprised of 18 parishes and 11 from within the deanery. … [Read more...]
"If one part of the body suffers, we all suffer with it" (1 Cor 12:26) Bishop Gutiérrez invites all of us to reach out and do what we can to help those in need in the aftermath of the natural disaster the hit Texas and portions of the Gulf coast in the last week. The Bishop sent out a letter detailing opportunities to help Episcopal Relief & Development with their work. Below you will find additional avenues to offer assistance. 1. Episcopal Relief & … [Read more...]
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Like you, I have been stunned by the images of the devastation in Texas and Louisiana. Yet what is truly horrifying is that for many communities the worst is still to come as the rains continue to fall and the waters keep on rising. As Christians and as fellow citizens, it is our obligation to care for our neighbors in their time of need. Episcopal Relief and Development has created a special fund specifically to help the victims of Harvey. Please use … [Read more...]