Lord’s Pantry Christmas Adoption Program
All gifts need to be brought to the church no later than next Sunday, November 29th
The Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Parade Saturday, December 12 at 3pm
St. James’ is planning to be very much involved – as usual! There’s lots of ways that you can join in the fun:
Ride the float – We will be entering a float this year. Kids are invited to ride! We’ll be doing a nativity scene and we’ll provide all the costumes and props the kids need. We do need some parents to help get the kids into costume and transport them down to the staging area. Details on timing and logistics to follow in other emails and announcements at church.
Help build the float – We’ve got a lot of the pieces already built but there’s still work to do – especially the day of the parade! Details to follow in other emails.
Walk along with the float – If you’ve got young kids on the float, we request that you walk along with us or (sorry, no adults on the float). It’s not a long route and it’s fun to see the crowds.
Hand Out Candy Canes – You can walk along with the float and hand out candy canes to the crowd and spread holiday cheer. We’ll provide the candy canes and the bags to carry them in.
Be Good Will Host – Greet the crowds in front of the church. Watch the parade, give out hot drinks and treats and sing Christmas Carols!
Have Fun at the Christmas Party – Right after the float, everyone involved with the parade festivities is invited to a Christmas Party in Bartholomew Hall. We ask that everyone bring a dish to share.
Contact Rich Carango to get involved. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the parade! Rich Carango [email protected]
Acolyte Social and Training, this Sunday, November 22nd at 10am.
Third graders and older are invited to learn more about what it means to be an Acolyte in the church.
Autumn and Advent Men’s Bible Study
Members of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew are excited to present a men’s Bible study on the theme “Men at Work.” This is a great chance to examine how we can apply lessons from the Bible to our modern life in a non-intimidating, informal environment with other guys. There is no pre-reading and no homework…just show up with an open mind! We follow the Serendipity format, which includes small talk at the beginning, discussion of a scripture passage, and a closing prayer.
We will meet in the church library from 7:30 to ~9:00pm on the following Thursdays: Nov 19, Dec 3, 10, 17
Please contact Rob Deitcher ([email protected]) with questions. Letting Rob know if you plan to attend will also help ensure there are enough handouts and snacks!
Smile and say “Cheese” We want your picture…
for the membership database and the online directory! With Father John joining us in December, it would be really nice and helpful to have our membership database as up to date as possible and to have as many current pictures as possible. Do we have your family photo, is it current or really outdated? Take a picture, take a selfie with your smart phone, or dig through your vacation pictures. Email your photo to the parish office. Close up shots work the best and electronic copies are the best format. Don’t have a camera? Let the office know and we will arrange for someone to take your picture on a Sunday morning. Also, be on the look out for an email reminder from the parish office requesting a photo with the subject line “We’re missing your photo”. It might go to your spam folder.
Book Club News
The Book Club meets at Panera Bread in Exton ( the Giant shopping center on Swedesford Road) the third Friday of each month at 11am. New members are
always welcomed. Contact Peg Leister at [email protected] for more information. We will be reading the following books
November: To Kill a Mocking Bird-Lee
December: The Good Lord Bird-McBride
January: Go Set a Watchman-Lee
We will be comparing the two books by Harper Lee-old and new.