Celebrating Blake & Kilpy

This Saturday is a milestone day for Blake Singer and Kilpy Singer, and by extension for St. James’s too. It’s the day both will be ordained. They have blessed St. James's with their spiritual wisdom and welcoming personalities. May their ministries enrich their congregations for years to come. 

Saturday, June 25
The ordinations will be held at 10:30 am at The Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Ave, (at Staples Mill). All are welcome to attend in person or watch online .

Sunday, June 26
Join us for an Ordination Celebration–after the 10 am service in Valentine Hall. We’ll be presenting Blake and Kilpy with our gift at this time, not to mention our profoundest congratulations.
This week's eChimes features
  • Keeping up with St. James'sers this summer with pictures
  • Scholarship opportunity for St. James'sers deadline
  • Summer Service and Fellowship for All
  • Save The Date - Rector's Q&A
  • Help make St. James's a warmer place
  • See Juneteenth on YouTube
  • Use a Name Tag to make everyone feel more welcomed
  • Come be a DOERS at Peter Paul
  • Young Adults socially connecting this summer.
  • Prayers of the People
Keeping Up with St. James'sers this summer

We know lots of you will be doing awesome things this Summer. So we came up with a fun way to stay in touch. We call it “Keeping Up with St. James’sers”.

And as you can see from the sample pictures here, we’ll publish photos of whatever you’re doing on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

It could be anything from a big family trip to an afternoon of gardening, a walk around RVA, pictures of your pets - anything is possible.

We’ve created a form on our website – https://doers.org/keeping-up-with-st-jamesers/ – where you can download your pics (you can definitely send more than one) and tell us a little about what you’re up to. 

So have fun. And remember, “Pics or it didn’t happen.” 
Scott-Taliaferro Scholarship
Applications due Friday, July 1st

Funding for the Scott-Taliaferro Scholarship is given through the generosity of Mrs. Thomas Branch Scott, Jr. and Lucy Nelson Taliaferro in memory of their parents and grandparents, and Dr. and Mrs. Richard Michaux.
The Scott-Taliaferro Scholarship was created to provide financial aid for the undergraduate college education of St. James’s members. The scholarship awards are based on need and service to the community.

Applicants must submit the following:
  • a personal letter which includes the objectives or purposes for pursuing a college education, financial need and any other sources of funding,
  • a description of family (e.g. number of household members)
  • a description of service efforts (e.g. church, community, and school)

Only one recipient is allowed per household. Please submit application letters to:
Tracy Schneider--Senior Warden
c/o Mary Brown
St. James’s Episcopal Church
1205 W. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220.

Letters may also be submitted electronically to mbrown@doers.org.
All application letters are due by July 1st.
Summer Service and Fellowship for All

We’re not slowing down for summer at St. James. Join the Family Ministry team at our fellowship and service events this summer. 

Mark your calendar for:
Thursday, July 21, Picnic and Playground
Saturday, July 23, St. James's service opportunity.

We'll provide more details closer to the date. So keep an eye on the eChimes and our social media pages.

All ages are welcome!
Save the Date for The Rector’s Q&A 

On Sunday July 17th—right after the 10 am service in Valentine Hall—we’re bringing back the Rector’s Forum.

John and other church leaders will be available to answer any questions you have about the church as we look ahead to the new program year. 

We value your questions and comments, so please make plans to be at this important event. 

Help make St. James’s a warmer place.  

Our Sunday Services can use your special brand of warmth. Greeters play an essential role at St. James’s, especially when it comes to making newcomers feel welcome and comfortable. There are openings right now.

If you are interested in joining this wonderful ministry, please contact Marisa Trible at valenzmc@gmail.com
See Juneteenth on YouTube. 

If you couldn’t make it to our Juneteenth Celebration, or you want to see it again, the entire performance is up on our YouTube page. Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/YouTubeJuneteenth

While you’re there, please subscribe to our YouTube channel. We’re 10 subscriptions away from our goal of 1000.
Your name here.

We understand the importance of name tags, so moving forward you’ll find pens and name tags in the Narthex to use on Sundays. 

We’re also in the process of creating permanent name tags that you can order and keep. We’ll have more details as we finalize our plans, But in the meantime, please use the disposable ones in the Narthex. 

It’s a great way to help everyone feel more welcome.
There are so many things to DO at Peter Paul - come be a DOERS

Our friends at Peter Paul have just put out a newsletter with a wide variety of volunteer opportunities you can participate in right now. Click here to see the newsletter.

Peter Paul is one of our three DOERS DOING partners and we have regular organized volunteer events with them. But the opportunities listed in the newsletter are things you or a group of you can do on your own. Thanks!!

Staying connected this summer. 

Our College and Young Adult Small Group will be meeting up informally throughout the summer for social gatherings. If you are or know of a college student or young adult that would be interested, contact Blake Singer at bsinger@doers.org to be added to the list.

Click here to see the names of those we're remembering in our prayers this week.

We do our best to keep this list current, but if you want your name added or removed, please contact Mary Brown or call her at 804-355-1779, ext. 313.
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