A celebration of liberation. A message beyond music.
This Sunday at 5 pm.

In a music calendar filled with tentpole events, our Juneteenth celebration definitely ranks as another can't-miss event. Combining classical pieces with rousing spirituals, our Juneteenth celebration will feature both world-renowned organist Dr. Carl Haywood and singers from the Norfolk State University and St. James's choirs. Quite simply, it promises to be an uplifting and inspirational event from start to finish. Get all the details here.

And after it's finished, there's a reception in Valentine with food and drink prepared by our legendary St. James's cooks. And it's all FREE.

If the parking garage is full, we've also arranged for extra parking at One Monument.

Let's spread the word about Juneteenth.
We want everyone to know about our amazing Juneteenth celebration this Sunday at 5 pm. 
You can help by going to our Facebook page and sharing our post (https://www.facebook.com/St.Jamess.Doers) or Instagram page (sjec1205)
Of course, you can also invite your friends and family.

Wednesday, June 22
Welcome Summer Recital Series: 7 pm in the Sanctuary

Atlantic Chamber Ensemble
Our third concert in the Welcome Summer Recital Series features
Atlantic Chamber Ensemble
playing music by Glinka, Piazzola, Scriabin and Milhaud

Saturday, June 25
The Ordinations of Blake Singer and Kilpy Singer: 10:30 am
The Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Ave

For more information about this week's events, visit doers.org/events/
This week's eChimes features
  • Amazing Month of Music continues - Atlantic Chamber Ensemble
  • Keeping up with St. James'sers this summer
  • Next Saturday - the Ordination of Blake Singer and Kilpy Singer
  • A gift for Blake and Kilpy
  • Help make St. James's a warmer place.

  • Using Name Tags
  • There are so many things to DO at Peter Paul
  • Scholarship opportunity for St. James'sers
  • Young Adults socially connecting this summer.
  • Hiring: Hospitality and Event Coordinator
  • Prayers of the People
There’s a reason we’ve been calling June “An Amazing Month of Music” here at St. James’s. Starting with the Memorial Day concert and Jazz Mass, and continuing with our Wednesday Night Recitals, it’s been one amazing music event after another. And there’s so much more to come. 

Mark your calendars and call your friends. This is the perfect way to introduce someone to St. James’s. 
Welcome Summer Recital Series:
Atlantic Chamber Ensemble
Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm

Our Welcome Summer Recital Series continues this Wednesday, June 22. It’s part of our June “Amazing Month of Music” offerings.

This coming Wednesday at 7 pm, Atlantic Chamber Ensemble will be playing music by Glinka, Piazzola, Scriabin and Milhaud.
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 through Carytown or pictures of your pet(s).

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.” 
The Ordinations of Blake Singer and Kilpy Singer
Next Saturday, June 25. 

June 25 will be 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. 

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 to view the livestream

And just in case there was any confusion, the Vestry voted unanimously to extend a call to Blake to serve as one of our Associate Rectors. And he accepted. So he'll remain here at St. James's, only now he'll serve as a deacon for about six months, then (following Episcopal tradition) be ordained again as a priest in about six months.
We are collecting a small purse in honor of Blake and Kilpy’s ordinations at the end of the month.

You can make your gift on-line by going here. and please make the following selections:
Gift Type: "Give one time"
Giving Type: "Singer Ordination Gift"
You can also write "Singer Ordination Gift" in the memo line. Thanks!

If you would like to gift by check, please send to the church office, Attn: Lois Wallenhorst.
Check should be received by Thursday, June 23.

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
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.

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!!
Scott-Taliaferro Scholarship

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.
Hiring: Hospitality
and Fellowship Coordinator

St. James’s is seeking an energetic, professional part-time Hospitality and Fellowship Coordinator. This person will ensure that fellowship, hospitality, and special service events are organized and executed smoothly. This critical part-time position is essential to the spiritual health and vitality of our faith community.

Please submit a resume, along with a cover letter addressed to the Rector, the Reverend Dr. John McCard c/o Donna Ellis, describing why you are called to this ministry. Please email your resume and cover letter to dellis@doers.org.

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.
For Diocese of Virginia news and information, visit: https://www.thediocese.net/

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