Weekly News from St. James' Episcopal Church | Leesburg, Virginia
May 21, 2023 |The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Sunday Worship
  • 7:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
  • 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II (live-stream)
  • Children are always welcome in worship! If needed, Nursery care is available during our 10:30 a.m. service.
  • All children under 10 are welcome to come up for a short children’s sermon, followed by Children’s Chapel in the Parish Hall.
  • We will celebrate God’s love through music and a brief activity before rejoining our families to take part in the Eucharist.
  • Children’s Chapel is for ages 4 to 10; ages 3 and under are welcome, however, to attend Children’s Chapel with a guardian.
Wednesday Worship
  • 11:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
Livestream Worship
We've changed our technology to make an easier and more streamlined process for you to watch our livestream on Sunday mornings!

On one webpage -- stjamesleesburg.org/st-james-livestreaming -- you can see the livestream when it begins, as well as download service bulletins for that Sunday.

You can see all of our archived Sunday services on our YouTube Channel at youtube.com/@saintjames151

And, if you prefer to join us on Facebook Live, please visit www.facebook.com/stjamesleesburg/live.
St. James' Membership 101
Sunday, May 21 | 11:30 a.m. | Parish Hall
Looking to learn more about St. James'? Fr. Chad will be hosting a Membership 101 information session on May 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall, where you will learn about the first steps in becoming a member of St. James’. Learn more about the history, values, and mission of St. James’, and what it means to be a member. You can also learn more about our active ministries and ways for you to get involved. Childcare will be provided upon request. Register online ,visit the website, or call the office at (703)777-1124.
The Women's Ministry Day of Retreat
Saturday, May 20 | 8:30 a.m. | Parish Hall
The Women's Ministry Day of Recollection Retreat is coming up on May 20th.  This Day of Recollection will be led by Rev. Dr. Linda Kapurch. The topic will be Discernment:  What's God Calling Me To Do? We will meet from 8:30 to 3:00 in the Parish Hall.  Please register online, or call the Parish Office (703-777-1124) and indicate your lunch preference. Everyone is welcome. Questions call Cindy Helba (703-447-1614).
St. James’ Mom’s Group
Sunday, May 21 | 12 p.m. | Bleu Frog Vineyards @16413 James Monroe Hwy
All moms of young children are invited to join us at Bleu Frog Vineyards on Sunday, May 21 at 12 p.m. for food and fellowship. Partners and children are also welcome to join. For more information or questions, please reach out to Ellen Pinson at ellen.lightsey1@gmail.com.
Baptism Sunday
Sunday, May 28 | 10 a.m. | The Church
We will offer the Sacrament of Baptism on Pentecost Sunday, May 28 at the 10 a.m. service. If you or a loved one would like to be baptized, please contact the church office at rsnodgrass@stjamesleesburg.org or call 703-777-1124.
Donations FOR CHILDREN’S SAKE of Virginia
The Girl Scout troop 70088 will be collecting items for foster children in Northern Virginia through Sunday, May 21. Please drop off bags, toiletries, art supplies, games, toys, books, socks, hats, and stuff animals in the designated bin located in the Narthex. All donations will go to the “For Children’s Sake of Virginia” organization.
Summer Camps at St. St. James' Pre-School
This June & July we are offering fun and educational summer camps for little ones 2 ½ - 5 years-old. Camp themes are: Sensory Art & Science (3 ½ -5); Music Fun (3 1/2-5 y.o.); Aloha (2 ½ - 5 y.o.); Young Scientists (4-5 y.o.); Dinosaur Adventure (3-3.5 y.o.); A Week at the Beach (3 ½ -5 y.o.); Kids in the Kitchen (4-5 y.o.). If you are interested in registering, please contact the Pre-school at (703)777-8439. 
Graduate Sunday
Sunday, June 4 | 10 a.m. | The Church
Do you have a student graduating from high school? If so, please send in the names of your graduating students, along with the name of their respective schools, so we can recognize each of them on Sunday, June 4. Please contact the church office at rsnodgrass@stjamesleesburg.org or call 703-777-1124 by Sunday, May 28.
Men's Service Ministry Book Study
The Men’s Service Ministry (MSM) meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Parish House. Guests and visitors are always welcome!
Assistant Teachers/Floaters
St. James’ Preschool is looking for Assistant Teachers/Floaters for our 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested in working part-time in a fun, loving, Christian environment with preschoolers, please contact Janet Stayrook, Preschool Director at (703) 777-8439 or send your resume to her email at: jstayrook@stjamesleesburg.org. Thank you.
Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont
Save the date on your calendars for this year's annual Parish Retreat in beautiful Orkney Springs, Virginia, from Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8. You’ll have time to relax, spend time with your St. James’ family, and opportunities for games, hiking, prayer labyrinths, and even salamander catching! More details coming soon! If you would like to be on the planning committee, please contact Dottie Brannock at dglvt@yahoo.com or (703)-431-1820
Those Requesting Prayers This Week: Those requesting our prayers this week: Thea Barry, Ed, Corinne Howley, Dennis Brogan, Rob Chapman, Carolina, Mary, Ellen Vetter, Lang Lloveras, Lois Simpson, Nicholas, & Laura Underwood.
Those on Our Long-Term Prayer List: Pam Genn, Darryl Wormuth, Lyn O’Rourke, John Connolly, Brian Hess, Debbie, Eeda Dennis, Mary, Tony Price, Chris Fling, Virginia Laughlin, Crossley Hawn, George Burghardt, the Semeraro family, Steve Page and the Page family, Mike Carren, Bruce Bucklin, Belinda Moore, Alice Lynn, & Barbara Rose.
Those Who Need Our Prayers:
All those impacted by acts of violence, those affected by COVID-19, the people of Ukraine and those involved in the Ukraine war, those who are unemployed or underemployed, those serving in the armed forces at home and abroad.

Do You Need Prayer or Care?
"In case of illness, the minister of the congregation is to be notified." (BCP p. 453)

Call the Church Office | Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(703)777-1124 | info@stjamesleesburg.org
After Hours Pastoral Care Line | (202)750-4247
St. James' Weekly Calendar: May 21 - May 28
Sunday, May 21
7:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist Rite II (live-streamed)
11:30 a.m. St. James Membership 101 | The Parish Hall
12:00 p.m. St. James' Moms' Group |Bleu Frog Vineyards
4:00 p.m. Grace to Go | Loudoun Apartments

Monday, May 22
7:00 p.m. Contemplative Prayer | Nave
7:00 p.m. Men’s Service Ministry Meeting | Youth Room

Tuesday, May 23
7:00 p.m. Vestry Meeting | Kitty Boyd Room

Wednesday, May 24
11:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II

Thursday, May 25
8:30 p.m. AA Group | Parish Hall

Sunday, May 28 | Day of Pentecost
7:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist Rite II (live-streamed)
4:00 p.m. Grace to Go | Loudoun Apartments