Welcome

St. James' Parish is as diverse as our 300+ years of history. We draw from the Annapolis area and as far south as Calvert County. We have over 325 families and individuals. At the same time we are striving to, in some ways, remain a parish where everyone feels connected and a part of a vibrant Christian Community. Our parish emphasizes "Remembering the Past, Living our faith, and Worshipping into the Future". In the midst of the Eucharist each Sunday, we clearly proclaim "This is not our table, it is the Lord's, and everyone is Welcome". The Eucharist is extended to young and older, for we are all God's children. We are Sisters and Brothers in Christ and as such it is essential that we relate to each other as a family.


Worship Schedule

Sunday

  • 8 AM Holy Eucharist, St. Mark's Chapel
  • 9 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
  • 10 AM Church School Classes
  • 11 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
  • 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
Driving Directions (St. James' & St. Mark's)

This Sunday's Readings:
Exodus 20:1-17 * Psalm 19 * 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 * John 2:13-22


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Recent Newsletters & Bulletins (more...)
The Shell (Newsletter)
March, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 4.2mb) * NEW *
Weekly Bulletins
March 8th, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 44kb)
Vestry Meeting Highlights
February 16th, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 447kb)

Lenten Reflection

Reflections on the Days of Lent and Holy Week, written by the People of St. James' Parish.
Download the 2015 e-book for your Kindle (Mobi File, 187kb) or other e-reader (E-pub File, 286kb).
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The women who had come with Him from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how the body was laid. Then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath, they rested according to the commandment.
Luke 23:55


The women referenced in this passage followed Jesus from Galilee, watched Him suffer and die, and took the time to see where He would be buried. Luke doesn't mention their names until later in his gospel--Luke 24:10—"Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James and several other women". Try to imagine what they were feeling—sadness, disappointment, confusion. They must have been devastated and thinking that their beloved Jesus was not their Messiah.

What could they do for Jesus now? It was a little thing perhaps, but they decided to make sure that He received the honor of a proper burial. They planned to go home and prepare the spices and ointments, and to come back early Sunday morning to anoint His body. And, in obedience to God, they rested on the Sabbath before preparing His body. I imagine that they could hardly wait for the Sabbath to be over so that they could perform this small act of caring and love. Their plan shows us that they were still expecting Jesus to remain dead. They were not expecting Him to rise from the dead!

Their commitment to Him was evident in little things. And because of their devotion, they were the first to know about the Resurrection. How about us—what can we do for Jesus now? Can you think of something you can do today to show your love and devotion to Him—no matter how small it may seem to you?

Nancy Horkan

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Recent Announcements

Please join us for our 2015 Lenten Program, HOSANNAH: A Spiritual Journey Through Holy Week, session #2:
Holy Week Begins!

6:00 PM Fellowship, 6:30 PM Potluck Supper, 7:30 PM Program
Mar 02 2015 02:00

Due to inclement weather, snow and ice the remainder of the day, the 5:30 PM service has been cancelled.
Mar 01 2015 07:14

Please join us for our 2015 Lenten Program, HOSANNAH: A Spiritual Journey Through Holy Week, session #1:
From Paul's Perspective

6:00 PM Fellowship, 6:30 PM Potluck Supper, 7:30 PM Program
Feb 24 2015 08:14

Once again, Barbara Howard's beautiful hand-painted wooden Easter Eggs will be for sale during the Lenten Dinners and the Coffee Hours beginning March 1st. Proceeds from these beautiful eggs, which are offered for only $10 each, support the many important ministries of the St. James' Parish Outreach Committee. Through your generous support, we hope to top last year's contribution! For additional information, please contact Barbara Howard at kbhoward@comcast.net.
Feb 19 2015 02:00

After careful deliberation and inspection of parking lots and sidewalks, and due to freezing temperatures that will cause icy conditions this evening, we have decided, as have other parishes, to cancel the Pancake Supper for the safety of parishioners and guests. We are sorry to have caused any disappointment.
Feb 17 2015 12:01

The Lenten program begins on Wednesday, February 25, and will be held each Wednesday evening through March 25th. The last will be held on Maundy Thursday, April 2nd. Each week fellowship begins at 6 PM in the Parish Hall, followed by a light supper and an informative presentation entitled, "A Spiritual Journey through Holy Week." This year, rather than providing soup for everyone that attends the program, the Women of St. James' Parish would like everyone to bring a potluck dish to share. A nonalcoholic punch, coffee, tea and dessert will be provided.
Feb 13 2015 02:00