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.
The people of St. James' Parish and the greater community will open the season of preparation for Christmas on the first Sunday of Advent, November 29th, at 4PM by singing the Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah" in St. James' Church. Michael S. Ryan, Music Director, St. James' Parish, will direct the come-as-you-are chorus and guest soloists with a chamber ensemble, organ and trumpet. Those who do not wish to sing are welcome to just come and enjoy the program!
A candlelight reception hosted by the Women of St. James' Parish will follow in the parish hall. Singers are asked to bring a score and a snack or dessert. Some scores will be available for loan or for purchase at $10. A free will offering will benefit the Salvation Army.For more information please contact our Musical Director, Michael Ryan - email@example.com. Everything that people donate at these events goes entirely to the Salvation Army for their outreach ministries.
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