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.
- 8 AM Holy Eucharist, St. Mark's Chapel
- 9 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
- 11 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
- 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
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Reflections on the Days of Lent and Holy Week, written by the People of St. James' Parish.You can download the 2014 e-book for your Kindle (, 275kb) or other e-reader (, 186kb). Also, you can access all the previous Lenten Reflections booklets on the Lenten Reflections 2008-2014 page.
Through today's verse we encounter a Jesus who is tired, hungry, and alone after spending forty days in the wilderness being tempted by Satan. The forty days Jesus spent being tempted remind me of our own forty days of seeking and searching during this season of Lent...Amazingly, we find ourselves connected; connected to Jesus through the one thing that can weaken or strengthen our relationship with God, temptation.
The tempter knows the condition of Jesus; he knows His weaknesses (he's hungry, tired, and alone) and he tries to take advantage of them. It's as if the tempter is saying: "use your power to meet your own needs, use your power to meet the material needs of the world." However, Jesus refuses and puts His trust in His Father. Jesus acknowledges the love His Father has for Him, thus enabling Him to overcome any temptation.
Like Jesus, we too, face temptations every day. How we respond to such temptations depends on whether or not we are willing to trust God and his love for us. So, this Lenten season let us spend more time recognizing our weaknesses and the places in which we are tempted, so that we may respond in ways that glorify God instead of ourselves. And may we be reminded that it is God who provides for our deepest needs and it is through His love that we are able to overcome any temptation we face.
Amanda Knouse +(2009)
2nd Annual Lenten-Easter Messiah Sing-Along
The second Annual Lenten/Easter Messiah Sing-Along of parts II and III will be held March 23rd at 4 PM in St. James' Church. This new tradition that began last year grew out of the Advent/Christmas "Messiah" Sing-along first performed in 1987.The come as-you-are chorus will be directed by Michael S. Ryan. Singers are asked to bring a score and a snack or a dessert for the reception hosted by the Women of St. James' that follows in the parish hall. Some scores are available to buy ($10) or borrow.
Moses, Pharaoh, the Prophets and Us
6:00 PM Fellowship, 6:30 PM Soup Supper, 7:30 PM Program
Cost: Donations support the Christian Formation Committee programs. Youth (grades 6 - 12) will prepare and serve supper to the community.
Cost: Donations support the Christian Formation Committee programs
Youth (grades 6 - 12) will prepare and serve supper to the community. PLEASE JOIN US !