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
  • 10 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
  • 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
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This Sunday's Readings:
August 30, 2015: Proper 17 (22) (Year B)
Song of Solomon 2:8-13 and Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 * Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 and Psalm 15 * James 1:17-27 * Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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What St. James' Means To Me

“St. James' is where I go to be fed - outstanding food, yes, but also fellowship and faith. No matter what I need or am interested in, there is someone else interested too!”
“Worship in a warm atmosphere that is spiritual and always uplifting. In my heart and my Episcopal faith, I always feel at home and inspired at St. James' Parish.”
“Each and every day I am thankful for the Blessing of St. James'. I have found good friends, the Clergy are the best and we have some of the most amazing youth that allow me to be a part of their lives. It has carried me through the best, worse and everything in between. Can't imagine my life without St. James'.”
“I really enjoy the sermons, because there are three different clergy who preach - so each one has his or her own style and way of getting the point across. Each Sunday is a little bit different, depending on who is preaching - but all three make you think.”

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Recent Announcements

St. James’ Community Yard Sale
We are hosting our first community yard sale September 26th, from 8 AM - 2 PM. We are looking for people interested in renting a space. All rental spaces fees will go to St. James' Community Assistance Team. Spaces are $25 for a 10x10 spot with 1 table. Space is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for renting a space is September 20, 2015, or until we run out of spots. At this time we are not accepting donations to be sold, but are looking for individuals who want to rent a space. For more information please email Ashley at Artemis914@aol.com.
Aug 29 2015 01:00

Fall Festival Planning & Preparation
Mark your calendars! The Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 10th from 1–5 PM. The Festival featuring the Country Ham and Oyster Dinner is one of the largest Parish fundraisers held during the year. We need everyone's time and donations. The profit from the Festival goes to the operation of the Parish. It also funds special events and receptions as well as contributing to several outreach ministries. The WSJP will be contacting volunteers but, in addition, there are sign-up sheets on the Women’s bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Please take a moment today to sign up. If you have additional questions, contact Kelly Richard at akellyrichard@aol.com.
Aug 28 2015 01:00

Blessing of the Backpacks, September 20th
On Sunday, September 20 at the 9 AM service the backpacks of children, youth, and college students can be brought up to the altar at the end of the service for a blessing. Each backpack will receive a laminated tag showing that it has been blessed.
Aug 26 2015 01:00

AARP Smart Driver Class
The AARP Smart Driver class for ages 50+ will be offered at St. James' Parish on Wednesday, September 2. You will learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, and review new traffic laws and rules of the road. There is NO driving test! Upon completion of the class, you may also receive a discount on your car insurance from your insurance company. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non AARP members, and is payable in cash or check made out to AARP at the time of registration. Registration begins at 9:30 with the class starting at 10:00. There will be a 1 hour break for lunch. Class will resume at 1:00 and will conclude at 3:00 o'clock. Registration prior to class is required. Please bring your AARP card, if applicable, and your driver’s license. Please call 410-867-2838 during normal business hours to register.
Aug 07 2015 01:00