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.
Holy Week Schedule
- Maundy Thursday (April 17th):
- 7:30 PM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
- Good Friday (April 18th):
- 12 PM Good Friday Liturgy, St. James' Church
- 7:30 PM Good Friday Liturgy, St. James' Church
- Holy Saturday (April 19th):
- 7:30 PM The Great Vigil of Easter, St. James' Church
- Easter Day (April 20th):
- 6:30 AM Sunrise Service, Outdoor Worship Space
- 8 AM Holy Eucharist, St. Mark's Chapel
- 9 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
- 11 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
The Lectionary (External Link)
Recent Newsletters & Bulletins (more...)
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Requests & Forms
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.
Jesus shared these words with His twelve disciples during The Last Supper. They broke bread and drank from the cup. Jesus told them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many...I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until I drink it anew in the kingdom of God."
I think Jesus' words were meant to prepare the disciples for His crucifixion. These twelve men had followed Jesus with unshakeable faith. They had heard Him preach and had witnessed Him perform many miracles. I would imagine, no matter how much Jesus may have reassured them that His crucifixion was God's will, it was a painful and difficult thing for them to understand and to accept. I think Jesus' words were meant to prepare them for His death, which He knew was imminent. He may have also hoped His words would comfort the disciples by reassuring them that He was not afraid - that He would have life everlasting in the kingdom of God. Jesus needed the disciples to believe in the kingdom of God, to know that it should not be feared so that they would continue to spread the word of God.
Kathy Dickinson (2008)
The Grief of Loss as Divine Judgement
6:00 PM Fellowship, 6:30 PM Soup Supper, 7:30 PM Program