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.
Jesus was a lamb of God like us - He was one of us! Like us, He was baptized by John (even though He had no sin) just as all of us were baptized. For all of us and for Jesus too, baptism reaffirms God's love for each of us and reminds us of our inherent worth. We need to remember this message every day! During all baptisms, we, the congregation, promise to nurture and support the newly baptized. The Godparents promise to take special care of the person. As a Sunday school teacher of three, four, and five year olds, I take this promise very seriously. I want all my children to absolutely know that Jesus loves them and that they are marked as God's own forever! In a sense, I am their Godparent for awhile on Sundays. Jesus is our shepherd, always taking care of us—never abandoning any of us. We can have total faith in his love and care. This is the kind of commitment I try to bring to my class each week. We learn about Jesus' life - His birth, His teaching (as shown in the Parables), the Eucharist, and His death and resurrection. We emphasize over and over that Jesus is the Good Shepherd and He loves us unconditionally and forever. It is an awesome responsibility and a wonderful privilege to be entrusted with the first church teachings these children receive. I pray I always let them know with words and actions how much Jesus loves them. In truth, they show me God's love every Sunday!
Julie Cornellier (2010)
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 !