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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Have the Same Mind

Series:  Glimpses of God’s kin-dom

 
SCRIPTURES: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
 

During this Season of Epiphany, we continue to see how the light of God shines in the darkness and in our lives. In the scripture to the church of Corinth, Paul instructs the body of Christ to refrain from fighting among themselves, but rather proclaim the message of Christ. There is a call to follow God, to seek Christ, and to look for the light.

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 

 Worship Guide

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
  • Saint James Chancel Choir
  • Laural Clark, Handbell Director
  • Saint James Handbell Choir
  • Jeff Williams, Liturgist
  • Jelinda Blum, Children’s Message


Sunday, January 15, 2023

Enough

Series:  Glimpses of God’s kin-dom

 
SCRIPTURES: Psalm 40: 1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
 
Paul asserts that the church has everything it needs to be the church. Even when life is difficult, God is good. The psalmist proclaims God’s faithful presence and faithful response to the psalmist’s need.

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 

 Worship Guide

  • Donna Benson, Certified Lay Servant
  • Jim Quindlen, Liturgist
  • Donna Benson, Children’s Message
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
  • Saint James Chancel Choir


Sunday, January 8, 2023

The Water is Fine!

Series:  Glimpses of God’s kin-dom

 
SCRIPTURES:  Isaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:15-17

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 

 Worship Guide

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
  • Saint James Chancel Choir
  • Edie Candee, Liturgist
  • Jelinda Blum, Children’s Message


Sunday, January 1, 2023

Sunday After Christmas: Sacred Doing

Series: Reflecting the Sacred

We’ve looked through the lens of the sacred and have experienced time, people, places, others, and ourselves as God’s holy love reflected and incarnate in the world. Because of the experience of God’s action of love toward us, we are called also to act, the “sacred doing” of alleviating suffering wherever it is found. We dedicate ourselves in this New Year to sacred acts of justice and mercy, bringing grace to a hurting world, reflecting the sacred in all we do.
 

 Worship Guide

 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry      
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
  • Saint James Chancel Choir
  • Mary Anne Espenshade, Liturgist


Sunday, December 25, 2022

Christmas Sunday:  Surprisingly Sacred

In the early church, Sunday was known as the “day of light.” It is very special when Christmas falls on a Sunday, as it does in 2022. As light dawns on this morning, as the children scramble to the tree to see what has appeared, we remember that the sacred comes in the form of surprise sometimes, just as it did when light and life was known anew in the form of a baby in a humble stable. Can we dare to believe that we can know a surprising calm even in the midst of anxiety because of the in-breaking of this Prince of Peace upon our lives each and every day?

 Worship Guide

 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry      
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
  • Saint James Chancel Choir
  • Mary Anne Espenshade, Liturgist


Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022

It is not difficult to imagine this night as “reflecting the sacred.” We gather, sing, light candles and dare to believe that love truly enters the world time and again and anything is possible. What may be more difficult to understand, however, is that this love is ours, not because we’ve been “good” (as if God is Santa Claus), but simply because we are beloved. Our very being reflects the sacred. The incarnation of God in human flesh is proof.

4pm: Family Service

 
 
 

4pm: Family Service

      • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
      • Rev. Patricia Abell, Children’s Message
      • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
      • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
      • Saint James Chancel Choir
      • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
      • Nancy Everstine, Liturgist
      • Antuan Hairston, Liturgist

8pm: Lessons, Carols & Candlelight Service

 
 
 

8pm: Lessons, Carols & Candlelight Service

      • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
      • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
      • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
      • Saint James Chancel Choir
      • Debra Bostron, Liturgist
      • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
      • Mary Anne Espenshade, Liturgist
      • Jim Quindlen, Liturgist
      • Jane Ohlmacher, Piano Susan Day, Flute
      • Mary Anne Espenshade, Recorder
      • Eric Schwartz, Recorder


Sunday, December 18, 2022

PEACE Sacred Knowing

SERIES: Reflecting the Sacred

SCRIPTURES:  Isaiah 7: 10-16 Matthew 1: 18-25

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 

    • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
    • Debra Bostron, Children’s Message
    • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
    • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
    • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
    • Saint James Chancel Choir


Sunday, December 11, 2022

JOY Sacred Space

SERIES: Reflecting the Sacred

SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 35: 1-10; Luke 1: 46b-55

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 

    • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
    • Edie Candee, Children’s Message
    • Antuan Hairston, Liturgist
    • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
    • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
    • Saint James Chancel Choir
    • Laural Clark, Handbell Choir Director
    • Saint James Handbell Choir


Sunday, December 4, 2022

LOVE Sacred People

SERIES: Reflecting the Sacred

SCRIPTURES: Romans 15: 4-13; Matthew 3: 1-12

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 

    • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
    • Jelinda Blum, Children’s Message
    • Debra Bostron, Liturgist
    • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
    • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
    • Saint James Chancel Choir


Sunday, November 27, 2022

HOPE Sacred Time

SERIES: Reflecting the Sacred

SCRIPTURES: Romans 13: 11-14 (The Message); Matthew 24: 36-44 (NRSVUE)

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 
 

    • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
    • Donna Benson, Children’s Message
    • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
    • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
    • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
    • Saint James Chancel Choir


Sunday, November 20, 2022

Scoffers

SERIES: Face to Face with Jesus

SCRIPTURES: Luke 23:33-43

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 

    • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
    • Rev. Patricia Abell, Children’s Message      
    • Jim Quindlen, Liturgist
    • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
    • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
    • Saint James Chancel Choir


Sunday, November 13, 2022

Tourists

SERIES: Face to Face with Jesus

SCRIPTURES: Luke 21:5-19

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 

    • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
    • Debra Bostron, Children’s Message
    • Antuan Hairston, Liturgist
    • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
    • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
    • Saint James Chancel Choir
    • Laural Clark, Handbell Choir Director
    • Saint James Handbell Choir 


Sunday, November 6, 2022

Puzzles

SERIES: Face to Face with Jesus

SCRIPTURES: Psalm 149; Luke 6:20–31

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 
 

    • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
    • Edie Candee, Children’s Message
    • Mary Anne Espenshade, Liturgist
    • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
    • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
    • Saint James Chancel Choir


Sunday, October 30, 2022

Out on a Limb

SERIES: Face to Face with Jesus

SCRIPTURES:  Luke 19:1-10

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 

    • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
    • Donna Benson, Children’s Message
    • Barbra Cook, Liturgist
    • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
    • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
    • Saint James Chancel Choir


Sunday, October 23, 2022

Moving Forward to the Future

SERIES:  Stand in Faith Unashamed

SCRIPTURES: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 (CEB) 

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 

    • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
    • Rev. Patricia Abell, Children’s Message
    • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
    • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
    • Saint James Chancel Choir


Sunday, October 16, 2022

ALL Are Laity!

SERIES:  Stand in Faith Unashamed

SCRIPTURES:  Psalm 121 (CEB); 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 (CEB)

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
We had technical difficulties part way through the service, resulting in 2 separate videos and some of the service being missed.   Our apologies.
 
 
 
 

    • Debra Bostron, Certified Lay Servant
    • Jelinda Blum, Children’s Message
    • Antuan Hairston, Liturgist
    • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
    • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
    • Laural Clark, Handbell Choir Director
    • Saint James Handbell Choir


Sunday, October 9, 2022

Live Out Loud

SERIES:Stand in Faith Unashamed

SCRIPTURES: 2 Timothy 2:8-15 (CEB)

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Edie Candee, Children’s Message
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist Saint
  • James Chancel Choir


Sunday, October 2, 2022

The Holiest of Meals

SERIES:Stand in Faith Unashamed

SCRIPTURES: 2 Timothy 1:1-14 (CEB)

 

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell

9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary

10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Debra Bostron, Children’s Message
  • Mary Anne Espenshade, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist Saint
  • James Chancel Choir
  • Donna Benson, CLS, Message


Sunday, September 25, 2022

CROSSED!

SERIES: Having Words with Jesus

SCRIPTURES: Luke 16: 19-31 (CEB)

 
9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell
9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Edie Candee, Children’s Message      
  • Antuan Hairston, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Laural Clark, Bell Choir Director
  • Saint James Bell Choir
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, September 18, 2022

TOSSED!

SERIES: Having Words with Jesus

SCRIPTURES:  Luke 16: 1-14 (CEB)

 
9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell
9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Donna Benson, Children’s Message
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, September 11, 2022

LOST (the Cost of Discipleship)

SERIES: Having Words with Jesus

SCRIPTURES: Luke 15: 1-10 (CEB)

 
9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell
9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Debra Bostron, Liturgist
  • Jelinda Blum, Children’s Message
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, September 4, 2022

Counting the Cost

SERIES: Having Words with Jesus

SCRIPTURES: Luke 14: 25-33 (CEB)

 
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, August 28, 2022

Faithfully Filled

SCRIPTURES: Jeremiah 2:4-13 (CEB); Psalm 81:1, 10-16 (CEB)

 
8:30 am – Chapel in the Woods
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Jane Ohlmacher, Pianist
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, August 21, 2022

Faithfully Known

SCRIPTURES: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Luke 13:10-17 (CEB)

 
8:30 am – Chapel in the Woods
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Jane Ohlmacher, Pianist


Sunday, August 14, 2022

Finding Rest

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 62: 1-9 (CEB)

 
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 
 
 

  • Nancy Everstine, Certified Lay Servant
  • Edie Candee, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, August 7, 2022

Rhythms of Prayer

Scripture:  Acts 12:1-18 (CEB)
 
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 
 
 

  • Rev. Dr. Sarah Dorrance, Guest Pastor
  • Nancy Janson, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, July 31, 2022

God is… Forever Faithful

Scriptures:  Psalm 107: 1-9; 43 (CEB); Luke 12: 13-21 (CEB)
 
 
8:30 am – Chapel in the Woods
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Jane Ohlmacher, Guest Pianist


Sunday, July 24, 2022

Week 5 … Anchored by Faith, Rooted in Love

Scripture:  Colossians2:6-15, Luke 11:1-13
 

This week we conclude the series ‘BeUMC, Be the Light’.

We have celebrated our Wesleyan heritage and embraced what God has done in creating, designing and empowering us.

Today we celebrate our roots of Love through hymns that anchor our faith.

 
8:30 am – Chapel in the Woods
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Mary Anne Espenshade, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, July 17, 2022

Week 4  … For Whom the World is Our Parish

Scripture:  Isaiah 2:2-4
 

We build our community and we make disciples. Disciple-making is the heart of our work, of course. But you remember that the purpose of making disciples is not to strengthen the church. Rather, we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Rather than a general rule guiding our worship, this week it is an environment or an arena within which we do our work, just as John Wesley believed he worked.

 
8:30 am – Chapel in the Woods
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary – Available On-Line
 
 

 

 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Barb Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, July 10, 2022

Lesson 3: The People of God … Stay in Love With God

SCRIPTURE: 1 John 5:1-6 (CEB)
 
Worship this week is about reaching out to God in ways that are beneficial to us and to those around us. Staying in love with God takes discipline, but could it be easier than we think?
 

“the love of God is this, that we obey God’s commandments” (1 John 5:3).

 

That is certainly what the ordinances are about, the disciplines as we know them. They are all about love—the love of God that is also expressed in the love of neighbor.

 
 
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary – Available On-Line
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Edie Candee, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, July 3, 2022

Lesson 2: The People of God … Do Good

SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:9-21 (CEB), Galatians 6:1-18 (CEB)
 
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary – Available On-Line
No Chapel in the Woods the 1st Sunday of the month.
 
 
Note:   Due to technical difficulties, only the audio portion of the service is available.

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Donna Benson, Children’s Message
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, June 26, 2022

9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary – Available On-Line

Week 1: The People of God … Who Do No Harm

SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 3:29-30 (CEB), Galatians 3:23-29 (CEB)

 
Focus Words: Resilient, Diverse, Justice-seeking
 
Focus Scripture: Do not plan harm against your neighbor who lives trustingly beside you. Do not quarrel with anyone without cause, when no harm has been done to you. Proverbs 3:29-30, NRSV
 
Why are we told to avoid harm? That’s what the first couple of verses of the chapter tell us.
 

My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life and abundant welfare they will give you.

(Proverbs 3:1-2, NRSV)
 
There is nothing passive about the General Rule to “Do No Harm.” We are called to seek out ways to end the harm that is caused to God’s people for whatever reason; the harm caused to all of creation for whatever reason. It calls for a vigilance that is beyond any of us individually, but within the realm of possibility for all of us collectively – when we are empowered and equipped by the Spirit to be alive every hour of every day for the length of days we are given.
 
 
 
 

  • Edie Candee, Liturgist
  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Children’s Message
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
 
 
 


Sunday, June 19, 2022

8:30 am – Worship in the Chapel in the Woods
 
 

Pentecost

Message: Growing Up in the Noise

Scripture:  Luke 8: 26-33, Galatians 3: 23-26

 

United in Spirit, that’s Pentecost … the celebration of the gift of Holy Spirit moving all over to join our hearts and minds

There is a unity of Spirit that across both the Pentecost experience and the scripture readings.

The unity of a diverse group of people (Acts 2), the unity of all of Christ’s followers adopted into one united family (Romans 8), and the unity of love connecting both our Trinitarian God and our human community (John 14).

Let us celebrate!
 
 

  • Debra Boston, Liturgist
  • Donna Benson, CLS – Message
 


 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 

Pentecost

Message: The Great Requirement

Scripture:  Micah 6:8 (CEB); John 16:12-15 (CEB)

 
 

  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Donna Benson, Children’s Message
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
  • Saint James Chancel Choir
  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor


Sunday, June 5, 2022

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell
9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 

Pentecost Sunday

Message: Jesus, the Way

Scripture:  Acts 2:1-21 (CEB); John 14:8-17, 25-27 (CEB
 

  • Nancy Janson, Liturgist
  • Jelinda Blum, Children’s Message
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
  • Saint James Chancel Choir
  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor