Father James T. Yarsiah, Priest - In - Charge
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Sunday School resumed on September 10
MESSAGE FROM THE PRIEST-IN-CHARGE - November
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I am excited to report that the FIRST joint worship services between our yoked parishes, held on Sunday, October 29th at the St. James edifice was a resounding success! On December 31st, the SECOND joint worship services will be held at St. Michael’s, Wall. Our goal is to solidify our affiliation and continue to do ministry together (Psalm 133).
At our first joint worship services, we achieved a few objectives.
1. We congregated as a corporate body in a single worship space, with participants from both parishes (the attendance: 8am: 14 and 10am: 47).
2. We gathered for fellowship after the 10am service and parishioners from both parishes interacted with one another (the name tags were helpful). We have received positive feedback from those in attendance.
3. The Steering Committee members were introduced and a brief update on the committee’s work was conveyed.
Moving forward, there are several events, activities, and fundraisers planned for the month of November. I encourage parishioners and well-wishes to support and participate. The EYC will hold the Annual Election Day Spaghetti Dinner on November 7th in the undercroft. On Sunday, November 12th, we shall celebrate and give thanks for the ministry of Fr. Terry Rosheuvel and his family at St. James. On Nov. 17th, the Annual Thanksgiving distribution by the Bradley Food Pantry will take place at the waterfront in Bradley Beach. On Saturday, Nov. 18th, the Holiday Bazaar and famous roast beef dinner will be held in the undercroft. On Wednesday, November 22nd, we shall hold our joint pre-Thanksgiving Day service at St. Michael’s, Wall at 7 p.m. On Sunday, November 26, the youth (EYC) will help to lead worship on Youth Sunday. On December 3rd, we will conclude our 2024 Stewardship campaign with the Ingathering at the 9 a.m. worship service.
As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, our church family and individual families have many reasons to be grateful and give thanks to Almighty God for the many blessings we have received.
May God Bless and keep us! The Rev. Canon Dr. James T. Yarsiah