St. James Potomac - Episcopal Church

St. James Potomac - Episcopal Church Welcome to St. James' Episcopal Church in Potomac, MD, where our mission is to bring people together to be transformed by Christ’s love. Please join us for at worship at 8:00am or 10:30am on Sundays.
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All are welcome! Please take a moment to check out our Facebook community guidelines:
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Operating as usual

Subscribe to the St. James' YouTube Channel!We need 100 subscribers for better features, like closed captions for sermon...
07/08/2021

Subscribe to the St. James' YouTube Channel!

We need 100 subscribers for better features, like closed captions for sermons, a better channel link, and more. Subscribe here: https://tinyurl.com/STJYouTube.
Read more in today's Rector's Reflection:
https://mailchi.mp/5e1901e74c65/rectors-reflection-7-8-21-fb

Subscribe to the St. James' YouTube Channel!

We need 100 subscribers for better features, like closed captions for sermons, a better channel link, and more. Subscribe here: https://tinyurl.com/STJYouTube.
Read more in today's Rector's Reflection:
https://mailchi.mp/5e1901e74c65/rectors-reflection-7-8-21-fb

07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy today’s worship service.

Our Musical Moment today features a Hoedown! This Sunday we celebrate the Fourth and begin a new FaithTalk program at 9:...
07/01/2021

Our Musical Moment today features a Hoedown! This Sunday we celebrate the Fourth and begin a new FaithTalk program at 9:15 a.m.: Episcopalian 101! Who are we, and why do we do that? Find out more in today's Rector's Reflection. https://mailchi.mp/d65bed9cb3e2/rectors-reflection-7-1-21-fb

Our Musical Moment today features a Hoedown! This Sunday we celebrate the Fourth and begin a new FaithTalk program at 9:15 a.m.: Episcopalian 101! Who are we, and why do we do that? Find out more in today's Rector's Reflection. https://mailchi.mp/d65bed9cb3e2/rectors-reflection-7-1-21-fb

06/27/2021

Thank you for worshipping with us today. Congrats to all our graduates!

06/20/2021

The video from today’s livestream is now available. Thanks to everyone who joined us in the building and from home!

We are live streaming and recording in-person worship on our YouTube channel! Find out how to join us online, listen to ...
06/17/2021

We are live streaming and recording in-person worship on our YouTube channel! Find out how to join us online, listen to some lovely music, and get the latest St. James' news in today's Rector's Reflection.
https://mailchi.mp/de0a183ccb17/rectors-reflection-6-17-21-fb

We are live streaming and recording in-person worship on our YouTube channel! Find out how to join us online, listen to some lovely music, and get the latest St. James' news in today's Rector's Reflection.
https://mailchi.mp/de0a183ccb17/rectors-reflection-6-17-21-fb

EMPLOYMENT: CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COORDINATOR. St. James’ Episcopal Church, Potomac is seeking a faithful, joyful, and ene...
06/16/2021

EMPLOYMENT: CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COORDINATOR. St. James’ Episcopal Church, Potomac is seeking a faithful, joyful, and energetic Children’s Ministry Coordinator to develop, provide, and oversee a program of Christian education and spiritual formation for children (preschool through fifth grade). Read more about the position and how to apply here: https://tinyurl.com/STJChildren

EMPLOYMENT: CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COORDINATOR. St. James’ Episcopal Church, Potomac is seeking a faithful, joyful, and energetic Children’s Ministry Coordinator to develop, provide, and oversee a program of Christian education and spiritual formation for children (preschool through fifth grade). Read more about the position and how to apply here: https://tinyurl.com/STJChildren

06/13/2021

If you couldn’t worship with us in person this morning, we invite you to watch the recording of our live stream.

We did it! We had our first in-person worship service on June 6. We have since improved our wi-fi and hope live streamin...
06/10/2021

We did it! We had our first in-person worship service on June 6. We have since improved our wi-fi and hope live streaming will work this Sunday. Thank you for your patience! The video continues to be available on our website (Sunday eve or Monday morning). See some pictures of our service in today's Rector's Reflection, and sign up to worship with us on June 13!
https://mailchi.mp/e103b9e70741/rectors-reflection-6-10-21-fb

We did it! We had our first in-person worship service on June 6. We have since improved our wi-fi and hope live streaming will work this Sunday. Thank you for your patience! The video continues to be available on our website (Sunday eve or Monday morning). See some pictures of our service in today's Rector's Reflection, and sign up to worship with us on June 13!
https://mailchi.mp/e103b9e70741/rectors-reflection-6-10-21-fb

06/06/2021
Worship Service, June 6

Here is the recording from our worship service from today. Thank you to all who joined us!

Welcome back, Rev. Meredith (mother of the bride)! And welcome back to in-person worship this Sunday! Sign up today: sea...
06/03/2021

Welcome back, Rev. Meredith (mother of the bride)! And welcome back to in-person worship this Sunday! Sign up today: seats are limited but waitlisted reservations get priority next Sunday. Read how in today's Rector's Reflection.
https://mailchi.mp/0baf80e4e1ff/rectors-reflection-6-3-21-fb

Welcome back, Rev. Meredith (mother of the bride)! And welcome back to in-person worship this Sunday! Sign up today: seats are limited but waitlisted reservations get priority next Sunday. Read how in today's Rector's Reflection.
https://mailchi.mp/0baf80e4e1ff/rectors-reflection-6-3-21-fb

05/30/2021
Morning Prayer, May 30, 2021 - Trinity Sunday

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In one week I’ll be worshiping with you again in our beloved sanctuary. I can’t wait!

This has been a difficult year, and we give thanks to God for getting us through. We also give thanks for the way God’s presence has been made known to us through one another. Moving forward we trust that God will continue to be with us no matter where or how we worship.

For those at home, the worship link will be emailed to you on Sunday morning, just as it has since the pandemic began.

Faithfully,

Rev. Meredith

To cap off our Care for Creation season, today's Rector's Reflection features a special Music Presentation by Newton Lew...
05/20/2021

To cap off our Care for Creation season, today's Rector's Reflection features a special Music Presentation by Newton Lewis on Romanticism in Nature. Also, a new FaithTalk series begins on Sunday: "Listening to God". Read more here:
https://mailchi.mp/4ea5452d0e75/rectors-reflection-5-20-21-fb

05/16/2021
Morning Prayer, May 16, 2021

On June 6, when we gather for our limited in-person worship, in order to follow CDC, County, and diocesan guidelines, there are some check-in requirements and procedures we must follow. More details are in your email.

The good news is that Montgomery County case rates are at the lowest they have been since the end of March 2020. The CDC has announced that vaccinated persons need not wear masks and the state and county are reassessing their restrictions. Thus, Rev. Meredith, the Wardens, and Vestry will reassess the re-gathering plans soon. For now, we will proceed with plans for our limited, in-person worship on Sunday, June 6 as planned. Thank you for your patience.

Virtual NAMI Walk on May 22! Support the St. James' Team of Hope with a walk or activity of your choice to raise funds f...
05/13/2021

Virtual NAMI Walk on May 22! Support the St. James' Team of Hope with a walk or activity of your choice to raise funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Read more in today's Rector's Reflection.

https://mailchi.mp/b9e29fd46958/rectors-reflection-5-13-21-fb

Virtual NAMI Walk on May 22! Support the St. James' Team of Hope with a walk or activity of your choice to raise funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Read more in today's Rector's Reflection.

https://mailchi.mp/b9e29fd46958/rectors-reflection-5-13-21-fb

05/09/2021
Morning Prayer, May 9

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We are planning for Phase 1 of in-person worship on June 6. Please check your email for more information on our plans.

As we begin to gradually regather, we will continue online worship so everyone is assured the chance to participate!

Rev. Meredith

Our May 1 Cleanup Day was a success! Read today's Rector's Reflection for photos of our volunteers. Also, get ready for ...
05/06/2021

Our May 1 Cleanup Day was a success! Read today's Rector's Reflection for photos of our volunteers. Also, get ready for NAMIWalks on May 22! St. James' Team of Hope will participate virtually.
https://mailchi.mp/7d801a88f234/rectors-reflection-5-6-21-fb

Our May 1 Cleanup Day was a success! Read today's Rector's Reflection for photos of our volunteers. Also, get ready for NAMIWalks on May 22! St. James' Team of Hope will participate virtually.
https://mailchi.mp/7d801a88f234/rectors-reflection-5-6-21-fb

05/02/2021
Morning Prayer, May 2, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As COVID numbers decline and more and more people are vaccinated, we have decided to plan our first in-person worship in over a year. Our first service will be a service of Morning Prayer at 11:00 on June 6.

Our hope is to continue with in-person services from then on, gradually returning to our regular worship as CDC, County, and diocesan guidelines allow.

Please check your email for more details on what to expect.

Faithfully,

Rev. Meredith

04/25/2021
Morning Prayer, April 25

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I was searching for St. James' photos to share during Coffee Hour today, and with each picture, was reminded of the joy and warmth of our parish family. Seeing them brought a smile to my face, as I realized once again how much this parish means to me. I found myself giving thanks to God for your ministry in our community, and the way even in COVID we have been there for each other.

Join us today in Coffee Hour at 10:15 a.m. as we celebrate the warm and joyful spirit of our parish community. Details for logging in your email.

Many blessings,

Rev. Meredith

04/11/2021
Morning Prayer, April 11

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Please note that FaithTalk begins at 9:00 a.m., 15 minutes earlier than usual! This will continue for the six weeks of our #CareForCreation series. Check your email for links.

But back to business:

We are working hard to make it safe to physically regather for worship later this spring. Vaccines are rolling out, and a number of you have shared that you are already vaccinated. I give thanks for the scientists and medical professionals who have made the vaccination rollout possible!

That said, it is still not safe to go back to “the way things were,” at least not yet. Attendance will be limited, social distancing and mask wearing will be observed, communion will not be served (at least at first), and coffee hour will continue online until it is safe for us to socialize in person.

We will make more details available as the opening day nears. In the meantime, it is crucial that we continue to follow guidelines: wear your mask (even if vaccinated), wash your hands, keep your distance—and trust that with God’s help, we’ll get through this safely.

I look forward to seeing you—in person—soon!

Rev. Meredith

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11815 Seven Locks Rd
Potomac, MD
20854

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 12pm

Telephone

(301) 762-8040

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Hello child of God… We are going through tough times, but God is with us. Keep washing your hands, but most of all keep praying. Here are two great poems from the book “I LOVE GOD by Gregory St. James Mundy Please enjoy and share with anyone you know may benefit from them God Bless. Hard Times Have you ever felt like the whole world was on your shoulders? Like everyone was out to get you and trying to run you over? No matter what you do, it always turns out wrong. Everything around you keeps falling as you try desperately to hold on. Everybody seems to be going up, while you keep heading down. Everyone has something to smile about, while you wear a frown. They all seem to be doing well and climbing up to the top. They all get to drink from the cup of success, but you never get a drop. Nothing ever seems to go your way and you don't even know the meaning of the word Luck? No matter how much you scrape and save, something always comes along and take your last buck. Well... just remember the man who complained about not being able to buy a new pair of shoes, until he met a man with no feet. The girl who complained about having to wear glasses, until she bumped into a blind man on the street. The boy who complained of having to eat his vegetables, when there are kids starving in the world with nothing to eat. The woman who complained about her baby crying all night, while some are born never to speak. Your life may not be as good as others, but remember that there is always someone worst off than you. So instead of complaining of what you don't have, take the time to thank the Lord for what you do. DEATH Will the pain ever leave me, will the hurt ever cease? The feeling that we feel when a love one is deceased. The tears that cannot be held back, but so openly flow. The feeling of complete emptiness that you feel from head to toe. I have not lost a relative or a friend, but surely a piece of myself. People gather to offer me sympathy, but they had no idea of how I felt. Losing someone who was so dear and close to me. Trying hard to be strong, but feeling complete misery. Never again seeing their smile or being able to share again the fun we had. Wishing that I could just take back some of the things I said. There are so many things I wish we could of done that we never had time to do. Like taking the time out to just spend a little bit more time with you. All the things that I thought that we had a lifetime to do. Now I must convince myself that I will not be doing them with you. There were times when you made me mad and got on my last nerve. But it was nothing compared to all the good times that the two of us shared. Losing a love one is such a hurting pain. To say how you feel, one is not able to explain. Knowing that you have lost something that can never be replaced. Feeling an empty loss that no amount of time can ever erase. The only comfort is given is knowing of their final resting place. Will be with the Almighty One, The Lord, Our Grace.
I have a cookbook, Our Daily Bread, from 1974. Anyone interested in it?
Hey there - you can snag a photo of your youth group over at our page @christmemorialepiscopal. Blessings.
Love the "Lower/Back" parking.
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To the Church women of St. James: Is anyone planning on going to the WomenKind Retreat in February? If so, my Mom and I need a ride and are looking for someone we could ride with to and from the retreat. Please let me know if you are able to give us a ride. Thanks! :)
Psalm 149:4-8 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron.