Next Meeting of Vestry: 

  • January 2, 2018  (Tuesday Evening)

  • Undercroft, 7:00 pm

  • All Parishioners are warmly invited to attend. 

 

Next Meeting of St. Martha’s Guild: 

Date:   To Be Announced

Location:   Church Undercroft

Time:   7:00 pm

For more information, please contact Alice Force (732-681-1948)

 

Lay Ministry  (January 2018)

January 7, 2018

Ushers & Oblationers: 

8:00      Bob & Cathy Ward

10:00    Ed & Toosje Potts

Lectors & Intercessors:

8:00       Ed Taylor

10:00     Jean Ridner

Chalice Bearers:

8:00       Gail Connors

10:00     Gail Lordi, Gayle Garrabrandt

Acolytes:

8:00       Ed Taylor

10:00     Chuck Katten

Lay Eucharistic Visitor:

Gail Connors

Vestry Counters:

Chuck Katten, Jean Ridner

 

January 14, 2018

Ushers & Oblationers:

8:00       Bob & Cathy Ward

10:00     Gayle Garrabrandt, Andrea Wilson

Lectors & Intercessors:

8:00       Cookie Turner

10:00     Joan Knust

Chalice Bearers:

8:00       Bob Ward

10:00     Chuck Katten, Toosje Potts    

Acolytes:

8:00       Cookie Turner

10:00     Chuck Katten

Lay Eucharistic Visitor:

Linda Curtiss

Vestry Counters:

Wally Smith, Chuck Katten

 

January 21, 2018

Ushers & Oblationers:

8:00       Michael & Alison Valente

10:00     Wally Smith, Chuck Katten

Lectors & Intercessors:

8:00       Gail Connors

10:00     Melanie Coleman-Jemaly

Chalice Bearers:

8:00       Gail Connors

10:00     Gayle Garrabrandt, Chuck Katten

Acolytes:

8:00       Bob Ward

10:00     Greg Dodd

Lay Eucharistic Visitor:

Chuck Katten

Vestry Counters:

Greg Dodd, Chrissy Oppegaard

 

January 28, 2018  (Annual Meeting)  

Ushers & Oblationers:

9:00       Larry & Gail Connors

Lector & Intercessor:

9:00       Bob Ward

Chalice Bearers:

9:00       Gail Connors, Toosje Potts

Acolyte:

9:00       Bob Ward

Lay Eucharistic Visitor:

Jane Moore

Vestry Counters:

Michael Valente, Bob Ward

 

Altar Guild on Duty:

8:00       Kathy King

10:00     Marilyn Krampert

 

Help Ministry Cards  

Thanks to all who keep our basket empty.  Just for clarification, all situations are different, so please send cards that say you/we are thinking of them.  In the summer you will find the basket by the prayer books in the Undercroft, and during the rest of the year, the basket will be in church behind the last pew.  Again, thanks – feel free to call me with any names to add.   (Patty O’Rourke 732-493-5171)

 

St. James Choir:

HELP WANTED!    The St. James Choir is in great need of additional members, and we ask you to prayerfully consider joining us in the ministry of music.  No experience is necessary and you do not need to know how to read music.  All that is needed is a desire in your heart to worship and praise our Lord through song.  Rehearsals will be held on Thursday evenings from 7:15 to 8:45 pm.  All are welcome!

 

Bradley Food Pantry:

Thank You for donating to the Bradley Food Pantry.  With the help of the community, the Pantry serves over 600 families every month with groceries intended as a three-day supply of food.  The Pantry can always use:   

(1) Cereal,   (2) Microwavable Meals,    (3) Protein Beans (canned or dry),    (4) Pasta,       (5) Peanut Butter,    (6) Soup,    (7) Toiletries.

 

 

 

Retirement Farewell for Reverend Frank M. Goss, Rector of St. James

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Transition of Bradley Food Pantry Directors

(Thank You Rich Brugger and Best Wishes for Success Linda Curtiss)

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Confirmation (December 14th 2014)

Nine Young Adults of St. James Parish were confirmed by Bishop William Stokes on December 14th 2014; they were as follows:  Alex Smith, Ryan Oppegaard, Annabelle Madden, Ryan Valente, Olivia Scott, Allison Bishkoff, Ronald Lamo, David Scott, and Shane Force.

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Visit of Deacon Debbie Clarke (Diocesan Youth Director) and Her Team

Deacon Debbie Clarke, Diocesan Youth Director, Guest Speaker and Homilist

Deacon Debbie Clarke, Diocesan Youth Director, Guest Speaker and Homilist

St. James Coffee Hour to Honor Visit of Diocesan Youth Director (Deacon Clarke) and Her Team

St. James Coffee Hour to Honor Visit of Diocesan Youth Director (Deacon Clarke) and Her Team

 

Parish Picnic (June 7th 2015)

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Blessing of the Animals (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi)

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Historical Publication for Centennial of St. James Church

St. James Centennial Publication

St. James Centennial Publication

To honor the Centennial of St. James Church (May 2011), a well-researched publication was developed; this publication, 100 pages in length (including the covers), includes:

  • Mission Statement for St. James Church
  • Statement by Rector, Father Frank M. Goss
  • Commendations by:  Bishop George E. Councell, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey;  Mr. Sean T. Kean, Senator for 11th District, State of New Jersey; Mrs. Julie Schreck, Mayor of Bradley Beach, New Jersey
  • Historical Overview of St. James Episcopal Church of Bradley Beach, New Jersey 
  • Listing of Clergy (Organization Phase, St. James Mission, St. James Parish)
  • Special Tributes to First Rector, Reverend Harry L. Hadley, and Mrs. Eleanor Pierson
  • Reminiscences of Reverend Kenneth A. Gluckow
  • Descriptive Tour of St. James Church 
  • Stained Glass Windows and Doors of St. James Church 
  • Organizations of St. James Church 
  • Religious and Community Outreach Activities of St. James Church  
  • Related Historical Information
  • Inside Back Cover:   Color photograph of the “Fishers of Men” Banner of St. James Church;  Scripture account of Jesus’ invitation to Peter, Andrew, James, and John to follow Him, promising to make them “fishers of men;”  Descriptions of St. James Church Banner, and Centennial Logo

The Publication was printed on appropriate weight and bright white paper by JM Printing and Graphics located in Wall Township, New Jersey; it includes a blue plastic spiral binding and a clear plastic front outer cover.  To cover the cost incurred for printing and binding, a donation of $15.00 is requested.  If you would like to obtain a personal copy, please contact the Church Office.