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St. James Episcopal Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Sunday Morning Prayer
Time: 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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 Morning Prayer Liturgy, please click here.
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From the Rector
I miss seeing you. As we have mentioned, we will try having some celebrations of The Holy Eucharist outside. We have to limit these, so we ask you to register. It is short notice, but we will have one this Sunday, September 20 at 4:00. You can register at this link. If you have trouble, email me at
We ask that you wear a mask and bring your own chair. We will practice social distancing and take care with the method of distributing communion. Please weigh your own level of risk in attending. We will try this time for a few weeks. Registration will be released on Mondays going forward. We will learn together. 
We will continue to worship online on Sunday mornings. Also, take a look at other opportunities to connect. Join in and support each other. 
Thank you for being faithful followers of Christ even during a time of disruption. God has a history of working through times of plague, chaos, and the unknown.  
Fr. John Mark

Church Office. Staff members are in the church office, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 am-2 pm. If you need to come to the office, please call ahead.  As always, in the event of a pastoral emergency, you may call the church office, 865-523-5687, select Option 4. 
Please note: In the interest of keeping everyone safe and healthy:
  • FACE MASKS are required when you are in the church buildings and
  • Everyone must SIGN IN when entering the building.
Wheelchairs are needed at the church. We like to have 3-4 wheelchairs in the nave and one in the office/education building, in case of emergencies. Somehow, our supply has dwindled. If you have a wheelchair or small transport that’s not in use, please consider allowing the church to use it. Please contact Marilyn, 865-523-5687,
Forward Day by Days for August-October are available. Please send an email to Marilyn,, if you’d like a booklet mailed to you. You may also go to and click on Forward Day by Day, Today’s Meditation.
Memorial Garden. If you would like to visit the St. James Memorial Garden, please let contact the church office at A parishioner has volunteered to meet you there to open the gate.

Connecting and Learning

Fr. John Mark is blogging on the Website at with short commentaries on different subjects.  And people can even have a discussion on that subject, since comments can be left. 

Holy Eucharist in The Courtyard

Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:00 pm  

A small group (12-15) will gather in the courtyard for a socially distanced celebration of The Holy Eucharist. Please wear masks and bring a chair. 



Monday, Centering Prayer, 6:00 p.m.
St. James Centering Prayer group is studying Joy Unspeakable by Barbara Holmes.

St. James Episcopal Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Centering Prayer
Time: 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 813 3584 8679
Password: Pray

Tuesday Morning Book Discussion, 10:00 a.m.

Topic: Tuesday Book Discussion Group
Time: Every week on Tuesday, 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 833 9867 1256
Password: Love

Tuesday Evening Prayer, 5:30 p.m.
Topic: Tuesday Evening Prayer
Time: Every week on Tue, 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 890 0688 8019
Password: Jesus

Thursday group, 10:00 a.m. 
Join us for an hour and 15 minutes of sharing, discussing, laughing and praying. Topics vary from week to week. If you have never attended the Thursday morning group, perhaps you’d like to give it a try. 
We welcome everyone.
Topic: Thursday Morning Circle
Time: Every week on Thursday, 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 846 9311 7334
Password: Joy

 Parish News
St. James
Neighbor Day Celebration
Nearly 100 years of
Neighbors helping neighbors
Register NOW to BID in the Auction!
Check out tomorrow’s email for information!
Our beautiful church gardens are faithfully maintained by the St. Francis Guild, a hearty band of folk who lovingly hoe, plant, pull weeds, and so much more. More hands are needed to join the fun. From an hour a week to as much time as you’d enjoy, the Guild welcomes you. Please contact or (865) 591-7880.
Our phone tree continues to keep us all in touch. You may have received a call from the person with your name. It’s a great way to visit and you may even make a new friend with your conversation! 
If you or another parishioner needs help going to get groceries or medicine, please contact the church office by, if possible. We have people who have offered their services to help. 

Parish Care Committee.  If you or someone you know has need of a meal, transportation, or assistance due to illness or other situation, please contact the church office, 865-523-5687 or Bea Emory, . If you are willing to help on occasions when needs arise, please contact Bea Emory.

NEW LINK to see St. James on TV! Did you know that if you miss a Sunday sermon or you want to hear one again, you can catch it Thursday, 11:30 a.m. on CTV, at:
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