St. James’ Photo Galleries
Here are some of the things St. James’ has been up to lately! More images are available on our Facebook page.
Shrove Tuesday Pancakes and Bingo! 2-21-23
Thanks to our Youth Group for hosting our pancake supper, and to everyone who brought a white elephant prize.
A Visit from Bishop Mariann Budde! 2-12-23
Bishop Mariann joined us for Sunday worship and coffee hour.
Worship and Servers
Many hands make for great worship! Here are some of the scenes from behind the scenes and in the sanctuary.
St. James' Memorial Garden and Grounds
Thanks to the loving care of garden volunteers, the St. James’ Memorial Garden and grounds are home to many Maryland native plants, birds, and polinators.
Members of St. James’ and their active pets have been walking and talking together since October, 2022, at the C&O Canal Towpath and other area parks, usually about once each month. These events are organized by the St. James’ Mental Health Ministry. All are welcome to join the walks with leashed pets!
Congregational Christmas Pageant, December 18, 2022
Our 10:30 a.m. pageant service began with our special guest, a donkey! St. James’ parishioners each chose a paper bag when they entered the church. The bags contained their mystery parts for the pageant. Some pageant parts were “on stage” and some were from the pews, but everyone who wanted to participate had a chance to help tell the Christmas story.
At the 8:00 service, parishioners built a creche together piece by piece.
Youth Group service events, 2022
In November St. James’ Youth Group helped prepare meals at Manna Food Center and Visited the Rockville Fire Department. In December they placed wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery.
Potomac Area Interfaith Communities Thanksgiving Service, 11-16-22
Representatives from many faiths gathered for our annual Service of Thanksgiving, with music, prayers, and donations for Manna Food Center. Watch the full service here.
Trunk or Treat! October 29, 2022
St. James’ welcomed trick-or-treaters from around the neighborhood and the parish. Donations were collected for Interfaith Works Women’s shelters and Manna Food Center.
Care for Creation Projects, 2022
September, 2022: Care for Creation members planted Maryland natives in the recovered parking lot islands, to attract and support pollinators.
August 1, 2022: Members of our Care for Creation team, along with other parishioners, began a project to turn our back parking lot islands into native plant habitats. They covered the grass with cardboard and mulch to kill the grass without releasing the nutrients in the soil.
April 13, 2022: Care for Creation Team visits Montgomery County Recycling Center,
Blessing of the Animals, October 9, 2022
After our worship celebrating the Feast of Saint Francis, nearby neighbors and members of St. James’ stopped for a pet blessing on a beautiful autumn day.
Rally Day Parish Picnic, 9-18-22
Families of St. James’ Parish and St. James’ Children’s School gathered for a picnic at the tables behind the church, with a blessing of the bags and backpacks.