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The Wayfarer for May 2018

WEEDS I am very excited about a new endeavor we are starting here at St. James’. As part of discussions that came out of our Lenten series, we are going to be having offerings on Wednesday evenings here at St. …
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Vacation Bible School

St. James will host joint Vacation Bible School with First Presbyterian Church June 11-14. Click the link for details and to sign up https://hc.cokesburyvbs.com/saintjamesgreenville  

The Wayfarer for April 2018

What’s Next? As I sit down to write this month’s article, I am looking forward to our Holy Week observances and the beginning of the Great Fifty Days of Easter. It is a busy, expectant, and joyful time of year. …
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The Wayfarer for March 2018

Holy Week 2018 I find it hard to believe that we are almost to another Holy Week and Easter together. I began my time here at St. James’ just before Holy Week in 2014, which makes this important time in …
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The Wayfarer for February 2018

What’s Happening in Lent Lent starts in February this year. In fact, Ash Wednesday is also Valentine’s Day, so if your valentine gives you chocolate, you’ll have to wait awhile to eat it. (Assuming that you are giving up chocolate …
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The Wayfarer for Dec. 2017 & Jan. 2018

Advent Events and Thanksgiving We are entering the season of Advent. While the world around us is increasing in frenzy for the Christmas season, we are scaling back. The periods of silence in the service will be a bit longer. …
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The Wayfarer for November 2017

I Love November November has always been a favorite month for me. Between the (theoretically at least) cooler weather, Thanksgiving, and now Bazaar, the month offers a lot. And if these other enticements were not enough, we also have our …
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The Wayfarer for October 2017

Ministry in the Church This time last year, I was writing about the expectation of the beginning of a new ministry here at St. James’. We were in the early planning stages for the Christmas party for the foster families …
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The Wayfarer for September 2017

Vestry and Wardens and Bylaws – Oh, My The vestry is working on changing our parish bylaws. As it stands, a person elected to the vestry is serving a one-year term and is eligible for re-election twice, three years in …
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The Wayfarer for August 2017

Transformation and Ministry Even though it has been several years since I have been on an academic schedule, when August rolls around I still feel a sense of newness. While the calendar may change in January, for a long time …
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