Opportunities to worship, share, learn, and stay connected at St James Episcopal Church in Manitowoc.
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Becoming Beloved Community series 7/12 through 8/16
The Beloved Community is the body within which all people can grow to love God and love the image of God that we find in our neighbors, in ourselves, and in creation. It provides a positive, theologically, and biblically based ideal that orients the work of racial healing, reconciliation, and justice. It is the end toward which the Jesus Movement points.
The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community vision frames a path for Episcopalians to address racial injustice and grow as a community of reconcilers, justice-makers, and healers who share a passion for the dream of God. Because this is the work of spiritual formation, and not simply completing a training or implementing a set of programs, individuals and congregations are encouraged to embrace the journey ahead as a long-term commitment.
St James Episcopal Church will begin our Becoming Beloved Community journey with a six-week Worship series at 10AM on Sundays July 12 through August 16. As the summer progresses, we'll have other opportunities to engage more deeply together.
St James Weekly
St James Weekly includes additional announcements, Vestry updates, and our prayer list.
We are continuing to study our way through the Gospel of John using N.T. Wright's book as our guide. If you need a copy of the book, please contact Amma Diane. We start at 8:45AM and end by 9:45AM (allowing a break before 10AM Worship starts).
Click the link to participate using a computer, laptop, tablet, or other device:
You may need to refresh the page if you arrive before the live stream begins. If you 'Like' and 'Get Notifications' from our Facebook page you'll receive a notification each time we start a new live video.
If you 'Like' and 'Get Notifications' from our Facebook page you'll receive a notification each time we start a new live video. If you 'Subscribe' to our YouTube channel and then click the bell icon you'll receive a notification any time we post a new video.
We’ve discontinued our Sunday 10AM Worship phone-in option because Facebook, YouTube, and mailed bulletins are meeting needs. If this becomes a need that several people request again, we can resume. Please let Amma Diane know.
Most of the words and song lyrics for the service appear in the videos.
If you can't watch live, you can watch at the same links at a later time/day on Facebook or YouTube.
Thanks for your support!
Several people have asked ways they can continue to financially support St James when we are not gathering in person. You can still mail checks to St James Episcopal Church, 434 N 8th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220. Contributions are being regularly counted and deposited. You can also set up one-time or recurring payments through your bank (most offer this for free). Look for "bill pay" or similar options online or call your bank.
People have asked us for an online option to donate, so we have added Tithe.ly to our new web site.
We know that these are difficult times for some, and we understand if you are unable to support the church financially. Please contact Amma Diane if you need help connecting to assistance or resources.
Our special offering in the month of July goes toward Painting Pathways Clubhouse, a local non-profit supporting persons diagnosed with a mental illness-- please label your gifts accordingly.
"Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation"
Zoom discussion series hosted by First Lutheran starting 7/13
In an era where we seem to be increasingly divided along racial lines, many are hesitant to step into the gap, fearful of saying or doing the wrong thing. At times the silence, particularly within the church, seems deafening. But change begins with an honest conversation among a group of Christians willing to give a voice to unspoken hurts, hidden fears, and mounting tensions. These ongoing dialogues have formed the foundation of a global movement called Be the Bridge—a nonprofit organization whose goal is to equip the church to have a distinctive and transformative response to racism and racial division.
In her perspective-shifting book, "Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation", founder Latasha Morrison shows how you can participate in this incredible work and replicate it in your own community. With conviction and grace, she examines the historical complexities of racism. She expertly applies biblical principles, such as lamentation, confession, and forgiveness, to lay the framework for restoration.
Along with prayers, discussion questions, and other resources to enhance group engagement, "Be the Bridge" presents a compelling vision of what it means for every follower of Jesus to become a bridge builder—committed to pursuing justice and racial unity in light of the gospel.
Please join the discussion on this book via Zoom, on Mondays at 7:00PM starting July 13. This group is open to anyone, so feel free to invite others to join. Anyone who would like to learn is welcome to participate. The book is available from online retailers and stores. If you would like to participate or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Bowman (call 860-4654 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
View our past services any time
View our previous services any time you like on our YouTube channel:
If you 'Subscribe' to our YouTube channel and then click the bell icon you'll receive a notification any time we post a new video.
Daily Morning & Evening Prayer on Alexa/Google Assistant
Both Alexa and Google Assistant have learned some Episcopal prayers. Thanks to a partnership with between Forward Movement and TryTank Experimental Lab, you can now say, “Alexa, open Episcopal Prayer” or “Google Talk to Episcopal Prayer” and your device will begin playing the morning or evening prayer podcasts of Foreward Movement (a ministry of The Episcopal Church).
“Whether people are at home or on the go, Alexa’s ability to lead us through the daily office will be both useful and inspiring,” said the Rev Canon Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement. “As a bit of a geek, I’m excited about this marriage of technology and Anglican tradition to equip disciples for daily prayer.”
Depending on the time of day, either Alexa or Google Assistant will either play the morning prayer or evening prayer podcasts, which include the full liturgy of the daily office along with the assigned psalms and readings for the day.
Streamlining our emails to twice per week
We're streamlining our emails a bit. We'll now be sending two messages to our email list, typically on Tuesdays and Saturdays. These emails will continue to include information about our various at-home opportunities, downloadable PDFs of bulletins, links to view some Worship services live or at a later date, information for connecting to other audio-only opportunities, etc.
Until further notice, St James Weekly will not be a separate email--it will be a downloadable PDF included in our Saturday emails. St James Weekly and the bulletin will be printed and mailed to those we are aware of who do not have email access. If you'd like to receive paper mailings of St James Weekly and bulletins one time or regularly, please contact Amma Diane ( email@example.com or 920-860-5152).
We appreciate your feedback
Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to participate in our various opportunities to engage remotely for worship, sharing, learning, and connection. Until further notice we'll be maintaining our schedule on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, as well as other special services and remote gatherings. Thank you for watching/listening! Thank you for commenting and engaging with each other! And thank you for liking and sharing our videos, Facebook page, and YouTube channel to help spread the word!
We appreciate your feedback about any of these new technologies we are implementing. If you had any technical issues or technical questions, please let us know. Please email your feedback and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
St James Episcopal Church | 434 N 8th Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220