St. James' Episcopal Church Leesburg, VA

St. James' Episcopal Church Leesburg, VA

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We added candles this week. Also, today I discovered that all three kids know the Nicene Creed. And here I thought they were just drawing and arguing all these years. 🙂
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This morning, Caitlyn, lead a discussion about "Where we see God". I think George Strait expresses it better than I can.
Did anyone capture video of the music at 3pm Christmas Eve? Please post here, would love to here some of it again! It was outstanding!!
The Volunteers of Blossom & Bloom Thrift Shop would like to thank the parishioners of St. James' for their generous contributions! We truly appreciate your support!!
First post on this page-- if you looking for a place where ALL are welcome to worship and encouraged to reach out to the greater community in Service to God--this is the place to be.

A community in Christ, welcoming, serving, and uplifting all, joining generations to reveal God’s love. You belong!

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E-Pistle for the Week of April 6, 2020

See all the details for Palm Sunday and Holy Week worship in this week's E-Pistle. https://conta.cc/3c0dOUP

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Palm branches are a widely recognized symbol of peace and victory.

On Palm Sunday, we usually receive palm fronds and participate together in the reenactment of Christ's arrival in Jerusalem. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, and the townspeople threw clothes, or possibly palms or small branches, in front of him as a sign of homage and respect.

This Sunday, connect with Jesus' journey by placing green branches on your door.

Fireside Chat with Fr. Earl

Spend 15 minutes in a conversation with Fr. Earl about how we can stay connected to Church and where God is in all of this.

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

From the Bishops of Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.

A Message from the Episcopal Bishops of Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC

Dear Friends in Christ,

In this time when circumstances change from day to day, we Episcopal bishops of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC have conferred with each other in order to share our best wisdom with you. We know that we are better together during this stressful time, and at all times.

We urge everyone in our congregations to abide by the stay-at-home orders of our civic leaders. The orders make provisions for essential businesses and workers, and they provide mandatory guidelines for individuals and groups.

We have consulted with the offices of Governor Hogan, Governor Northam, and Mayor Bowser regarding the practice of live-streaming or recording services in our houses of worship. All three jurisdictions allow for such offerings provided that:

1.No more than 10 persons are present in-person for any service.

2.Those participating are not at high-risk for contracting the coronavirus. We are especially concerned for our elder clergy who, in love for their congregations, might take risks. We urge the elders and those with health issues to exercise wisdom and restraint.

3. Physical distance of six feet or more is maintained at all times, with hands washed and surfaces cleaned.

Within these parameters, Episcopal churches within our dioceses may offer live-stream or recorded services from our church buildings. This permission does not extend to any other gatherings in our church buildings or grounds, other than on site work by a limited number of church employees necessary for administrative services that cannot be performed remotely. These persons must rigorously observe mandated safety practices.

We fully support clergy and appropriate lay leaders who choose to live-stream or record worship from their homes. In this time when visits to hospitals and other facilities are limited, we urge you to offer pastoral care to people in those facilities via phone or other electronic means.

Should stricter guidelines be mandated in the future, we will adjust accordingly. For now, we will plan our Holy Week and Easter observances with the assurance of Christ’s presence with us and in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection.

The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde
Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Washington

The Rt. Rev. Mark Bourlakas
Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia

The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson
Assistant Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff
Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority
Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

The Rt. Rev. Susan Haynes
Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia

The Rt. Rev. Robert Ihloff
Assisting Bishop,
Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

The Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen
Assisting Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Washington

The Rt. Rev. Santosh Marray
Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Easton

The Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton
Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

March 29, 2020 Morning Worship

Sunday morning worship for March 29, 2020 at St. James' Episcopal Church, Leesburg, Virginia.

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E-Pistle for the Week of March 30, 2020

Read the E-pistle for the week of March 30 and see the latest news and information from St. James’.
https://conta.cc/39og06F

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Our March Monthly Mission Partner! Please give generously! (And put “St. James’” in the “company” line on the online giving form...)

Today, one of our Growers cried when he received his first paycheck. His caregiver just started bringing her brother to A Farm Less Ordinary a few weeks ago and told me that to she had no idea what her brother was capable of until she brought him to us. Now, he is going out to the field with his peers (without her by his side for the first time), trying new things, pulling weeds, cutting seed potatoes, and planting seeds.

This is what we do. It’s pretty simple. And we could use your support.

Wednesday chat with Fr. Earl: March 25, 2020

Missing our Wednesday service? In need of spiritual sustenance? Spend 15 minutes in a conversation with Fr. Earl about faith, hope, and strength for the journey.

The Episcopal Church

Make plans now to join on Wednesday, March 25.

Episcopalians are invited to join with Christians around the world as together we join in praying the Lord’s Prayer on Wednesday, March 25 at noon in our own time zones in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Morning Prayer, Sunday, March 22, 2020.

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St. James' Livestreaming | St. James' Leesburg

To prepare for tomorrow’s (March 22) Virtual Church, including a link to the service bulletin, visit our webpage: www.stjamesleesburg.org/st-james-livestreaming

stjamesleesburg.org Click on the Live video button at the right of this page. It will take you to Facebook. Don't worry - you don't need to have "joined" Facebook.

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Stations of the Cross - Live Now.

The Migrants Way of the Cross: a Lenten practice

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Dear St. James' Family and Friends,

I share with you Bishop Goff's letter regarding the cancellation of public Holy Week and Easter services. While we will not gather physically during this holiest of times, we will find ways to gather virtually and in spirit. I walk with you and your families during this time of uncertainty, focusing on honoring God, honoring our health, and looking forward in faith.

In Christ,
Fr. Earl +

Bishops' Message about Holy Week and Easter

Dear Friends in Christ,

During Holy Week and Easter, it is our Christian responsibility and honor to walk with Jesus along the way of the cross. We follow his path from suffering, through death and right through to life on the other side. This year we in the Diocese of Virginia will join with people of faith around the world on a different kind of Holy Week and Easter journey.

As the world community works together to slow the spread of COVID-19, we will not gather publicly for worship or other activities during the most holy time of the year. Let there be no doubt that this will stretch us, and let there be no doubt that we will worship God, we will commemorate the last week of our Lord's earthly life, we will celebrate the wonder and glory of the resurrection. We will do it all in ways that will honor God, that will honor the health of the most vulnerable among us, and that will honor the restrictions placed upon us by our civic leaders. We are the Church, and we will be the Church during Holy Week, on Easter Day, and for as long as God calls us.

We are gathering resources to support you in your holy walk in this particular season. They are posted on the COVID-19 Resource page on the diocesan website.

Together, we will worship and do the work of evangelism that is so much a part of our Holy Week and Easter journey. Together, we will tell the story of our faith in compelling ways. Together, we will address financial issues in a season when congregations depend on offerings to support God's mission.

As we move toward a new kind of Holy Week and Easter, do not be afraid. God is bigger than our fears, bigger than our sense of loss. God is present and at work in this pandemic, showing us renewed ways to be community. The truth of this time remains eternal:

Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

God bless you. God bless us all as we walk this road in hope, in truth and in growing faith - together.

Faithfully yours,


The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff
Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority


The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson
Assistant Bishop

Let us pray.
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Note: We encourage you to refer to the diocese's COVID response page for FAQs, resources for online worship and much more. Find it at: https://bit.ly/2WrdHNj

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry

Habits of Grace for a challenging time.

As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new meditation will be posted on Mondays through May.

Morning Prayer @ St. James’ Episcopal Church - Leesburg VA, March 15, 2020

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The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Bishop Goff: "People of faith have dealt with disruption before. God is present in all times of disruption and God’s spirit is showing us the importance of resilience and how to be the Church."

People of faith have dealt with disruption before. God is present in all times of disruption and God’s spirit is showing us the importance of resilience and how to be the Church.

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Yesterday’s message from Bishop Goff.

Yesterday's Statement from Bishop Susan Goff Regarding Public Worship in Churches of the Diocese

Dear People of the Diocese of Virginia,

As the Coronavirus spreads, we are called as people of faith to protect one another, particularly the most vulnerable among us. As a step toward doing this, Bishop Brooke-Davidson, three diocesan staff members and I met virtually with 185 of our clergy this afternoon and conveyed to them the decision that we will not physically gather for worship in our church buildings for the next two weeks, between now and March 25. Toward the end of the two weeks, we will assess the situation and adjust as necessary.

An early version of a Washington Post online article says that we have "closed" our churches for two weeks. That is not correct. Churches may remain open, unless told otherwise by local health officials. Church staff may come to work. We will not, however, gather physically for public worship.

Why? The Coronavirus is now a pandemic and we are responsible for one another, especially for the most vulnerable among us. Mathematical models show that the virus is spreading exponentially. We can't stop the spread, but we can slow it, thereby saving lives and helping ensure that our health care system remains effective. Social distancing is our best means of slowing the spread. The Diocese of Washington has made the same decision as COVID-19 cases increase in the DC urban and suburban area.

This is not the first time that our churches have suspended public worship. One hundred two years ago, bishops cancelled visitations and churches closed for two to six weeks during the great flu epidemic. As it was then, these are extraordinary and unusual times. They require extraordinary and unusual measures.

While we won't gather in our churches for worship these next two Sundays, God will be worshipped and praised. By the end of the day Thursday, we will send churches resources for virtual worship with a variety of options for churches of every size. We'll also include links with answers to questions that clergy of the diocese asked this afternoon during the ZOOM meetings, and other questions we receive.

Do not be afraid. God is good. God is leading us and guiding us even now. God is teaching us how to be Church in ways that might not be comfortable, but in ways that will be faithful.

God bless you and God bless us all as we care for one another, especially the most vulnerable among us.

Faithfully yours,
Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority

Holy, Gracious, Loving God; Our times are in your hands, and these times have brought us to a strange moment. We read the news. We hear the stories. We know of people who have either tested positive for the Coronavirus or have been in a room with people who have tested positive. And we wonder. We know that there is fear out there, and we ask you to help us to turn this fear, our fear, into an opportunity for your love. We pray for all who have been affected by this illness, for those who are afraid, for all healthcare workers, for our hospital system, for all leaders who are making decisions that affect their people. Guide us all, because we haven't done this before and we are figuring out how to do it as we are doing it. Lead us, bless us, fill us with your peace and with your presence, so that our faith may always exceed our fear, and that we may be a part of the healing work that you are doing. And we pray it all in Jesus' name. Amen.

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COVID-19 Update: Services and Activities Suspended

We are called as people of faith to protect one another, particularly the most vulnerable among us.

So, following Bishop Susan Goff’s instruction, St. James’ Leesburg is joining with all churches in the Diocese of Virginia in cancelling all worship services and group activities for two weeks, until March 29.

All Sunday services, Wednesday noon service, and Stations of the Cross are cancelled. We plan to livestream services on the church website and on Facebook Live. No group/ministry meetings or other activities will be held.

Our Preschool, which typically follows the LCPS schedule, will remain open, as will our offices. Pastoral care will continue.

We pledge to keep you updated regularly through emails, social media, and our parish website.

If you have any questions, or need pastoral care, please contact the office, the wardens, or Fr. Earl.

stjamesleesburg.org We are called as people of faith to protect one another, particularly the most vulnerable among us. So, following Bishop Susan Goff’s instruction, St. James’ Leesburg is joining with all churches in the Diocese of Virginia in cancelling all worship services and group activities for two weeks, un...

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry

“...Jesus came to show us how to be in a relationship with God and in relationship with each other, came to show us how to live not simply as collections of individual self-interest, but how to live as the human family of God. That's why he said love the Lord your God, love your neighbor as yourself. Because in that is hope for all of us to be the human family of God.

So look out for your neighbors, look out for each other. Look out for yourselves. Listen to those who have knowledge that can help to guide us medically and help to guide us socially. Do everything that we can to do this together, to respond to each other's needs and to respond to our own needs.”

In this time when we are all affected by the coronavirus, whether directly or indirectly, whether physically, biologically, psychologically, spiritually, and for many economically, it may be helpful to remember that we're in this together.

Watch the full statement here, and visit episcopalchurch.org/concerning-covid19 for statement transcripts in English and Spanish, as well as an ongoing collection of information and resources related to the global COVID-19 outbreak.

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Foyer Groups | St. James' Leesburg

Meet new people! Make new friends! Sign up now for Spring/Summer Foyer Groups. Small groups of parishioners meet in six-month intervals for simple meals and conversation.Each group is made up of a variety of ages, new members and returning members, from different worship services.

stjamesleesburg.org St. James' Foyer Groups (from the French word meaning "hearth" or "home") provide opportunities to meet and connect with new people while enjoying a meal together.

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Sermon 03.08.20.MP3

Listen to Fr. Earl's sermon for the second Sunday in Lent, March 8, 2020.

soundcloud.com A sermon by the Rev. W. Earl Mullins on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at St. James' Episcopal Church, Leesburg, Virginia.

St. James' Episcopal Church Leesburg, VA

The second in our Lenten series “‘Strong, Firm and Steadfast’: Lessons from St. James’ History.” Vestry member Deb McGee tells the story of Rev. Davis and his daughters.

The Davis Family and their impact on St. James’ Church.

The Davis Family and their impact on St. James’ Church.

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

“Fear can motivate us to take careful precautions to slow the spread of illness, to protect those we love and to safeguard our own health. Fear can mobilize action.

In the midst of our fears and our actions, God's clear message to us is, "Do not be afraid." Do not be overwhelmed by fear. Do not be consumed by fear. Do not allow fear to make your world so small that there is little room for anyone else. We are in this together, the entire world community. It's not about each individual "me," it is about us.

So in addition to taking precautions at church, at home, at the workplace, at school, and everywhere you go, offer up your fear to God. Offer up in prayer all who are affected by this outbreak. Lift up to God healthcare workers and researchers, as well as those who are sick and the family members and friends who care for them. Pray for those whose livelihoods and income are threatened. Recognize those who become ill as children of the one God, and therefore as our very own siblings, so that stigmatizing will not make a difficult circumstance even worse. Above all, hold tight to the power of God whose perfect love casts out fear...”

Bishop Goff Offers a Meditation in the Time of the Coronavirus

We've been down this road before, this fearsome path of uncertainty.
Asian flu in the 1950s
Hong Kong flu in the 1960s
SARS in 2002-2004
H1N1 in 2009
The continuing HIV/AIDS pandemic

Each time there is real reason for concern; there are circumstances in which fear is a right and natural response. Fear can motivate us to take careful precautions to slow the spread of illness, to protect those we love and to safeguard our own health. Fear can mobilize action.

In the midst of our fears and our actions, God's clear message to us is, "Do not be afraid." Do not be overwhelmed by fear. Do not be consumed by fear. Do not allow fear to make your world so small that there is little room for anyone else. We are in this together, the entire world community. It's not about each individual "me," it is about us.

So in addition to taking precautions at church, at home, at the workplace, at school, and everywhere you go, offer up your fear to God. Offer up in prayer all who are affected by this outbreak. Lift up to God healthcare workers and researchers, as well as those who are sick and the family members and friends who care for them. Pray for those whose livelihoods and income are threatened. Recognize those who become ill as children of the one God, and therefore as our very own siblings, so that stigmatizing will not make a difficult circumstance even worse. Above all, hold tight to the power of God whose perfect love casts out fear.

Your sister in Christ,
The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff

"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;I have called you by name, you are mine.When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you." -Isaiah 43:1-3

A Prayer Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

About St. James’ Leesburg

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14 Cornwall St NW
Leesburg, VA
20176-2801

General information

Our Worship: Holy Eucharist on Sundays: 7:45, 9:00 & 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays: 12:00 noon Morning Prayer on Fridays: 8:30 a.m. Church Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00
Sunday 07:45 - 17:00
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