Saint James Episcopal Church
203 E. Glendale St.
P.O. Box 1374
Dillon, MT 59725
The Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, also known as Ascension Day, commemorates the bodily ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven. It is one of the seven major Anglican observances. Ascension Day is usually celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter. First observed at the beginning of the 5th century, it’s observance remains important to Christians today. We are reminded that before Jesus ascended into heaven, he reassured the disciples that his ascension was necessary. Jesus leaves them with the promise of the Holy Spirit. We are also reassured of this great promise.
Father O’Flynn will be in Dillon to lead an observance of Ascension Day.
Please join members and friends of St. James for this special service, this Thursday, May 13th, in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.
Bible study resumes at St James! Father O’Flynn will be leading a weekly Bible study beginning this Saturday at 10 AM in Guild Hall. The day of the week and time for subsequent meetings will be determined by the participants on Saturday. A light brunch will be served.
The Bible study is going to be based on the scripture lessons for the following Sunday’s service. It’s a Bible study that will be easy for parishioners to attend at any time. Those who lead morning prayer or read the lessons in worship will benefit from learning more about the scriptures being read each week and basis for the sermon.
If you aren’t able To attend this first meeting, please email Father O’ Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred days and times of the week for Bible Study. Hope many of you can attend!
Prayer – Randy Harris in the forward to Leaning Into God’s Embrace says “Somehow much of our praying gets stuck in the realm of asking God’s blessing on our long list of agenda items.” Contemplative Prayer offers us the opportunity to practice “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. Jackie Halstead author of Leaning into God’s Embrace says it “is about relishing the presence of God.”
A six week series on Contemplative Prayer will begin on Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The class will last no more than an hour. This series is for beginners, but those who practice Contemplative Prayer are welcome to join. Contemplative Prayer is new to me; therefore we will walk together to learn this exciting way to experience God. . If you have questions about either study, contact Kay Roach via email. email@example.com or phone 206-321-7649.