Grab your workout gear, a bottle of water and a towel and head to Saint James every Wednesday morning for our weekly fitness dance class for seniors, starting at 10 a.m. The class will be a fun way to get moving to the rhythm of Latin music. It will be a 45-minute class suitable for all ages and all physical abilities. Come wearing comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely, and comfortable shoes that give you some support but don't have too much traction. After class, we'll have healthy snacks available, so stick around for a time of cool-down and fellowship. Then stick around a little longer, and join us for our noon Eucharist and Healing Service.
Bring a furry friend to St. James on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. for our annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of the Feast of the beloved patron saint of animals, St. Francis. Weather permitting, we will gather on the east lawn for an informal service celebrating our relationships with our four-legged best friends and culminating in each critter receiving a blessing. Afterward, we will have a time of fellowship, a fall festival on the lawn including hot apple cider, cookies and treats for the pets. All are welcome, regardless of species.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the installation of our spectacular Reuter pipe organ, and we will celebrate on Sunday, Oct. 14. with a concert and program of remembrance, beginning at 4 p.m., to be followed by a reception in our Parish Hall.