Founded in 1880, St. James of Jerusalem Episcopal Church – “The Little Church by the Sea” – is a lively, inclusive worshiping community in the heart of the historic district of Long Beach, New York. We are dedicated to the practice of catholic evangelism, celebrating the Liturgy and sharing the Sacraments. In our mission, we seek to be faithful to the exhortation of our patron, St. James the Just: “Be doers of the word and not hearers only.”
Nico Fader (B 3/1), Lenore Fleming (B 3/2), Mary Breglia (B 3/3), Donna Fleming (B 3/4), Patricia Hasin (B 3/9), Bonnie Hennessy (B 3/15), James Hennessy (B 3/15), Hilary Beckwith (B 3/16), Monica Foote (B 3/20), Edward Friedman (B 3/20), Gloria Vogel (B 3/21), Wally Caven (B 3/21), Donna Gaines (B 3/21), David & Peggy Fraser (A 3/27), Phil & Karen Martin (A 3/27), Daniel Kemler (B 3/31)
Sydney Caven (B 4/2), Molly Hennessy (B 4/6), Robert Cottrell (B 4/11), Johnny “Mystic” Francavilla (B 4/12), Christopher Kuna (B 4/17), Anastasia Armstrong (HB 4/20), Marco Gargiulo (B 4/24), Keira Duffy (HB 4/25), Walter Shea (B 4/29)
B – Birthday A – Anniversary HB – Anniversary of Holy Baptism
St. James Parish Annual Meeting 2016
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 9 AM
Please be sure to attend this important meeting of the whole parish, as we conduct essential business and elect new members to the vestry. The meeting will begin immediately after Holy Eucharist (only one service at 9 am). We will also take our 2016 Parish Family Photo.
St. James has undertaken a lengthy process of discernment to select a new cross to hang above the altar. A Jerusalem Cross, in a design unique to this parish, was chosen. It is crafted of black walnut with spalted maple finials and antique gold outlining.
Here are pictures!
Sunday, November 1 at 7 pm
Ode to a Churchyard Cherry Tree
or someone must die,
as in a book, a play, ballad or film.
Something or someone gives its life
or has it taken from her
so that others may live or
something new come to fruition.
Is that what’s happening here
on an unseen level?
If so, thank you.
If not, thank you.
Thank you for
arrays and carpets of blossoms
from many seasons,
for shade and coolness,
for enduring storms with us,
enjoying sacred songs,
the hymns wafting from windows,
for swaying and rustling
in soft breeze and strong wind,
for drinking the rain, then
sending it into our thirsty earth,
for harboring birds, insects,
squirrels and others,
for keeping watch
over laughing children,
embracing couples and for
to mourners sidling by
on our way to visit with
loved ones departed.
All this and more you did.
– Gloria Pelaez-Shea