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Is Bible Boring? Lesson 5
Everyone in the West knows about the Ten Commandments. There are all kinds of fights around this rule of life. People are divided politically, spiritually, Theologically and for that reason, even some families are split up because of it. One good thing is both Christians and Jews agree upon the Commandments, not necessarily the number of them. For a lot of people the moment we speak of the Ten Commandments, they remember Charlton Heston and his powerful presentation of the story.
There are several discussions around how many commandments were actually given to Moses based on Exodus 20: 2-17. If you would like to really learn about how many and what they all mean, I invite you to read this chapter of Exodus. Do some math, do some digging, and then look for imperative statements in them. Don’t be surprised if you see more or less. Don’t forget the gist of these commandments. Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans on one side and the other protestants on the other side are all trying to understand the number of them while forgetting the meaning behind them all.
The moral core of the ten commandments is this. Love and honor God and our fellow human beings. This is what Jesus did. He, instead of going into the ten by number, which could very be disputed if you really dig into it, went with the moral and ethical core of the commandments to say, Matthew 22: 37 - 39 “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Fr. Jos+
Sunday School. For the next four weeks, I am offering a Zoom Class for ONLY 30 minutes at 9:30 am. Then we will take a break before the service for 25 minutes. Get some coffee, tea, water, or some Bourbon (Don't listen to me on that) and be ready for a wonderful service at 10:30. I promise to preach some interesting sermons.
Annual Meeting: Feb 27th. Don't forget to send in your annual reports to before the 10th of February, PLEASE.
Fr. Jos+
Birthday Offerings:   
Many Episcopal Churches throughout the country remember their congregants with a special prayer during their birthday week. St. James does! 
Your Birthday Sunday is a wonderful time for each of us to give a special birthday offering to celebrate and give thanks for another year of life. You might remember the little needlepoint church that we previously put our offerings in. Covid has changed how we give but it doesn't keep us from continuing this lovely tradition. Whether you give $1 or $.25 per year of life, your gift is greatly appreciated!
This week, we were able to send $500 to "Wish I May" which is a charitable organization that provides birthday party supplies to families who otherwise could not have a celebration. Depending on the family, the children might receive, a small gift and a cake. Use your special day to make sure a child has one too.
 Outreach Grants: 
The St. James Outreach Committee applied for two grants in November to help fund projects that are near and dear to our hearts. And WE GOT BOTH!
#1 Southern Deanery Grant - $2000.00 awarded to help fund the Field Elementary Backpack Food Program for 2nd semester
#2 The International Outreach Grant - $1000.00 awarded to Episcopal Relief and Development for Combating Covid 19 in communities living in extreme poverty.
This $3000.00 is given to these organizations in our name. What a way to show our love and care for our neighbors!
Youth and Children Sunday School
EKC and EYC this week: We are taking a break due to the increased Covid cases. Please download the lesson below and share it with your child. Hope to see you all back very soon!
Celebrations & Prayers This Month
Happy Birthdays
Roger Palmer, Feb. 4th.
Matt Hopper , Feb. 5th
Bill Pruitt, Feb. 11th
Donald Francis, Feb. 11th
Tessa Eggers Feb. 12th
Peter Ibrahim, Feb. 12th
Eric Atkinson, Feb. 24th
Rachel Redden, Feb. 24th.
Erica Terry, Feb. 25th.
Happy Anniversary
Prayers for Families This Week
Eggers, Francis, Freitag
Flower Dedications
To the Glory of God.
Altar Schedule- No In-person Service at this time. But thank you, Volunteers!! Grateful
Altar Guild
Celebrant & Preacher
Fr. Jos Tharakan
Deacon & Gospel Proclamation
The Rev. Suzy Lynch
Eucharistic Minister 1
Eucharistic Minister 2
Thank you, Julie Gillogly
Thank you, Bob Lanning
1st Reading
2nd Reading
Thank you, Eric Atkinson
Prayers of the people
Thank you, David Britt
Acolyte (s)
Thank you, Lisa Pruitt
Thank you, Chris Dodson
No in-person ministry due to covid
Thank you, Eric Atkinson

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