The lighting of the Advent Candle is on opportunity for church member involvement in the Advent Services. We would like to have a different person for each service if possible. The first lighting would be Saturday, November 27 and Sunday November 28th, Saturday December 4 and Sunday December 5th, Saturday December 11 and Sunday December 12th, Saturday December 18th and Sunday Dec 19th. If you would be interested in doing this for St James, we can go over the procedure ahead of time for you. You can contact the church office by phone 908-454-2864 or email strawchurch.org if you are interested and we can schedule a date.
St. James is working towards revising its church constitution in line with the latest guidance from the ELCA. Following our 2021 congregation meeting, our proposed constitution is now with Synod for review. Our intention is to have a final vote on the constitution at the 2022 congregation meeting. Click the link below to review the latest version.