St. James' Episcopal Church
Goshen, Indiana

Our 158th Year

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


2009 Annual Meeting

On Sunday January 18, 2009, St. James' Parish held it's 150th annual meeting with 21 parishioners present.

Everyone enjoyed a delicious brunch before the meeting.

Fr. Larry, Clayton, and George talk sports in the bullpen during brunch. Clayton and his Grandpa George aren't stupid, by the way. They bailed before the meeting started.

Katie, Chuck, Fr. Larry, Rhoda, and Janet are all smiles as the meeting gets underway.

Fr. Larry Biller conducted the meeting, and gave an inspirational talk about his commitment to St. James and the future of the parish.
The following officers were elected:
Pat Robinson - Senior Warden
Rhoda Moriarty - Junior Warden
Milbourne Taylor - Vestry
Wanda Giddens - Vestry

Members of the parish at the annual meeting.

Chuck Wicks was thanked for his years of service as a parish leader, and Rhoda Moriarty was commended for her accomplishments and the wonderful condition of the church. Vera McConnell and Katie Craig were thanked for their three years of service on the vestry.

Brad, Phil, and Jody enjoy a lighter moment. Must be the treasurer's report.

Katie Craig presented the treasurer's report at the meeting, and committee reports were published in the meeting packets.
Fr. Larry's comments can be found in printed form in the February issue of the Scallop Shell.

Jane and her granddaughter observe the proceedings from a distance.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


St. James' Parish News 01-18-09

Here are a few announcements to help keep you up-to-date:

*Saturday January 24th - 150th Anniversary Committee Meeting.
Meeting time is 10:00 AM. Please bring any artifacts or information that you have.

*Sunday January 25th - Healing Service.
Fr. Biller will offer the sacrament of healing for those who desire it.

*Tuesday February 10th - Noon Day Prayer Service.
Lunch and social time to follow. Meal is not provided so be sure to bring your own lunch!
If you need transportation please let Fr. Larry know.

* St. James' Singers.
The St. James' Singers wish to invite anyone who is interested to join them in creating a choir group. If you are interested please contact Sandy Haberstich or Steve Dudley.

* New Flower Chart.
The 2009 flower chart is on the bulletin board in the narthex if you wish to sign up for altar flowers.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


St. James' Celebrates Epiphany

Sunday January 11th was a special day of celebration for the St. James' Parish family.
For starters, the parish celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany with the annual Epiphany brunch, which was held at Maplecrest Country Club following the 11:00 AM service.

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Senior Warden Chuck Wicks (shown to Fr. Biller's right) was honored for his service to the parish. Chuck's wife, Penny, is directly in front of them, partially hidden to the camera. Photo by Katie Craig.

Fr. Larry Biller and the St. James' Parish family also used the gathering as an opportunity to honor Senior Warden Charles Wicks for his many years of service to the parish. Chuck is retiring from the senior warden position due to his recent election as Judge of Elkhart County Superior Court No.5.
Chuck will remain a valued member of the parish and we cannot thank him enough for all that he has done for all of us over the years.

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Sally & Jim Thwaits enjoy the annual parish Epiphany Brunch at Maplecrest Country Club. Photo by Katie Craig.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Annual Parish Meeting This Sunday

St. James Parish (Episcopal)

Goshen, Indiana

Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday January 18, 2009

Brunch and meeting follow the 11:00 AM service.

Need more information? Call the parish office at (574) 533-4984 or email

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