Announcements for the Christmas Season


 December 12th, 2020 


  • Worship Schedule - Parking lot worship will be held Dec. 13, 20, and 27 at 10:00 a.m. There will be NO parking lot service on January 3 (Lessons and Carols).  We will resume worship with communion in the parking lot on January 10, continuing as long as weather allows.  (In addition, videoed worship will continue to be offered.)


  • Christmas Worship Schedule3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve services will be livestreamed through Facebook and ZOOM.  You do not need to have a Facebook account to participate.                                                                      

  • The 3:00 p.m. service will be geared to families with children, and there will be no communion.                                                                                                                   

  • The 7:00 p.m. service will include communion. Please have bread and wine/grape juice handy when you participate.                                                                                      

  • Pre-recorded Christmas Eve service will be offered on St. James’ website.                 

  • Christmas Day Home Service bulletin included in the December newsletter may be used at your discretion.


  • TWO WAYS TO ENJOY CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICES!              Instructions for livestream services are:                                                                      

Join us through ZOOM (following the ZOOM instructions at the bottom of this page.  Or join us through our Facebook Live page via computer www.facebook.com/stjamespottstown. Christmas Eve Services will also become available on the church website: www.stjamespottstown.org.


  • Please contact Pastor Kay or a council member if you have questions.


  • Poinsettia pick-up - If you placed a poinsettia order, plants may be picked up on December 26 between 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon.


  • Reminder! If you need to contact Pastor Kay, she may be reached at 267-978-2798 (cell) or 610-326-2810 (church office).  The landline 484… number in the church directory is no longer in service.


  • 2021 Offering Envelopes - As we approach the end of the year, watch for your church envelopes to arrive in the mail.  We have switched to the booklet format to reduce mailing costs. The envelopes are slightly larger than last year's envelopes.  The inside contains a privacy feature, and are labeled with the church's address. There is no change in giving categories. Please remember to not send cash in the mail.  Simply separate at the perforation, seal, and attach postage.  If you have not received your booklet by January 1st, please email Sherry at stjamespottstownfinance@gmail.com or leave a voice message with the office.


  • Announcement from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Stowe – After fifty years and seven months as their pastor, the Rev. John Smolik will retire on December 31st.  If you wish to send him a card, please send to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 564 Glasgow Street, Pottstown, PA  19464.


  • Emmanuel’s Closet – a clothing ministry of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Pottstown, is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 1:00-3:00 PM; Tuesday and Saturday from 4:00-6:00 PM.  Members of St. James are invited to volunteer for this worthwhile ministry to the Pottstown community.  DONATIONS ARE NEEDED:  men’s jeans in all sizes, sweatshirts and hoodies in all sizes, winter coats, and winter boots.  Also, new and packaged socks and underwear for men, women, and children. Monetary donations are accepted to purchase the items of which they lack.

Join ZOOM via computer:



Select "Join via Video" if it asks.  And choose "Join by computer audio" if it asks!  The most common issue is people having trouble with their audio.  Do a test meeting ahead of time to see if your speakers and microphone work!


Enter password 953890 when prompted.


   1.  Join via the Zoom app on your tablet or smartphone. Use

Meeting ID: 957 0519 8846 and Password: 953890


   2.  Dial from a regular telephone (we will hear your voice but won't see you!)  Dial 929-205-6099.  Use Meeting ID: 957 0519 8846 and Password: 953890