2023 FSJ Day: Community Report

Watch the Community Report

Brs. James Koester, Keith Nelson, Luke Ditewig, Jonathan Maury, David Vryhof, Curtis Almquist, Geoffrey Tristram, Jim Woodrum, Lucas Hall, Sean Glenn, Jack Crowley, Todd Blackham, Michael Hardgrove, and Lain Wilson.

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Advent Sermons for your small congregation

We have recorded a short sermon by the based on the Sunday lectionary. Videos and supporting questions and texts are available to watch or download below. Sign up here: SSJE.org/preachingmonks/

The details: The 12-minute, pre-recorded sermons for Advent I to Advent IV will be made available beginning November 12nd 2022. Brs. Todd Blackham, Jack Crowley, Jim Woodrum and James Koester will preach from the propers for each Sunday.

For those of you with small congregations: 
The sermons will be available on the website and can be downloaded in advance or streamed as the sermon during your service. (We suggest that the Google drive link we will send is easiest way to access) You can also use the sermon texts, with accompanying reflection questions, for adult forum or education hour.
What to expect: Beginning November 22nd, we will send you an email each Tuesday of Advent with a link to the coming Sunday video sermon and a link to the extra resource materials.

Ministry at Emery House

We are excited to announce that, after several years of prayerful discernment, the community has made the decision to revive our ministry at Emery House. As a first step in that process, a small group of brothers will re-establish a residential community there in January. We anticipate opening our guest ministry at Emery House sometime in the spring of 2023. We will be making an announcement about further steps later in the Fall. We ask for your patience as those details emerge, and for your prayers as we respond to God’s call in West Newbury.

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The Chapel is Open!!

The chapel now for in-person worship, and private prayer, throughout the day. The doors will open before Morning Prayer and close after Compline (Tuesday – Saturday), and from Morning Prayer to after Evening Prayer on Sundays. You are welcome to join us for in-person worship, or for a time of private prayer. We ask that all who make use of the chapel for private prayer, or who join us for in-person worship, be fully vaccinated, boosted and wear a mask. Extra masks are always available at the back of the church near the organ. A full schedule of services is available here: Worship Schedule