Dear Family in Christ,
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Dear Family in Christ,
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Dear Friends in Christ,
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those
who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of
your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and
the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
through collaborating at Liturgies and numerous recitals throughout Northern and Central Florida.
Mr. Barkoskie is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree in Composition with a second
concentration in Organ Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies composition with
Donald Grantham and organ with Gerre Hancock, Organist and Master of Choristers emeritus at
Saint Thomas Church of New York. Other activities in the Austin area include singing in the UT Concert
Chorale, accompanying UT vocalists, teaching piano at Albertson Music School and serving as Organist
at St. James Episcopal Church in Taylor, Texas.
Barkoskie recently left his position as the Principal Organist at San Sebastian Catholic Church in
Saint Augustine, where he accompanied for two choirs, under the Direction of Sister Marie Therese
Evrard, SSJ, to study at UT. He has held positions as Organist at All Saints Episcopal Church in
Enterprise, Florida, Organist at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Mill Creek, Florida and
Organist and Choir Director at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Elkton, Florida. In April 2008, he was
invited to play a recital at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, with two other organists, for the Jacksonville
Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at their New Member Recital and in January of the following
year he played with other Jacksonville organists in Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times Union Center.
Barkoskie recently graduated, with honors, from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where he
received a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance as well as in Theory and Composition. He
studied organ and harpsichord with Boyd Jones, a graduate of Stetson and Yale Universities and he
studied composition with Sydney Hodkinson, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the
University of Michigan. He has also studied composition with Manuel de Murga, piano with Michael
Rickman, collaborative piano with Kristie Born and has coached with Kenneth Griffiths and Juilliard staff
accompanist, Linda Mark.
While at Stetson, Barkoskie collaborated with the University Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic
Band, Concert Choir, Stetson Men, Choral Union, Jazz Band, Jazz Combos and numerous voice
students. Upon completion of his first year at Stetson he was named a 2004-2005 Outstanding
Freshmen in the School of Music. In the spring of 2007 he was accepted into the National Music Honor
Society, Pi Kappa Lambda and in the spring of 2009 his choral composition “Far in the distance the
majestic mountain sighs” received an Award of Excellence from the Stetson University Touchstone 2009
12 The LORD remembers us and will bless us:
He will bless the house of Israel,
he will bless the house of Aaron,
13 he will bless those who fear the LORD—
small and great alike.
14 May the LORD make you increase,
both you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Dear Family in Christ,
But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds."
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do. - James 2
Come see the final paper stage of your Wild Card Project - it shows how you, Church, got from Comments to Christ-centered action. In other words, you took the concerns and joys you expressed about St. James' Church earlier this Eastertide, and put your names to them in ministry form (ministries matching needs/joys/dreams).
From these results, your Bishop's Committee this month is discerning the three strongest areas at St. James' where we show our faith by our work.
When we see these things highlighted, we can celebrate them more fully, invite newcomers into them more whole-heartedly, and the pastor and lay leaders can focus on strengthening these areas more effectively.
In other news...
Habitat lunch item offering this Sunday is COOKIES. Let's have some at least placed in the offering basket (I won't take any). Just put the rest back by the baptismal font.
The Food Bank in Taylor also needs CANNED MEAT (tuna, spam, vienna sausages, etc.) anytime. They would really welcome these gifts from St. James' on a regular basis; and say that they can now get beans cheaper than we can buy them.
Join us this Sunday, August 16, for worship at 10am, with the Rev. Dr. Nathan Jennings preaching on King Solomon (our first introduction to Solomon this summer).
Also keep in your prayers:
· The Mendez and Martinez families. They lost three members in a traffic accident this past Monday. One was a student of Christina Strnad's.
· Christina's father in the hospital
· Gerry - very limited eyesight
· John - protection in Afghanistan
· Jim Krepps - recovery from injury
Yours in Him,
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Bishop's Warden Message
We had a great Rummage Sale in June that raised $2,000 for our church operations. More importantly, it was great to see our church members working together to make it happen and enjoying the fellowship of our church family. Many thanks to Rob Franks for his hard work in coordinating the sale, and to everyone who contributed items and food, helped set up, and worked at it. It is with regret I have to announce that our organist, Karol Ann Badgett is leaving St. James at the end of August. She feels that she needs to find a situation where she can use more of her skills having completed her PhD in music recently. Please join me in wishing her well; she and her talent will be missed at St. James. We are searching for a new organist so we can continue to enjoy music as part of our worship. Your in Christ, Ernest Balla
We had a great Rummage Sale in June that raised $2,000 for our church operations. More importantly, it was great to see our church members working together to make it happen and enjoying the fellowship of our church family. Many thanks to Rob Franks for his hard work in coordinating the sale, and to everyone who contributed items and food, helped set up, and worked at it.
It is with regret I have to announce that our organist, Karol Ann Badgett is leaving St. James at the end of August. She feels that she needs to find a situation where she can use more of her skills having completed her PhD in music recently. Please join me in wishing her well; she and her talent will be missed at St. James. We are searching for a new organist so we can continue to enjoy music as part of our worship.
Your in Christ,
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Dear Family in Christ,
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Join us this Thursday evening, May 21, at 7:00 pm for one of the "Big 7" principal feasts in the Church: Ascension Day.