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Sunday Schedule

  • 7:30 a.m. - Rite I, Old English spoken service in the church
  • 9:00 a.m. - Rite II with praise-style music in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles
  • 9:00 a.m. - Rite II with organ and Cherub or Treble Choirs, in the church
  • 11:00 a.m. - Rite II with organ and Adult Choir, in the church
  • 5:00 p.m. - Rite II spoken service in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles


  • Noon - Rite II spoken service in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles, with special prayers for healing (unction) for yourself or on behalf of others

News and Readings:

When you connect with nature, what makes it meaningful?

Phase 1: Rule of Life & Rhythm of Nature
Workbook Exercise: Other Garden Plots

Watch: When you connect with nature, what makes it meaningful?
Click here to write your answer.
Invite and join with others #GrowRule

Transcript of Video:

Why live by a Rule? For most of us, it is a matter of necessity. Living by a Rule and the desire to live by a Rule is the equivalent of acknowledging the fact that we need help, which is the beginning of spirituality. It is the greatest prayer. And so many of you know that Evensong is the first prayer of the day because in keeping with the Jewish tradition the new day starts at sundown. The first prayer of the Evensong is, “O God, make speed to save us. O Lord make haste to help us.” The first word of the day is, “God, help me.” It is the beginning of spirituality. God cannot enter into a life that does not acknowledge the need for God or acknowledge that on my own I can’t do this. And so we set out to write a Rule, recognizing that we need a little something to give us the impetus to get on with our lives, to sort of set parameters on what we might like to achieve and do and the way we might like to live our life, because most of us would have to admit that we need a lot of reminders about how we want to live. It is easy to fall back into old habits or to become… rest on our laurels, so to speak, and sort of let up on – whether it’s going to church, or praying every day, or whatever it is – those things that we know we desire deeply,but somehow find ourselves cutting out or not able to stick with the program, and the Rule sort of sets a backdrop as a sort of reminder. Remember that this is how you want to live. Remember the benefits of living this way. So keep with it, stick with it, continue to do it, and always having that Rule there to fall back on and to look and say, “Yeah, this is the way to live.”

– Br. John Braught

Glory & Gumbo

The Fr. John Moloney Preaching Series, "Glory & Gumbo," opens its second annual season on the first Friday in Lent, February 12, at 12:05 p.m. in the church. Popular preachers from various area religious traditions continue on each Friday of Lent. You're cordially invited to attend, enjoying an ECW Lenten Gumbo lunch before or after the program, in Bishops Hall!


Wednesdays in Lent

Spend Wednesday evenings in Lent with your St. James community:


2016 Youth Mission Trip

Exciting news about our 2016 Mission Trip to south Florida, along with youth from St. Alban's!


SECC Saturday and Happening!

Youth Volunteer Day at Solomon Episcopal Conference Center on February 13

Join the youth of the diocese for a day of service at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center, 54296 Highway 445, Loranger, LA, on Saturday, February 13 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Let's give back to a place that has given us so much. Contact Marvin McLennon with questions.


Registration for Happening #76 is Now Open

March 4 -6, 2016

Happening is a youth-led spiritual formation weekend d...


Invite Welcome Connect

Mary Parmer developed the Diocese of Texas’ newcomer ministry project to help congregations Invite, Welcome and Connect visitors and new members. She has taken the work to 30 dioceses throughout The Episcopal Church, and has taught the method to teams of college missioners and at two Episcopal seminaries. She will be at St. James on Saturday, February 27 for a workshop scheduled from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and you are invited!