Confirmation class for young people continues!
The Episcopal Youth Community gathers this Sunday!
The St. James Treble Choir is directed by Eric Johnson.
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Hearty Breakfasts - Approximately four Sundays per year we invite our neighbors living on the streets and area homeless shelters to Bishops Hall so we can serve them with a hearty breakfast, from 8 until 9 a.m. Volunteers are always welcome to join our parish family as we put the hospitality of Christ into practice.
In the Society’s Rule and its teaching on the practice of intercession, we’re reminded of the tradition throughout the monastic history of monastic and religious communities being called upon to pray and intercede; to take their pattern of daily stopping at the various hours or stopping in the midst of work to offer prayer, to raise up the lives of others or ourselves, for God’s care and power and love to be made known to us. I’ve often been asked to stop and pray on behalf of Brothers, Brothers coming to us, or to stop and pray when offering the ministry of healing, the laying on of hands. Or to stop in a spiritual direction interview, to allow the silence of God’s presence to envelop us. But these are all forms of prayer. The prayer of stopping does not have to be a formal thing at all. When we stop in the middle of the day to send what the Rule speaks of us as, kind of, “arrow prayers” – just small short prayers of gratitude, repetition for ourselves with intercession or adoration – we have stopped. We have stopped the grind of chronos, moment after moment, and have entered into kairos, the time which is God’s eternal now, God’s eternal love.
-Br. Jonathan Maury
The St. James Center for Spiritual Formation announces a wonderful speaking series to be presented during the ECW Friday Lenten Gumbo lunches. Six wonderful preachers from various religious traditions are scheduled to speak on successive Fridays, in the church, from 12:05 to 12:30 p.m., so attendees may enjoy gumbo then the speaker, or the speaker, then gumbo in Bishops Hall! More about Glory and Gumbo, here.Read more...
A Centering Prayer workshop serves both as an introduction to Centering Prayer for those who know nothing of this practice, and a refresher course for those who have been praying this way for some time. Four conferences give shape to the day: Prayer as Relationship, the Method of Centering Prayer, the Place of "Thoughts" in Centering Prayer, and Centering Prayer and the Fruits of the Spirit. The workshop is scheduled on Saturday, March 21, 2015 and runs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with appropriate breaks and an hour for lunch. Two sessions of Centering Prayer are part of the designRead more...