Bible study with Fr. Ralph Howe
The Adult Choir rehearses each Wednesday evening. All interested singers, college age or older, are invited to attend - no audition required!
Confirmation class for young people continues!
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Fifth Sundays - The three mid-morning services worship together in the church at 10:30 a.m., preceded by a parish breakfast in Bishops Hall. All are welcome!
When I hear the word “stop,” I can’t help but remember from my youth the Motown hit, [singing] “Stop in the Name of Love.” And I say that because the Commandment to stop is part of the Commandment to love. It’s drawn one from the other. God has called us into loving, being that that reflects who God is. God is not commanding us to love but drawing us to love, and for that we must stop. We must stop periodically. Stop to give thanks – gratitude for our very being apart from anything that we do or achieve or seek to bring about in the world, any kind of productivity – to simply rejoice in our bodies, minds, and spirits as the whole of a reflection of the image and likeness of God; that we are like none other. Each of us has our particular way of stopping, stopping to learn what is in us already of the love of God, to learn to love as God loves, to love God, to love others, and to love ourselves in whom God takes continuous delight and pleasure. Indeed God is almost saying, “I cannot be the God who I am without stopping to enjoy your love, your presence, to delight in you.”
-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...
One-day retreats, one for men, one for women, at the beautiful Solomon Episcopal Conference Center in Loranger. The men's retreat -- From Outer Success to Inner Strength -- will be led by the Very Rev. Dr. Andy Andrews, former curate at St. James; the women's retreat by the Rev. Mitzi Minor who will present Our Grandmothers Have Something to Say: Spending Time with New Testament Women.
Online registration is now open, here.Read more...