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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:

In the garden of your life, what is thriving and what is not?

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

Watch: In the garden of your life, what is thriving and what is not?
Answer: Click here to write your answer.
Invite and join with others #GrowRule

Transcript of Video:

In this series we are growing a Rule of Life, using gardening as our primary metaphor. What is it like to garden, to plant something? Imagine you are planting flowers or vegetables, something you planted last year or perhaps something new. Where are you planting? How much space do you have – a full yard or maybe you are in an apartment? What is the climate you are in, what is the season, what can grow where you are now? Then once you do plant, how do you help things grow? What do they need to survive – water, nutrients, sunlight? How do you protect what you have planted, perhaps with a fence? Perhaps things need to be cut back at times, pruned, in order to produce fruit. And then you get to enjoy and harvest and look forward to sustained further growth for next time.

Here as we consider Rule of Life we are looking at practices – what’s most important to us and how to plant them and help them grow. So what is a life practice you want to include? You may have many you want, but what space do you have and what climate or season are you in? Then what does it take to help nurture that? What will feed your practice and what boundaries do you need to put in place in order to actually grow? What must be let go of or cut back in order to produce fruit? Then how do you enjoy and how do you also sustain and consider what you might plan next?

– Br. Luke Ditewig

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!