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Next Events:

Mom to Mom Morning Group

Fri, March 06, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
Parish Hall Parlor

For mothers who have children under the age of five, and who would like to gather once a month for prayers, friendship, and fellowship.

Confirm not Conform

Sun, March 08, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Youth Room, first floor of the Ministries Center

Confirmation class for young people continues!


Sun, March 08, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
Youth Room, first floor of the Ministries Center

The Episcopal Youth Community gathers this Sunday!

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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

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.

We proclaim Christ crucified and risen,
and invite you to join with us in ministry together in his name.

News and Readings:

Pray 5: Unity


How might being attuned to those around you shape your prayer today?

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Transcript of Video:

Our praying together, our praying as one voice – or una voce as we sometimes say; it’s a Latin phrase – it actually requires a great deal of attention, even discipline. One of the lines in our Rule refers to the disciplines of choral prayer: that is a prayer that is sung, sung together, and this actually requires a significant amount of attention and intentionality. And you may be aware that we actually have rehearsals, maybe once or twice a week. But actually, it’s mainly in the doing, day after day, week after week, and honing that sense of attentiveness to the others around us.

-Br. Mark Brown

Glory and Gumbo

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.


Centering Prayer Workshop

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 design