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Next Events:

Confirm not Confirm

Sun, March 01, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Youth Room, first floor of the Ministries Center

Confirmation class for young people continues!


Sun, March 01, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
Youth Room, first floor of the Ministries Center

The Episcopal Youth Community gathers this Sunday!

Treble Choir Rehearsal

Tue, March 03, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Choir Room, second floor Parish Hall

The St. James Treble Choir is directed by Eric Johnson.

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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

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!

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

News and Readings:

Pray 3: Intercession


What is the “arrow prayer” in your heart right now?

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Transcript of Video:

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

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.