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Next Events:

Glory & Gumbo

Fri, March 27, 2015 at 11-1; 12:05 speaker
Bishops Hall & Church

Gumbo 2015 opens! Dine-in from 11-1 in Bishops Hall. Hear the Rev. Brady Whitton in the church at 12:05, with time for lunch before or afterward!

Confirm not Conform

Sun, March 29, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Youth Room, first floor of the Ministries Center

Confirmation class for young people continues!


Sun, March 29, 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:

Love 6: Gift


What is the greatest experience of love you’ve ever had?

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Transcript of Video:

I remember something very touching for me – and probably the greatest instance of love that I’ve ever experienced – was when my grandmother died. And I happened to be there with my mom and my aunt Mary who stayed by her bedside when hospice was called in. And here was the three wonderful women, who had very complex relationships at points in their lives. And right there, in that room, something happened … [long pause] … I saw my aunt Mary and my mom just hold her hand and tell her it was all going to be okay, they loved each other, that not to worry about them. And there was just this amazing wash of just – all of this junk that had happened over time just being released – and it was a very pure moment. And it made me realize that in relationships, where we get hurt by one another, it’s probably actually an indication that love is very, very strong, because you don’t let somebody – I don’t think you let somebody hurt you or you don’t let somebody in so close that you don’t love.

-Br. Jim Woodrum

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.


In the Footsteps of St. Patrick

Join us on a journey back in time to visit places made sacred with the worship and ministry of St. Patrick and the early Celtic saints. On the first part of our pilgrimage, we’ll visit the famous high crosses at Monasterboice, say prayers in churches founded by St. Patrick in Downpatrick and Armagh, and walk the ancient historic sites at the Hill of Slane, the Hill of Tara, Navan Fort, and Newgrange.