Worship - When We Gather
You can expect a range of worship styles at our varied services.
- 9 am - Traditional Service of Holy Communion with choir, pipe organ and trumpet
- 10:30 - 11:20 am - Religious education is offered for children, youth, and adults
- 11:30 am - Contemporary Service of Holy Communion with St. James’ Jazz Ensemble
- 3 pm - Jubilee Service – An outreach ministry to the community
- 5th Sunday - when there is a fifth Sunday in the month, we celebrate with combined service at 10 am
We'd love to meet you! Join us in Nettleton Hall in the next building for coffee immediately after the morning services. Our priest is available after each service in case you would like to ask a question, ask for prayer, or just say "hello."
What to Expect
You can expect to be warmly greeted when you arrive. We are an Episcopal Church, and our worship follows a liturgy (work of the people). The order for the service is outlined in the Book of Common Prayer, the red book found in the back of the pews. The page numbers will be printed in the bulletin you receive when entering the church and will be referenced by the letters BCP. We a…Read More »
Many ministries contribute to making our worship glorious. We invite you to share your gifts in glorifying God!Read More »
At St. James we celebrate with a variety of styles of music in our worship.Read More »
Flowers are placed on the altar for the worship service. The only exception is the season of Lent when flowers are not used in worship. Those who wish to sponsor the flowers for one or more Sundays of the year are asked to sign the Flower Chart in the narthex and provide the information to our church office coordinator. Throughout the year, such as Christmas and Easter, there ar…Read More »
Baptism marks our membership into the Body of Christ, so it is a sacrament celebrated when the other members are present, usually on Sunday mornings. Our liturgical calendar encourages Baptisms to be done on one of the following Sundays:
- The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (the first Sunday after Epiphany, which is January 6)
- The Great Easter Vigil or Easter Sunday
- The Day of Pente…
Confirmation is the laying on of hands by an Episcopal Bishop during worship. Those confirmed in another Episcopal worshiping community may request to have their letter of membership transferred from the previous church. Those confirmed by a Bishop in another Christian denomination may be received by an Episcopal Bishop in a worship service. Those who have been confirmed or recei…Read More »
Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God. In the Episcopal Church it is required that one, at least, of the parties be a baptized Christian; that the ceremony be attested by at least two witnesses, and that the marriage conform to the laws of the State and the canons of this Church. …Read More »
Funerals & Memorial Services
The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too, shall be raised.
The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that "neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in al…Read More »