Currently (as of May 30, 2021) we are meeting in-person every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. for worship. Nursery care is not available at the present time.
Children are always welcome in worship services. Children who have been baptized are also welcome to receive communion.
Worship, also called liturgy, in the Episcopal Church is a central part of our identity as a community of God. We gather to sing, pray, hear the Bible read, and hear the good news of Jesus Christ proclaimed. In worship we are reminded of God’s mission to send us out into the world to serve others. The Book of Common Prayer is an important resource for our worship.
Music in the Episcopal Church is diverse and varies from congregation to congregation. At Saint James, we sing from the Hymnal of the Episcopal Church—which has music from monastic chant and music composed in the 20th century—and we often introduce new songs writing in recent years.
Our choir is not currently singing in church, but we hope to resume soon.
When we resume, our adult choir helps lead worship nearly every Sunday from September through Pentecost. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays beginning at 7:30pm in the choir room. All are welcome to join the adult choir.
Children in kindergarten and above are invited to sing in the children’s choir. During the sermon, children interested in music often work on children’s choir repertoire with our director of music and return to worship at the offering, in time for communion.