Everliving God, whose will it is that all should come to you through your Son Jesus Christ: Inspire our witness to him, that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Prayer for the Mission of the Church, Book of Common Prayer
St. James the Apostle offers numerous opportunities for involvement in ministry both on and off campus. There are opportunities in worship, education, evangelism, outreach, administration, long-range planning, pastoral care and parish life.
Consider how you can use your gifts and interests to the glory of God at St. James. As the Body of Christ, we depend on each and every member to fulfill God’s purpose for our parish. That includes you! Find out more about opportunities for ministry by calling the Parish Office or talking with a member of our clergy or any member of St. James.
St. James has a long tradition of service to the local community, the nation and the world – an outgrowth of love fostered by our love for one another. We have several opportunities for hands-on ministry to those in need. These include…
As well, our annual financial contributions to the Episcopal Diocese of Texas used for mission work far beyond our parish. We also provide financial support for the writing of grants and other requests that actually fund ministries in our local area.
Crossroads Bible Institute
This program, a part of Crossroad Bible Institute, is a correspondence Bible study between prisoners and volunteers. The Crossroad Bible Institute acts as an intermediary, which provides a safe environment for both parties. Research shows that only fourteen percent of released prisoners will commit another crime if they have studied the word of God while initially incarcerated, compared to seventy five percent of prisoners who do not study. Participation in the program takes about an hour a week.
The group meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. in The Summit.
The group meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. in The Summit.
Daughters of the King
Meets the second Saturday of every month. for more information contact the Church Office (936)756-8831.
Each Sunday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. through the program year (September to June), a full breakfast is prepared and served to the parish by a rotating assembly of Breakfast Teams. The breakfasts are great – being on a Breakfast Team is that much more fun! No experience necessary – just a desire to serve.
Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts meet Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in The Summit
Join the men of St. James the first Monday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for fellowship over a hearty meal at Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish across the highway from the parish. All men invited. Just come!
Annual Parish Events include:
Advent Family Craft Night
Shrove Tuesday Supper
Parish & School Potlucks
Blessing of the Animals