Worship services

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SUNDAYS

8 a.m. – A service of Holy Communion that uses the riches of the more traditional (Rite One) language found in the Book of Common Prayer. Includes organ music and hymns with choir soloists.

10:30 a.m. – A service of Holy Communion employing the more contemporary (Rite Two) language of the Prayer Book. Includes organ, choir, and soloists.

 

During the 10:30 service, children age 4 through third grade are invited to leave the service just before the sermon and process to the Parish Hall for Children’s Chapel, where they experience worship tailored just for them. The children return to the main service at the Peace.

Join our worship ministry

All are invited to worship, but some are called to assist the clergy a variety of roles necessary to making our worship services happen. From acolytes to ushers, from altar guild to Eucharistic ministers, learn more about how you might help serve in worship here.

Altar Flowers are an important part of the Sunday service. Flowers beautify the sacred spaces of our church, and are a gift to God and those who attend the services. Flowers can be dedicated to commemorate a special event or to remember a loved one.

 

SPECIAL SERVICES:

Christmas Eve

5 p.m. Children’s Pageant & Holy Eucharist

7:30 p.m. Christmas Choral Music by the Parish Choir

8 p.m. Festal Holy Eucharist

10:30 p.m. Christmas Choral Music by the Parish Choir

11 p.m. Festal Holy Eucharist

Holy Week at St. James

From early times Christians have observed the week before Easter as a time of special devotion. From this beginning evolved the rites we observe today on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. These services provide a liturgical experience of the last days of Jesus’ earthly life, as well as the time and events leading up to his resurrection. The BCP provides special liturgies for each of these days. The eucharistic lectionary also provides proper readings for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Holy Week. The three holy days, or Triduum, of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are at the heart of the Holy Week observance. In many Episcopal parishes, the liturgical color for Holy Week from Palm Sunday through Maundy Thursday is red. Holy Week ends at sundown on the Saturday before Easter, or with the celebration of the Easter Vigil.

2015

Maundy Thursday, April 2
7 p.m. Foot washing and Holy Eucharist

Good Friday, April 3
Noon, Stations of the Cross
7 p.m. The Liturgy of Good Friday

Easter Sunday, April 5
7:30 a.m. Festal Holy Eucharist of the Resurrection

9 a.m. Festal Holy Eucharist of the Resurrection and Baptism Flowering of the Cross

10 to 11 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:30 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt

11:15 a.m. Festal Eucharist of the Resurrection
Flowering of the Cross

*Nursery available for the 9 a.m.
and 11:15 a.m. services on Easter*

 

Flowering of the Cross
All parents and children are invited to bring their own flowers at both the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services Easter Sunday.