An important part of our heritage as Episcopalians is that our lives are centered around worship which engages the energies of the entire congregation, rather than a performance by the clergy. Therefore, full and deliberate participation by everyone is encouraged by singing hymns, psalms, and canticles; in reciting prayers together; and by joining together in the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Central to our worship experience is the Book of Common Prayer, an excellent liturgical resource which contains prayers, psalms, service liturgies, and lectionaries, providing a strong base for Christian faith and worship.
Get to know the St. James Greeter Ministry!
Acolytes are 5th - 12th graders who participate and help lead the 9:00 am and 11:15 am worship services during the school year and the 10:30 am worship service during the summer!
To join our Acolyte list, please reach out to Florence Ellen at [email protected].
The Altar Guild is comprised of communicants who care for and prepare the church for regular and special services. Team members are assigned duties every 4-5 weeks.
This is a group of men and women licensed by the bishop to assist the clergy during communion.
This is a group of men and women licensed by the bishop to assist clergy in serving wine and bread at communion and to take communion to parishioners who are unable to attend services.
Eucharistic Visitors Leader: Nancy Keller
Volunteers read the Old or New Testament lessons or Prayers of the People during Sunday worship services.
To join our list of Lectors, please reach out to Bill McKenzie at [email protected].
These volunteers are responsible for the weekly laundry and care of the altar linens. Teams divide this responsibility yearly.
Volunteers welcome everyone to church and assist in the orderly flow of worship services.
If you would like to join this ministry, please reach out to Bill McKenzie at [email protected].
For Guidelines sharing what to expect when you sign up to serve, please click the document link for the appropriate venue below:Read More »
Wedding Guild members are present at the weddings held at St. James Church and Mt. Lebanon Chapel to assist the clergy and the wedding parties. Teams of two volunteers serve two weddings per season (typically May to August).