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 Ho…Read More »
The occasion of a wedding is a sacred one, for it involves two people making a lifelong commitment before God and other witnesses. A wedding at St. James is a worship service and deserves serious and careful planning. At St. James, we consider it a privilege to be part of your wedding.
St. James clergy must be consulted at least 90 days before the wedding date and before any ti…Read More »
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38–39
Paul's words to the church in Rome are a source of profound comfort to Christians in times of loss, grie…Read More »
The musical heritage of the Episcopal Church is one of the world's richest and most deeply spiritual musical traditions, and music is a central part of our liturgy at St. James.
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Sacred music is a form of prayer and enables us to express that which is otherwise inexpressible. It enables us to touch the central depth of our humanness and opens a door that enables us to know the pres…