For the larger of the two Sunday-morning services, we gather at 10:15am to the sound of the organ as the choir, acolytes and other worship ministers process through the congregation.
This service follows the more celebratory and contemporary language of Rite II from The Book of Common Prayer, complemented by hymns, anthems and service music among prayers and periods of silence before culminating with the celebration of the Eucharist.
This service usually lasts around one hour and fifteen minutes, and is followed by coffee hour in the parish hall, a time to connect with the Saint James’ community after a week apart.
Children are invited to attend Sunday school during the first half of worship or are equally welcome to remain with their families for the entire service. Additionally, nursery is available from 10:15-11:45 AM every Sunday.
Every Sunday morning, Saint James’ offers two opportunities to worship together as a community. While both worship services follow the same general format, including celebrating the Eucharist (Communion), each service speaks to people a bit differently.
At any service at Saint James’ where the Eucharist is offered, we invite everyone who feels called to come forward to receive the bread and wine. If you are more comfortable doing so, you may also come to the altar rail with your arms crossed over your chest to receive a blessing.