Welcome to St. James Episcopal Church and thank you for finding your way to our site.

At St.James Church you will find that the worship of God is central to who we are. Our worship is liturgical in that we follow rites that have been handed down through the years by faithful Christians. These rites are found in our Book of Common Prayer. It is this "praying in common" that connects us to God and to each other and to all the faithful in the past.

Our Sunday service always includes a celebration of the Holy Eucharist. We come to the Altar to receive the bread and wine which becomes the Body and Blood of our Savior Jesus Christ. As we are strengthened for our Christian journey with this holy food and drink we are connected to God and to each other, to those who have walked the Way of Christ before us and to those Christians yet to be.  

Essential to our worship is the reading of the Bible. The sermon which follows is intended to help all understand the Bible readings and to help each find what the Holy Spirit is saying to them here and now.

A difference that you will find in the Episcopal understanding of the Bible is that we honestly admit that what God as revealed in his Word  is more profound than we can understand. Therefore, we don't try to make the Bible a list of rules or a playbook for figuring out who God chooses to save. God has promised to reconcile all of creation to himself at the coming of his kingdom, and we trust in God to keep his promise.

I hope that you will come and share worship with us. All are welcome here, no matter who you are or where you're from; no matter if you share our faith, are of a different faith, or have lost or never begun a faith journey. Come and pray with us.  

May you be blessed with the peace of Christ,

Father John Gedrick III

  August 2020  
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