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We warmly welcome you, as a brother or sister in Christ, to St. James Anglican Church website. St. James Anglican Church is a spiritual, diverse and vibrant Parish that glorifies God. We have a Holy Communion Service with Sunday School every Sunday morning at 11 a.m.
St. James seeks to be a great family Church, an active, Holy Place of worship and hospitality where absolutely everybody is welcome. Our 11 a.m. Sunday worship service, led by the spiritual teachings of one of our two Priests is greatly enhanced by the presence of our lay ministry and our dedicated choir, organist and pipe organ. We enjoy refreshments after the service to fellowship with one another.
Outreach Ministry has always been very important at our Church. We support the Karing Kitchen, West End Food Bank and our St. James Court apartment building for single parents is administered by Church volunteers, just to name a few. We have many active groups – Sunday School, Lay Ministry, Choir, Servers, Readers, Meet & Greet, Counters, ACW/Talent Chapter, Altar Guild, Mothers Union, Prayer Shaw Ministry, Outreach, Scouts, Cubs/Beavers and Guides.
We welcome everyone to participate in our fellowship and fundraising activities, we feel participation gives us a great sense of belonging. However, your level of involvement will be your choice. We hope you will join us and experience the friendship of our parishioners who gather for prayer, inspiration, fellowship and service.
We have been in a cooperative Team Ministry sharing two priests equally since May 1, 2011. Essential to the vision is our team approach where both priests alternate leading worship weekly, thus providing a fuller expression of personal Baptismal gifts and an understanding that each parish is in full, equal, cooperation.
The rotation model has resulted in an excellent expression of our Baptismal ministry. The team thus exemplifies how each parishioner should live out their understanding of the Gospel, and how the parishes combined in shared ministry can cooperate and realize the Body of Christ (see Rom 12, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4). In this model both Father Rod and Father Douglas have resisted any hierarchal title, as they see themselves as equal in the task, just as the four parishes are equal in the task: none more important than the other, all working together for the building up of the Kingdom of God.
The following are examples of our coming together to do ministry as a family: we have a Common Bulletin, Joint Services on all the 5th Sundays, the full use of the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), a fuller use of the Book of Alternative Services (BAS) in all points, a shared Sunday School Program, a common Bible Study, Back to Church Sunday, Youth Ministries, Joint Men’s Group, a very successful Video night, increased multi-media services, a joint deanery Advent Carol Service at a sister church, and celebrating together throughout Holy Week and the Triduum.