Services: 7:30 AM, Contemplative | 9 AM, Taizé Inspired | 11 AM, Traditional Choral

About

New to St James?

WELCOME! We are a vibrant and inclusive community where all are welcome at God’s Table. Our worship melds the ancient rhythms of liturgy with sacred music-traditional (11am) or Taize (9am).  We thoughtfully engage contemporary issues, grounded in Scripture, tradition, and reason.  We invite you to join us this Sunday…come as you are, wherever you are…and join us on our amazing journey of life.

What can I expect on my first visit?

The Service

As you enter, an usher will greet you and hand you a service bulletin from which you will be able to fully follow and participate in the service, regardless of your familiarity with Episcopal worship traditions.  Bulletins can also be downloaded from the website from our home page.  The ushers can assist you with seating and answer any questions you might have about the service.
 

Children

Children are welcomed and expected to make noise.  Nursery care is provided from 9am to noon. Children’s Sunday school is at 10am.  We have a very hands-on Montessori type program that engages children and encourages them to learn, question, and explore our faith.  Youth meet at 10am and are studying the Gospel of Matthew.

Adult Forum

Our adult forum is at 10am.  It is facilitated by two University professors who explore topics such as The Psalms, Lent through Art, Church History, and contemporary issues.

Montessori Bible Teaching and Prayer

Sunday mornings: 10:15-11:15.  Teaches elementary-aged children the art of using Christian language – parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action – helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.

What We Believe

We are a Christian community deeply rooted in God’s Word and teachings, committed to one another and to Christ, as we deepen our faith in our journey on the way.  For more information on what we believe, visit the Episcopal Church website.

We are a Part of Larger Organizations

diosj-seal-jpgA Member of the Diocese of San Joaquin

 

tec-shield-jpgA Member of the Episcopal Church

 

ang_communion_logoA Member of the Anglican Communion