IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS (updated 4/1/2020): Worship services now available through Facebook or Zoom
St. James will live-stream the Holy Eucharist on Palm Sunday, April 5th, at 10:00 AM. Live-streamed Sunday services will continue until the coronavirus crisis is past. Click here to access the online Sunday service. The link will take you to the St. James Facebook page, where the service will be streamed; scroll down the timeline to find the post with the service. The bulletin for this service will be emailed to parishioners. For a link to the Book of Common Prayer, see the NEWS home block (below).
In addition to Sunday services via Facebook, regular weekday and Holy Week services are now available live via the online meeting service, Zoom. For instructions about signing up with Zoom, and also for the schedule and meeting numbers of weekday/Holy Week services, check under NEWS (below).
And finally, a few other reminders: first, the Reverend Ty Jones has written an illustrated essay on making a "home altar" for Holy Week and Easter. See the NEWS home block (below) for a link to that article. Second, a printed Morning Prayer worship program is now available. Click here to access the Morning Prayer worship program. Third, the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina is issuing regular updates on COVID-19 and how it is affecting worship across our region. Click here to read the latest Diocesan update. And fourth, for everyone's safety, the St. James sanctuary is closed until further notice. The bell tower courtyard has benches and beautiful spring flowers, however, and it is a restful place to pray and meditate. If you need to come by the office, please call first (828-693-7458) to check the availability of staff.
And now, with our apologies for that long list of pandemic-related announcements, we bid you welcome to our website and we thank you for your interest in St. James! Our parishioners form a vibrant community of 700 plus members who come here to be refreshed through worship and Christian education, so they can continue to live the mission to which they have been called by God. We strive to create a nurturing, caring, and supportive spiritual home where all are loved, welcomed, and served. We eagerly anticipate getting to know you and welcoming you into our family. Our life together as members of St. James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville is guided by our mission and vision statements:
St. James Mission Statement: Every member is vital as we follow the example of Jesus’ servant ministry to welcome all, love all, serve all, through Christ.
St. James Vision Statement: St. James will be a community of passionate servants who live out God's ever-present love through inspiring worship, faith-forming discipleship, and active ministries that make an impact in the church, the community, and the world.
We strive to adhere to these statements in all of our ministries and our life together, whether they are in helping the community around us or in supporting our fellow parishioners.
If you are viewing our website for announcements about changes in service times related to bad weather or to learn about upcoming special events, please click on the block labeled "News" below.
With His blessings,
The clergy, staff, and parishioners of St. James