SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT (7/6/2020): Kevin Todd's ordination scheduled for July 9th and accessible on Facebook
Viewers are directed to the NEWS home block (below) for information on the upcoming ordination of parishioner and former Sr. Warden, Kevin Todd. Additionally, St. James continues to livestream the Holy Eucharist on Saturdays at 5:00 PM and on Sundays at 10:00 AM and will do so until the church is re-opened. Livestreamed weekend services are available via Facebook and will continue until the coronavirus crisis is past. Facebook page (Note: the video will appear on the timeline a few minutes before the service starts. Please reload the page if you do not see the video posting at the start time. Services will only stream live. For copyright reasons beyond our control, they will not be available for later viewing.) To view a copy of the bulletin for Sunday, July 5th, click the following button. Bulletin
In addition to Sunday services via Facebook, several other Sunday events and also regular weekday services are now available live via the online meeting service, Zoom. (For instructions about using Zoom, click on the NEWS home block below and search the blog items for "Zoom guide.") Of particular interest, the Sunday Christian Formation sessions on July 5, 12, and 19 at 9:00 AM on Zoom will feature parishioner Tanya Blackford and Crossnore colleague David McCorkle offering a three-part series on faith-based wellness and resilience.
And finally, here are two pandemic-related news items. First, as North Carolina began a phased-in program of statewide reopening, Bishop McLoughlin released a video statement (May 23rd) concerning guidelines for re-opening churches for in-person worship. That video can be viewed by clicking the following button. Bishop's re-opening statement It is important to stress, however, that no decision about re-opening St. James has been made at this point. For everyone's safety, the St. James sanctuary remains closed until further notice. If you need to come by the office, please call first (828-693-7458) to check the availability of staff. And second, please remember that a Morning Prayer worship program is now available online. Morning Prayer worship program
Thank you for bearing with us through the scam alert and pandemic-related announcements above. And now, at last, we bid you welcome to our website and 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