ST. JAMES YOUTH GROUP lent a helping hand to welcome migrant workers to our county this spring and summer by packing 275 backpacks and bags full of gifts of toiletries, bandannas, snacks, and other goodies. This was a supportive effort of the youth group and the Outreach Commission in line with the community’s Welcoming Project. Thank you to J.B., Charles, and Tanner Hulsey, Charlie and Mo Rainey, Laurel Jennings, Ryan Worley and Christopher Studebaker. And, thanks to the adult volunteers Leckie Rives, Diane King, Tom Cramer, Sandra and Larry Winecoff, Elizabeth Tait, Erin Rainey, Danee Hoover and our St. James Youth Leader, Christoph Herpel. Awesome job!

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The Thursday Thrift Shop is pleased to announce its reopening on May 13 and the resumption of normal sales hours.  For full details, please click the following button.  Thrift Shop

April 29, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
     I remain grateful for your ongoing patience and adaptability as we strive to provide everyone in the Diocese of Western North Carolina with the best public health and scientific information for our regathering guidelines. Following the latest CDC recommendations released on April 27, 2021, and Governor Cooper's Executive Order 209 I am glad to share with you our updated diocesan regathering guidelines, effective May 9, 2021. Read the full guidelines here.

     I am grateful for all of you and the ways in which you continue the ministry of Jesus here in Western North Carolina.

The Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlin


Below are links to sign up for St. James worship on Saturday, May 15th, at 5:00 PM and Sunday, May 16th, at 7:30 and 10:00 AM. You may register up to five people per family. If you find that you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration as soon as possible so that others may attend. You can cancel your registration on your Eventbrite confirmation email by scrolling down to the “view and manage your order online” link and clicking on it. Note that the service on Saturday, May 15th, is a Celtic Eucharist.

Saturday, May 15, 5:00 PM (Celtic Eucharist)

Sunday, May 16, 7:30 AM (Holy Eucharist Rite I, no music)

Sunday, May 16, 10:00 AM (Holy Eucharist Rite II, organ & quartet)


If you are missing having your Forward Day by Day books, did you know they are available as podcasts?  Simply click the following button to visit Forward Movement's "Daily Prayer" website and follow the instructions there.   Daily Prayer  In fact, Forward Movement offers a aide variety of podcasts to support prayer and spiritual life, including daily reflections, the Daily Office, Noonday prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline. They are available at this web address.