Worship is the very core of our life as Episcopalians. It’s how we come together as a congregation and experience God’s place and power in our lives. Our regular weekend services are from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.
Saturday, 5:00 PM – A casual service without music using Rite II Eucharist. Livestreamed on Facebook.
Sunday, 7:30 AM – Rite I Eucharist without music.
Sunday, 10:00 AM – Rite II Eucharist with music. Livestreamed on Facebook.
Offered periodically on Saturdays at 5:00 PM.
Wednesday Eucharist and Healing Service
Wednesday Noon – Eucharist Rite II and Healing Service. No music.
Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between two people in the presence of God. God is well pleased when two people who love each other decide to marry. Marriage is an ongoing symbol of God’s love for the Church, and it is not to be entered into lightly or unadvisedly. If you desire to be married at St. James, please speak to the rector. Weddings at St. James are reserved for members of the parish or close relatives of parish members. All weddings must adhere to St. James Wedding Customary, the Book of Common Prayer, the Constitutions and Canons of the Episcopal Church, and the laws of the State of North Carolina. We wish you great joy in your new life together, and we pray that God will richly bless you.
“The death of a member of the Church should be reported as soon as possible to, and arrangements for the funeral should be made in consultation with, the Minister of the Congregation.” (The Book of Common Prayer, page 468) We believe that Christians are properly buried from the church, and the Burial Rite should be held at a time when the congregation is able to attend. Please inform any of the parish clergy if someone is dying or has died, so that we can minister to them and their family. It is the norm that the clergy of St. James are the officiants at all funerals. It is customary that the celebration of the Holy Eucharist be a part of the Burial of the Dead. St. James also offers Stephen Ministers for those who are grieving, and you can speak to any of the clergy to arrange for that ministry to assist you in your time of sorrow.