Be Ye Doers of the Word and Not Hearers Only Start Doing

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We are a lively community of faith striving to serve God as “Doers of the Word and not hearers only.” At St. James’s you will find a church where God is present, where God’s love is active, and where God’s Spirit is always calling us to follow Christ. There is much to be thankful for in this life, and there is so much to be done. Come and join with us as we share in the life of faith and work together to be the body of Christ.

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Our Mission

To live as Doers of the Word worshiping God and serving others to build Christ’s Kingdom

Our Purpose

  • To proclaim the good news of God in Christ
  • To seek and serve Christ in all persons
  • To strive for justice and peace among all people

Our Vision

The fulfillment of Christ’s Kingdom on earth

Worship Schedule


Program year schedule (Labor Day – Memorial Day)

  • 7:45 A.M. • Holy Eucharist, Rite I
  • 9:00 A.M. • Holy Eucharist, Rite II and Children’s Chapel
  • 11:15 A.M. • Holy Eucharist Rite II (1st & 3rd Sundays) or Morning Prayer Rite I (2nd & 4th Sundays)

Wednesday (Labor Day – Memorial Day)

  • 5:30 P.M. • Evening Prayer

Summer schedule (Memorial Day – Labor Day)

  • 8:00 A.M. • Holy Eucharist, Rite I
  • 10:00 A.M. • Holy Eucharist Rite II
  • 5:30 P.M. • Jazz Mass

Pilgrim’s Path for Newcomers

Wednesdays 7:00 p.m., Michaux House, following Evening Prayer at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Are you looking to join the church, learn what it means to be an Episcopalian, or be baptized or confirmed as an adult? If so, you are invited to join this class, which meets every Wednesday night for 10 weeks. It  is designed to provide a grounding in the Anglican ethos and the three areas of Christian discipleship: worship, study, and service.

It includes introductory material in the areas of theology, the Bible, church history, The Book of Common Prayer, the creeds, liturgy, and prayer. This class is also the required preparation for adults seeking baptism or confirmation and is recommended for those from other denominations who would like to join the Episcopal Church.

The clergy will present a topical lecture each week, followed by small group work in which the night’s topic is discussed and the Bible is studied. The class will convene in two sessions: The first session is September 11 through December 14; and the second session is January 11 through March 28. Participants who attend either session may be baptized, confirmed, reaffirmed or received into the Episcopal Church in the spring.

Contact Anita Lisk for more information about joining St. James’s: 804-355-1779, ext. 313

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