Our services are designed to demonstrate the deep love God gave his people through the life and word of Christ. Our services are inclusive of all God’s children and are presented in contemporary and traditional use of the Book of Common Prayer.
The 8:00 AM Sunday service uses Rite I with instrumental music during communion and a closing hymn sung by the congregation. Except for high holy days, serving at the altar are one or two Eucharistic Ministers and the Priest.
The 10:00 AM Sunday service uses Rite II and routinely involves a Lay Reader from the congregation for the first lesson, two LEM’s, two to four acolytes (children and adults) carrying in the Crucifix, the Gospel Book and two torches. A full musical liturgy includes three hymns, a gradual, the Gloria, Doxology, Sanctus and music during communion sung by the congregation. Otherwise, the liturgy is spoken, not chanted.
The 5:00 PM Sunday service (6:00 PM beginning 9/3) is performed in Spanish and includes Latino tradition and culture. This service is in the sanctuary and is conducted by the Priest and Lay Ministers. It includes traditional and contemporary music to complement Latino worship.
At all services, music performed at St. James includes traditional Anglican hymnody, contemporary worship songs, Taize, organ literature and, on occasion, children’s songs.