The St. James Christmas Pageant will be part of the 2:30 Christmas Eve service.
The 2:30 Service is a joyous Rite II service where our Christmas lessons will be read by some of our older youngsters, and at the same time be brought to life by our younger children in costume. The pageant is followed by the celebration of Holy Communion.
All children, three years old through fifth grade, are invited to participate in the pageant.
If your child would like to be part of the Christmas Pageant, please meet in the Parish Hall Parlor at 2:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve where costumes will be assigned for a REHEARSAL FREE pageant!
The costumes will be assigned as follows:
Our professionally staffed nursery will open at 1:45 for this service.
No Sunday morning classes or youth events, Nov. 18-25. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!
Mother Bridget Tierney, Director of Advent House, will lead two sections on contemplative spirituality, and officiate our closing Eucharist.
Check in: Begins at 8:00 a.m., in the Parish Hall parlor where breakfast refreshments, coffee, hot tea will be provided.
Bring: Your journal, pen, Bible, prayerbook, etc for your personal reflection. Yoga will be offered for those interested; please wear comfortable clothing. Some yoga mats will be available, you are welcome to bring your own.
Schedule of Retreat: Will include two sessions led by Mtr. Bridget Tierney on Contemplative Spiritual Practices and two sections of quiet personal time. Participants will be able to choose yoga under the stained glass in the chapel during either section of the quiet times.
Closing Eucharist in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles.
This directed event is offered free of charge by the St. James Center for Spiritual Formation, but registration is required so proper arrangements can be made. Please register using the form below.
If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Annie Jung, retreat coordinator.
Volunteers are already at work on preparations for our Annual Christmas Dinner for the Homeless!
We'll be offering our guests a gift of a nylon backpack with some necessary and usable items for those living on the streets or in area shelters, which we've priced to cost about $15 each. Please consider making a financial contribution toward our bulk purchase of items.
You can give online, here. Under "Funds," choose "Other Donations," and note "Christmas Bag Donation" in the memo box. Or, send your check to St. James with the notation: “Christmas Bag Donation" on the memo line.
Volunteer using the form, below for: