Worship Ministries

Worship is integral to the community of St. James. Sunday morning services are celebrated in the church through hymns, prayers, and communion following the participatory liturgies listed in The Book of Common Prayer. Services are offered both in the church and the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles. We warmly invite you to join us in worship, no matter where you are in your physical or spiritual life.

Eucharist is offered during Sunday and Wednesday services, as well as in parishioner homes and hospitals, as requested.

Youth from grades 3 through high school are encouraged to assist the clergy during Sunday services, weddings, and other special services in the acolyte tradition. At St. James, acolytes light and snuff the altar candles, lead the processions, help with the offertory, and assist in the preparation of the altar at the Eucharist.

Contact: Caroline Ross, carolineross@cox.net.

Altar Guild
This lay ministry of men and women prepares the altar for Eucharist as well as tends to the care of hangings, linens, and vessels. Preparation for a typical Sunday service takes about 30 minutes before the service and an additional 30 minutes to clean up afterward.

Contact: Jane Christensen, tqmsystems@aol.com.

Eucharistic Ministers
Eucharistic Ministers administer the consecrated bread and wine during any celebration of the eucharist. They may also share the sacrament with members of the congregation who were unable to be present at the celebration because of illness or infirmity. We are currently seeking volunteers for this unique ministry!

Contact: Randal Johnson

Lectors & Intercessors
These servants of Christ aid by leading appointed lessons and intercessory prayers, which are read by members of the congregation during the Sunday services.

Contact: Shirley Young, shirleyyoung51@cox.net. Lectionary page with Sunday readings: http://lectionarypage.net/.

Ushers welcome service attendees, provide seating assistance, distribute service bulletins, and assist in the service. Usher teams of men and women usually serve every four to six weeks.

Contact: Kyle Landrem, skyland76@hotmail.com.