Worship

50th Anniversary Celebration of the Ordination of Pastor Joe Smith.

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Happenings, Music, Worship | 0 comments

50th Anniversary Celebration of the Ordination of Pastor Joe Smith.

The 9:30AM Sunday liturgy on June 21st includes a tribute to Pastor Smith and his family, recalling years of ministry and continuing fellowship that have shaped the life and mission of St. James and the surrounding community into and beyond our times.  Grandsons Suresh and Cotter will be at the keyboard with musical contributions, and a coffee hour following with liturgy will feature special...

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Holy Week in Its Fullness!!!

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Holy Week in Its Fullness!!!

March 29th    Palm/Passion Sunday 9:30AM – Processional in Park Blocks   March 30th-April 1    Noontime Devotions   April 2nd    Maundy Thursday Noon – Footwashing and Eucharist Maundy Thursday 7:00PM – Footwashing, Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar   April 3rd    Good Friday Noon – Adoration of the Cross Good Friday 7:00PM – Vesper with music from Bach’s St. John Passion (choir and orchestra)   April 4th    Saturday Vigil 7:00PM – Traditional Vigil – Readings and psalms with complementary art and musical setting with...

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Lenten Season 2015

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 in Happenings, Worship | 0 comments

Lenten Season 2015

Lenten Season brings Wednesday evening soup suppers and worship services, as we make pilgrimage and enjoy fellowship among the downtown churches — and our pastors exchange pulpits.  Soup supper at 6:15PM; worship at 7:00PM.     “The Promise of the Living Christ” | February 25 at First Baptist with Amber Nettleton of First Presbyterian “Christ’s Thirst for Us” | March 4 at First Christian with David Wheeler of First Baptist “The Missionary Impulse” | March 11 at First Presbyterian with Dennis Andersen of St. James Lutheran “The Need for Witnesses” | March 18...

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Ash Wednesday 2015

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Happenings, Worship | 0 comments

Ash Wednesday 2015

Ash Wednesday, this coming February 18th, initiates the rich Lenten Season at St. James and in our neighboring churches.  Liturgies for Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion will take place at noon in the Pioneer Chapel and at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary. Each succeeding Wednesday will feature our Annual Soup Supper and Worship journeys among the downtown churches, with meal at 6:15pm, followed by worship at 7:00pm.  Our pastors will rotate pulpit responsibilities: February 25 – First Baptist, with the Rev. Amber Nettleton from First Presbyterian preaching March 4 – First Christian, with...

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Advent and Christmas at St. James!

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 in Happenings, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Advent and Christmas at St. James!

Advent-tide brings new opportunities to meet our neighbors. On Wednesday evening, December 10 at 6:45, we gather at First Presbyterian for soup supper, then move at 7:30 to their splendid sanctuary for a meditative service in the style of the Taizé community. On Wednesday evening December 17 at 6:45, we gather here for soup supper in the Pioneer Chapel, then move into the sanctuary at 7:30 for a festive liturgy of Lessons and Carols.   Our rich musical tradition continues to delight:   Christmas Eve music begins at 10:30PM in the sanctuary; Christmas Eve Festival Eucharist begins...

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