Invite a friend to join you as we journey with Jesus from Cross to Resurrection:
–Sunday, April 2nd, 9:30am: Palm/Passion Sunday Eucharist & outdoor processional
–Wednesday, April 5th, 12:00 Noon: Eucharist & Bible Study on the Stations of the Cross
–Thursday, April 6th, 12:00 Noon: Maundy Thursday Eucharist in nave (the day of Jesus’ Last Supper)
–Friday, April 7th, 7:00pm: Good Friday Worship (the day of Jesus’ death)
–Saturday, April 8th, 9:00am: Holy Saturday Prayers at the Altar (prayers as Jesus lies entombed)
–Sunday, April 9th, 9:30am: Easter Festival Sunday Eucharist – “Christ is Risen”
From the Pastor’s Desk …
“We are created to experience joy in communion with God …”
–Ash Wednesday liturgy
It was back on February 22nd. A sign of ash anointed our foreheads as we heard of God’s purpose and stepped into our Lenten journey:
“We are created to experience joy in communion with God,
to love one another, and to live in harmony with all creation.”
Our Lenten journey is now concluding, but God’s purpose remains. It defines our work, life, and ministry at St. James all year long. From silent prayer to feeding the houseless, our purpose directs our path and brings joy to our relationship with God, with others, and with creation itself. We are pilgrims moving from ash and death to joy and resurrection. Join us this Palm/Passion Sunday and for all the services during Holy Week that advance us to Easter joy.
Wednesday Noon Eucharist …
Each Wednesday at 12:00 Noon we gather for a 30 minute mid-week service of Eucharist in Pioneer Chapel. We reflect on the saving stories from scripture through the vehicles of word and art. Each week we see the rescue story portrayed skillfully by the creative talents of Craig Gerke or Joel Nickel. Join us for this intimate service through May.
Wednesday Bible Study at 12:35pm …
Each Wednesday our Eucharist service is followed by Pastor David’s study “Afterlife and the Book of Revelation.” With the interpretive tool “Revelation is more poetry than geometry,” we explore this final book in your Bible with the help of scholars from Luther Seminary, The Yale Bible Study, historic art, and Professor Bart Ehrman’s new book Armageddon: What the Bible Really Says About the End. Join us for this month’s gatherings and bring your bible.
Wednesday, April 5th: We walk The Stations of the Cross
Wednesday, April 12th: Afterlife and 1000 years – Revelation 20
Wednesday, April 19th: New Heaven/Earth – Revelation 21
Wednesday, April 26th: The River of Life – Revelation 22
New Members …
We look forward to receiving new members and an infant baptism in May. If you would like to become a member please speak with Pastor David. Welcome!
Summer Bach Cantata Vespers …
Mark your Calendars for our Bach Cantata Vespers service on Sunday, June 11th at 5:00pm. The service will feature choir, soloists, organ, and instruments as we celebrate this beautiful tradition that is an important part of the history of St. James and the whole Christian church. Please join us for the service, with a reception to follow in Pioneer Chapel.