New to St James? Welcome! We are so glad you are here. Coming to a new church can be intimidating, especially if Anglicanism is unfamiliar. We welcome you as you are and invite you to ask any questions, to just come and observe, or even get involved right away. Your pace is respected.
We desire to have a church that creates space for people to seek God and respond to him. In worship, we give God our love and adoration and invite you to do the same.
When you walk into St James peaceful music may be playing. We recommend arriving a few minutes early to enjoy this time with reflection before service begins.
The Anglican practice is participatory, so join in!
You might see participants making the sign of the cross, kneeling, and standing at different points during the service. Don’t feel obligated to participate in every part, but you are welcome to follow along.
You will be given a bulletin for announcements, contact information, and order of service that contains every part of the service to guide you. There will be an overhead projection of lyrics to songs, scripture readings, and any prayer response where you are invited to join in. There are a few words, and phrases that might be unfamiliar to you and we have created a quick fact sheet with some short descriptions of some of these words here.