We are aware that there was a problem streaming our services this past Sunday. We are troubleshooting the issue and hope to have it resolved by this Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Welcome to Saint James Episcopal Church


Weekend Worship

Sunday morning in-person worship has resumed. The service includes the Gospel reading, prayers of the people, a short sermon and communion. Masks are required and also provided. Attendees are invited to enter quietly and minimize conversation with ushers or other parishioners before and after the service. Seating will also be available in the Narthex and cloister fountain area (weather permitting) where audio and video feeds are available. No registration is needed to attend the service.

The 10:30 AM mass is also streamed live. Click here to view the service.

Click here to view our weekend recorded service, available to view at your convenience any time after 5 PM on Saturdays.

Click here to view Reflections, where pop music and theology meet.

Upcoming Events at Saint James

Mon 12
Tue 13

Morning Meditation

April 13 @ 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Lotus
Tue 13
Tue 13

Inquirer’s Class

April 13 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tue 13
Lotus
Wed 14
Wed 14
Wed 14

CYF Youth Mission Months

April 14 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed 14
Thu 15

Morning Meditation

April 15 @ 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Hunter Mobley Returns to Saint James!

Understanding and improving relationships

April 30 & May 1, 2021 Via Zoom

Hunter Mobley returns to Saint James after his popular weekend retreat and forum session in 2019. This time, he offers another exploration of the Enneagram—relationships!

Let's face it; they are complicated! Whether at home or at school, at work or at play, with our families, friends or even at church (!), people see the world and manage their relationships differently. And some relationships are. . . well, . . . easier than others.

Whether you are new to the Enneagram or are a seasoned pro, join Hunter Mobley on April 30 & May 1 via Zoom as he reviews the enneagram system of personality types and the framework it provides for understanding people and relationships.

Click here to learn more and register.

275th Anniversary Capital Campaign

Click here to view the progress.

 

Upcoming Events at Saint James

Mon 12
Tue 13

Morning Meditation

April 13 @ 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Lotus
Tue 13
Tue 13

Inquirer’s Class

April 13 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tue 13
Lotus
Wed 14
Wed 14
Wed 14

CYF Youth Mission Months

April 14 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed 14
Thu 15

Morning Meditation

April 15 @ 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

For a complete listing of all our events and services, visit our Events Calendar

Thinking about visiting Saint James?

Check out our visitor's page. It has lots of information from where to park, to what to wear and the location of our nursery, elevator and restrooms. There's even a campus map you can download to help you get your bearings!

Early Music at Saint James

2019 - 2020 Season

Friday, September 27, 7:30 PM
Leon Schelhase, harpsichord
Monday, November 4, 7:30 PM
The Philadelphia Baroque Consort
Sunday, March 29, 4:00 PM
La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble
Friday, May 8, 7:30 PM
Nota Bene,
Viol Consort

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets!

Children, Youth and Families

Current, Relevant Programs for the Entire Family

 

Saint James Ministries
at Carter and MacRae Elementary School

Providing help to students and their families.

Ollie's closet door
Ollie's Closet

Providing school supplies for students and teachers

Academic Mentoring

Mentoring students and providing help with with schoolwork

Power Packs

Packing food for the weekend and providing easy recipes

Holy Week and Easter at Saint James

Observing the Triduum - Maundy Thursday through Easter

Advent & Christmas at Saint James

December 24th and 25th Service Times

Christmas Eve

*4:30 PM Children's Mass & Pageant
6:30 PM Candlelight Mass
*8:30 PM Candlelight Mass
*10:45 PM Musical Prelude
*11:00 PM Midnight Mass with Incense

Christmas Morning

10 AM - Holy Eucharist with Carols
*
Livestream Services

Holy Week and Easter at Saint James

Observing the Triduum - Maundy Thursday through Easter

 

Maundy Thursday Children Youth and Families

On Maundy Thursday we remember how Jesus gave us a model for loving one another through an act of service. Our celebration includes music and appointed readings.

Near the end of the service, we will pause so that family members can wash each other’s feet at home, before closing with our final prayers.

Maundy Thursday
An Agape meal with Bishop Scanlan

Join Bishop Scanlan virtually—at a time that suits you on Thursday—as she prepares and shares an Agape meal in her home on the night we remember the Last Supper.

This time of fellowship and prayer will continue with the Bishop demonstrating how we can create small altars as holy spaces in our homes for the Paschal Triduum (the three days from the evening of Maundy Thursday to Easter Day).

To participate most fully in the program, please prepare a light meal—bread, cheese, dried fruit, wine or juice—to enjoy during the Agape portion of the evening. Click here to visit Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania website and view the videos with Bishop Scanlan.

All Night Prayer Vigil to be Held on the Central PA Diocesan Facebook Page
Thursday evening 8 PM - Thursday morning 8 AM

Everyone is invited to participate in an all-night prayer vigil via the Central Pennsylvania Diocesan Facebook Live page from 8 PM – 8 AM.

Every hour, on the hour there will be scripture reading and prayer. A separate schedule of the prayer vigil hosts will be posted on the diocesan website soon.

Click here to learn more at the diocesan website.
Click here to visit the diocesan Facebook page.

Good Friday The Seven Last Words 12 PM - 3 PM

This year lay and ordained Episcopalians from around the diocese will participate in a virtual offering of The Seven Last Words from 12 Noon until 3 PM on Good Friday.

The program will include elements of our Book of Common Prayer Good Friday liturgy as well as prayers and collects. Musical interludes will offer time for contemplation or departure. The highlight of the program will be offerings and homilies that a small group of preachers and worship leaders will share with the virtual congregation who participate. Viewers and listeners are welcome to come and go as well as follow along with their bibles and prayer books.

Join us as we engage and share in this unique offering of Jesus’ Last Words on the Cross.

Click here to visit the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania website and view The Seven Last Words.

Good Friday
Family Stations of the Cross
4:30 PM, via Zoom

Follow Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to his death on the cross in this Good Friday service. We will pause at each station to read and to pray with Jesus in his journey to the cross. You may wish to have a cross to hold during this service.

Email Alyssa Pasternak Post for Zoom meeting details.

Easter Vigil Service on our Livestream Channel Lead by Fr. David with Bishop Scanlan Saturday, 7 PM

  This is the first and central liturgy of Easter from which the Easter fire is kindled. Beginning Saturday evening in holy darkness, we recount, using scriptures and song, the mystery and light of Christ emerging from the tomb.

Thanks be to God for his saving works and the joyous celebration of his risen Son that marks the beginning of the fifty days of Easter.
Click here to view the service (will not be available until Saturday at 7 PM).

Saint James Easter Sunday Service on Livestream

Join us Sunday morning via our livestream channel for the Easter Sunday recorded service with Fr. David.

Click here to view the Easter Sunday recorded worship service for this weekend.