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Weekly Activities at Saint James via Zoom

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Weekend Services on Livestream

Saturday Evening 5 PM
Sunday Morning 10:30 AM

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is used for many of our Zoom activities including Compline (p. 127), Daily Morning Prayer Rite II (p. 75) on Mondays and Fridays and Daily Evening Prayer Rite II (p. 115) on Wednesdays.

Click here to download the Book of Common Prayer.

Compline
Every Evening at 9 PM
Click here to join Compline. (This link can be used for every Compline on Zoom.)

Sunday Morning Godly Play, 9:30 AM

Join this family ministry by clicking here to contact Alyssa Pasternak Post.

Sunday Evening Prayer, 5 PM

Click here to join Evening Prayer each Sunday with Br. David Rutledge. (This link can be used for every Sunday Evening Prayer on Zoom.)

Monday Morning Prayer, 8:30 AM

Click here to join Morning Prayer each Monday morning with Tim Mackey. (This link can be used for every Monday Morning Prayer on Zoom.)

Tuesday Meditation, 8 AM

Click here to join meditation each Tuesday morning with Allen Rushmer. (This link can be used for every Tuesday morning meditation on Zoom.)

Wednesday Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM

Click here to join Wednesday Evening Prayer each Wednesday evening with Br. David Rutledge. (This link can be used for every Wednesday Evening Prayer on Zoom.)

Wednesday House Church
for Families, 6:30 PM

Join this night prayer for families most Wednesdays over the summer by clicking here to contact Alyssa Pasternak Post.

Thursday Meditation, 8 AM

Click here to join meditation each Thursday morning with Allen Rushmer. (This link can be used for every Thursday morning meditation on Zoom.)

Friday Morning Meditation, 6:45 AM

Click here to join Friday Morning Meditation each Friday with Mel Lucht. (This link can be used for every Friday Morning  Meditation on Zoom.)

Friday Morning Prayer, 8:30 AM
Click here to join Friday Morning Prayer each Friday with Clark McSparren. (This link can be used for every Friday Morning Prayer on Zoom.)

Chair Yoga with Louise Konrath

Self-care at home when it’s
right for you!

Chair yoga is an excellent way to increase your flexibility, concentration and strength, and it can be done any time in the privacy of your own home. There are three sessions now available! Click here to view these free videos from our website.

Share with a friend!

The Saint John’s Bible Series

June 2nd, 7 PM via Zoom

From Inspiration to Illumination

An Introduction to The Saint John’s Bible with Tim Ternes

Tim Ternes, Director of The Saint John’s Bible at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minnesota, worked closely with the artistic team in the creation of the original works and facilitated planning and communication between artists and commissioner. This gives him extensive behind-the-scenes knowledge about all aspects of the project.

Tim will introduce guests to the story behind the making of The Saint John’s Bible, and explore the tools, methods, and materials used in creating the Bible’s original folios. You will be encouraged to stretch your own spiritual imagination as we, along with Tim, explore several illuminations from the project.

For five weeks in June we will pray with the illuminated manuscript of The Saint John’s Bible, through a collaboration with The Urban Well at Saint James; Rev. Jim Strader-Sasser, Priest-in-Charge at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Danville, PA and The Rev. Dr. Howell Sasser, Rector at St. Thomas in Newark, DE.

The series is free. You must register to receive the Zoom invitation. Click here to learn more and register

Men’s Spirituality Group

June 13th, 8 – 10 AM via Zoom

Men of all ages are invited to join in the conversation as we continue being together remotely. Where is our spiritual journey taking us? To what is God calling us in these circumstances?

Please email Bob Mosebach for the Zoom invitation.

Women’s Gathering

Tuesday, June 16th, 2 – 3:30 AM via Zoom

Men of all ages are invited to join in the conversation as we continue being together remotely. Where is our spiritual journey taking us? To what is God calling us in these circumstances?

Please email Bob Mosebach for the Zoom invitation.

Men’s Spirituality Group

May 9, 8 – 10 AM, via Zoom

Men of all ages are invited to join in the conversation as we continue being together remotely. Where is our spiritual journey taking us? To what is God calling us in these circumstances? Email Bob Mosebach for the Zoom link.

Tonight’s Wednesday With the Saints Evening Prayer has been cancelled and will resume next Wednesday.

Choir practice has been cancelled and will resume next Wednesday.

 

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

Lenten Silent Retreat Weekend

Mariawald Renewal Center, Reading, Pa

“You are my refuge and my stronghold, my God in whom I put my trust.” (Psalm 91:2)


Join us March 14 – March 16, 2019 at the Mariawald Renewal Center as we begin the season of Lent in silence, stillness and simplicity. Take a break from your daily routines

Learn more about the retreat

Holy Week and Easter at Saint James

Observing the Triduum – Maundy Thursday through Easter

Foot washing bowl

Maundy Thursday*
Mass with Foot Washing

Candle

Maundy Thursday
Overnight
Vigil

Stations of the Cross

Good Friday
Stations of
the Cross

The Cross at Saint James

Good Friday*
Veneration of
the Cross

The Cross at Saint James

Saturday Night*
Lighting of the Easter Fire

Click here for children, youth
and family programs.

 
 

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.

To participate fully in this service, you may wish to gather a basin, a water pitcher and towels for the foot washing portion. You may also wish to bake bread with your families (here’s a recipe), which will be referenced at the end of the service. Email Alyssa Pasternak Post for Zoom meeting details.

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.