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    { We're Glad You've Visited }

    We welcome you and invite you to enter into a deeper exploration of a community that shares the love of Jesus Christ with each other, our city, and the world. It takes more than a few words to describe a parish, but there are two things we can tell you right away: we are committed to Jesus Christ and from that commitment flows our care for one another and our ministries. In every ministry and program, we at St. James' Church on Madison Avenue at 71st Street invite you to enter more deeply into the life we share in Christ. We hope you will join us.

    The Rev. Brenda G. Husson, Rector

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    { Sundays }

    8:00 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

    9:10 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist (Church)

    11:15 a.m.  |  Choral Eucharist (Church)

    6:00 p.m.  |  Candlelight Communion

    Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m.  |  Morning Worship

  • { Getting Here }

    LOCATION: Madison Ave. between 71st and 72nd Streets

    GET DIRECTIONS: Click here to get directions via Google Maps

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    OFFICE PHONE: (212) 774-4200

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    { First Time Families }

    We've found that St. James' mix of rich Anglican tradition and innovative, fun family worship and programming is just the right recipe for helping kids know God's love.

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    When you come to church at St. James', you can expect to find...

    SPACE TO PRAY. Our services include hymns, prayers, and time for silence, as well as Communion and sermons that connect our Scriptures to our lives.

    SPACE TO BE YOURSELF. Worshipers at St. James' come from many different places, backgrounds, and perspectives.

    SPACE TO MAKE CONNECTIONS. Whether it's your first time or your thousandth, there's always an opportunity to get better connected with God and one another. Join us at coffee hour or stop by the Welcome station on your way out. We look forward to meeting you.

Help! Thanks! Wow!


Summer is a time for Help! Thanks! Wow!

As Anne Lamott wrote in Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, "It is these three prayers - asking for assistance, appreciating the good we witness, and feeling awe at the world - that get us through the day and show us the way forward." For me, many of my experiences and opportunities over the summer are magnified moments of just these kinds of prayer. Many of us have the gift of times of slowing down, opportunities to do things a little differently with our families and try on some new ways of being, of getting through the day. In addition to paying attention to and making note of the Help Wow and Thanks moments, I'd love for you to put a copy of "A Family Book of Prayers," a small, but important tool, that was handed out at the last Parenting Forum, can be found around the church, and will be handed out on Recognition Sunday, in your purse or car or on the breakfast table or where you say prayers with your kids. (at home or on vacation!) One of our moms drives her children to school each morning and whoever sits in the front seat leads them in "In The Morning." Another family uses "In The Evening" at bedtime. Take a moment. Be intentional. Your children will thank you for it when they're older and have those prayers and memories embedded in their hearts.

But, before we get to summer, we have Recognition Sunday! Each class has been working on a bible passage that they will recite (with cheat sheets, if necessary) at Recognition Sunday on May 21st. I really want you as families to learn (adults and children together) the passage assigned to their class for memorization. The process of trying to memorize something makes it a part of you. It becomes part of your foundation.

Primary Class - The Lord's Prayer

1st Grade - The 10 Commandments (Exodus 20: 3-17)

2nd Grade - The 23rd Psalm

3rd Grade - Books of the Bible

4th Grade - Psalm 100

5th Grade - The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12)

Read our May newsletter

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