• Welcome to St. James'
  • Worship Times
  • Directions/Map
  • For Children & Youth
  • What to Expect
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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

    WEEKDAY WORSHIP
    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

    MAP FOR EMAILING OR PRINTING: Click here for more map options

    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.

Rearranging

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My husband and I recently moved into a new apartment. Andrew knew he wanted the place when he saw the private deck. I knew I was in love with the place when I saw the jacuzzi tub. Folks, we are living the dream!

We’re at that stage where we’ve lived here for a few weeks now, and we’re discovering that the initial way we’d set it up might not be the most ideal. We thought the chairs would work by the windows, but it turns out they look nicer by the hutch. We thought we’d keep the table a bit back from the coat closet, but it ends up feeling better when we center it between the closet and the spiral staircase.

In many ways, life with Jesus is like this. We invite him into our lives. We’re excited. It’s all fresh and new and full of possibility. And then it turns out the furniture of our hearts needs rearranging. Jesus reveals desires that need to be moved, and shows us gifts that need to be given more space. He also points out some decor that’s simply got to go, even if it’s well-worn and favored: bitterness, fear, pride, or greed.

Letting Jesus rearrange the furniture of our hearts is a life-long process. It can be tiring, scary, and uncomfortable. But we know that God’s work is for our good, and that this rearranging serves to make more room for Jesus. A heart more and more full of Jesus — that’s truly living the dream!

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