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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

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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.

Seasons

Gordon Smith is a parishioner and Vestry-member. His reflections on recent events and the onset of autumn are a charge to refocus on giving thanks and showing care as we take up those activities we said we would "once the fall starts."

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Having lived in the Mid-Atlantic region states of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey my entire life, I have grown accustomed to the changes in seasons. I enjoy each of the seasons, whether it be for the warmth of summer, the cooling of autumn, the crisp winter air, or the stretching sunlight of spring. For me, the changing seasons clearly reflect God’s amazing power. As many of us enjoyed the recent solar eclipse, it was easy to see the breadth of God’s universal command of nature.

We are about to start a new season as the autumn approaches. Many of us are returning from being away during the summer months. Many as well are getting ready for the start of school or for a more busy work schedule. The new season represents a chance to refocus on a variety of activities that we may have consciously said we would address “once the fall starts.”

Fortunately for us, God’s love doesn’t change with the seasons. God does not go away for the summer or decide to wait until the fall to show his mercy, grace, or glory. God’s wonderful powers are always on display.

One of God’s central commands is for us to love one another. Despite the many ways we might be different, we all share in the fact that we are made in God’s image and that Jesus ultimately gave his life for us. Recent national events have shown where some people decide to highlight their differences from those who don’t look like they do. On the international front, we are reminded almost daily how people have committed lethal acts against those whom they feel don’t share their beliefs or culture. Some saw God’s power displayed with the effects of Hurricane Harvey in Houston -- and surely evidenced by people across the world reaching out to those stricken by the hurricane. 

As we start a new season perhaps we all can find ways to share in God’s love. We can give thanks for the beauty that God provides on display whenever we walk outside. Every one of us can seek to show God’s love in the way we interact with each other. When we show the care to each other that God provides to all of us, we can rejoice and say “God’s glory be to thee.”

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