• Welcome to St. James'
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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.

The In-Between

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There’s something exhilarating and yet also slightly unsettling about in-between times. The time between graduation and your first job—the days of living amongst boxes just before or just after the movers come—the time spent at the gate awaiting the flight—the hours spent in the car on a long road trip—the nine months spent awaiting a new son or daughter, brother or sister—all, in their own way, in-between times; each, in their own way, exhilarating and terrifying in near equal measure.

For Jesus’ friends, the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost were the ultimate in-between time. Jesus had ascended into heaven, just as he’d said, but had not yet sent the Holy Spirit as he’d promised. The disciples return to that Upper Room—to a familiar place—to wait and to pray. They must have been terrified, full of wonder and confusion and not a small amount of trepidation. But I’d like to think they were also excited about what yet might be. Surely they had been with Jesus long enough to trust that he would not leave them alone.

As Christians, we live in in-between times: between the revelation of God’s intention for the creation and its final realization; between the promise of the kingdom and its final consummation; between the invitation to walk with Jesus and the assurance that we have. In these 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost, as we join with Anglicans around the world in a special time of prayer, let us ask God that his kingdom might come on earth as it is in heaven. And let us always pray “come, Holy Spirit, come,” that the Spirit of God might fill us love and joy, with hope, and with the courage to align ourselves with God’s work of transforming the world. It can be a little unsettling to give ourselves over to God’s dreams for us and for our world. But it is also exhilarating! Come, Holy Spirit, come!

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