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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 mission is Love

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Parishioner Sarah Cunningham's credit card statements show her something telling about where her treasure goes... 

In the Gospel today, Jesus cuts right to the heart of his mission, that it’s all about love—on what hangs all the law and the prophets? LOVE. 

I’ve been thinking a lot about my mission, recently. In a world that today seems to have so much darkness in it, I want to do what I can to help grow light, in my workplace, in my social interactions, and especially here at St. James’. I think about the questions we so often ask each other, first: How are you? And then, in New York anyway: What do you do?

I answer, most of the time, I’m fine, and that I’m a high school history teacher.

Those are true, but they don’t shed much light: How as a Christian and a member of St. James’ would I answer those questions? How am I? I am loved. What do I do? I try to give that love back. I come to worship, most often at the 9:10, sometimes the 6:00 service. I offer my time: sing in the choir, serve on the Adult Formation Committee; in the past I’ve been on other committees, served two terms on the vestry... 

And I give, making an annual financial commitment to reflect the commitments I also make with my spirit and my time, and raising my commitment every year it as I am able, to honestly reflect my resources and life priorities. I fulfill my commitment by a monthly payment online, because I’m paid monthly and that way I can designate a certain portion of my income to St. James’ right off the top. 

And unlike my mortgage payment or cable bill, which are amounts set by someone else, I get to choose what that amount is. God will love me without limit no matter what I give—but what about my love for God? 

So when I look at my monthly credit card statement, I indeed do see a statement, of where my treasure goes—and I can see clearly my commitment to St. James’ and where my heart is also.

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