• 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.

Transcending incapacitites

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We live in strange times. We know now that for many the question of what constitutes truth is debatable. What people choose to believe has become much more subjective, not necessarily related to objective facts. Rather, our combined beliefs and political point of view may dictate what we believe to be true.

We are not alone. In today’s gospel the disciples travel from Jerusalem as instructed by Jesus. On the mountaintop they see the risen Lord again for the umpteenth time. But the text tells us that though they worshiped him, some still doubted. In face of the fact of Jesus actual presence, how could that be? Yet it was so. The good news is that it doesn’t matter. Jesus ignores their inability to believe. They showed up, doubts and all, and worshiped him. That’s enough for him to go on. Ignoring their hesitations completely, He commissions them to make disciples of all nations. They are to go forth empowered by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit fully behind them.

This is lucky for us because it means that we don’t need to be perfect in faith and trust or meet any other standard of perfection in order for God to choose us for God’s work in the world. This is a love that transcends our incapacities. God will continue working in and around us to bring forth his Kingdom.

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