• 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.

Maturity & Faith

 

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When I was a kid, parents and teachers all urged us to be “mature,” and I heard that as if it was a state I would achieve someday: I would be mature, and stay mature, forever. That, apparently, was the goal. As I grew, however, that state seemed to keep receding: I was certainly more mature, but was I mature? Would I have to pursue it forever? Approaching 60, all I can say is I still hope to achieve that state someday.

The same is true about the life of faith. There is no point where one can say, I’m done, I’ve achieved it, my faith is complete. We all grow in faith continually, aiming ourselves at the goal of achieving “the full stature of Christ” -- which is, of course, always beyond our reach. This Sunday, Recognition Sunday, we bring our academic year to an end and acknowledge our multi-generational efforts at learning and growth as disciples. We focus on our children and youth -- Church School, youth groups, acolytes and readers/prayer leaders and ushers and choir members and chalicebearers, and their teachers and advisors -- and offer our appreciation for all they have done this year. But in truth those children and youth stand in for all of us, for our desire as a community to grow in following Jesus. Celebrate our graduating seniors, singing and acolyting and preaching Sunday morning -- but celebrate all of us, all ages, for commending the faith that is in us.

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