Categories and compartments can be quite helpful.  But not always.  As we invite you to a Holy Lent – to Pray, Work and Grow in faith – you may see those as three distinct categories.  But in fact, they are inseparable, supporting and magnifying each other. When we worship – hearing the Word of God in scripture, offering our prayers and gathered by Jesus in the sacrament of communion – we discover that worship leads to witness in this world; working to bring the kingdom into view, making God’s love both visible and tangible. That work will, in turn, push us (sometimes less gently than we might like) to grow: In faith, in giving, in knowledge and, through it all, in our faith and in our understanding of ourselves and one another. Then will we be led back to God and find ourselves on our knees in prayer.

Three seemingly separate categories; one holy circle. Come join us.

Learn how you can Pray, Work, and Grow this Lent

Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions, reflections on scripture, will appear in your inbox each day throughout Lent. Thoughtfully written by parishioners, clergy, and staff, these pieces are meant to give you a meditative moment at the start of your day. They are intended to help you prepare, interpret, and enter into this Lenten season.

In addition to the emails, hard copies of all 47 devotions will be available in the Narthex.

Download the complete Lenten Devotional

The Rite of Reconciliation (Confession)

At St. James’, it is a customary Lenten practice to schedule a time for Confession with a priest using the Book of Common Prayer‘s Rite of Reconciliation (BCP p. 447). To learn more or to schedule a time with the clergy, email pastoralcare@stjames.org.

Serve Others

Jesus told his disciples “whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me.” This Lent, encounter Christ through serving others. At St. James’, there are a variety of ways to serve—preparing meals for people experiencing food insecurity, getting clean clothes and toiletries to those who need them, and building relationships with children whose parents are incarcerated, just to name a few. This Lent, make a commitment to volunteer. Sign up for a ministry you’ve never tried, or commit to attend a program regularly. You can learn more and sign up for our mission ministries here, and our Samaritan’s Closet Clothing resource here.

Not sure where to begin? Email Windsor Jones. Interested in exploring refugee ministry? Contact Eva Suarez to learn more.

Morning and Evening Prayer

Daily Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. | via Zoom

If you’re looking for a way to observe Lent, consider joining the group the meets by Zoom for Morning and Evening prayer each weekday. It’s a wonderful way to incorporate the spiritual life at the beginning and end of the day. Led by parishioners, these 20-minute services include readings from scripture and opportunity for prayers.

Morning Prayer

https://zoom.us/j/777181361
Meeting ID: 777 181 361
Passcode: stjames
By phone: 1-646-558-8656

Evening Prayer

https://zoom.us/j/535861983
Meeting ID: 535 861 983
Passcode: stjames
By phone: 1-646-558-8656

Bible Study and the Sunday Forum

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

8:30-9:30 a.m. | Sunderland Hall + online via Zoom

Meeting ID: 294 244 486 • Passcode: stjames

The Sunday Forum

10:30-11 a.m. | Coburn Hall

Holy Week Schedule

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