Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Join us for Christmas events this Friday, December 24:
Tamale Supper - 5:30pm in the Fellowship hall, for everyone
A Children's Lessons and Carols - 6:00pm in the church
Candlelit Holy Eucharist - 7:00pm
Nursery care will be available from 7pm, but children are invited to be a part of the whole service, particularly as we close with handheld candles and sing Silent Night.
We welcome you to St. James' Church this Christmas.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
|Father Nazir surveys damage to St. Peter's Church|
|St. Peter's Church, Abbottabad|
Dear Family in Christ,
Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you
all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us
to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick,
and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those
who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow
into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who for
our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Dear Friends in Christ,
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
You are cordially invited to join us this Sunday, May 16, as witnesses to a renewal of marriage vows. Lou and Curtis Brown, church family members, are celebrating 35 years of marriage. What a joy to share in this celebration with them, and with their friends and family members who will also attend.
The brief liturgy will be held in the context of our regular Eucharist service, beginning at 10am. Please stay for the reception too.
Ascension Day is Thursday, May 13 - we will be hosting a joint service of Holy Eucharist, with St. Thomas', Rockdale, at 7:00pm (at St. James').
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Contact the Pastoral Leader - Terry Pierce at (512) 826-6278 for information about preparation for baptism.
St James' sanctuary provides a beautiful location for Christian marriage.
A Christian wedding is a ceremony whereby the church blesses legal marriages on behalf of the local civil authority and whereby the church celebrates the mystery of the union of Christ with his bride on earth, the holy Church.
Because of this, the church cannot bless any union that is not legal according to local laws; which, for us here at St James' means the laws of the state of Texas.
Those seeking marriage at St. James' must therefore be legally old enough to marry, or granted legal consent by guardians, they must obtain and show proof of legal marriage certificates issues by an authority of the State of Texas, and one of the two must be a baptized Christian.
Four pre-marital counseling sessions with the pastoral leader are mandatory. Two legal witnesses are required at the final ceremony.
It is customary to give $100 to $200 as a gift to the church, in addition to any rental fees for the parish hall for receptions following.
Please contact the pastoral leader for more information about getting married at St James'.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
Wondering when to take down your tree and lights? January 6 is a good day. Though the world around us may not show it, Christmastide, as the church recognizes the 12-day season, continues on until that day, the Feast of the Epiphany. We will have an evening, candlelit service that night, Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7:00pm.
On Sunday, January 10, it is the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, the day we remember Jesus’ baptism, and a big baptism day in the church. We will baptize Maria Jennings that day, with the Rev. Dr. Alan Gregory preaching and presiding.
The following Sunday, January 17, we will have our All Mission Meeting immediately after the service. That’s the time when we pray over our goals and strengths together; and for our active members to review and approve our stewardship plan, and elect our new bishop’s committee members and lay delegate for council.
Who said January was a boring month?
Together may we press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus.