Sunday, May 6, 2012

Organ and Vocal Recital

Saints and Poets

An Evening of Music, Poems, and Reflections

St. James Episcopal Church

614 Davis Street, Taylor Texas


Crystal Durham, Soprano

Tigh Walters, Baritone

Helen Wiley, Organ

Performing music by

Maurice Duruflé, Ralph Vaughan Williams, J.S. Bach, and others

Friday, May 18, 2012 ~ 7:00 pm ~ St. James’ Episcopal Church

Tickets Available at Door ~ Adults $5 or Donation ~ Children 12 and under Free

Organ Recital

St. James invites the whole community to an Organ Recital on Friday May 18 at 7:00 PM.
University of Texas Masters students will be featured playing on the historical pipe organ in the church nave. 
A $5 donation is appreciated.  A reception will follow. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Lord is Risen! Alleluia!

The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!

A message from the Episcopal Church Executive Council

In this joyous Easter season, Executive Council came together in Salt Lake City for its final meeting of this Triennium.
It has been a time of reflection on what we have done, and what we have left undone. It has been a time to ask whether we have loved our neighbors – Council members and Church Center staff; bishops, clergy and laity of The Episcopal Church; our sisters and brothers of the Anglican Communion; sisters and brothers who chose to leave The Episcopal Church; the poor, the needy and the oppressed – as ourselves.
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We, here at St. James, Taylor have been reflecting on our doings as well.  Currently Fr. Jerry Sneary is ongoing supply priest Eucharist at the 10:00 service and twice a month adding the service of Holy Communion to the 8:30 morning prayer service.
We continue to make and deliver Meals on Wheels once a month.  We gather in food for donation to the food pantry.  We have a Christian girl in Pakistan on scholarship for her education.  We have ongoing Godly Play program for the children.  We have adult education that will be in the evening starting on May 3 with a potluck at 6:30 and bible study following at 7:00. 
Please join us as we continue our quest to follow the word of God in our lives in these and many other events.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen...and Children

Dear Family in Christ,

This Sunday, Jan. 29, while the women of St. James' meet in the library following the 10am Eucharist, the men are invited to join Nathan Jennings for Christian Ed.  He'll be in the back media room.

All children are invited to Godly Play, offered during the same time, also in the back of the fellowship hall.

After the ECW meeting is over, Kelly and Christina will be meeting in the Godly Play room/s to take account of the story supplies we have.  YOU are invited to join us and come see what Godly Play is all about.  Please prayerfully consider joining Christina in this ministry for our children, as the year progresses. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

All Good Gifts Around Us

Dear Family in Christ,

This Sunday, Jan. 22, we celebrate God's abundance by sharing it with others.  Come help us distribute His good gifts--a delicious meal in this case--with those in need in the Taylor community.  Prep starts right after the 10am Eucharist.  And we can especially use DRIVERS for the deliveries once the meals are packed and ready.

If you're an early bird, come to our 8:30am Morning Prayer service, followed by a hot breakfast.  Alternative: invite a friend to breakfast, then stay on for the Eucharist service.  

Godly Play will take place during Meals on Wheels prep time, finishing around 12:15pm.

Women, don't forget our quarterly ECW meeting, happening the following Sunday, Jan. 29, after the Eucharist, in the library.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bearing Gifts, We Traverse Afar

Dear Friends,
Please join us this Friday night at 7pm for Holy Eucharist, on the occasion of the Feast of the Epiphany.  It's principally when we celebrate the visit of the wise men to the baby Jesus.  It's also the beginning of the season (often called Epiphany) in which we recall the ways the Christ was made known to the world.
Then, this coming Sunday, join us for Holy Baptism.  It's one of the big days for the church to baptize, since this is also the day we remember Jesus' own baptism in the River Jordan.