Care for the Soul
We all have times when a spiritual friend is helpful. The pastor is open to exploring the possibilities for a spiritual friendship based on privacy, storytelling, exploration of thoughts and feelings. assessing options for growth and prayer for each other. Time to visit can be scheduled with the Vicar by calling or emailing the church office.
Care when at home or in the hospital
If you are unable to come to church or find yourself in a hospital for an extended stay, we are happy to bring Holy Communion to you. A team of volunteers working with the Vicar helps to make this possible. All members of a household are invited to participate.
When the Vicar visits, those who desire can also receive unction of the sick. The priest will anoint you with oil and the laying on of hands, by which God's grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind, and body (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 859)
Care for the Couple
Marriage is a union between two people. This sacred ceremony, in which you enter into a covenant with God and one another, creates the foundation for your marriage. By choosing to be married by a representative of God’s Church, you are inviting God’s presence in your wedding and purposely asking for God’s blessing upon the marriage.
One member of the couple will need to have been baptized and be a member of St. James. The Vicar will meet with a couple to plan and prepare for this sacrament prior to the date. Early planning is appreciated.
We apologize, but the church building is not available for the general public for use as a wedding venue.
Care at Time of Death
We are privileged to serve you before, during, and after the loss of a loved one.
Please notify the church office of a member's death. We would be honored to provide the burial service for your loved one here at the church, at the funeral home, or at the graveside depending on the family’s decision. Christ is our hope for eternal life and we offer this hope to the surviving family and friends that their beloved is now in God’s eternal charge.