WELCOME TO ST. JAMES!
Our worship times on Sundays are 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. (Children's Church available), and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Our Thursday service is held in the Chapel.
We invite you attend one of our Sunday Services in person or watch our live stream
service by clicking on the picture below.
Saint James seeks to be a community that grows more Christ like, expressing
the love of Jesus Christ in our worship, our outreach, and our commitment to discipleship. Giving to Saint James and Stewardship
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An Invitation to a Holy Lent
Lent begins this year on
With the Imposition of Ashes at
8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
The 6:00 PM service will include Holy Eucharist,
with music and hymns.
The 6:00 p.m. service will be live streamed.
On the First Sunday in Lent, February 18th, we will read The Great Litany.
This rite of penitence goes back to the first Book of Common Prayer in 1549.
Deacon Art Hollows will deliver the sermon.
On the Second Sunday in Lent, February 25th, the sermon will be delivered by Sebastiana Springmann,
who is a Postulant for Holy Orders at St. James.
Our Sunday Eucharists in Lent will be Rite I at both 8:00 and 10:15 AM.
Rite I utilizes classical Anglican language, and focuses more deeply on the theology of Christ’s atonement.
ST. JAMES INTERGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
Our Red Letter Edition Sunday School is back, starting on January 14th at 9:00 AM in the Parish Hall.
For each lesson we seek to apply the words and actions of Jesus in a lively and interactive setting, focusing on the Sunday’s Gospel reading.
Breakfast is included! Our schedule for February is as follows:
February 4th- Mark 1:29-39Jesus heals Peter’s mother in law and the whole town. February 11th- Mark 9:2-9The Transfiguration February 18th & 25th -- Off for Jamaica Medical Mission
Our Jamaica Medical Mission team will be ministering at St. Mary’s Anglican Parish in Port Maria,
from February 17th-24th. We ask your prayers for our whole mission team of over 50 members,
including our parishioners from St. James: Stuart & Herma Mowatt, Marvin & Valerie Naylor,
Ross & Marion Belson, Joel & Leanne Trees, Fr. Tom Trees, Chris Mead, Nancy Russell, and Tony Cobb.
“Everliving God, whose will it is that all should come to you through your Son Jesus Christ: Inspire our witness to him,
that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen” (BCP 816-17)
St James Episcopal Church Women Events
The ECW Board Meeting will take place on Tuesday February 6th at 9.00 am.
The General Meeting will commence at 10.00 am.
The program will feature a presentation by Jeanne Nicolosi on The Holy Trinity
School in Fruitland Park.
The St. Francis Chapter will host the meeting.
Chapter Meetings will take place on February 20th and 21st.
Ronald McDonald House Outreach The women of ECW thank all
the “Pop Top” pullers for their support of Ronald McDonald House and
will continue “pulling”. There is a new project in the planning
stage. The women of ECW have the opportunity to prepare and serve dinner
to the 30-35 residents of the Arnold Palmer House in Orlando next
month (March). At that time we will be taking all the “Pop Tops” We
are all anxious to learn how many pounds we have “pulled”!
JODY'S GIFT SHOP
HELP THE ECW RAISE MONEY FOR THE NEEDY
Click on the Picture to learn more.
Items Available at Jodys
Jody's Gift Shop
Hours of Operation
Sunday Between Services
The JODY'S gift shop would like thank everyone for their assistance in selecting the ornament for this year.
You selected the Fishermen window which is located in the Altar Guild Sacristy.
This is printed on glass and can be used as a Christmas ornament or as a window sunlight catcher.
WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY?
Stephen Ministry offers a proven and effective way to organize, equip, and supervise a team of congregation members—called
Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community
experiencing life difficulties. WHO ARE STEPHEN MINISTERS?
Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing
a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation. WHAT DO STEPHEN MINISTERS DO?
After being matched with a person experiencing a life crisis, the Stephen Minister meets with that person on
a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support, as long as the need for care exists. HOW CAN I BECOME A STEPHEN MINISTER?
Stephen Ministry training is typically offered once a year.
The next session starts in the Fall, starting September 16, 2023.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Stephen Minister, please contact either:
Bob Tindall (717) 575-3092
Sherry Lash (706) 614-0290
Saint James is presenting a video series on C.S.Lewis Book Mere Christanity and our own series The Faith We Confess.
Those desiring to offer flowers for any service – either in Memory of Loved Ones or in Thanksgiving,
please contact Bonnie Binneveld @ 352-255-1658. On behalf of ECW, Bonnie will handle the monthly calendar
for Altar and Madonna flowers. Then it is up to the donor to contact a local florist and make arrangements.
They should bill you directly, not St. James. You can also reserve the Altar candle for $5.00.
Please Stay Tuned
For future updates about Worship times, and for other opportunities to
reach out to those in need, If you have any questions,
call us at 352-787-1981, or email:
Drive-By Food Drive
St. James ECW is sponsoring an on going “Drive-By” Food Drive, on behalf of the Leesburg Food Bank
on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.
Stop by on February 21st and help us help those in need.
Thank you for your generous donations!
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