Worship

 

2016/2017 Season
8 a.m. Traditional Holy Eucharist Rite II (said)
10 a.m. Traditional Holy Eucharist Rite II: Family worship with music and choir
11 am Fellowship and occasional forums
Visit the What’s Happening page for information on additional Worship Services.

St. James’ Choir
Our Choir sings at the 10 am Family Worship service. We vest at 9:30 am and warm-up in church before worship. Unless otherwise announced, regular rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings 7:30 – 9 pm. All interested Senior High youth and adults are welcome to sing with us.

Instructions for Receiving Holy Communion at St. James’ Church
Holy Communion is the sacred meal of the Christian faith. While the Episcopal Church, as all churches rooted in the historic Christian faith, affirms that the sacrament of Holy Baptism is the ancient and normal entry point for receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion, we also believe that anyone who desires to receive the body and blood of our Lord is always welcome at God’s table. Children are also welcome to receive Holy Communion with us. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, the Episcopal Church is here for you, and we invite you to explore with us what being baptized could mean for your life. Want to know more?

When receiving Holy Communion, you may take just the bread if you prefer. Gluten-free bread is available upon request. Please guide the cup with one of your hands when receiving the wine. If you prefer intinction, dipping the bread in the wine, please do so by carefully dipping an edge of the bread into the common cup.

If you are not baptized, or would prefer not to receive communion for any personal or religious reason, you are still invited to come forward at the time of communion to receive a blessing from the priest. Please place your arms across your chest to indicate your desire to receive a blessing.

Above all, remember that all are welcome here at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Parkton, Maryland.

A Liturgical Wish List
For those of you who would like to dedicate a liturgical gift to the parish in memory or in thanksgiving of someone beloved to you or your family, consider the current needs from the Worship Committee: a new Bible for our lectern, a red sanctuary set (frontal, burse veil, hangings, chasuble and stole), an Advent candle ring to attach to our Advent stand.