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St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church is a Christian community of loving, caring members, who reach out to welcome others through social action ministry and inspirational, sacramental worship.

***IN ORDER TO ASSIST THE COMMUNITY IN PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS, IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE***

An update from the Rev. Farrell Graves, PhD.:  

I continue to receive requests for drive-through communion. These come from a deep need to return to the nourishing worship we have known in the past. We are all missing many aspects of our lives these days, and we long in particular for the gathering of the church. Despite the hole its absence has left in us, there are compelling reasons to continue with morning prayer. Not only has the bishop of East Carolina dissuaded us from drive-in and drive-through services (words which call to mind commercial endeavors rather than sacred worship), there also would be no way to maintain the physical distancing requested by Governor Cooper and the Center for Disease Control to reduce the strain on our healthcare system and its workers and to limit the spread of the virus. (Brunswick county has seen a few additional recorded cases a week, but the county where I lived previously has been seeing as many as 1000 new cases a day.) In addition to these practical matters, I suspect that the receipt of a wafer would not fully satisfy the longing that we feel for the body of Christ. The meaning of communion is found not merely in the receiving of a wafer, but in the entire context in which this occurs, chief of which is the gathering of the body of Christ in prayer and thanksgiving. I share with you a longing for the day when we once again can receive the benefit of that gathering, but until then, we must dig deep into the word and prayer through morning prayer. This time is somewhat like a monastic retreat where we pray the daily office in isolation from the rest of the body of Christ, yet in anticipation of once again gathering together. Let us pray that that day comes soon.  Farrell+

However, we are now very pleased to offer online services. Please see the schedule and links to worship materials below.

Said Compline:  Tuesdays, 8:30 PM
Morning Prayer:  Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
Chanted Compline:  Thursdays, 8:30 PM
Morning Prayer with Homily:  Sundays, 9:00 AM

***All Zoom meetings now require a passcode.  If you are not on our mailing list, you can email [email protected] to receive a code.  This email is monitored Monday - Friday from 9am until 2pm, excluding holidays.***

 

 

 

 

Links for Online Services

(If you would like instructions on participating via telephone without using the Zoom application, please email [email protected])

Said Compline
Every Tuesday night at 8:30 PM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/572566365
Text can be found at:
https://www.bcponline.org/DailyOffice/compline.html


Said Morning Prayer
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/747987659
Text can be found at:
https://www.bcponline.org/DailyOffice/mp2.html


Sung Compline
Every Thursday night at 8:30 PM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/993192059
PDF:
Compline Music

 

 

Sunday Morning Prayer
Every Sunday morning at 9:00 AM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/358254560
Bulletin(PDF):
Morning Prayer 092020

*Observers are welcome.

In accord with the directive of the Bishop of East Carolina that limits indoor worship to ten or fewer, St. James is now holding services online only. Please join us online.

Coffee Hour

Temporarily suspended.

St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church

Worship Services

In-person worship temporarily suspended.

Please see schedule above for online worship.