Community & Service

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:

Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest in administering the bread and wine during Holy Communion. Email: Art Perry

EUCHARISTIC VISITORS:

To share communion with those unable to attend church, Eucharistic Visitors (EVs) are sent by the congregation with bread and wine consecrated at the service. EVs provide a pleasant visit for the person.  Email: Jane Acord

ACOLYTES:

An acolyte performs a variety of liturgical roles, including: lighting candles, leading processions by carrying a cross (crucifer) or torch (torch bearer), censing the church (thurifer), and assisting at the altar during the Eucharist.  Email: Art Perry

PASTORAL CARE:

This group serves church members in-need through home and hospital visits; contacts by phone, mail and e-mail; meal delivery; errands & transportation. We invite parishioners to join us in this worthwhile and rewarding ministry.  Email: Rev. David Sims

ALTAR GUILD:

Members of the Altar Guild prepare the worship space for liturgy. The primary duty is to set out vessels and linens for the Eucharist, and cleaning them after service.  Email: Hugh Naftel

LECTORS:

During the Liturgy of the Word on Sundays, lectors “proclaim the Word,” reading the Old Testament Reading and the Epistle. Email: Art Perry

ECW: Episcopal Church Women.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) empowers women to do Christ’s ministry in the world. Our vision is that we become a vibrant blend of all ages, coming together as a peacemaking, healing part of the Church. more…  Email:  Jeanne Omundsen

USHERS:

Ushers welcome attendees and provide the service leaflet. In addition, ushers assist in the liturgy by passing the collection plates, taking the gifts (bread and wine) to the altar, and assisting congregants during Holy Communion.

CURSILLO:

Cursillo helps those in the church understand their individual calling to Christian Leadership. The leadership may be exercised at work, in the family and social life, and within the Church environment. more…  Email: Carol Belt

CHOIR:

St. James’ all volunteer choir rehearses weekly, Wednesday 4:30- 5:30pm.  Newcomers are always welcome.

Email: Gloria Rennels