Offering Soul Hospitality

Today we consider The Visitation: Mary’s visit to Elizabeth after the angel told her that she would carry the Christ Child. Our Scriptures are Luke 1.39-56 and Hebrews 13.1-2. Our art for today is The Visitation by He Qi.     Notes for the sermon The art for...

“If Only” or “Let It Be”

  This Sunday Advent begins! Each Sunday in Advent, we will look at a work of classic art and consider the accompanying Scripture story. This week we begin with The Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner. The painting with an article about the artist is here:...

Christ the King–How Does That Work?

Today is Christ the King Sunday, the newest day in the liturgical year across the Western Church. It was first added in 1925 by the Roman Catholic Church in response to increasing secularization movements worldwide, but in particular to the plight of Mexican...

St James is…My Church!

  Neil Diamond? What’s Neil Diamond got to do with being active in and supporting your church? Listen to the message audio below! Today, we invite our members and regular attenders to commit to giving to support St James during 2019. Information about...

Introducing Alpha!

This Sunday in worship, we hosted session 1 of Alpha. You can watch the video here. The audio posted below are my comments after the video and the discussion, about the value of being part of Alpha.

Living in Grace

This week we discuss what Wesley called sanctifying grace. How do we grow in our faith? How do we learn to follow Jesus more closely? God’s salvation is not a one-time event, but a life of being saved from the effects of sin. Our Scriptures were Acts 2.1-5,...