Worshiping at St. James'
Rite I - 8:00 a.m.
Rite II - 10:15 a.m.
Proyecto Santiago (en Espanol) - 1:00 p.m.
(4th Sunday 5:00 at Casa Marianella)
New Zealand Prayer Book - 5:30 p.m.
Eucharist and Breakfast - 8:00 a.m.
Our worship is joyful!
We value our beautiful, spirited, and varied music. We appreciate creative expressions in liturgy and the arts. We value good preaching. St. James’ stays connected to its Episcopal identity by maintaining many “high church” liturgical traditions. St. James’ also holds tight to its own heritage as a church home for African-Americans. Our celebrations of the Eucharist are varied to meet the needs of our congregation, including our Spanish-speaking community.
St. James’ Episcopal Church currently offers five weekly worship services:
Sunday morning, 8 am: A quiet Rite I service without music, guided by the Book of Common Prayer, allowing for reflection and thanksgiving to God in a spirit of contemplation.
Sunday morning, 10:15 am: A Rite II celebration of God’s love and the Spirit’s work in the world with joyous music and fellowship. Family-oriented and coordinated with child care and Children’s Christian Formation programs.
Sunday afternoon, 1:00 pm: Proyecto Santiago offers a Spanish-language service, bringing together communities and cultures to celebrate God in the Episcopal tradition. On the fourth Sunday of the month, Proyecto holds its service at 5:00 pm at Casa Marianella.
Sunday evening, 5:30 pm: A creative, contemporary service, using a liturgy from the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer and inspired by the spiritual needs of Austin’s music community.
Wednesday morning, 8:00 am: A weekly abbreviated eucharistic service accompanied by a shared meal and Bible study.
We work to practice a ministry of radical hospitality, in which we are intentionally inclusive, welcoming, respectful, and nurturing. St. James’ provides a holy, safe place.