Welcome

St. James' Parish is as diverse as our 300+ years of history. We draw from the Annapolis area and as far south as Calvert County. We have over 325 families and individuals. At the same time we are striving to, in some ways, remain a parish where everyone feels connected and a part of a vibrant Christian Community. Our parish emphasizes "Remembering the Past, Living our faith, and Worshipping into the Future". In the midst of the Eucharist each Sunday, we clearly proclaim "This is not our table, it is the Lord's, and everyone is Welcome". The Eucharist is extended to young and older, for we are all God's children. We are Sisters and Brothers in Christ and as such it is essential that we relate to each other as a family.


Worship Schedule

Sunday

  • 8 AM Holy Eucharist, St. Mark's Chapel
  • 9 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
  • 10 AM Church School Classes
  • 11 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
  • 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church

Holy Week Schedule

  • Maundy Thursday (April 2nd):
    • 7:30 PM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
  • Good Friday (April 3rd):
    • 12 PM Good Friday Liturgy, St. James' Church
    • 7:30 PM Good Friday Liturgy, St. James' Church
  • Holy Saturday (April 4th):
    • 7:30 PM The Great Vigil of Easter, St. James' Church
  • Easter Day (April 5th):
    • 6:30 AM Sunrise Service, Labyrinth
    • 8 AM Holy Eucharist, St. Mark's Chapel
    • 9 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
    • 10 AM Easter Egg Hunt, Churchyard
    • 11 AM Holy Eucharist, St. James' Church
Driving Directions (St. James' & St. Mark's)

This Sunday's Readings:
Isaiah 49:1-7 * Psalm 71:1-14 * 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 * John 12:20-36


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Recent Newsletters & Bulletins (more...)
The Shell (Newsletter)
April, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 4mb) * NEW *
Weekly Bulletins
March 29th, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 387kb)
Vestry Meeting Highlights
March 16th, 2015 (Adobe PDF Icon, 361kb)

Lenten Reflection

Reflections on the Days of Lent and Holy Week, written by the People of St. James' Parish.
Download the 2015 e-book for your Kindle (Mobi File, 187kb) or other e-reader (E-pub File, 286kb).
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For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
1 Corinthians 1:17


Although some choose to give many gifts to the church, every Christian has a particular calling that Christ has chosen for him or her. In Paul's case, he knows that Christ has called him to the ministry of preaching over any tasks, such as baptism, that he may have performed for the church in its infancy. Once accepting his call.to be a preacher, he adapts that call to his particular rhetorical style, using gifts that Christ has specifically provided for him.

Do we always hear the call? Or, if we are aware of what we have been called to do, do we follow through? Do we question whether our gifts are sufficient for the task? When is the right time to begin that ministry?

For many years, I felt that St. James' must minister to the spiritual needs of ill or homebound parishioners, and that this was not the exclusive job of the clergy. Discerning in EfM that this was my calling, I contacted those in charge of providing food to the sick and offered to also bring communion. No response. So, I waited.

Finally, Deacon Bob McCoy started the Eucharistic visitor ministry. I volunteered and eventually was asked to lead the program, using my talents and those of a cadre of volunteers. I can honestly say that I've never had a better or more satisfying job. And I know, at least for now, that this is the job that Christ wants me to perform.

May each of us hear his or her call and be empowered to follow through.

Charlie Wolf

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Recent Announcements

On Maundy Thursday, April 2nd, we will have fellowship beginning at 6 PM in the Parish Hall, followed by potluck supper and we will have the Holy Eucharist in St. James' Church at 7:30 PM. The Women of St. James’ Parish would like everyone to bring a potluck dish to share; a non-alcoholic punch, coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. A free-will offering will be designated for Community Assistance Fund.
Mar 31 2015 01:00

The Order of the Daughters of the King
Founded in 1885, the mission of The Order of the Daughters of the King is a lay order of women committed to serve as an extension of Christ's Kingdom through daily prayer, service, and evangelism. Women who are interested in learning more about the Order are invited to attend an informational meeting at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Annapolis, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 7 PM in the temporary classroom building.

Potential members attend a 12-session discernment class during which they learn about the Order and reflect on their personal call to service. For more information about the upcoming discernment program, please contact Pam Roth at rothsbythebay@verizon.net. For more information about the Order, you may also contact St. James' Parish Daughters, Linda Rines at linda.rines@comcast.net or Pamela Blyth at pamblyth@aol.com.
Mar 30 2015 01:00

Crosses for Palm Sunday will be made in the Parish Hall kitchen on Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 AM. Everyone is invited to help!
Mar 24 2015 01:00

Please join us for our 2015 Lenten Program, HOSANNAH: A Spiritual Journey Through Holy Week, session #5:
From Death to New Life.

6:00 PM Fellowship, 6:30 PM Potluck Supper, 7:30 PM Program
Mar 23 2015 01:00

There will no 5:30PM service on:
March 22nd, please join us for the Messiah Sing-Along beginning at 4:00PM in St. James' Church.
April 5th, please join us at the 6:30AM sunrise service (Labyrinth at St. James'); 8:00AM (St. Mark's Chapel); 9:00AM or 11:00AM (St. James' Church).
Mar 22 2015 12:02

Please join us for our 2015 Lenten Program, HOSANNAH: A Spiritual Journey Through Holy Week, session #4:
Friday.

6:00 PM Fellowship, 6:30 PM Potluck Supper, 7:30 PM Program
Mar 16 2015 01:00