Thinking of a visit?
What to expect on a first time visit to St. James
First, we have no parking lot. There is street parking on Market and on North Streets. There are lots across the street from the front of the church across Market St. and there is a public lot across from our building across North St. There are a few spaces off the alley behind the church. It is never an issue on weekends.
There are two "stairless" entries to the buildings, one at the North entrance of the front of the church (west facing). The other is at the sidewalk entrance on North St. This entrance has double glass doors. Immediately inside the door, there is an elevator to the left. The elevator accesses the ground level (offices and community room), first floor (St. Nicholas hall, kitchen, nursery, library, and accessible restrooms, and inside entrance to the sanctuary), and the second floor which is the home to the music room, and the music director's office.
What to wear?
Anything is fine as long as you are covered. God doesn't care and neither do we. You can dress up, wear jeans or shorts, tee shirts, or a jacket and tie.
Who is welcome?
Everyone, seriously, everyone. We don't care if you've never been in a church, belong to another, or you just stop by to see what's going on. We care if you are interesting in hearing the Gospel of Jesus and encountering Jesus in the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. That includes if you are divorced, identify anywhere in the LGBTQ family, any race, ethnicity, political affiliation, etc. God knows us each as beloved children.
We are a liturgical church that celebrates communion each week. We hear four passages from Scripture, a sermon, we pray, we sing (at the later service), and we are invited to God's table to be fed. And all are welcome to God's table.
You will be welcomed and treated with respect. After the 10:30 am service you are invited to join us for coffee or tea and some refreshments and conversation.