Care and Support
"Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God." Isaiah 40:1
St James Priest will visit you or a loved one in the hospital or in your home during a time of illness or trouble. For more information, contact the parish office.
At each worship service, we read aloud those known to the parish who need our prayers. You may request, through the office at St. James, for a name to be placed on the Sunday list of those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit. Prayers for those on the Short Term will be read aloud on four successive Sundays. Prayers for those on the Long Term will be read aloud for two months. The name of someone who has died is read on the Sunday after the name has been received.
Do you know someone who is unable to attend church, but would like to receive Holy Communion at home? Our Eucharistic Visitors bring communion, consecrated at the worship service, to people who are unable to attend church because of special circumstances, either on a permanent or short-term basis
To schedule a visit, please contact the parish office
Faith Community Nursing
A blood pressure clinic and an opportunity to speak with a registered nurse about current health concerns is offered on the second Sunday of the month in a private space in the Parish Hall.
The intention of Healing Touch is to provide a healthy, loving presence and a conduit for God’s healing energy. Developed by Episcopal priest Tanya Beck with colleague Marilyn Gatlin, this unique approach is designed to support the innate healing ability that resides within each person. Individual Healing Touch sessions enable the person who seeks healing to experience being cared for in a loving, safe, and relaxed environment while two training Healing Touch Partners create a connection with the person through prayer, guided relaxation, and limited touch in a safe and sacred setting. If you or anyone you know would like to be a recipient of the healing touch ministry at St. James, please contact the the church office to schedule a session.
Shawls have been made for centuries and are a universal and embracing symbol of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed and feel wrapped with the presence of God during their troubles. Those of us who are comforted by the ministry of prayerful knitting, make shawls for those in need. The prayer shawls are blessed before our congregation before being delivered. Please contact the office if you know someone who would benefit from a prayer shawl or if you would like to offer your knitting or crocheting skills for this ministry.
The Companions Ministry
This ministry “presence” involves those at St. James who share a desire to serve their neighbors and the community in times of special need. Home visits, rides to appointments, doing errands, and meals can be arranged.