Worship Opportunities

 
Morning Prayer via ZOOM at 8:30AM.
Sunday Worship is available for both in-person and via ZOOM worship at 10:15 AM
 

Compline via Zoom

There will be a weekly service of Compline via Zoom every Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Please click HERE to join.

Prison Ministry Toy Drive

It’s time to collect holiday/Christmas presents for our PATCH Children and other children with incarcerated or recently released parents.  Donations can be left at St. James Church through Dec. 5 during the Sunday service or in the large wooden box on Valley Rd. by the Preschool/Chapel entrance.  For more information Contact Rev. Audrey. Thank you for your on-going support!

Stewardship drive begins

The Stewardship/Outreach Journey for 2022 has begun! Throughout the pandemic St. James has continued to support more than 41 ministries locally, nationally, and internationally, dedicating an amazing $146,000 to those in need. Meeting and worshiping together virtually and in person, our parish family has remained strong and connected. By Faith, we will continue to live out our Community Creed: “…to love God , or something greater than ourselves…and to love our neighbor, as we love ourselves.” Please hear these words as you fill out your pledge card and return it as soon as possible.

Holiday Brass Concert - Cali School at MSU

December 5 – Students from the Cali School of Music at Montclair State University will be performing a Holiday Brass Concert as well as playing during the service on Sunday, December 5th.   They will be performing their annual holiday concert at 7pm in the church. This is a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit.  The concert is free but registration is required to ensure accurate contact tracing.  A brass quintet students from the Cali school will join Sean in playing the prelude, offertory, and postlude during the 10:15 service.  To register go to bit.ly/MSU-Holiday-Brass

Lighting of Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 2 - We will light the Christmas tree on the front lawn of St. James at 6pm.  There will be hot chocolate, several musicians from St. James playing Christmas carols, a dance group and an a Capella group from Montclair HS. Please plan to stop by for this wonderful holiday tradition and community event.  Many thanks to Wendy Lacey at Cornerstone for donating the tree.

Sermons

To listen to past sermons, please CLICK HERE to be connected with the St. James Sermon Playlist.

Music at St. James

St. James has a wonderful music program.  To view past music and choir pieces, please CLICK HERE to access the music playlist.

Welcome to the Episcopal Church of St. James!

St. James Church at the heart of Upper Montclair and worshiping in the Episcopal tradition, is an inclusive community focused on faith, family and fellowship.

We seek to:

  •  Nurture spirituality through community and Christian education
  •  Grow and support our diverse membership through fellowship and outreach
  •  Serve the needs of Montclair and beyond through God’s love.  

Collect for the Community   

Gracious God, strengthen in us two values that we hold central as a Christian Community.  These values are inspired by Jesus' two great commandments.  First, we love God or something greater than ourselves with all our hearts and mind, and second we commit to loving our neighbor as we love ourselves.  There is no boundary or condition to our love and commitment to God or to our neighbor, no matter who they may be.  All are welcome in this place.  Amen.

Worship Schedule 

Virtual Morning Prayer - Rev. Melissa will offer virtual "live" Morning Prayer every Sunday at 8:30am via Zoom.  You can join the service by clicking here.

Holy Eucharist - Rev. Melissa and Rev. Audrey will hold a Service of Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 10:15am for both in-person and Zoom worship. Click HERE for the Zoom link and click HERE for information on attending in-person.  A weekly bulletin and a link to the Book of Common Prayer can be accessed under the Resouces tab on the right side of the webpage. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 28:
Rev. Melissa will offer Morning Prayer via Zoom.  Morning Prayer will begin on page 75 in the Book of Common Prayer.   Read more
Thursday, December 2:
Thursday, December 2 - We will light the Christmas tree on the front lawn of St. James at 6pm.  There will be hot chocolate, several musicians from St. James playing Christmas carols, a dance group and an a Capella group from Montclair HS. Please plan to stop by for this wonderful holiday tradition and community event.  Many thanks to Wendy Lacey at Cornerstone for donating the tree. Read more
Thursday, December 2:
There will be a weekly service of Compline via Zoom every Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Please click HERE to join. Read more
Sunday, December 5:
Rev. Melissa will offer Morning Prayer via Zoom.  Morning Prayer will begin on page 75 in the Book of Common Prayer.   Read more
Sunday, December 5:
December 5 – Students from the Cali School of Music at Montclair State University will be performing a Holiday Brass Concert as well as playing during the service on Sunday, December 5th.   They will be performing their annual holiday concert at 7pm in the church. This is a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit.  The concert is free but registration is required to ensure accurate contact tracing.  A brass quintet students from the Cali school will join Sean in playing the prelude, offertory, and postlude during the 10:15 service.  To register go to bit.ly/MSU-Holiday-Brass Read more
Thursday, December 9:
There will be a weekly service of Compline via Zoom every Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Please click HERE to join. Read more
Sunday, December 12:
Rev. Melissa will offer Morning Prayer via Zoom.  Morning Prayer will begin on page 75 in the Book of Common Prayer.   Read more
Thursday, December 16:
There will be a weekly service of Compline via Zoom every Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Please click HERE to join. Read more
Sunday, December 19:
Rev. Melissa will offer Morning Prayer via Zoom.  Morning Prayer will begin on page 75 in the Book of Common Prayer.   Read more
Thursday, December 23:
There will be a weekly service of Compline via Zoom every Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Please click HERE to join. Read more
Sunday, December 26:
Rev. Melissa will offer Morning Prayer via Zoom.  Morning Prayer will begin on page 75 in the Book of Common Prayer.   Read more