Reverse Advent Calendar

One of the activities St. James is taking part in as we move through Advent is a Reverse Advent Calendar.  Instead of opening a "door" every day for a treat, the calendar suggests adding a particular food/health item to an "Advent Bag/Box".  At the end of Advent the collection will be donated to food pantries for those who are food insecure. For more information or to get a calendar, email parishsecretary@stjamesepiscopal.org.

Stewardship at St. James

Sunday, October 18 is our Stewardship Sunday.  Our service will be at 10:30am.  As in the past, we will include in our service many of the ministries that we have supported during the year.  We will celebrate why St. James is out and alive in the world, making a difference in the lives of people who are especially struggling during these difficult times.  If you need a pledge card, please see the Resources tab to the right or email the church office-parishsecretary@stjamesepiscopal.org

Worship Opportunities

Rev. Melissa will offer Morning Prayer every Sunday at 9am via Zoom.  Please click HERE.

St. James will hold a live virtual service via Zoom every Sunday at 10:30am.  Please click HERE.

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 9am via Zoom.  You can join the service by clicking here.

Virtual Holy Eucharist - Rev. Melissa and Rev. Audrey will hold a virtual "live" Service of Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 10:30am via Zoom.  Please join us by clicking here.  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. 

Worship every Sunday at 11:15am virtually at the National Cathedral in Washington DC by clicking here.

Morning Prayer with Rev. Audrey.  The link the Book of Common Prayer is under the Resources tab on the right side pf the webpage.

The National Cathedral offers virtual live daily worship - Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer, please check that out as well by clicking here. and scrolling down the page.

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 29 to Friday, December 25:
One of the activities St. James is taking part in as we move through Advent is a Reverse Advent Calendar.  Instead of opening a "door" every day for a treat, the calendar suggests adding a particular food/health item to an "Advent Bag/Box".  At the end of Advent the collection will be donated to food pantries for those who are food insecure. For more information or to get a calendar, email parishsecretary@stjamesepiscopal.org. Read more