Holy Week

Holy Week – Worship Opportunities
The week leading up to Easter, is a time of great emotional turmoil as we commemorate the Passion of Christ, Who died on Good Friday and rose on Easter Sunday to give new life to all who believe. While Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter through the recognition of God’s goodness in sending His Son to die for our salvation. At St. James, we encourage you to experience the Passion of Christ by participating in the Holy Week services.
Morning Holy Communion
– March 26th thru March 30th, at 7:00 am in the Chapel.
Start each morning of Holy Week with a contemplative communion with God.

Maundy Thursday Service

-March 29th at 6:30 pm in the Christian Life Ministries Center

A thought-provoking service exploring the events on the Thursday evening before Jesus was arrested. The service will include a discussion of the last supper, sharing of Holy Communion, and an optional foot washing.
Good Friday Service
– March 30th at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary
A solemn Tenebrae service where we remember the suffering and death of Christ on the cross. The Chancel Choir will lead us in hymns as the chancel is covered and stripped of it’s adornments.
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Easter Sunrise Service – April 1st at 6:30 am on the East Lawn (outside of CLMC)

Remembering how the women rose before the sun to attend to Jesus’ body in the tomb, we celebrate that the tomb was empty and Jesus was alive! He is risen!


Easter Communion – April 1st at 6:50 am (or as soon as the Sunrise service ends) in the CLMC
A breaking of the Lenten fast with an Eucharist celebration. The weeping and sorrow is over, there is new hope in the risen Lord. With the body and the blood of Jesus, what is in our past is washed away and we become Easter people, made new in His mercy!
Fellowship Breakfast – April 1st at 7:00 am (or as soon as the Communion service ends)
A chance to Fellowship as the body of Christ with a full breakfast provided by the United Methodist Men. All are invited to the Fellowship Hall.
Easter Morning Services – April 1st
8:45 am in the Sanctuary
9:00 am in the Christian Life Ministries Center
11:00 am in the Sanctuary
11:11 am in the Christian Life Ministries Center

Honoring our Graduating Seniors

Hats-BannerIt has been a tradition at St. James to serve breakfast to the Graduating High School Seniors and their families.

Save the Date!

This year the Senior Breakfast will be held on SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018 @ 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall.  Graduating seniors will be presented to both the 9:00am and 11:00am congregations during the services that day and are asked to wear their graduation regalia.  There will also be a group photo of the St. James High School Class of 2018 on that day.  Scholarship recipients will be recognized as well.  

Parents of High School JUNIORS are asked to assist with decorating the tables, preparing the food, serving, and cleaning up after the breakfast.



A Labyrinth Is Coming!
What is a labyrinth, you ask? A labyrinth is an intricately woven pattern that is walked by many as a way to experience peace and clarity. Walking the labyrinth is an ancient, sacred custom that symbolizes wholeness. It has been used as a tool for prayer and meditation for thousands of years. It is different from a maze in that a maze is a puzzle that needs solving. A labyrinth has only one path where the way in is the same as the way out. The path leads one to the center and back out again.
During Holy Week, St. James will be hosting a labyrinth with stations to meditate on the last days of Jesus Christ. It will be housed in the Fellowship Hall and available to walk from Monday, March 26 – Friday, March 30, 2018, The open hours will be 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday – Thursday, and 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Friday.
Come during these times and walk the labyrinth as you meditate your journey with Jesus Christ.  Feel free to contact Mike Arny, at 252-367-9967, or any member of our St James Prayer Ministry Committee if you have any questions.


You’re invited to be a part of IF:Gathering 2018 this March 17th!
Register today and Mark your calendars for this amazing women’s event.
Why should you join us for IF:Gathering 2018?
It will be a time of powerful encouragement, a strengthening of our faith, and a clarity of mission that we desperately need in these difficult times. Read more…

Easter Egg Hunt

The family life ministry team is sponsoring an
Family Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration
on Easter Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 am
Children ages infant-5th grade are invited to attend.
We need your help with candy donations. Bins of empty eggs are located in the lobby, fellowship hall,
and outside of the CLMC. Please pick up a bag, fill the eggs with small, individually wrapped candy,
and return them to the bins by Wednesday, March 28th.
Thank you for your help in making this event possible!!
For more information, please contact Molly Carpenter at the church (252-752-6154 or Molly@stjconnect.org)