Welcome to St. James Episcopal Church

Dear Beloved Community of St. James Episcopal Church

 

In compliance with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walzs stay-at-home order, intended to slow the spread of COVID-19, our services from Sunday, March 29 through April 26 will not be held in-the-building 

We will stream services during this time.  They will include all Sunday services at       10 am and the services of Holy Week, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Stations of the Cross at 7 pm.


             St. James Sunday Services 3/29 - 4/26

                    Scheduled:  10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

                      Location (copy paste the web link): 

https://zoom.us/j/821905373pwd=V0Z5UlpSRlhHSlc5OWhrb0NlaSt0dz09


Blessings in this time of distancing. May you be mindful of caring for yourselves during this time and may you find comfort in new ways to be in community with others as we look to continue to carry God’s love and hands forward into the world around us.

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                     Habits of Grace: 

          An invitation for you, from Presiding Bishop Curry

"As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new meditation will be posted on Mondays through May. 

             https://episcopalchurch.org/habits-of-grace

You can also access Bishop Curry’s message to us about the coronovirus at:

         https://episcopalchurch.org/concerning-covid19

                                 

                    And if you would like a link to a bit of fun - 

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEjc2esWNas

Bishop-elect Craig Loya

Bishop-elect Craig Loya  of the Episcopal Church in MN.

The Very Rev. Craig Loya was elected during the 162nd convention of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota (ECMN), held in St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis, MN on January 25th, 2020.

He was elected on the 2nd ballot.
When notified of the election, Loya shared this statement:

“I am deeply grateful to the people of ECMN, and I pray that, by God's grace, I will be faithful to the trust you have placed in me today. Among diverse people and across diverse contexts, Minnesota Episcopalians have always borne vibrant witness to God’s reconciling love, and it’s an extraordinary privilege to be called to join that work in this new season. I look forward to walking with you as we follow Jesus together, engage what the Holy Spirit is up to in our neighborhoods, and boldly navigate a new landscape, in order to continue proclaiming the good news of God’s love to a world that is so hungry for it.”

Loya has served as Dean of Trinity Cathedral in Omaha, Nebraska since 2013, and was the Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas from 2009-2013. He received his Master of Divinity from Yale University and a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in 2002. Loya lives in Omaha with his wife, Melissa, and their two children.

If you’d like to learn more about Bishop-elect Loya, you can review his materials at mnbishopsearch.org. 


St James Episcopal Church, Marshall in southwest Minnesota is a small rural Shared Ministry parish,  where everyone in the parish family is given the opportunity to find and do the ministry to which God is calling them.

https://www.givemn.org/organization/stjamesepiscopalmarshall

If you would like to donate to St. James click on the link above for our donation page.  

 

The Beautiful Gardens  

the loving Ministry of Shannen Louwagie

(in our memories now that winter has arrived but spring will come!)