Welcome to St. James Episcopal Church

Morning Prayer Service 

March 26th at 10 am

BC Franson, Worship Leader

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Rescheduled Vestry meeting March 26th. after the MP service.

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. 

St James Episcopal Church continues to  function with lay ministry led worship and supply priests to carry out the mission of the church.

 We respect the dignity of every human being and welcome ALL people to our fellowship.  We strive for justice and peace in the world and work to spread the message of Christ in what we do and who we are.  

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The Episcopal Church has a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to share and show God’s love for every human being and welcoming all regardless of heritage, gender, sexual identity or orientation. 

 Our church family in Marshall honors that legacy and welcomes all people looking for an open and inclusive community and faith family.

A call to ALL . . .

On behalf of St. James Episcopal Church, we are inviting you to bring your ideas and voices together with us, as we address difficult scenarios facing public safety and our communities.

 Building the Beloved Community - Interfaith Action

The Episcopal Church has a history of inclusion – as we have accepted different theologies, lifestyles, and viewpoints to strengthen our faith tradition.  As a member of the church, BC Franson volunteered to become part of Building the Beloved Community Public Safety Project.  This project is a joint effort by Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul and the Department of Public Safety to gain insight from various faith communities across Minnesota on issues facing our law enforcement officers and our community members. 

Reading Luke 4:21-30 and 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 together we are reminded that to be Christ in the World we must go beyond our community . . .our hometowns. .  .our church to love others and do God’s work for ALL – as we come together to ponder questions and issues we begin to understand the impact of our personal decisions in difficult moments and can see God’s work in the world.

Faith-Based Principles Informing Public Safety

The following principles emerged out of conversations at twenty-five houses of worship in Minnesota, spanning Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist, Jewish, and non-denominational settings. Conversations were held between January-September 2022. Over 900 responses were collected and analyzed. Additional context is included in the attached report, and resources and recordings for the project may be found at https://interfaithaction.org/get-involved/buildingbeloved/.

Participants explored difficult dilemmas faced by peace officers. They studied scenarios offered by Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety, John Harrington, and analyzed how our religious traditions reveal core values that should inform peace officers’ responses in those scenarios.

We urge you, as our state-wide policymakers, to incorporate the following four principles into your decisions about specific proposals to build a more effective public safety system in Minnesota:

  1. Take a systems approach to public safety. Work across agencies to identify and address systemic issues impacting situations where peace officers may be the first to respond (e.g. mental health, homelessness, food insecurity, racism, addiction, domestic violence, gun violence, etc.).
  2. Shift police culture towards a “guardian” model of public safety. Hire and train peace officers to:
    1. preserve the sanctity of human life,
    2. prevent unnecessary use of force,
    3. engage in collaborative problem-solving, and
    4. presume innocence.
  3. Foster respect & empathy between peace officers and the community. Build awareness of the impact of systemic injustices, the challenges of making split-second decisions, and other factors that play a role during crisis situations. Foster stronger relationships between all involved, particularly between BIPOC communities and peace officers.
  4. Acknowledge complexity & work through tensions. Rather than champion one single or simple solution, work through tensions that arise in prioritizing values (e.g. sanctity of life, bodily safety, justice and equality).

The following twenty-five houses of worship participated in this project, and endorse these principles:

o Adath Jeshurun Congregation, Minnetonka
o AssumptionCatholicChurch,SaintPaul
o BethElSynagogue,SaintLouisPark
o BethJacobCongregation,MendotaHeights
o Bethlehem Lutheran Church in the Midway, Saint Paul o CommonGroundMeditationCenter,Minneapolis

o ForestHillsUnitedMethodistChurch,ForestLake 

o Hazel Park United Church of Christ, Saint Paul
o HillCityUnitedMethodistChurch,HillCity
o Hope Community Church, Lowertown Saint Paul   


o Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Maple Grove
o MinnesotaCorrectionalFacility,LinoLakes
o MinnesotaZenMeditationCenter,Minneapolis
o Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
o RedeemerLutheranChurch,Minneapolis
o St.AnthonyParkLutheranChurch,SaintPaul
o St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, Saint Paul
o St.JamesEpiscopal,Marshall
o St.JohntheBaptistEpiscopalChurch,Minneapolis
o St.Paul'sUnitedChurchofChrist,SaintPaul
o St.PeterClaverCatholicChurch,SaintPaul
o St.RoseofLimaCatholicChurch,Roseville
o United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Saint Paul 

o ZionLutheranChurch,SaintPaul

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