A Welcoming Church Family

1117 N Main St., Clovis, NM | Sundays @ 9am & 11am
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Services

Come join us!

Sunday 9am spoken service (Low Mass)

Sunday 11am Sung High Mass

Bible Study is every Wednesday Night, from 6-7pm,

in the Parish Hall

 

St. James is very happy to once again have two Sunday Services.

The Sunday 9am is a shorter and more simple, spoken service. The Sunday 11am service is our more traditional high church liturgy, with singing and organ music, and all the “smells and bells.”

Coffee, snacks, and fellowship between the services!!!

 

About Us

We are an open and welcoming community, called to be saints (Rom 1:7), dedicated to making Jesus Christ known and loved, in the joy and power of the Holy Spirit, to the praise and glory of God the Father. We value in-depth and transformative engagement with the Sacred Scriptures through dynamic study and preaching of the Word of God. We worship with great reverence, in the beauty of holiness (Ps 96:9), with traditional liturgy and aesthetics that values the sacred and the transcendent. The Episcopal Church, of which we are a parish, is sometimes called “the thinking person’s Church” because of how much we value faith-informed reason and learning. Yet we value not just head-learning but rather how it reaches down into our hearts to make us better disciples of the Lord Jesus so we can more effectively be witnesses of his resurrection (Acts 1:8, 2:32). In short, we are “not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth!” (Rom 1:16). And we invite you to “come and see” (John 1:38-39), come and be part of the Way (cf. John 14:6, Acts 9:2, 24:14), The Jesus Movement!, especially in such a non-judgmental, non-exclusionary, and loving community as St. James Clovis.

Celebrating in 2023 our 115th year of ministry in this wonderful local community.

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Events

Dear Friends,

Christ is Risen, HE IS TRULY RISEN!!! Remember that Easter is a whole season and not just one day. Also of significance is that the Easter Season lasts 50 days, intentionally more than the penitential season of Lent which only lasts 40. So let’s keep up the celebration with great joy the whole 50 days!
And we are off to a great start. I was told that we had more people come to St. James for our Easter celebrations than we have had in the last 25 years! That is really wonderful, there is great life at St James and the Spirit, who raised Jesus from the dead, is alive and well here too!
A couple of things to which I would draw your attention. First of all, we need God more than ever today. Please think about sharing more of your journey to God in community and in communion here. The communal dimension of authentic spirituality is so important. We are not solitary beings. God created us to be social and relational as well. Please think if you can share more of your gifts to upbuild the community and in turn be open to receiving from others too. We would love for St James to facilitate this type of Christ-centered fellowship more. If you or anyone you know have been away for a while, think about coming home. You are invited and wanted. Please invite others too and let them know how much they are invited and wanted as well.
Secondly we will have the next meeting of the Pastoral Council on Thursday, April 18 at 6pm. This is the main driving group in our parish behind event planning and outreach and keeping up the life of the parish. All are welcome to come and all who come have a voice in the direction of the parish. Please attend if you can, especially if you have good ideas and want to help implement them!
A new Bible Study starts Wednesday April 17 at 6pm and will meet every Wednesday night at 6pm. Hope to see you there as well!
God bless you and it is exciting to see what great things, and blessings from on High, will keep coming. Happy Easter!
-Fr. Simon

St. James’ Episcopal Church believes:

in God, the Father almighty,
    creator of heaven and earth;
We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
    He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
        and born of the Virgin Mary.
    He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
        was crucified, died, and was buried.
    He descended to the dead.
    On the third day he rose again.
    He ascended into heaven,
        and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the holy catholic Church,
    the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins
    the resurrection of the body,
    and the life everlasting. Amen.