St. James Episcopal Church
Monday, April 21, 2014
Located on Historic Route 7A in the heart of Arlington, VT

          Welcome to St. James' on the Web!   

A Welcoming Community of Open Hearts and Discerning Minds 

 
Welcome to St. James’ home on the web!  We are glad you found us.  If you are looking for a spiritual home, we are especially happy that you have found this site.
  
You will find lots of information here.  Please take some time to explore our site whether you are looking to learn more about when and how we worship, about our many ways to reach out to the community and the world and serve others, about our formation opportunities for youth and adults or for a place of spiritual escape from the world around you. (A Walk About SJ, Reflections )
 
Of course, the best way to get to know about St. James’ Episcopal Church is to visit us on a Sunday morning or our other worship and fellowship opportunities.   At St. James’ you’ll find a community of people trying to live their lives as followers of Jesus Christ.  You'll be warmly welcomed.   And wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we will be glad to meet you.
 
We also know that the thought of showing up on a Sunday can be a bit scary.  Don't worry; I would be happy to talk with you or to meet you any time.  Maybe you'd like to ask a few questions over a cup of coffee.  Or maybe you just would like us to pray for you. Whatever you need, please just let us know.
 
We welcome all people into our midst as we would welcome Jesus Christ himself.   We take our Baptismal Covenant seriously; we do our best to continue in the apostle’s teachings and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in the prayers; we work to persevere in resisting evil and when we fall into sin we repent and return to the Lord; we do our best to proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ; we strive to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves; and we strive for justice and peace among all people, and endeavor to respect the dignity of every human being.  And to that end we embrace all people without regard to race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, disabilities or age.
 
It is through this understanding that we are able to come together as a family and gather around the table and be fed with spiritual food and drink, the Body and Blood of Christ. “As it was with Jesus, the people of St. James believe in “open table” fellowship. All people present for the liturgy of the Holy Eucharist are welcome to receive the blessed bread and wine, the sacrament of Christ’s love for us.”  
 
Whether you are looking for a spiritual home or a place to simply rest for awhile on your spiritual journey, we hope that you will consider St. James’ to be that place.  
 
Again, welcome to our home on the web.  Have a great time looking around.  We hope to meet you in person soon.

 

Blessings,

Fr. Scott

 
 
 
 
 

St. James' Episcopal Church

PO Box 25

Arlington, VT 05250 
802-375-9952
 
 Located on Historic Route 7A in the heart of Arlington, VT