The people of St. James are experiencing a faith that works. Our faith has provided us with a sense of purpose for our lives, direction when we are unsure what to do and comfort when tragedy comes.
Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am. All are welcome.
"Holy Vessels" Worship Series
Lent: March 1 - April 9, 2017 (2 Corinthians 4:7)
Holy Week: April 13 & 14, 2017
Each of us is created a precious vessel of God’s love. Each of us has experienced hurt in some way, bringing a sense of brokenness. To move toward healing is to offer the gift of love and wholeness. As we begin to see each person as a Holy Vessel, we come to desire that wholeness for all creation. The image of broken glass in the form of tumbled beach glass will serve as a visual metaphor upon which the message of healing out of brokenness is developed.
March 1 – (Ash Wed. 7:00 PM) “Shattered” (Joel 2:12-13) Access sermon
March 5 – “Treasure” (Psalm 139:13), Holy Communion Access sermon
March 12 – “Safekeeping” (Psalm 86:7) Access sermon
March 19 – “Stories” (John 4:10), God Rod Team: “Voice of Truth” Access sermon
March 26 – “Different Pictures” (Exodus 15:26b) Access sermon
April 2 – “Restoration” (1 Corinthians 9:17), Holy Communion Access sermon
April 9 - (Palm/Passion Sunday) “Holy, Holy, Holy” (Psalm 118:1) Access sermon
April 13 (Holy Thursday 7 PM) A Lenten Version of Lesson and Carols: Readings, Songs/Hymns, and Holy Communion
April 14 - (Good Friday 7 AM – 9 PM) - Meditations on the Cross with art focus and questions or a reflection (come in during the day or night, it will be self-directed)
For the Grieving: What We Can Do and Say (part 1)
For the Grieving: What We Can Do and Say (part 2)
Available sermons from past Worship Series:
Feb. 5 - "Risky Business: Not Quite the Hometown Hero" (Mark 6:1-13) Access sermon
Feb. 12 - Let Your Light Shine (Mark 8:27-9:8) (access sermon)
Feb. 19 – Contemplative and Missional Practices (Luke 5:15-16, Matthew 25:33-46) Access sermon
Feb. 26 – Communal Practices (Hebrew 10:25) Access sermon
Past sermons in this series are available to read by clicking the "Access sermon."
In February 2014, the congregation at St. James voted unanimously to become an Open and Affirming Congregation. The St. James ONA Statement begins:
The people of St. James United Church of Christ in Havertown, Pennsylvania, affirm our belief that every person has dignity and worth and is a beloved child of God..... We welcome all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and condemn all acts of violence and discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identification... (click here to read our entire statement)
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