Announcing A New Series from Diane Stanton 
The ABCs of Faith 

In our recent parish survey, we learned that our members have been longing for additional spiritual growth opportunities. We are delighted to announce that Mrs. Stanton has agreed to lead a course created by Bishop Stanton on the basics of our Christian faith.
This course has been offered throughout the Diocese of Dallas, with high praise from participants. We are delighted to be able to offer it here at St. James!
The class will meet Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall, beginning October 3. Childcare will be provided to all who Reserve Childcare With Carol Hernandez in advance.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Stanton.

But Wait! There’s More! 
Our Parents Sunday Group Begins Afresh This Sunday!

Parents, our Sunday morning parents’ group kicks off again this Sunday.
Make plans to drop off your children for Sunday School at 9:00 a.m., then join us for a six-week discussion of “The Ancient Parenting Bible.” Mr. Ben Lima will lead our discussions.
For more information, contact Kara Showers or Find Us On Facebook.
This Sunday, our topic is “But Why?” Learn More About The Series Here.

And Don’t Forget 
Adult Education: The Tough Ones

This fall at St. James, Bishop Stanton and Mother Rebecca are leading a series of discussions of designed to enrich our understanding of our Christian Faith and to equip us to share answers with a questioning world. Our topics will be:

September 17 – Christianity’s Exclusive Claims (Bishop)
September 24 – Violence in the Bible (Mtr. R)
October 1 – Demons (Bishop)
October 8 – Forgiveness (Mtr. R)
October 15 – Free Will (Bishop)
Join us Sundays at 9:05 a.m. in the Conference Room! For information, please email Mother Rebecca.

Hurricane Relief
St. James continues to accept financial support for hurricane relief. There are at least three ways to give:
Looking to volunteer?
Trusted World is the designated organization for donations for Hurricane Harvey victims. They sort and repackage items, then deliver them to shelters and participating agencies. The operation is almost exclusively volunteer-led, which makes this a perfect opportunity to engage in hands & feet ministry to our neighbors.

Trusted World’s facility is nearby at 3000 Kingsley Road in Garland. To volunteer, head over to the facility, follow the signs to Volunteer Parking, walk inside, and they’ll put you to work sorting and packaging. Your shift length is your choice.

For questions, contact Connie Garrison. Connie and Frank have spent countless hours helping and are experts now!


“Christ has no body but yours: no hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world, yours are the feet with which he walks to do good, yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body.”
Saint Teresa of Avila

Second Annual Women’s Retreat This November

 The second annual Women’s Retreat will take place this year on November 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. An optional happy hour will follow until 5 p.m.
This year, our work will be on prayer and the power of prayer in our lives, families, church, and communities. Childcare will be provided to all who Reserve Childcare With Carol Hernandez.
Mark your calendars, bring a friend and join us! For questions, please contact Teresa Forrester.
“Save the Date” for next year’s retreat as well. October 19-21, 2018 at Montserrat Retreat House.

Tuesday Evening Bible Study – Concluding Our Study of Luke This September
Our Tuesday evening Bible Study with Mother Rebecca. Last classes will meet September 19, and 26 at 7 pm in the Conference Room/Chapel. We will finish up Luke’s Gospel during the month of September so we can join the ABC’s of Faith in October!

100 Shifts to Go! Pumpkin Patch 
Pumpkins are coming on September 28th at 4pm and we still need lots of help! We currently have 42 of 142 shifts signed up for. That means that shifts are only 29% filled!
We are also looking for wooden pallets and bails of hay, if you know of anyone who might be willing to donate, please let me know.
To Sign-Up Visit

Youth & Children’s Ministry Dates
Dates are out for the year of activities for youth and children’s ministry. if you have not received a copy through the newsletter please e-mail
Children’s Sunday School Rebooted
Sunday 9:00-9:45 am in Old Parish Hall. We are so very excited to launch Fall Children’s Sunday School with some great changes to our activities and lesson plans. We are excited to welcome two very talented teachers, Raeanne Geer and Katie Hargrove to our awesome teaching staff in addition to our all stars Scott Doggett, Shanan Richard, and Kathy Baumgarten.
Don’t let your kids miss this amazing year of formation! For more information please contact 

Bagels & Beakers: Youth Scripture Lab
Sunday 9:00-9:45 am Youth Portable 6th-12th graders are invited to join us for a special fall Sunday School as we slow down and focus each week on one lectionary reading. Students will learn creative methods of investigating scripture as they discovery how to use historical clues, text in original language and have access to consult with a handful of re-known biblical scholars working in the field. Students should bring their personal Bible, notebook and an open mind to class each week. For full schedule please or contact

Indiana Jones & The Raiders of the Lost Ark Study
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm in Parish Hall, 6th-12th grade students are invited to join us for a 7 week hands on learning experience bringing biblical archeology and Old Testament theology to life as we search for the legendary Ark of the Covenant. Our study will conclude with a trip to watch Indiana Jones with a live score performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on Friday, October 27th.
Tickets are limited and students who attend all seven sessions will be given preference.
Please bring $5 for pizza dinner. For more or to RSVP for tickets please e-mail

Driving Karen Children
Please prayerfully consider being a driver for those of our Karen members who are without transportation. We hope to recruit enough volunteers that each driver will only be scheduled once per month.
To serve or for more information, please email Ginny Keeling or call her (214) 906-7683.

Have You Checked Out Our Online Directory?
We now use FellowshipOneGo to keep track of our members and guests. Everyone has online and mobile phone access to their information, so you can help us keep in touch.
To access your account on your computer, go to St. James’ FellowshipOne Go Page. To access via mobile device, download the FellowshipOneGo app on either your Apple or Android device.
To log in, you’ll need your username and a password. Your username is your firstname.lastname (keep in mind that we’ve used your “given” first name, not a nickname). To create a password, click on the “forget password” like, then enter the email address we use to communicate with you. You’ll then be prompted to follow a link to create a new password.
Once logged in, you’ll be able to access your own personal information, including your year-to-date giving and your pledge status. You also have the ability to search and find basic information for other members of the parish. FellowshipOne Go includes space for a member profile picture, which you can update anytime with a favorite picture.
If you have any questions about FellowshipOneGo, please email Carol Hernandez or call the church office at (214) 348-1345.

Sermon & Education Recordings

Our sermons and adult education classes are recorded and made available online! This is a wonderful way to stay in touch if you are traveling or have to be away on a Sunday

Please also consider sharing sermons or classes that are particularly useful to you with friends and family who might not attend St. James (or any other church). We hope these resources might draw others into fellowship with us at St. James.
For sermons, visit the Sermons page on our website. For adult education classes, check out our SoundCloud stream.

Spiritual and Social Activities   

Holy Eucharist 8 a.m.
Holy Eucharist in Church 10 a.m.
Church in the Chapel 10 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School 9:05 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., Old Parish Hall, School Lunch Room.

Sunday School for Youth kicks off on Sunday, September 10 at 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. in the Youth Portable.

 New Adult Education Series: The Tough Ones
Begins this Sunday, September 10 at 9:05 a.m. in the Conference Room.
Parents Sunday Group: 9:05 a.m. in the School Library.

Adult Education

6:15 p.m. Church Chicks, Chapel
7:00 p.m.  Bible Study, Conference Room

The Series “The ABC’s of Faith” will begin on October 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Bishop Stanton will lead an introductory class.  More details to come.

 St. Elizabeth’s Guild meet 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Conference Room at 10 a.m.
10 a.m. Holy Eucharist/Unction in Chapel
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bible Study, Chapel

Do You Have A Prayer Request? 

Prayer requests

St. James is a community characterized by prayer. Please share your prayer concerns with us: it is our joy to lift up your prayer concerns to the Lord just as we lift up our own. We welcome you to bring these concerns to our clergy or the church office or you can share them with us on a prayer request form (located in the entry to the Church) or through our website under the heading “Connect.”
James 5:13-14 Are any among you suffering? You should pray… Are any among you sick? You should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.   

Can you needlepoint? Would you like to learn? Connie Garrison is looking for interested folks who might be willing to work with her on a project for St. James. If you’re interested, please call Connie at 334 695 0944 or email her at Connie Garrison.

Safeguarding Certification

Summer is a great time to update your Safeguarding Certification.

Safe Church training is one way we can ensure we serve and minister to all people in a safe and protected environment.  All clergy and any lay person who has keys, works with children/youth, is on vestry, or is a member of staff of any parish, school, or camp must complete Safe Church training.  This training is available online and through group presentations, for which the diocese has the resources.If you have any questions about your current certification status, course requirements, or training options, please contact Carol in the church office at 214-348-1349 ex 101 or email @

St. James’ Service Times

Sunday – 8 a.m. (Said Eucharist)
Sunday – 10 a.m. (Sung Eucharist, main sanctuary)
Sunday – 10 a.m. (Church in the Chapel) (except in the month of August and first week in September)

Wednesday – 10 a.m.


Children are welcome attend all services.  For children ages three and younger, optional nursery care is provided from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

While children are welcome to attend any service at St. James, Church in the Chapel is designed especially for the young – and young at heart!  This is a more casual, interactive service that is also shorter in length.  Opportunities for the entire family to participate include joining the procession, reading prayers, and ringing the bells.  A child-friendly sermon and lively, familiar music complete the experience.  Whether 2 years old or 92 years young, you will learn, enjoy and be blessed by attending a Church in the Chapel Eucharist.

We hope to see you soon!

St. Elizabeth’s Guild

St. Elizabeth’s Guild is a women’s organization at St. James named after St. Elizabeth of Hungary who devoted her life to providing relief for the poor and sick. Join St. Elizabeth’s at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall on second Tuesdays of the month. If you have questions, please call Terry Cagley at (214) 343-8132, Becky Pate at (214) 341-8673, or Mari Omberg at (214) 348-0254.
St. James Church Chicks     women's fellowship
Meet in the Chapel at 6:15 p.m. for light meal and bible study at 7 p.m.