Prayer Shawl Ministry Forming at St. James
We are pleased to announce that one of our newest members, Susan Whitaker, is starting a Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. James.
If you can knit, crochet, sew, or would like to learn and would be interested in making Prayer Shawls for those who are sick or hospitalized, this is a great ministry for you.
If you’re interested in participating or have questions, please contact Susan Whitaker.
Calling All St. James Ladies: Wear Your Best Bonnet This Mother’s Day

Once upon a time, ladies regularly wore bonnets to church on Sunday morning. Some still do. In honor of this fading fashion trend, this Mother’s Day, May 14, we invite all St. James women to wear their best bonnet to church. We’ll honor our mothers, and all those lovely ladies who raised us to wear our Sunday best to church. Whether fancy or simple, whether from your closet or a local thrift shop, join us in dressing up for church and rejoice in the Lord from head to toe!
For questions, please contact Susie Dale.
Calling All Graduating Seniors

Senior Sunday is June 11th, there are several ways to give!
1.) We will be collecting gift cards for seniors in the parish hall starting Sunday, May 7th,
2.) You can purchase items off the Amazon Registery or
3.) Donate a gently used item that is on the ‘wish list’ (i.e., if you have an extra dorm fridge that works, we don’t need to buy a new one).

Youth Summer In The City -June 25-30th

All students 6th grade and up are invited to serve our Dallas neighbors this summer alongside Epiphany Episcopal Church. This week-long program gives students a chance to experience missional serving while staying close to home. Students will stay at St. Matthews Cathedral in Dallas while working in surrounding neighborhoods. Cost is $175 per student and scholarships are available. For more information please contact Amanda Payne at
It’s time to register for summer camp at Camp All-Saints! Rising 3rd graders and older are ready to attend this week long camp on beautiful Lake Texoma. Our Youth group will attend together: Junior High will attend June 18-24 and High School, July 9-15. Cost is $450 per students and scholarships are available. Please visit to register. For more information or scholarship inquiries please contact Amanda Payne at
Confirmation Classes Starts This Sunday
Interested in becoming a member of St. James? If you have not yet been confirmed, this is the class for you.
How To Speak Episcopalian will begin the Sunday after Easter. We’ll cover the basics of our Episocpal tradition, a bit of our history, and prepare you for Bishop Sumner’s confirmation visit on June 4.
Adult confirmation will meet on Sunday mornings at 9 am in Father Gardner’s office from April 23 – May 21. Join us!
Questions? Contact Father Gardner.
Eastertide Adult Education Series
Join us on a dynamic journey deep into the heart of the Gospel of John.
This Easter season at St. James, Mother Rebecca will lead a study of the significant historical and literary themes of John. We’ll meet some dramatic characters along the way.
This class will meet on Sunday mornings at 9 am in the Chapel from April 23 – May 21. Join us!
Questions? Contact Mother Rebecca.
Parents Sunday School Group Meets Sundays from 9:05 to 9:45


Each week, we read a short article, book chapter, or watch a video clip, then we discuss our reading on Sunday mornings.
We meet Sundays at 9:05 in the School Library (on the way to the kids Sunday school classes). To be added to our weekly e-mail list please e-mail Kara Showers or join our Facebook group (St. James Parents Sunday School). Join us.

Mark Your Calendars for Superhero Fun At VBS
Get your capes ready! We are calling all super heroes for a fun-filled week of Vacation Bible School at St. James.
Mark your calendars for July 24-28 from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with a Superhero Finale Family Dinner Friday at 7pm. The cost will be $15 per child. Bring bring a friend (or two) and join us as we discover our strength in God!
Register online here: VBS Registration. Questions? Contact Amanda Payne.

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

  Adult Education 

Eastertide Adult Education Series Sunday mornings at 9 am in the Chapel from April 23 – May 21. Join us!Adult confirmation will meet on Sunday mornings at 9 am in Father Gardner’s office from April 23 – May 21. Join us!

Parents Sunday School Group Meets Sundays from 9:05 to 9:45

Youth Confirmation Class – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Youth Portable (Meeting in Chapel on April 30th with Mother Rebecca.)

Daughters of the King meet 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel
6:15 p.m. Church Chicks, Chapel

7:00 p.m. Bible Study with Mother Rebecca, Chapel

St. Elizabeth’s Guild meet 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall at 10 a.m.(Meeting in May will be on 3rd Tuesday, May 16th)

10 a.m. Holy Eucharist/Unction in Chapel with Fr. Gardner
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bible Study, Chapel with Fr. Gardner

 6:30 – 8 p.m. Youth Group in Parish Hall


7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Ping Pong in Parish Hall

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.

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.   

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.
 ( In the month of May, we will meet on May 16th)

 Tuesday Night Bible Study

What does it mean to respond to Jesus? What’s required, what can we expect in making such a commitment, and how should we live until Jesus returns? Please join Deacon Roger Button’s study of the Gospel of Luke, where we will consider these and other important discipleship questions. Fall classes are on Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room/Chapel.


Wednesday Morning Bible Study

bible Join Fr. Gardner for bible study series on the book of Corinthians of the New Testament. We meet on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Join us to learn more about the time line of the New Testament.

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.