Saturday, November 29, 2003

Service Times et al.

Church is at 10:00 on Sundays and is followed by Coffee Hour. Visitors are welcomed warmly.

Advent and Lent, Holy Eucharist Rite I
All other Sundays, Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Second Sundays-Quarterly - Morning Prayer, Rt. I

The annual Brick Church service is at 11:00 am, Rite I, and followed by a covered dish picnic. The Brick Church Service for 2018 will be April 8.  Please join us. Preacher, our Vicar, the Rev. Dr. Jennie C. Olbrych.

Children's Christian Ed program and Nursery is 10:00 in the Parish House with the children joining us at the Peace. Children, of course, are always welcome to attend and participate in the service.

Map to Village Chapel

This shows the location of the Parish House known as the Morrison House...the Church building proper is across the street  at the corner of Oak (SR-S-10-71) and Church.

View St. James Santee Episcopal Church in a larger map

Advent at SJS

The season of Advent marks the beginning of the church year. All is decked out in purple, and the Advent wreath reminds us of the progression of Sundays. The Sunday readings range from end-of-the-world hair raising declarations about the end of time to striking promises of newness - God's Shalom.

At the heart of Advent lies an invitation to slow down and to quiet ourselves before God. God-with-us is undertaking anew the mysterious work of making a home in us for himself. This is certainly counter-cultural to all of the holiday hub-bub ratcheting up around us.

You are invited to join SJS in keeping Advent by lighting an Advent wreath of your own, joining us in the Rite I (Traditional) services on Sundays at 10:00 am, and by thinking about ways your Christmas spending can help those who are hungry, poor, homeless, sick or in prison. May God bless you during this Advent time.