From the Sr. Warden
March 19, 2020
Dear St. James family,
As President Trump, Bishop Curry, and Bishop Reed have issued guidelines for in-person gatherings, your vestry has been communicating about the best options for St. James Church. The Rt. Rev. David Reed called on all clergy and congregations of West Texas “to cease gathering in person for worship and meetings until April 1st. In this way, we will join our communities’ and our nation’s efforts to slow community spread of the COVID-19 pandemic” (https://www.dwtx.org/resources/covid-19-resources/).
St. James Church services and activities will be suspended until April 1st. While we may not meet in person, though, we are still the St. James family and members of Christ’s Body, united in our Lord’s love.
Your vestry is exploring ways in which we may stay in touch with each other and worship using online services. I will keep everyone posted with the details of these options.
Yours in Christ,
Sr. Warden, St. James Episcopal Church
Let us pray,
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.