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St. James' Glastonbury
Episcopal Church

Visitors

New to St. James'?

Welcome to St. James'!  We embrace Jesus’ personal ministry of radical hospitality and welcoming as our spiritual way of life.  We actively practice this ministry in all that we are and in all that we do.  As a faith community, we believe that anyone who seeks a deeper relationship with God is welcome to walk that journey with us.  At St. James,’ our mission is focused on growing together spiritually – particularly in our diversity – and in sharing Christ’s unconditional love throughout our community and beyond. Come, check us out!  Our hearts, minds, and arms are open and we’re waiting for you!

Parking – Our parking lot is conveniently located directly in front of the main doors and around the back of the church.

 Accessibility - Handicapped parking is located directly in front of the main doors of the church.  An elevator in the foyer of the church provides access to all floors.

 Attire – Come as you are and what you feel comfortable in.

 Greeters – Ushers will be in front of the glass doors to say hello and give you a service bulletin which includes the hymns, Bible readings, and prayers for the day. If you require a large print bulletin, please ask the greeter. Feel free to sit wherever you like upon entering the sanctuary.

 The Worship Service – Relax! You are welcome to worship our God in a manner that is comfortable to you. Our worship bulletins are available to help guide you through the service with instructions on how we order our common worship in the Episcopal tradition together.

 The Offering – If you are a first-time visitor to St. James', you are our guest!  Please don’t feel obligated to place money in the offering plate. However, if you would like to make an offering, you are welcome to do so.

 Receiving Communion – We invite all who seek God to receive communion at our Lord's Table. When receiving communion, come to the altar rail. You may stand or kneel. Generally, people receive the bread or wafer in their hand.  Wine is received by a common cup (chalice). If you prefer not to drink from the cup, cross your arms over your chest. If you prefer consecrated gluten-free wafers or grape juice, please ask the Eucharistic Minister. If you prefer not to receive either the bread or wine but would like a blessing, approach the altar rail and cross your arms over your chest.