St. James Church has many vibrant and active ministries that we hope you will explore and get involved with. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at office@stjamestempe.org or (480)345-2686.

Altar Flowers

Placing flowers on the altar is a way of honoring the Lord.

Altar Guild

A lay ministry that has the sacred responsibility to prepare the altar for worship.

Building & Grounds

This team lovingly takes care of the St. James facilities, including the attached school.

Creation Care

Concerned for the global climate emergency, we commit to form and restore loving, liberating, life-giving relationships with all of Creation.

Digital

An active, vibrant ministry that consults with clergy and provides online service options for our parishioners.

Lay Ministers

There are many duties that non-clergy members of St. James perform: Acolytes, Lay Readers and Chalice Bearers.

Liturgy

In addition to learning more about the liturgy of the Episcopal Church, this team is working with Fr. Sam on services held during the various liturgical seasons as well as special services.

Music

Whether your taste is for a traditional service with traditional and well loved hymns or a more casual service with contemporary songs – we have at all at St. James!

Outreach

St. James is very active in the community and we are involved in ongoing outreach projects, annual outreach events and special/one-time outreach efforts.

Pastoral Care

Our pastoral care is about offering loving support and compassion to shut-ins, and those in hospital or with health concerns that make it difficult to get to church on a regular basis.

Prayer Shawls

Prayer shawls are given to those, inside and outside of St. James, that need comfort for any reason.

Youth

The youth of St. James participate in several outreach and social projects throughout the year.