While we are not holding in-person services due to COVID-19, there are a variety of online services to meet your needs. For more information about these services, and for Facebook, YouTube and/or Zoom links, please contact the church office at office@stjamestempe.org or (480)345-2686.

Sunday Worship Service

A traditional worship service is held every Sunday morning from 9:30 – 10:30am via Facebook and YouTube. Links to all of our online worship service videos are listed in the Service Videos page. Here is our most recent order of service.

The Advent Calendar below accompanies the Journeying the Way of Love Advent Curriculum. Use the Advent Calendar, which offers daily suggestions for engaging in the seven practices that encompass the Way of Love: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. The calendar can also be used as a standalone resource — keep at your desk or on your fridge and refer to it every day!

Taize

If prayer is a significant practice in your life, yet it sometimes gets crowded out very easily, you might enjoy the style of worship created by the community of Taizé in France. Taizé worship is based around chant-like simple songs repeated many times interspersed with periods of prayers, readings and silence. It can provide a way to “turn off the buzz” of our daily lives and experience a new depth of prayer and contemplation. We would love to have you join us for this special service of prayer, song, and silence held via Zoom every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 4:30pm.

Please join us for a special Thanksgiving Taize service on Tuesday, November 24 at 4:30pm. The order of worship is inserted below.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is held via Zoom every Wednesday from 3-4pm. It is a method of meditation used by Christians with strong emphasis on interior silence. The modern movement can be traced to St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, MA. Fr. William Menninger and Abbot Thomas Keating promoted the practice in the Abbey naming it from Thomas Morton’s writings in which prayer is a return to ones heart and findings one’s deepest center by which one awakens profound depths of being. Creators of the movement trace their roots to lectionary divina and works of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. Centering Prayer promotes ‘Openness To the Lord.’ For specific information or Zoom details please contact the facilitator at centering.prayer@stjamestempe.org.

Agape Meal Service

In this time of COVID-19 when we are not able to gather for Eucharist, we offer an Agape Meal Celebration every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 3:00pm via Zoom. The service is based on the service that is often used on Maundy Thursday and provides a time of fellowship and a reminder to us of the shared Eucharistic meal. The liturgy consists of prayers of blessing of the bread and wine we each provide, as well as readings from scripture, more prayers, and a time of silence.  All are welcome to come join the celebration.

If you would like to conduct an Agape Meal Service at your home, please see the following guide.