Because of the risk posed by the spread of the COVID19 virus all Sunday services and other church activities on church premises are suspended.
While we cannot meet during this period we can still worship at home and make contact with each other in other ways.
Please take advantage of worship resources prepared by Rev Chris Lockley at link below
Weekly Worship Resources 27th March
Details of things happening within the St James community are included in the attached newsletter.
St James Newsletter 27 March
This coming Sunday 22 March, there will be no formal 10 am worship service on St James premises. Church Council has also decided to suspend the evening service, meditation group and other church activities on church premises. This is in line with NSW/ACT Synod and Canberra Presbytery’s recent recommendations.
However, you may wish to join Rev Chris Lockley on Sunday at 10 am, in the park adjacent to the church, for an informal get together. We will have a Bible reading, prayers and conversation. We anticipate also discussing how we might proceed in subsequent weeks. Please bring a folding chair, and if you wish, your morning tea (not for sharing). But if you choose to stay home to keep safe, we will respect your decision to do so.
Lenten studies at St James this year will be looking at Celtic Christianity. Led by Rev Chris Lockley, the series of studies will explore the early Celtic church as well as contemporary expressions of Celtic Christianity. The studies start on Sunday 1 March at 6pm and continue for 5 Sundays (excluding 8 March) concluding on Sunday 5 April.
All are welcome. More information is available here.
LENTEN STUDIES 2020
There will be no morning service at St James on Sunday 23 Feb. Instead we will be joining in worship with South Woden Uniting Church at Pearce Community Centre, Collett Place, Pearce.
Note that the service starts at 9-30am.
Heavy smoke on the morning of Sunday 5 January caused us to cancel the scheduled combined morning service with our friends from Yarralumla and South Woden Uniting Churches. The Rev Chris Lockley has kindly provided (see link below) elements of the liturgy that he had prepared for the service as well as his reflection. The latter is based on the reading for the day from Matthew (2:1-12) about the journey of the Magi but goes onto consider a different journey, that which we are facing in a time of drought, fires and climate change.
Combined Worship St James 5 Jan 2020