St. James' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Old Town, Maine

  • Bishop Lane's Visit Nov. 2018

Welcome!!

Welcome to St. James’ – We invite you to look around our Website and learn more about our church. If you’re not currently a member of St. James’ – we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us at our regular weekly service at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings.

Since the start of the pandemic St. James’ has been holding Morning Prayer on Sunday at 10:00am via Zoom. As of April 2021, we are starting to have in-person services at the church on the first Sunday of the month. If you would like to join us, please send an email to stjamesoldtown@gmail.com for information on connecting.

 

Who We Are

St. James’ Episcopal Church is a small, progressively minded congregation intent on being a welcoming and safe space for all. We are young and old, male and female, gay and straight, single, married, divorced and widowed, CEO and unemployed, student and teacher, rich and poor. We worship together, study and ask questions as we move more deeply into the mystery of God.

People of St. James’

The Rev. Jane+ White-Hassler – Priest in Charge
The Rev. Jared Talbot – Deacon
Cassandra Wright – Senior Warden
Faith Dinne – Junior Warden
John Gregory – Treasurer

Members of the Vestry:
Jean Marie Boddy-Johnston, David Brainerd, Matt Dunlap, Barbara Hampel, Mary Lapin, Ellen White

Services During COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic St. James’ had been holding Morning Prayer on Sunday at 10:00am via Zoom. As of June 2021, we are starting to have in-person Holy Communion services every Sunday while still streaming the services for those unable to attend. If you would like to join us, please send an email to stjamesoldtown@gmail.com for information on connecting.

4th Friday Suppers

St. James’ Episcopal Church has participated in free community suppers since the early 1990s. St. James’ takes the 4th Friday of the month because that is when the need seems to be the greatest – near the end of the month. As a result of this schedule, we don’t serve suppers in November or December because they usually fall near the holidays and many of our parishioners are away. We have offered suppers for so long that it is one of our biggest outreach ministries.

Bible/Book Study Group

As Spring turns to Summer and all of our efforts confronting the pandemic are starting to reward us with increased mobility and places we can go, the Bible/Book Group is going to take this Summer off so that our mid-weeks are as unfettered as possible. We will start meeting again in September. Our first book in the Fall will be Ibram Kendi’s How To Be Antiracist.
The weekly Compline service that followed book group is also taking the Summer off. So as the song says, “See you in September!”

St. James' Episcopal Church - Old Town, Maine | A member of The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Episcopal Church, and the Worldwide Anglican Communion