Love one another as I have loved you.

In the 1st Letter of John we learn that we are here to love another as God loves each one of us.  There are times in each of our lives when we can be blessed by receiving God’s love. It is this understanding of the healing power of the love of God that serves as the basis of our pastoral care programs at St. James.
 
If you feel called to be a part of this ministry or would like more information on receiving this ministry, please contact Nancy Graham at nancy@stjamesskan.org or call the St. James’ office (315) 685-7600.
           

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a Christian-Care-Giving Program founded in 1975 and designed to pair a trained Stephen Minister with anyone who is experiencing a life challenge. Having completed a 50 hour training course, the Stephen Minister brings the healing presence of Jesus to the confidential and supportive relationship. This ministry at St. James being decades old, forms the basis of pastoral care in conjunction with the clergy. 

           

Healing Prayer Ministry

Our Wednesday evening Healing & Eucharist Service is at 6:00 pm each week of the year in the main church. In this quiet and peaceful setting we offer prayers for others and for ourselves. Individual confidential prayer and anointing is available. All are welcome to receive at our Lord’s Table. In addition, private and confidential prayer is available during communion or following services at the peace altar.  If you would like to pray with others, please contact a clergy person or Nancy Graham (nancy@stjamesskan.org).

           

Prayer Chain

At St. James we believe in the healing power of the Holy Spirit through prayer. If you are in need of prayer, please call the church office. You will be added to our bulletin prayer list and our email prayer chain will lift you in immediate prayer. You are also welcome to join as a prayer.
 
Gateway-Monthly Eucharist
 
Communion is taken to the Gateway Apartments on Fennell Street in Skaneateles the last Tuesday of each month.  All are welcome to share in this Eucharist/fellowship time. A clergy person is present with others interested from our parish family to take part in the fellowship time.    

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry brings yarn to life with prayers. The shawl ministry at St. James’ began in 2007 and continues to bring God’s warmth to those in need of healing and comfort. Each shawl is blessed during a worship service, tagged with a prayer, and then awaits its receiver. St. James’ shawls have traveled far distances across our country and beyond. Yarn, needles and instructions are always available for the asking.

           

Visitation of “Our Friends at Home”

When homebound for any reason, visits will be made by our Pastoral Care-Givers and licensed Eucharistic

 Visitors will bring the Blessed Sacrament. If you would like a visit or would like make a visit, please contact our church office.

           

Health Ministry-Parish Nurses

The mission of the St. James’ Health Ministry is to promote health, healing, and wholeness for God’s people in mind, body, and spirit. Health Ministry started at St. James in 2008, expanding our pastoral care ministry to include two trained Parish Nurses, Nancy Corl and Jean Randall. Their role is to provide health education and advocacy for members of the parish.   

           
 

Martha Guild Ministry – meal preparation

 

Our Martha Guild volunteers prepare meals to be delivered to parishioners experiencing an interruption in their lives. A variety of recipes in consideration of dietary needs and restrictions are prepared in the church kitchen, frozen and available. Martha volunteers are always welcome!

           

Cards and Flowers

These remembrances are a tangible reminder that St. James’ cares and shares. Sending cards to people on our prayer lists and delivering flowers from the altar are appreciated ministries.