Good Friday 2018 1/2 Day Pilgrimage
Join the St. James' and friends community as we join hundreds of other believers in this annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross Pilgrimage of ascent and descent of Mt. Cristo Rey in El Paso. A truly moving experience as we gather at St. James at 5:30am, drive to the base of the mountain to arrive at 6:30am, and join many others in this long, slow, gently sloped, ascent overlooking Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico. The impressive Cristo Rey monument at the top is worth the effort, as are the memorable sights, sounds, and experiences along the way. We will stop to pray the stations of the cross during the ascent. Ask Fr. Nick, Rick or Lynn Marshall for more information. Bring water, clothing for chilly, windy weather, good shoes (or go barefoot as some prefer!).
Lenten Program—Tim Keller’s The Reason for God will be our 2018 Lenten program for the Thursday’s in Lent. The program is based on Tim Keller’s New York Times best-selling book by the same title, and covers some of the frequently voiced “doubts” about God and Christianity. The first session will be on February 15 and is titled “Isn't the Bible a Myth? Hasn't Science Disproved Christianity?” It follows the same pattern as our previous programs: dinner at 6:00, program at 6:30, and small group discussion at 7:00. We’ll finish at 7:30. Bring a friend!
Quilting Bees—At the last Vestry meeting of St. James, approval was given for use of the Parish Hall for a weekly Quilting/Sewing group. Jennifer Terrazas and Lynn Marshall will be hosting the group and would like to invite parishioners to join them on Thursdays from 10a.m.-4:00 p.m. for fellowship and sewing. Bring your sewing machine and a project, we will provide cutting mats, rotary cutters, ironing board and iron. We also suggest a brown bag lunch, so we don't miss a minute of sewing. If you are interested in learning to quilt, please join us, we will happily share all we have learned. Come and enjoy working together! Please RSVP to Jennifer or Lynn so we know how many tables to set up. You may reach Lynn at 575 644-4902 or Jennifer at 575 993-0498. Thank you.
Healing Prayer - is offered after each service by the Daughters of the King. Meet in the Chapel of the Abiding Presence.Donate Type your paragraph here.
Jazzercise—Have you tried a Jazzercise class yet? Jazzercise is a variety of jazz dance based exercise classes including Dance Mixx, Fusion, Strike, Core, and Strength60. Jazzercise instructors are trained to show modifications for all class varieties to ensure the safety and success of all of our fitness level customers. We offer class in the morning at 8:45 Monday through Saturday, and evening class at 4:40 PM and 5:45 PM Monday through Thursday. We look forward to having you join in on our fun soon!
"Jesus said, 'I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.'" Luke 6:27-28 (ESV)
St. James' Story from the January 2018 Las Cruces Bulletin
El Caldito Soup Kitchen , Las Cruces
5th Tuesday -- May 29, 2018
Sign up in the Parish Hall to serve at the El Caldito Soup Kitchen in Las Cruces.
Two crews serve: 8:30am-10:15am food preparation crew; 11am-1pm serving & clean up crew.
Join the fun wearing a hat/cap, at least short sleeves, and close-toed shoes. No experience necessary to be blessed by this experience of serving those in need in our community.
Call the office for more details.
"I don't know what your destiny
will be, but one thing I do know:
the only ones among you who
will be really happy are those
who have sought and found
how to serve." Albert Schweitzer
St. James' Episcopal Church, Las Cruces, New Mexico