BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO ST. JAMES’ CHURCH SERVICE
The history of the English service at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Taichung goes back to the beginnings of St. James’ Church itself. As early as 1955, family members of the American military personnel in the Taichung area gathered as a congregation to worship with Fr. Walter P. Morse (SSJE) who traveled down from Taipei to celebrate Holy Eucharist. The congregation was called St. James’ Church and met in the military compound making it almost impossible for outsiders to attend its services. Three years later, securing the assistance of Fr. Paul B. Denlinger, who just arrived as professor at Tung Hai University, the congregation moved to various locations in Taichung as it continued to grow, now with local residents as part of its congregation. With a confirmation service in 1961, St. James’ congregation became St. James’ Episcopal Church, a mission church. After a succession of clergy, acquisition of land, and the forming of a Chinese congregation, the present church building was erected in 1970. Now St. James’ is a thriving parish with a Chinese congregation, English congregation, kindergarten, counseling center, community center, and language institute. As the English congregation of St. James’, services continue on Sundays….
WELCOME TO OUR ENGLISH SERVICE!
St. James’, is an international family in Christ, inspires a closer relationship with God, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through The Word and the Sacraments. In the church’s liturgy and music, we pray, sing, share the Holy Eucharist, and impart the love of God. During Coffee Hour, we share great fellowship with each other; coffee, conversation, laughter, and purpose. The Episcopal Church welcomes everyone.
English service, begins at 9:30 am every Sunday
The services follow the Prayer Book of the Episcopal Church.
There is Coffee Hour and Fellowship after the Sunday service.
Our Sunday preachers include:
Rector, The Rev. Lily Chang
Visiting Clergy, The Rev. David Chee
Diocesan Missionary, Ms. Catherine Lee
Guest Lecturer, Mr. Alex Tso, Mr. Ben Simmons, Mr. Jerry Liang etc.