Statement from the Rev. Joseph M. Cochran, Rector:
On Friday May 15 at 5 pm, the State-wide stay at home order issued by Governor Hogan will be lifted, allowing localities to move toward re-opening as local conditions warrant. Baltimore County continues in a stay-at-home posture, with businesses and houses of worship remaining closed. The Bishop has made it clear that any steps toward in-person worship in a parish of the Diocese of Maryland must be pre-approved by the Diocese and that our denomination will proceed at its own pace. Therefore, we at St. James continue to look to our governmental authorities and our Bishop for direction. The Vestry has formed a committee to develop plans for parishioners at St. James to return to in-person worship and other gatherings. Our return to in-person gatherings will be achieved in phases, and over a long period of time. So, for the time being, we continue to worship online. Please continue to participate in our online daily worship and Sunday worship offerings. We will keep you posted on developments.