Four new Worship Leaders were recently commissioned to serve at St. James Episcopal Church in Hibbing. They completed training and became licensed through the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, of which St. James is a member. They will lead Morning Prayer and appointed services and prayers which are in the denomination’s Book of Common Prayer. The newly trained Worship Leaders are Will Durie, Bill Durie, Molly Johnsrud, and Cindy Hilligoss. They join Kari Kilen and Don Hilligoss who already serve in this capacity. The Rev. Sally Maxwell continues to serve as Priest in Charge. Worship Leaders can provide leadership at any worship in the Episcopal Church, however, they are particularly instrumental in leading Morning Prayer, which has ancient roots in the Benedictine tradition. This worship includes saying the Psalms, reading from scripture (both Old and New Testaments), prayers, and sharing a sermon approved by the Episcopal Church. The public is welcome to attend worship. Sunday worship in the summer is at 9:30 a.m. St. James welcomes guests, visitors and spiritual seekers, including families, children, young adults, and older adults. All are welcome. St. James is also pet friendly. The public is invited to bring your pets on a leash and join in the fun.