LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) — Update: Unfortunately, due to orders by the New Mexico Governor to stay at home, St. James Episcopal Church has canceled the Eucharist to Go. They hope to resume normal services as soon as it is safe to do so.
For thousands of church-goers across the Borderland, the Lenten season is a special time to reconnect with their faith. In these uncertain times, many have had to find new ways to practice their faith in the absence of traditional Mass or church service.
In Las Cruces, St. James Episcopal Church found a unique way to serve its parishioners and the community as a whole beginning this Sunday with a drive-thru “Eucharist to Go” service. The church will serve Communion to individuals who come through their drive-thru on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening.
The event is open to the public and those who are taking part must follow the directions of volunteers and clergy and stay inside their cars during the Communion service.
St. James Episcopal will begin offering the service this Sunday, the Fifth Sunday in Lent, and will continue through Palm Sunday and Easter, until further notice.
Eucharist will be served Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at St. James’ Episcopal Church located at 102 St. James Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico.