Join us for worship in-person every Sunday at 8am and 10:30am (live-streamed at 10:30am)

Parish Events Calendar

This calendar shows events being held by St. James’. To check on all meetings being held on campus and for meeting room availability, please see our Facilities Use Calendar. Rooms on campus may be reserved by contacting the Office Administrator.

Nov
26
Sat
Focus on Faith gathering
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Do you have questions about religion, the Episcopal Church, or how or why we do things?  From “What does the Episcopal Church think about the virgin birth?” to “Why does the priest wear that poncho thing and what is it called anyway?”, no question is off-limits.  Engage in what is sure to be a lively conversation about who we are.  Join Reverend Bill on zoom, Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00.

Click here for Zoom link.

Nov
27
Sun
Holy Communion
Nov 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us in person on Sunday morning at 8am or 10:30am, or join our live-stream at 10:30am on Sunday by following the link on our homepage. The service can be joined online at any time on Sunday from 10:30am or during the week.

Holy Communion and livestream
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Join us in person on Sunday mornings at 10:30am, or join our live-stream at 10:30am on Sunday by following the link on our homepage. The service can be joined online at any time on Sunday from 10:30am or during the week.

Nov
28
Mon
Monday Morning Bible Study
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join with others to catch up and wrestle with some of the sacred texts of the Bible. We meet every Monday on zoom. Everyone is welcome. Email lori@saintj.com or find the zoom link below.

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil with Abode Services

Too many people live and die on the street, nameless and alone. Join us in remembering those who have died and raise your own awareness of this crisis.

The video recording of the vigil is no longer available to watch online.

Nov
29
Tue
Grief Support Group
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

St. James’ is offering a Grief Support group for any who wish to attend. Our parish has lost a number of members over the past 15 months, and in addition, many parishioners have losses of their own among friends and their families—many of whom have been denied the usual memorial rites and rituals due to the pandemic. Grief and loss are a part of life, but current conditions have aggravated the pain which loss includes. We therefore hope to provide a place and time where we can share one another’s losses and alleviate some of the pain. Bill Hale, former grief support person for Odyssey Hospice in Michigan, will facilitate the group. Please contact Rev. Bill for more information.

Click here to join the gathering via Zoom.

Faith Formation: Hearing Scripture Anew for Advent
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a four-week exploration of Advent using the readings from A Women’s Lectionary For The Whole Church which we will use on Sundays this season. Starting on Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 PM and continuing weekly through December 20th, we will meet on Zoom to explore the themes and message of God’s promises and the people – especially women – who helped in their fulfillment to discern how our stories intersect with theirs as those promises continue to find fulfillment in our lives. Rev Bill will provide each week’s materials in advance that we may together “hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest” these stories from a new perspective. For more information, please contact Rev Bill.

Nov
30
Wed
Wednesday Ante-Communion Service online
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Gather together for our Wednesday morning Ante-Communion Service – a regular service minus Holy Communion. Each Wednesday at 10:00 AM we will explore the upcoming Sunday lessons, gather our prayers for those in our community, pass the peace, and worship as normally as we can during this time. You don’t need anything but a computer to connect into the Zoom meeting. If you are interested, email Rev. Bill at bhale@saintj.com or click the link below.

 

Connecting with Others Bible Study
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join a rich conversation about our sacred stories with other parishioners. Email Rev Lori at lori@saintj.com or use the zoom link below if you’d like to join us.

Book Study: Inspired
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us in person on Wednesday afternoons to read together the book, “Inspired” by Rachel Held Evans.  Rachel Held Evan’s book has the subtitle “Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again”, a nod towards the overall content of the book being one about scripture.  How do we read our sacred stories?  How do we reconcile the difficult stories with our understanding of God?  What does the Bible mean for us today?  Through memoir, poetry, short stories and vignettes, Held Evan’s walks with us while we learn about the living word of God’s story.  This book study will meet in the Education Room from 3:00-4:00 beginning September 14.  Please purchase your book in advance.  If you need financial assistance, please let Lori know.  If at all possible, consider supporting a local bookstore such as Banter Bookstore [link to book here].

The gatherings will be facilitated by Rev. Lori and Ann Saponara.

Dec
1
Thu
Home Alone Check-In on Zoom
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Rev Bill Hale for this weekly check-in hosted on Zoom – click here to join

Dec
3
Sat
Focus on Faith gathering
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Do you have questions about religion, the Episcopal Church, or how or why we do things?  From “What does the Episcopal Church think about the virgin birth?” to “Why does the priest wear that poncho thing and what is it called anyway?”, no question is off-limits.  Engage in what is sure to be a lively conversation about who we are.  Join Reverend Bill on zoom, Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00.

Click here for Zoom link.

Dec
4
Sun
Holy Communion
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us in person on Sunday morning at 8am or 10:30am, or join our live-stream at 10:30am on Sunday by following the link on our homepage. The service can be joined online at any time on Sunday from 10:30am or during the week.

Holy Communion and livestream
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Join us in person on Sunday mornings at 10:30am, or join our live-stream at 10:30am on Sunday by following the link on our homepage. The service can be joined online at any time on Sunday from 10:30am or during the week.

Advent Gathering for All Ages
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to join this evening where we celebrate the waiting and anticipation of Advent. The evening includes a short service, an early playing of Christmas music and an opportunity for each household to make the angels, shepherds and sheep for their own nativity scene. We will also share dinner together.

You can sign up on the sheet in the parish hall, or online here.

Dec
5
Mon
Monday Morning Bible Study
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join with others to catch up and wrestle with some of the sacred texts of the Bible. We meet every Monday on zoom. Everyone is welcome. Email lori@saintj.com or find the zoom link below.

Dec
6
Tue
Grief Support Group
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

St. James’ is offering a Grief Support group for any who wish to attend. Our parish has lost a number of members over the past 15 months, and in addition, many parishioners have losses of their own among friends and their families—many of whom have been denied the usual memorial rites and rituals due to the pandemic. Grief and loss are a part of life, but current conditions have aggravated the pain which loss includes. We therefore hope to provide a place and time where we can share one another’s losses and alleviate some of the pain. Bill Hale, former grief support person for Odyssey Hospice in Michigan, will facilitate the group. Please contact Rev. Bill for more information.

Click here to join the gathering via Zoom.

Faith Formation: Hearing Scripture Anew for Advent
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a four-week exploration of Advent using the readings from A Women’s Lectionary For The Whole Church which we will use on Sundays this season. Starting on Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 PM and continuing weekly through December 20th, we will meet on Zoom to explore the themes and message of God’s promises and the people – especially women – who helped in their fulfillment to discern how our stories intersect with theirs as those promises continue to find fulfillment in our lives. Rev Bill will provide each week’s materials in advance that we may together “hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest” these stories from a new perspective. For more information, please contact Rev Bill.

Dec
7
Wed
Wednesday Ante-Communion Service online
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Gather together for our Wednesday morning Ante-Communion Service – a regular service minus Holy Communion. Each Wednesday at 10:00 AM we will explore the upcoming Sunday lessons, gather our prayers for those in our community, pass the peace, and worship as normally as we can during this time. You don’t need anything but a computer to connect into the Zoom meeting. If you are interested, email Rev. Bill at bhale@saintj.com or click the link below.

 

Connecting with Others Bible Study
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join a rich conversation about our sacred stories with other parishioners. Email Rev Lori at lori@saintj.com or use the zoom link below if you’d like to join us.

DioCal Bishop Search – Southern Alameda Deanery Listening Session
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Search and Transition Committee invites all members of the Diocese of California to share in a conversation about our hopes for the next bishop. The data gathered at these meetings will form the core of the diocesan profile—the descriptive document we will publish to seek applicants to serve as the Ninth Bishop of California. For more information, visit this link.

The Southern Alameda Deanery’s session is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7th, from 7 – 9 PM hosted by St. Clare’s, Pleasanton. If you would like to join the car pool from St. James’ (leaving approximately 6:10 PM), please sign up using this FORM. Any questions? Email Jan Scrutton. To attend the meeting via Zoom, click here.

Dec
8
Thu
Home Alone Check-In on Zoom
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Rev Bill Hale for this weekly check-in hosted on Zoom – click here to join

Dec
10
Sat
Focus on Faith gathering
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Do you have questions about religion, the Episcopal Church, or how or why we do things?  From “What does the Episcopal Church think about the virgin birth?” to “Why does the priest wear that poncho thing and what is it called anyway?”, no question is off-limits.  Engage in what is sure to be a lively conversation about who we are.  Join Reverend Bill on zoom, Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00.

Click here for Zoom link.

Dec
11
Sun
Holy Communion
Dec 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us in person on Sunday morning at 8am or 10:30am, or join our live-stream at 10:30am on Sunday by following the link on our homepage. The service can be joined online at any time on Sunday from 10:30am or during the week.

Holy Communion and livestream
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Join us in person on Sunday mornings at 10:30am, or join our live-stream at 10:30am on Sunday by following the link on our homepage. The service can be joined online at any time on Sunday from 10:30am or during the week.

Dec
12
Mon
Monday Morning Bible Study
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join with others to catch up and wrestle with some of the sacred texts of the Bible. We meet every Monday on zoom. Everyone is welcome. Email lori@saintj.com or find the zoom link below.

Dec
13
Tue
Grief Support Group
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

St. James’ is offering a Grief Support group for any who wish to attend. Our parish has lost a number of members over the past 15 months, and in addition, many parishioners have losses of their own among friends and their families—many of whom have been denied the usual memorial rites and rituals due to the pandemic. Grief and loss are a part of life, but current conditions have aggravated the pain which loss includes. We therefore hope to provide a place and time where we can share one another’s losses and alleviate some of the pain. Bill Hale, former grief support person for Odyssey Hospice in Michigan, will facilitate the group. Please contact Rev. Bill for more information.

Click here to join the gathering via Zoom.

Faith Formation: Hearing Scripture Anew for Advent
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a four-week exploration of Advent using the readings from A Women’s Lectionary For The Whole Church which we will use on Sundays this season. Starting on Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 PM and continuing weekly through December 20th, we will meet on Zoom to explore the themes and message of God’s promises and the people – especially women – who helped in their fulfillment to discern how our stories intersect with theirs as those promises continue to find fulfillment in our lives. Rev Bill will provide each week’s materials in advance that we may together “hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest” these stories from a new perspective. For more information, please contact Rev Bill.

Dec
14
Wed
Wednesday Ante-Communion Service online
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Gather together for our Wednesday morning Ante-Communion Service – a regular service minus Holy Communion. Each Wednesday at 10:00 AM we will explore the upcoming Sunday lessons, gather our prayers for those in our community, pass the peace, and worship as normally as we can during this time. You don’t need anything but a computer to connect into the Zoom meeting. If you are interested, email Rev. Bill at bhale@saintj.com or click the link below.

 

Connecting with Others Bible Study
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join a rich conversation about our sacred stories with other parishioners. Email Rev Lori at lori@saintj.com or use the zoom link below if you’d like to join us.

Dec
17
Sat
Focus on Faith gathering
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Do you have questions about religion, the Episcopal Church, or how or why we do things?  From “What does the Episcopal Church think about the virgin birth?” to “Why does the priest wear that poncho thing and what is it called anyway?”, no question is off-limits.  Engage in what is sure to be a lively conversation about who we are.  Join Reverend Bill on zoom, Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00.

Click here for Zoom link.