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LENT MADNESS RETURNS!

Who will win the Golden Halo?  Once again we follow along with Lent Madness, an all-for-fun “competition” among various saints of the church to see who will win the Golden Halo for 2020.  The poster will be in the Parish Hall this weekend, and if you want to vote for your favorite saint, please sign…

Lenten Program: Signs of Life: Why Church Matters

This five-week program encourages individuals and groups to explore the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments, and the art and architecture of our worship spaces, revealing the full meaning of these signs, deepening our experience of Christian vocation and guiding us toward ongoing conversion.  Rev. Lori will spearhead teaching the class.  Learn more at:  https://www.signsoflife.org/ .…

ADULT FAITH FORMATION ADVENT SERIES

Please join the Rev. Dr. Bill Hale us for our Advent series, “Beyond the Christmas Card: what the Bible says about Jesus’ birth,” Tuesday evenings 7-8:30pm, December 3, 10, & 17.  In three sessions, we will look at the New Testament record of Jesus’ birth, including looking into why discussion of his early life is lacking in…

Prayer book revisions

The General Convention of 2018 proposed a Revised Book of Occasional Services, Expansive Language Liturgies, and an updated Marriage Liturgy. These documents – some of them are quite lengthy – can be viewed or downloaded here. Please keep in mind that these are PROPOSED revisions, and nothing has been settled yet. One of the Resolutions…

Ladies Flatlanders – September 26-29

Ladies of St. James’, it’s time for our annual Flatlanders Getaway to Pajaro Dunes on the Monterey Bay! This year we will be at the beach Thursday through Sunday, September 26-29. We spend four days together talking, laughing, playing cards, getting to know each other better, and reconnecting as friends. We eat a lot of…

2nd Annual Quiet Day @StJ

June 29, 2019, 9am –2pm. Postponed from an earlier date. We are pleased to host our 2nd Annual Quiet Day @StJ.  This day offers you a chance to rest, reflect, meditate and pray. Joe Neary returns as our guest speaker.  Professor Joseph Neary is retired from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he…

The 2019 Vestry

Left to right: The Rev. Anna Horen, Lynn Locher, Stephen Ferro, Josephine Amadi, Laura Winter, Sylvia Ma, Sally Morgan, Monique Manjarrez (Senior Warden), John Kimber, Elizabeth Hart, Katie Porter (Junior Warden), The Rev. Lori Walton. Not pictured: Julie Guzior, Bob Doherty.

The Importance of Being a Welcoming Church

Twenty years ago I started attending St. James’ and I knew nobody.  During coffee hour after the 9am service I did strike up a conversation with 2 nice guys and they were easy to talk with.  The gentlemen were George Vlastelica and Hank Wessel.  In fact, George told me there are a lot of former…