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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.

Why Regular Worship is Important to Me

I was not a church-goer growing up. My parents tried some churches when we first moved to Livermore but did not find the right fit for us. Our Sundays were spent together on family outings – sometimes to San Francisco, or to a museum, and most often on that now extinct adventure of a “Sunday…

Why Regular Worship is Important to Me

Regular worship is important to me for so many reasons.  I go to church because I feel refreshed, and reminded, and grounded in what is most important to me.  It’s so easy to forget in our busy, complicated lives to love one another, to think about the bigger picture instead of just the next task…

Why Regular Worship Is Important To Me

When I was a young child, I went to a Catholic Church almost every Sunday.  Partly because I had to and partly because I looked forward to the fruit plate or sweet Mexican fried tortilla my grandmother would buy me after Mass.  I did enjoy this regular outing with her because I got to have…

Keeping Our Churches Safe

You may be aware that clergy, staff members, lay leadership, Sunday School teachers, and others in positions of responsibility have been asked once again to complete online training in recognizing, reporting, and safeguarding against suspected abuse of children and adults.  It is diocesan policy that such people undergo initial and ongoing training at regular intervals.…

Why is Regular Worship Important to Me?

As a born and raised Episcopalian, regular worship with the family was important and the 3 of us went along with Mom on most Sundays. However, over the years–teenage, college, careers–took its toll. Sundays became classroom work days, or just quiet days. I always thought I would commune with Christ on my hikes and visits…

Why Regular Worship Is Important to Me

It seems like I’ve always “gone to church.” Well, maybe not so much during my college and military years. I still went to church, but not regularly. Now, it’s what I do on Sunday morning and other times as well. So, maybe church is “home.” Certainly, I have a church family, some like parents, brothers…

Why Regular Worship is Important to Me

In our everyday life, it is easy to get wrapped up in the business of everything.  By intentionally coming to church to worship on Sundays, it sets aside special time for God.  We are good at asking for things and turn to God when things do not go well or we have pain of some…

Donate to the Endowment Fund

This past year the Endowment Board received donations of $7400. That money increases the principal in the Endowment Fund. From the increase in appreciation and from interest accrued, the Endowment Board distributes money to St. James’, to the Memorial Garden Fund and to the Little Church Fund if they choose to accept it. That money…