The Bishop’s Visit – Palm Sunday, March 28
We are excited for the Bishop to visit on Palm Sunday, March 28! Due to our limited interior space, pre-registration for this special Sunday is very important as we do expect to reach capacity. All of our usual Sunday protocols will be in place (please see In-Person Worship guidelines to the right). Register here: March 28, Bishop’s Visit
The schedule for the Bishop’s Visit:
- 9:30 am Coffee Chat via Zoom
- 10:30 am In-Person and Livestream Worship Service
- 12:30 pm Vestry and Staff Meeting via Zoom
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Sunday Morning Worship @ 10:30 am
In-Person and Livestream
Register for In-Person Worship:
- Individuals and “pods” (families and those with shared exposure) will need to register online here and fill out a waiver form found here.
- A family or “pod” may complete one waiver form with all names listed.
- Interior space is limited to 25% capacity (around 60 people) per WA State COVID guidelines and those of the Diocese of Olympia,
- Families and “pods” can sit together, but everyone else will be 6 feet apart and all attendees will be required to wear a recommended protective mask. We will have hand sanitizing stations, and no one will be going downstairs. We will serve Eucharist in hosts only.
- For those unable to attend in person, please join us via our livestream link:
- This link takes you to the St. James YouTube Channel page. On the YouTube Channel page are the uploaded videos and previous live streams.
- When we are live streaming there will be an additional window at the top of the page with a link next to it labeled LIVE. Click LIVE to watch the live stream.
Coffee Chat at 9:30 am
Coffee Chat and Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 860 1181 4269
Capital Campaign Update
Pillars of Faith – Windows of Hope
Capital Campaign Update, December 2020
We are in the final six months of our Capital Campaign (ends June 30, 2021)!! We have much to celebrate and a couple of projects still to finish. Read the update: Capital Campaign Update – St. James Kent (PDF)
2021 Annual Meeting
We held our Annual Meeting via Zoom on Sunday, January 31. Click on the recording of the meeting below (includes PowerPoint Slides) to listen. If you have questions, please contact Vestry Chair Leslie Malek at QueenderNacht@gmail.com or 206-321-0567.
Meet Members on the Monitor on Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm via Zoom
Starting February 24, Mother Joyce & Sister D. will lead a series on Celtic Spirituality you won’t want to miss. It will include readings from The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices For Seeking The Sacred by Christine Valters Paintner.
Each week will be based on a chapter of the book. It will include a story of a particular Irish saint—like Patrick or Brigid. It will also introduce helpful practices for discernment that each saint’s life illustrates.
MMM Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 893 8892 4911
Sister D Bracher, Minister of Formation
Read-a-loud with Sister D. on Mondays @ 4:30 pm via Zoom
We’ll be reading “Tales of the Kingdom” by David and Karen Mains and illustrated by Jack Stockman. This delightful story is good for ages 9 to 99. The story begins in Enchanted City with the orphaning of two young boys. Find out what happens next, where the boys go, and just what’s up with those taxis!!
Meeting ID: 870 0896 1308
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Community Engagement: FREE Grocery Drive Through
- Word is spreading and we are serving more cars each week! Donations of bulk food items (and money to purchase bulk food) are needed.
- WE NEED EGG CARTONS to distribute the free eggs we are receiving in bulk.
- Our food pantry is still open and in need of food items and pads/pantiliners (no tampons, please).
- For more information, to volunteer or donate, please contact Peter Ostrander, Minister of Community Engagement email@example.com
The Outreach Ministry provides low-income Kent residents and the homeless with food, water, clothing, utility shut-off assistance, drivers licenses and IDs, referral information, and prayer always. We also provide school supplies and household furnishings, when they are available.
Our Community Garden connects at-risk families and children with the spiritual, nutritional and creative enrichment of learning to garden and compost in their homes and community.
One of the goals of Missions is to be a presence for Christ in the world. We provide opportunities for mission work locally, nationally, and internationally. Trips are for junior high, senior high/young adults, and adults.
The Thrift Shop is located in the gymnasium next to St. James Episcopal Church 24447 94th Avenue South Kent, WA 98030 We are accepting donations of gently used items 9 am to 12 noon on Mondays & Tuesdays and 1:30 to 4 pm on Wednesdays, and on our sale days, or by appointment by calling (253) 854-5165 or (253) 852-4450.