24447 94th Ave. S, Kent, WA 98030 (253) 852-4450 info@stjameskent.org

Welcome Home Tea for Mother Joyce!

Sunday, October 17, 11:00 am in Parish Hall

Mother Joyce returns from her sabbatical October 17!

To celebrate her return the Staff and Vestry will be hosting an English Tea following the morning worship service.

Please RSVP using the form below by October 10.
Welcome Home Tea

 

Between the Pews Weekly Email (every Wednesday)

Keep current with news at St. James by reading our weekly email newsletter.

Read Between the Pews: September 29

We want to hear from you!

What is our WHY?

Our WHY describes our values:

  • WHY we do mission
  • WHY we exist
  • WHY invest time/energy/resources in St. James?

What is our WOW?

If Jesus were to come to St. James today, what would make him say, “WOW!”?

Please prayerfully consider how you would answer these questions and respond by October 24:

Sunday Morning Worship @ 9:30 am

In-Person and Livestream

Livestream link:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCOTQOoyctxeiqcAjYTRUQ

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.

Sunday Protocols

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we’ve navigated attending church in-person during a pandemic!

  • Please sanitize hands upon entering.
  • Please wear a mask and socially distance.
  • Please do not enter if you (or someone you live with) have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or known exposure to COVID-19.

We will continue to serve the Eucharist in individual portions.

Donate Online or by Text via Breeze!

(See below for more Breeze information)

Online giving: 
https://stjameskent.breezechms.com/give/online

Text giving:
253-303-5850

Through 2021 you may continue to make a one-time or recurring donation to St. James Church processed via PayPal.

Formation and Connection Opportunities

COFFEE CHAT Sunday at 8:00 am (new time!)

Coffee Chat is moving to 8 am!  Come join us for enlightening and meaningful conversation centered around a “question of the day.”  Parishioners and friends from all over are welcome!  For more information contact Sister D. Bracher at bracherd@gmail.com

Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86011814269?pwd=d0NwRlhySnpaMGZIaE84aEYvVjRhQT09
Meeting ID: 860 1181 4269
Passcode: 661936

 

Meet Members on the Monitor via Zoom

Wednesdays @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm, September 15 – November 17

Join us this week for Keith and Matt’s Excellent Creation Care Adventure!

For the next 10 weeks, we’ll be looking at how we can care for creation and our community. We’ll look at stories from faith communities in terms of:
  • Stewardship
  • Spirituality
  • Advocacy, and
  • Justice
We will be using the book Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth’s Climate, edited by Mallory McDuff, as a starting point each week. Our time together will be guided by the book, but there will not be weekly readings. If you’re interested in the book, it’s available on Amazon in either paperback or Kindle editions. This week we will be introducing the ideas behind the book and discussing:
  • Living in abundance rather than scarcity
  • How a cure for pride is digging in the dirt, and
  • How Babette’s Feast is a metaphor for this topic
Join us from 6:30 – 7:30 via Zoom on Wednesday evenings whenever you can!

Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86155930474?pwd=QkNrL0tXZDdhV3ZJQVloY0kwUlExUT09
Meeting ID: 861 5593 0474
Passcode: 773095

Men’s Breakfast

Every month on the second Saturday at 8:30 am, the guys will be meeting virtually for a time of conversation facilitated by Norm Harris and Corky Corcoran. Grab a cup of coffee and join them!

Next meeting: Saturday, November 13, 8:30 am

Zoom Meeting Link: Men’s Breakfast

Meeting ID: 859 3566 9617
Passcode: 986373

It’s a Breeze!

Breeze is our online church database, and you can use it for online or text giving.

Online giving: 
https://stjameskent.breezechms.com/give/online

Text giving:
253-303-5850

With your Breeze account:

  • you can access the online directory of St. James folks
  • you can use it to register for events like Mass on the Grass or classes
  • we can send group emails and texts through Breeze to alert or remind you of events

If you haven’t created your Breeze account yet, it’s easy!
Go to https://stjameskent.breezechms.com or download the Breeze app on your phone or tablet. You will be asked to choose a user name and create a password. Then search for yourself and make sure your profile has the correct information (name, address, phone, email, family members, etc.). To make changes, hover over the blue bar of each section and “click to edit section” will appear. If you need help, contact Michele at 253.852.4450 or mrogers@stjameskent.org.

The Thrift Shop is OPEN!

For information about the Thrift Shop, including hours, donations and volunteering, check out our Thrift Shop page.

Assistance

The Community Engagement (Outreach) Office provides low-income Kent residents with food, water, clothing, utility shut-off assistance, drivers licenses and IDs, referral information, and prayer always.

Community Garden

In cooperation with the IRC (International Rescue Committee) our New Roots gardens focus on food access and nutritional needs of families upon arrival in the U.S., and build on the agricultural experience of many new refugee and immigrant families by providing access to land, materials, and education for program participants to grow healthy food.

https://www.rescue.org/united-states/seattle-wa#how-does-the-irc-help-refugees-in-seattle

Thrift Shop

We are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-4

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Peter Ostrander, Minister of Community Engagement, postrander@stjameskent.org

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 during open hours at the Thrift Shop.