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

Mother Joyce’s Sabbatical:
A Journey Together Apart

We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly  remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.  Thessalonians 1:2

Sabbatical Part #1 has begun! Mother Joyce and Patrick are in Juneau.

When we applied to the Lilly Foundation for a Clergy Renewal grant more than a year ago, it seemed like a dream that we would receive the grant and fulfil it. And God has made it happen! June 7-17, Patrick and I will depart for a “min-pre-sabbatical” to Juneau; and in August we will leave for the British Isles. What a miracle!

It occurs to me that, although we’ve been working hard to prepare for our mutual journeys, yours and mine, many of you may need a refresher on the plans we announced way back last Spring. So, we’ve created these slides (click on link) and posted them on the website so that everyone can stay informed and follow along the pilgrimage in which we will all participate, together and apart.

Please join me in giving thanks – for the Lilly Foundation’s generosity, and for your staff and vestry in their tremendous support.  I give thanks for all of you and look forward to our spiritual growth during this time away and our joyful celebration when we return.

Gratitude in all things, Mo Jo+

Plant Sale!

Saturdays by the Thrift Shop

Please come shop our plant sale! Proceeds benefit the connections we make through our Outreach/Community Engagement office.

For more information, please email Leslie Malek or Peter Ostrander.

The Thrift Shop is OPEN!

Saturdays, 10-4

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

Stewardship is part of our Spiritual Lives

Please consider making a weekly, monthly, or yearly pledge via this online form OR this PDF you can print at home.

Donate Online

Make a one-time or recurring donation to St. James Church. Processed via PayPal.

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Sunday Morning Worship @ 10:30 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!

  • No pre-registration needed
  • In lieu of a weekly Individual Attestation & Consent Form from you, we are keeping a copy of your previously signed form on file. We consider this to be a “blanket” form waiving liability against St. James Episcopal Parish of Kent, Washington, should you contract COVID-19 and that contact is traced back to St. James, despite the precautions we have taken and required. If you have any questions or desire to follow a different procedure, please contact the church office at info@stjameskent.org or 253-852-4450.
  • First time visitors will need to complete a Individual Attestation & Consent Form

For those joining us in-person, please note:

  • Those who have not previously completed a Waiver Form may complete one here.
  • Interior space is limited to 50% 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 face mask. We will have hand sanitizing stations, and no one will be going downstairs. We will serve Eucharist in individual portions.

Coffee Chat Every Sunday Morning at 9:30 am

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

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)

Mass on the Grass

July 25, 10:30 am

Please join us for a special celebratory day!
  • We will worship together outside accompanied by a Celtic band.
  • We will enjoy our traditional Soames salmon lunch.
  • We will joined by our supply priest, Mother Catharine.
  • We will bid Mother Joyce a joyful farewell as she prepares to embark on her sabbatical.

Please register here Mass on the Grass Registration as soon as possible so we can plan and prepare well.

 

Faith Formation 

Read-a-loud with Sister D. on Mondays @ 3:30-4:00 pm via Zoom

GUARD YOUR VEGETABLES! We are reading Bunnicula, written by Harold. Someone had to tell the full story of what happened in the Monroe household after Bunnicula arrived.

Join us from 3:30-4:00 pm on Mondays for Sister D.’s read-a-loud.  Share with friends of all ages! Especially good for first grade and above, this story is a delightful mystery!

Zoom Link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87008961308?pwd=RWEyNXVHNW91bEJhUDJmREFITWRFUT09
Meeting ID: 870 0896 1308
Passcode: 313273

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, June 12, 8:20 am

Zoom link: Men’s Breakfast
Meeting ID: 876 2747 0448
Passcode:  5q0EdR

It’s a Breeze!

Breeze is an online church database system that will enable us to keep our membership contact information as up to date as possible.  As we learn its features we will be better able to connect you with ministries, interests, and each other, as well as communicate with you! Breeze is now our virtual membership directory. Our Breeze address is: https://stjameskent.breezechms.com.
Using that link, please create your unique login and update your information.

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.

Assistance

The Outreach Ministry 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 will be open on 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 9 am to 12 noon at the red doors by the church office on Wednesdays, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays at the Thrift Shop.