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

Mother Joyce is on Sabbatical! We welcome Mother Catharine Reid as our Sabbatical Supply Priest.

To learn about Mother Joyce’s sabbatical these slides have been created so that everyone can stay informed and follow along the pilgrimage in which we will all participate, together and apart.

Follow Mo Jo’s sabbatical journey – with suggested ways to pray for her and our St. James community here at home – by reading weekly email updates here:

Week 5

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4

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 15

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What is our WHY?

Our why is what moves us forward as one body, loved by and loving one Lord.

Join us as we explore the theological and spiritual foundation of STEWARDSHIP through an online formation opportunity provided by the Diocese of Olympia.

Sundays, September 19, 26, October 3, 2:00-4:00 pm

Join us for the final three weeks of Project Resource:

  • Watch the live training sessions via Zoom OR the recording on your own time (once it’s been posted):

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99700409341?pwd=eThNYmZvOE9BY1NrWDRKMU1rWnh3Zz09
Meeting ID: 997 0040 9341
Passcode: 001609

  • Join our St. James community for a Team Meeting after the sessions on Mondays @ 7:00 pm 

Each week, our team will have dedicated time to meet to discuss the presentation topic and material, as well as do the assigned homework together.

St. James Project Resource Team Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85248543509?pwd=Z3J4ek1EYUN2Uk95NExCaXJmYzBJQT09
Meeting ID: 852 4854 3509
Passcode: 540703

  • Check out the Project Resource Virtual Binder

You’ll find notes pages, slides, and recordings for each week, as well as the homework for individual and team processing.
https://project-resource.org/2021-virtual-binder

For more information about Project Resource, visit: https://project-resource.org/olympia-fall-2021.

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.

A Labyrinth Pilgrimage

Wednesday, September 29, 6:30-8:00 pm

All ages welcome!

Join us for a workshop to learn about labyrinths with Veriditas-trained Labyrinth Facilitator, Maggie Yowell Wilson, and to travel your own pilgrimage via handheld labyrinth and/or our outdoor labyrinth. The evening will include a visual teaching about labyrinths and a meditative journey with music. Each participant family will take home your own handheld labyrinth.

Registration is required. Please complete the form below for each person attending:
A Labyrinth Pilgrimage Registration

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 – October 24

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

 

Celtic Service Vespers

Sunday, October 10, 5:00 pm

More info coming soon!

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, October 9, 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.