Welcome to St. James!
“Every person is welcome at God’s Table”—this is what we say every Sunday morning, and we truly mean it. It guides our lives and our ministries here at St. James, Kent. Whoever you are—whatever your story, your circumstances, your hopes, and your gifts—you are truly and completely welcome with us.
Come to explore God’s bounty with us through a variety of worship styles in the beautiful Episcopal tradition, through study and fellowship, and through community service. We hope you will feel at home here, and we know you will make us stronger with your presence. Have fun exploring our new website and reach out to make contact. Better yet, Come and visit us, and let’s experience God’s grace together.
In-Person and Livestream Worship at 10:00 am
- 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.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we’ve navigated attending church in-person during a pandemic!
- Please sanitize hands upon entering.
- 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 are using both the common cup and the cup in individual portions (your choice).
Check back when it’s summer!
The Diocese of Olympia
The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in Washington state west of the Cascade Range. The diocese started as a missionary district in 1853 and was formally established in 1910. It comprises 25,490 members in 92 congregations.
The name of the diocese refers to the region of “Olympia” and is not related to the state capital Olympia. The see city is Seattle, with St. Mark’s, Seattle the cathedral church of the diocese. The diocese is led by the Right Reverend Greg Rickel, the 8th Bishop of Olympia.
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The Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church is the United States-based member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. It is a Christian church divided into nine provinces and has dioceses in the United States, Taiwan, Micronesia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, as well as the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and the Navajoland Area Mission. The current Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church is Michael Curry, the first African-American bishop to serve in that position.
The church was organized after the American Revolution, when it became separate from the Church of England. The Episcopal Church describes itself as “Protestant, Yet Catholic” and considers itself to be apostolic, as it teaches that its bishops can be traced back to the apostles via holy orders. The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is the United States version of the collection of traditional rites, blessings, liturgies, and prayers used throughout the Anglican Communion, and is central to Episcopalian worship.
8:30 am – Coffee Chat via Zoom
10:00 am – In-Person and Livestream Worship
10:00 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School for ages 2-10 (drop children off in the classroom down the hall from the sanctuary; children will return to the sanctuary during the Peace and remain for the Eucharist).