Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
This monthly meeting provides an opportunity for men to encourage one another by sharing their continuing experiences both outside and within the church family. It is also a time when the men of the church can invite friends and neighbors to join them in this time of fellowship.
The monthly meeting is held in via Zoom on the second Saturday of each month starting at 8:30 a.m. and is approximately one hour in length. We open with a brief prayer, offering up our thanksgivings, have a discussion of a Biblical offering by one of the participants, and close with intercessory prayers that are offered up for friends and family. The present leader of the program is Norm Harris. The fellowship is open to all men.
We look forward to the time we can gather again in person!
St. James Health Ministries is coordinated by Parish Nurse, Debbie Danioth, RN, and was started in 2000. The St. James Vestry authorized Debbie to take the Parish Nurse course offered by Pacific Lutheran University and, upon her completion of the course, Debbie began coordinating our Health Ministries in connection with the Pastoral Care Commission. When parishioners are in need, Debbie can provide blood pressure checks, health resources, address health concerns, and crisis issues and can help navigate healthcare systems such as hospitals, assisted living, and hospice. She is available for hospital or home visits as needed and regularly communicates with Rev. Parry-Moore and Pastoral Care members to ensure parishioners’ needs are met. Debbie also coordinates blood drives in partnership with Bloodworks NW, as well as CPR/First Aid courses. Debbie volunteers her time as Parish Nurse and welcomes questions, concerns, health information, and resource information from all of our members. Please contact her or the Pastoral Care commission if you have need of her services.
Little Sisters of St. Clare
The Little Sisters of St. Clare is a community of faithful women who seek to live a contemplative life of prayer, study, and service, in the tradition of St. Clare and St. Francis.
As a community, our beliefs are seen in our actions, our worship, and in our commitment to a common life. We actively serve in the world through guiding children and youth; caring for the poor, the ill, and the marginalized; nurturing the environment; and healing the wounded. We are not cloistered but live independently, valuing our proximity to each other. We gather three times a year for community worship and celebration. We gather monthly for Franciscan study and prayer, most typically in small chapters located throughout the greater Puget Sound area of Western Washington. Our community was recognized by the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops in 2002.
As individuals, our faith is rooted in our Baptismal Covenant; we express our response to God’s call in a lifestyle which interprets monastic traditions in a contemporary way. We guide our lives by the simple vows of simplicity, fidelity, and purity. We demonstrate our Franciscan roots in an attitude of respect and love for all creation, including deep care and consideration for each other. We are simple, married, and in committed relationships.