Week of
January 22
This Week at St. James

All content for the coming Sunday announcements must be emailed to by noon on Monday.

Upcoming Events

January 10–20   Mother Joyce in Jerusalem   Please support Mother Joyce with your prayers as she prepares for this exciting opportunity

January 29   Annual Meeting (one service at 9:30 a.m. that Sunday)

February 4   Betty Riches Memorial Service (5:30 p.m.)

February 25   “Faith at Home” Workshop (St. Columba’s Church)

Please pick up your 2016 Giving Statements in the Narthex.

Annual Meeting

I want to remind everyone that our all-parish annual meeting is coming up soon. We will have one service in the morning at 9:30 a.m. on January 29, followed by the annual meeting downstairs in the parish hall (please note also, that there will be no evening service that day.) I hope you will all be able to attend, as we review our budget for the coming year, and elect delegates and alternates to Diocesan convention to replace those that have served their terms. We will also be welcoming our incoming vestry members elected last September, and thanking our outgoing vestry for their service, as they finish their terms on that day.

It’s a great time to gather and celebrate who we are together, while looking ahead to the coming year. Please join us. I promise to keep the meeting crisp, so that we can enjoy one other in fellowship and conversation.

Dave Brumbaugh

Still Time to Make Your Pledge!

As the Vestry begins to formulate its 2017 budget, there is still time to make or increase your pledge of support to ensure that all our important ministries continue.

A Special Shout-Out

While the needs remain great in our community, we want to take time to thank all of those who participated in our Outreach Ministries in 2016. Thank you for your gracious donations of food, clothing, and financial support. Because of your donations of time, we were able to have events like the October HOME Suppers, the St. James Thrift Shop, and the Angel Tree Gift Program. You have left a positive mark on your community. In 2017, with God’s help and your prayers, financial support, and participation, together, we can grow St. James’ Outreach Ministries so we’re able to touch the lives of even more people in our community!

Outreach Staff

Outreach Needs You! 

Due to several of our amazing volunteers moving away, we are in need of new and welcoming faces to assist people in our community who are just getting by—many of them living in their cars. Help would include:

 • Answering the Outreach hotline;
 • Greeting people that have made appointments to talk about resources;
 • Assisting people with gas vouchers, electricity and water bills;
 • Helping clients with food from the St. James food pantry.   

Fourth Annual Mideast Focus Film Series

St. Mark’s Cathedral’s fourth annual film series explores questions about the Middle East such as: Who counts in a refugee camp? Who counts in West Bank settlements? Who counts among marginalized groups? Can we live in a world where everyone “counts?” These Wednesday night screenings begin at 7 p.m. in St. Mark’s Cathedral’s Skinner Hall at the north end of Brightwater Academy Building (1501 10th Ave East,  Seattle, WA 98102). Dates are: Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22. The film series is open to all.

Betty Riches Memorial Service

Betty Riches memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4 at 5:30 p.m. To honor Betty, because she loved a “good potluck,” please bring a dish to share for the reception following the service. 

“Faith at Home” Workshop

On Saturday, February 25 (9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.), St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Kent will host the “Faith at Home” workshop. This one-day event includes a keynote speaker (Wendy Claire Barrie) and three workshops showing parents how to cultivate their children’s faith at home. D Bracher will lead an “Icon Making” workshop. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Free scholarships available. You can register here.

Sunday Servers

Prayer Rail (8 a.m.): J. McKelvey

Prayer Rail (10:30 a.m.): K. Moon and L. Polak

LEM (8 a.m.): M. Stril, T. Stril

LEM (10:30 a.m.): J. Coleman, L. Coleman

Lector (8 a.m.): A. Smith

Lector (10:30 a.m.): L. Malek

Eucharistic Visitor: T. Zimmer

Altar Guild: B. Bailey, C. Haas, L. Polak

Altar Flowers

Corky & Tori Corcoran give this Sunday’s Altar Flowers in thanksgiving for their twenty years at St. James.

If you would like to celebrate a birthday, remember a loved one, or give thanks to God through Altar Flowers, please email or call the church office.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Lake Rukwa - (Tanzania)
The Rt Revd Mathayo Kasagara

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Episcopal Mission to Seafarers
Refugee Resettlement Ministry


Please submit prayer requests to the office at Prayer requests will be removed after 90 days.

Carolyn David; Judith Whitehead and family; Jean Anne Helmer; Bob and Deb McGarry; Norm Guiler; Jack Bickford; Gene Moon; Cathryn Wilkerson and family; Chris Frey; Ollie Wood; Elisah Kelly; Revel Batayola; Dorothy Yantis; Ann Dona; Kim Millager; Elisah Kelly

For those serving in the military: John Brockliss, Patrick Morgan

If you have loved ones actively serving in the military, please send their name to and we will add them to this list.

All content for the coming Sunday announcements must be emailed to by noon on Monday.
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