Week of
August 28
This Week at St. James

Upcoming Events

September 11   Fall schedule begins

September 17   Stewardship Dinner

September 25   Quarterly Meeting (One service, 9:30 a.m.)

Sept 30–Oct 2   HYC

October 21–22   Diocesan Convention, Seattle

Safeguarding God's People Training

September 17; 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
First Classroom off the Parish Hall​

Adult Christian Religious Education (Bible Study)

Series in September/October: The Parables of Luke: Jesus' Economy.

Join Mother Joyce for this six-week study; September 11, 18 and October 2, 9, 16 and 23. There will be no class on September 25 due to only one service that day followed by the quarterly meeting.

Nursery Sneak Peak

You are invited to a “Sneak Peek” of our planned nursery TODAY after the 9:30 a.m. service. Jan Gauthier and Jacque Alvernaz have put together a plan to make our nursery more welcoming to our youngest members and their parents. The Vestry has approved some money to get them started, but we need your participation and monetary donations to complete this plan­. You can make checks out to St. James with “nursery update” in the memo line. Please come to see the plans and find out how you can be involved. We’ll even have snacks for you!​

Backpack Drive

The Outreach Office is asking for donations of backpacks and school supplies for kids in need, returning to school! If you are shopping and are able to pick-up any supplies, please bring them to the church office and we'll gladly distribute them. Thank you!

Mind the Gap!

Many thanks to those who are meeting and exceeding their pledge goals for 2016! We also appreciate our hardworking staff for keeping our operating expenses down. Still, our Year-to-Date pledge balance remains $14,000 below our budgeted annual projections. Recalling that our 2016 budget included a stretch goal of $17,000, we need to reach for that goal together! With an average Sunday attendance of over 150 people right now, if each and every person who attends Sunday service was to contribute an additional $114 this year, we could reach that goal. Please, consider helping us Mind the Gap!

New Movie Series: Who Am I, Really?

Movies for Kids of all ages. Bring a snack to share and a blanket or chair. Movies start at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall and conclude with a discussion.

September 9th: A bunny finds her place in a world of animals. (PG)
October 14th: A boy finds his place as a guardian. (PG)
November 11th: A panda finds his father and his true calling. (PG)

Thrift Shop Corner

St. James Thrift Shop continues to be open on Saturdays this summer! Donations are always welcome and  needed. Some specific items that have been sought after are everyday dishes and small appliances, women's earrings (inexpensive costume type).

Thanks for your support and patronage. We hope to see you Saturday!
Sunday Servers

Acolytes: Morgan, Jean
Offering: Ian Winn, Tom Zimmer
Prayer Rail: Kaylene Moon, Marcia Bracher
Altar Guild: Karen Jones, Joyce Barber, Carol Haas
Eucharistic Ministers: Lynn Coleman, Jim Colman Lector: Art Bracher

Altar Flowers

Flowers this Sunday are given by Tyson Gonsalves for their 4th anniversary!

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. The dates we have unassigned for flowers are: Sept. 4 and 11


ATTENTION: Please contact Shannon Jergenson at or 253-852-4450 if you know any of the last names of the people on these lists.

Wellness for Jack, Shirley Craig, Carolyn David, Diana Ford, Joseph, Richard Horner, Bob and Deb McGarry, Don, Jill, Stephen, Dale Warren, Marie, Cathryn, Celeste Ogden, Phyllis Williams, Judy, Nikki, Roger Witters, Ginger, Delia, Randall, Ann Dona, Kim Millager, Gene Moon, Jennifer Hamor and Stanley; peace and comfort for the Joe Schneider.

Those serving in the U.S. military: Matthew, Julie, John, Chad, Bonnie, Andrew, John, Terence, Jon, Jason, Miles, Chris, Elaine, Tommy, Patrick, Adam, Tyler, Josh, Michael, Nathan, and Tracey

We will reset the list of intercessions at the beginning of September. If you wish them to remain, please email the church office

The Sunday announcements are printed at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. All content for the coming Sunday announcements must be emailed to by noon on Tuesday.
Church office hours
Mon–Fri: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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St. James Episcopal Parish
24447 94th Ave. South
Kent, Wa 98030

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