Week of
November 6
This Week at St. James

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

Upcoming Events

November 6   Celebration of New Members and All Saints Day

November 11   Movie Night (7 p.m., Parish Hall)

November 13   Acolyte Training

November 14   Blood Drive (1–7 p.m., Parish Hall)

November 20   Vicar of Dibley High Tea (3 p.m., Parish Hall)

November 23   Harvest Home Evening Service

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 p.m. in the Parish Hall and conclude with a discussion.

November 11th: A panda finds his father and his true calling. (PG)

Vicar of Dibley Party

On November 20, you are cordially invited to join Mother Geraldine, David Horton, Mrs. Cropley, and the whole gang from “St. Barnabus” in the fictional village of Dibley.  Let’s gather in the Parish Hall at “tea time” (3 p.m.) for tea, sherry, sandwiches, and a Mrs. Cropley Cookoff. Feel welcome to dress as your favorite character while we enjoy some favorite episodes from this hilarious British comedy from the 1980’s starring Dawn French. Invite friends, family, and neighbors. Suggested donation: $35. Please RSVP here!

Adult Christian Religious Education (Bible Study)

Advent Evening Series: Pregnant with Meaning: using creative arts in worship and prayer. Participants will enjoy a potluck meal together and engage in various creative arts to help them discern what will be born in their lives this advent season. Classes meet at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall on Nov. 30; Dec. 7, 14, and 21.

Youth Donut Dialogues

Sixth through twelth graders have the opportunity to gather every Sunday between services from 9:30 a.m to 10:10 a.m. for lively discussions with Fr. Elias and Paul Alvenarz. Donuts will be provided. 

Outreach Ministries

Your Outreach, Thrift Shop, and Men’s Shower Ministries are in need of canned food, bottled water, socks, mittens, winter clothing, and financial resources. Your donations and prayers make a huge difference in your Outreach ministries. Need encouragement? Ask myself (Dallas Shannon) or one of our wonderful volunteers to share a personal story of how you’re helping some of these families.

November Sock Drive!

As the cold weather sets in, our Outreach Office is collecting socks. It is one of the first items guests ask for and, at this time, we have NONE. We will put a basket in the Glass Porch beginning November 1. You are also welcome to bring socks to the office any time during the week as well. Thank you for your support in this important ministry!


We are $81k away from fulfilling our pledge payments for the year.  If you can’t remember where you are with your payments, statements are available in a box in the glass Narthex. We’ve also made significant progress toward our “stretch goal”—only $7k is remaining. Please considering adding an additional payment toward this goal!

Commitments for 2017  

We are over halfway to our pledge commitment goals for 2017—with 55 pledges totaling $240k, we still have $192k left to reach our ministry goals!  If another 55 faithful Christians were to pledge an average of $3k annually (that’s around $200 per month—less than a cable bill!) we would have what we need to create astonishing worship, programs and service in 2017.  If you have been meaning to complete your form, now is the time; if you haven’t pledged before, this is the year!  Many thanks.

Memorials and Celebration of Life

Nov. 27 Celebration of life for Barbara Muczynski
  Between noon and 4 p.m. at Wesley Homes
  (32049 109th Place SE, Auburn, WA 98092)

Sunday Servers

Acolytes: Michael, Phillip, Veronica
Offering (8 a.m.): D. Warren, E. Jones
Offering (10:30 a.m.): K. Scholl, V. Brustad
Prayer Rail (8 a.m.): J. McKelvey
Prayer Rail (10:30 a.m.): J. Barber, L. Polak
LEM (8 a.m.): L. Green, T. Zimmer
LEM (10:30 a.m.): J. Coleman, L. Coleman
Lector (8 a.m.): R. Lynn
Lector (10:30 a.m.): L. Malek
Eucharistic Visitor: T. Zimmer
Altar Guild: T. Corcoran, C. Haas, B. Bailey

Altar Flowers

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 altar flowers this week are provided by Jill Somerville’s Family, in loving memory.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Psalm: 119:33-48
John 10:1-10
Pray for The Lusitanian Church (E-P to the Archbishop of Canterbury)
Lusitanian Church - (Portugal)
The Rt Revd José Jorge De Pina Cabra


Please submit prayer requests to the office at

Kim Millager; Carolyn David; Dorothy Yantis; Ann Dona; Jack Bigford; Roger Witters; Gene Moon; Lyn Ho; Kay Ernst; Reuel Batayola; Cathryn Wilkerson, her husband, and her parents; Ollie Wood; Bob McGarry; Tracie Hernandez; Jean Anne Helmer; Dale Klapperich, Dorothy Huff; Norm Guiler; Deb McGarry

For those serving in the military: Tommy Moore, 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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Kent, Wa 98030

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