Week of July 24
This Week at St. James
Upcoming Events
August 8-19     LWW rehearsals
August 12-14  A Holy Waste of Time (young adults and young families)
August 15-19   Sacred Arts Camp (VBS)
August 20-21   The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe play

Summer Schedule

This Sunday we will have a contemplative morning Eucharist at 9:30 a.m., and celebrate our life together in the afternoon with games (4 p.m.), a meal (5 p.m.) and Mass on the Grass (6 p.m.)

Safeguarding God's People

The Safeguarding God's People class which was scheduled for Saturday, July 23, is now postponed to a date TBD. Please consider signing up at that time for this informative presentation. Pastoral Care Commission

Our Outreach Office Depends on You!
Every Monday morning at 9 a.m. the Outreach Office finds out how much money they have for the week to help people with gas vouchers and utility shut-off notices. These funds come only from your Sunday donations and Thrift Shop sales. Especially during these summer months, donations have been low, and so we have repeatedly had to turn people away for lack of funds. Please remember to donate and shop at the Thrift Shop!

Sacred Arts Camp: Props Needed!

We need props for the drama we’re putting on: wand, witch crown, whip, goblet, candy box for Turkish Delight, burlap bag, swords, shield, bows and arrows, quiver, horn, small glass bottle (Lucy’s gift), daggers, white flag, ropes, wooden box for crowns, and 4 crowns. If you can donate any of these, please contact Brandon Fisher at Thanks!
We still need volunteers of all ages to help with set construction, design, props,and publicity. If you have time, talent or enthusiasm to give, please see Mother Joyce or Brandon Fisher.

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!

Calendars, Announcements, and Newsletters

We want to hear you! To add information to the calendar, weekly announcements, or twice-monthly newsletter, please email or

Calendar: one- or two-word events (include date, time, and location)

Announcements: one- or two-sentence soundbites about events happening this week (include date, time, location, and a brief description)

Newsletters: one- to five-paragraph blurbs about upcoming events, commission reports, church activity, or other parish news.

The deadline for submissions is noon on Tuesday. We will review and edit all submission before publishing.

Thrift Shop Corner

Our Saturday July 23 sale will be our usual hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.n. Come in and enjoy some refreshments, browse, and shop. A few of our new arrivals include:

* 2 window air conditioner unites, each 10,000 BTU
* Duality Hand Blender
* Wilton 6 piece bakeware set
* Weight Watchers food scale
* Pet Cruiser wicker bike basket

Thanks for your support and patronage. We hope to see you Saturday!
Sunday Servers
Acolytes: Morgan, Avery, Michael, Tyson
Offering: Kathy Scholl, Tom Zimmer
Prayer Rail: Kathy Scholl, Joyce Barber
Altar Guild: JoAnne Zimmer, Carol Haas, Barbara Bailey
Eucharistic Ministers: Don Gauthier, Amy Smith
Lector: Darla Reed
The Lessons appointed for use this Sunday are available on the Lectionary Page.
Altar Flowers
Flowers this Sunday are given by Dorothy Huff in loving memory of her parents Nena and Howard Odum.

If you would like to celebrate a birthday, remember a loved one, or give thanks to God through Altar Flowers, please email or call Claudia in the church office. The dates we have unassigned for flowers are: August 7, and Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25

Wellness for Robert, Jack, Shirley, Carolyn, Diana, Joseph, Richard, Bob and Deb, Don, Jill, Stephen, Dale, Marie, Cathryn, Celeste,  Phyllis, Judy, Nikki, Roger, Ginger, Delia, Randall and Ann; peace and comfort for the Ward family and for Joe Schneider.

Repose of soul for Eric Ward, colleague of Jim and Lynn Coleman, and for Marie White.

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

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–Thurs: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: closed

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

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