Week of
July 23
This Week at St. James

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

Upcoming Events

July 17–21   Sacred Arts Camp (9–noon) and Midsummer rehearsals (1–4 p.m.)

July 22   Play Performances (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.)

July 23   Play Performance (7 p.m.)

Aug 6    Mass on the Grass and Salmon Bake

Aug 20    Society of Sts. Anna & Simeon

Aug 20–25    Mission to Juarez, Mexico

Sept 10    Homecoming Sunday (Regular Sunday schedule resumes)

Summer Schedule

From July 2 to September 10 (Homecoming Sunday):

  • 9 a.m. – Traditional Eucharist with hymns and organ
  • 11 a.m. – Contemporary Family Eucharist with the Radiance band and crafts/activities (followed by a free community lunch on the second Sunday of the month)
  • No 5 p.m. services

Sacred Arts Camp – This week!

This week, July 17 to July 21, 9 a.m. to noon, campers age 3–12 are connecting faith with creativity, using Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shanna Allman (Seattle Shakespeare Company actor and director) and Mother Carla are leading the camp. Don't miss their performances this weekend!

Midsummer Performances – This Weekend!

Seattle Shakespeare Company's Shanna Allman, local actors, and campers from the Sacred Arts Camp will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream on July 22 (2 p.m. & 7 p.m.) and July 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10/person, and kids 3 and under are free. Tickets are available at the church office or at the door. Proceeds go to future Sacred Arts Camps.

During Midsummer intermissions, we will host a Justice Fair in the Parish Hall. For more information about the Justice Fair, contact Peter Ostrander at

More info at

Council of Elders

St. James is assembling all senior parishioners who would like to participate in The Episcopal Society of St. Anna and St. Simeon to accomplish three primary objectives: 1) advise our rector, 2) honor senior parishioners, and 3) pray for the church and diocese. All St. James parishioners age 60 and above are invited to participate in the Society, which will convene twice annually: once in August and once in February.  The first gathering will be next month, after services on Sunday, August 20. Tea and sandwiches will be available. If you plan to participate, please RSVP to St. James People’s Warden, Daneen Calvin.​

Here We Go Again!

St. James is going with the youth on mission again to Juarez, Mexico to help build a house and do community outreach. The trip is August 20 to August 25 with an overnight at the church on August 19. Registration is $500. This trip is for youth who have completed 9th grade through recently graduated college students. A valid passport is required. For more info, questions, or to register, please contact Denise Brumbaugh ASAP at 206-653-4357 or

Mission Home Team

When we do missions, we have an away team that goes and a home team that supports them. The home team needs people to be prayer partners for the away team, provide general prayer, help with transport to/from the airport, prepare dinner the night before the away team leaves, assemble a quick breakfast the morning of departure, and assist with behind-the-scenes-tasks. If you want to help or have questions, please contact Karen Fisher (253-569-8613) or Denise Brumbaugh (206-653-4357).

Outreach Drive for School Supplies

This fall, St. James is partnering with East Hill Elementary to provide backpacks and school supplies. If you would like to contribute, the following items are needed. Thank you in advance for all of your support and generosity. 

• box of crackers (goldfish, graham crackers, pretzels, animal crackers.)
• folders with pockets and brads (no characters on folders)
• folders with 2 pockets at bottom
• glue sticks
• plastic pencil box
• pencil pouch
• wide ruled spiral notebooks
• lysol wipes
• dry erase markers (dark colors)
• colored pencils (24-pack)
• markers
• mini pencil sharpener
• 3-ring binder (1.5–2 inch)
• page protectors
• duct tape (multiple colors)
• fat pencils
• backpacks (no characters)
• scissors (student-sized)

St. James Farm Stand

Our farm stand is open on the porch of the portable building every Saturday while the Thrift Store is open (10 a.m.–4 p.m.) or until we sell out of produce. All produce will come from our Sharing Garden, and proceeds will go towards the St. James Outreach Ministry. If you are interested in volunteering with the Farm Stand, contact Rachel at

Sharing Garden & Summer Work Parties 

Our Sharing Garden is in full swing, and it’s keeping the food pantry stocked with fresh produce for our Outreach Office! We’re busy planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and setting up trellising, and we’d love your help! Starting in June, Garden Work Parties will take place every Tuesday, 4–6 p.m. and Harvest Parties will continue every Sunday at 10 a.m. Reach out to Rachel with questions or ideas!​

Note: Due to office closures for the Fourth of July, this month’s newsletters will move back one week (to be sent out July 13 and 27).
Sunday Servers

Offering (9 a.m.)

Offering (11 a.m.): 

Prayer Rail (9 a.m.): J. Barber

Prayer Rail (11 a.m.): 

LEM (9 a.m.): 

Lector (9 a.m.): 

Altar Guild: 

Flowers: K. Hamilton, T. Stril

Altar Flowers

If you would like to celebrate a birthday, remember a loved one, or give thanks to God by providing altar flowers, please sign up online or call the church office at 253-852-4450. Flowers cost $75, but any donation is happily accepted.

Food Pantry Needs
Toilet paper
Marinara sauce and other canned foods
Baby diapers
Your other donations are welcome, too!
Safeguarding God's Children

St. Luke/San Lucas, Vancouver  (July 29, 9 a.m.)

Anglican Cycle of Prayer
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

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

Bob and Deb McGarry; Jack Bigford; Cathryn Wilkerson & family; Chris Frey; Ollie Wood; Ann Dona; Kim Millager; Dale Warren; David Williams; Jennifer Ingoldby; Luann Wenninger; Stephen Schmeising; Gene Moon; Darla Reed; Dawson Ogilvy; Lorna Fjarlie; Richard Wilson; Michael Soran; Jean Ann White; Lisa Smith; Mike Attwood; Jeannie Helmer; Bill McKenny; Buford Breland; The Rev. Peter Stanton; Doris Dietz; The Rev. Canon Stefani Schatz​

Repose of Soul: Lorainne MacGregor

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

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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24447 94th Ave. South
Kent, Wa 98030

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