Week of
February 19
This Week at St. James

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

Upcoming Events

January 30–February 28   Father Elias visiting Kenya (please support him with your prayers)

February 17   Society of St. Anna and St. Simeon nominations due

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

February 25   Safeguarding God's Children (9:30 a.m.)/People (12:30 p.m.) at St. John's, Snohomish

February 28   Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras/Pre-Lenten Celebration (6-8 p.m.)

March 1   Ashes-to-Go (Kent Station, 8:30–10 a.m.)
       Ashes in Chapel (Noon)
       Ash Wednesday service in Sanctuary (7 p.m.)

March 13   Blood Drive (Parish Hall)

March 18   Mother Joyce's Symposium: Healing for Women After Cancer

March 24-26   Spring HYC (St. Mary's, Lakewood)

April 9   Bishop's Visit

New Wineskins

The 5 p.m. New Wineskins service and meal is moving to a once-a-month format. New Wineskins will now take place only on the second Sunday of each month. Upcoming services are March 12 and April 9.

Society of St. Anna and St. Simeon

The Episcopal Society of St. Anna & St. Simeon is an honorary community of elders serving to acknowledge their role as mentors & tradition bearers, as well as to ask for their prayers for the local, Diocesan, and worldwide Episcopal Church, and for wisdom when needed in matters of our congregation. The society is meant as a model for Christian living, to encourage all persons in the Diocese to look toward these elders for images of life lived in the imitation of Christ. The deadline for nominations to the Society of St. Anna and St. Simeon is this Friday, Feb. 17. We are especially seeking women nominees at this point.


Feb.–Apr. booklets are available in the Glass Porch, Parish Hall, and Office. 

Office Closures

The church office will be closed Monday, February 20, for Presidents’ Day. Also, Shannon will be out of the office from February 16 to March 5. Jan and Jacinta will be answering phones while Shannon is away.

“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.

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

Come February 28 at 6 p.m. to enjoy fun, food, fellowship, and music at our last fling before Ash Wednesday and Lent. We will have a live band to liven up the festivities—and to maybe even prompt some people to dance. This event is free, so we are requesting food donations (milk, eggs, etc) ahead of time. Please contact Val Brustad at for more information about what ingredients are needed.

Ashes and Ashes-to-Go

Ash Wednesday, March 1, Mother Joyce & friends will be at Kent Station from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for “Ashes-to-Go.” Come and be blessed! We will also have ashes in the Chapel at noon and an Ash Wednesday service in the sanctuary at 7 p.m.

Thrift Store Open on Wednesdays 

The Thrift Store has been such a huge success, that beginning March 1, we will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.! 

Mother Joyce’s Symposium

On March 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mark's Cathedral, Mother Joyce will lead a one-day symposium, Healing for Women After Cancer Using Creative Arts Therapies. The symposium will consist of a panel discussion with Dr. Kristine Rinn, medical oncologist at Swedish Cancer Center, and a team of creative artists, counselors and survivors. The event will include opportunities for movement, writing, visual art, and sharing our stories.

Bishop’s Visit

Bishop Greg Rickel will visit St. James on Palm Sunday, April 9. Anyone wishing to be confirmed or baptized during the Bishop’s visit should talk to the office and Mother Joyce for more information.

Children and Youth Director Position

St. James is looking for a Director of Ministries for Children, Youth, and Families. This is a 2/3 time (25 hours per week) staff position, responsible for the development and implementation of programs and activities of faith formation for those under 18 and their families. More information at

Outreach Office Coordinator

Dallas Shannon is moving on from his position as Outreach Coordinator in order to take college courses in human services. He would like to make an opportunity for someone to take on this job in his place. Those interested in this part-time position should contact Mother Joyce at

Sunday Servers

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

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

LEM (8 a.m.): M. Stril, T. Stril

LEM (10:30 a.m.): D. Calvin, P. Ostrander

Lector (8 a.m.): L. Green

Lector (10:30 a.m.): S. Soran

Eucharistic Visitor: Coburn and Shannon

Altar Guild: L. Polak, C. Haas, K. Jones

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.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Mahajanga - (Indian Ocean) 

The Rt Revd Jean Claude (Andrianjafimanana)

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

St. Luke, Seattle

St. Stephen, Seattle

Church of the Apostles, Seattle


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

Carolyn David; Judith Whitehead and family; Bob and Deb McGarry; Norm Guiler; Jack Bigford; Gene Moon; Cathryn Wilkerson and family; Chris Frey; Ollie Wood; Elisah Kelly; Reuel Batayola; Dorothy Yantis; Ann Dona; Kim Millager; Dale Warren; Darla Reed; Richard Gale; Sherry Ladd; Carol Saysette; Joseph Mehlmann

Prayers for safe travel: Elias Mburu, Jim & Linda Hagen, Shannon Jergenson

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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Kent, Wa 98030

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