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Red Doors

Have you noticed that our church doors at the corner of Wilshire and St. Andrews are now RED? I love red doors and am so happy with our new look! The tradition of painting a front door red dates back centuries. Red is a reminder of the Passover and a sign of the Holy Spirit.…

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Thoughts for Advent

Dear Friend, The season of Advent is one of the loveliest in the church year, especially here at St. James’, and I am wishing you a Spirit-filled December. Here are some thoughts for you to consider in the midst of this hectic month… • Come to church! Amid all the busy-ness in December, remember to…

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A Holy Pilgrimage

Have you ever found yourself planning a vacation, or some kind of journey or trip, with a certain set of expectations, only to return with experiences and images you never imagined? Well, that happened to me. For the past two weeks, I’ve been a pilgrim in the Holy Land. I had expected to return refreshed…

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Thank You | The Rev. John Kim

“Thank You.” Do you know the first word which a parent teaches their baby? A number of researchers have found that all over the world not only Americans teach their children the word “Thank you” continually. Why do they teach the word “Thank you”? Do you know the answer of the question “what’s the magic…

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St. James School Choir Sings

     The St. James’ Children’s Choir will lead worship at the 10:30 service this Sunday, making their first monthly appearance during this academic year. The text of the offertory anthem, God’s Loving Call offers a reflection on the faithful stewardship of the widow in today’s Gospel reading. Drawn primarily from St. James’ School, the…

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50 Years of St. James School

This weekend marks the 50th Anniversary of St. James’ Episcopal School. On Saturday, October 20 from 11am – 2pm, the community will gather for a commemorative chapel service followed by a luncheon event on the school campus. The chapel service will feature a welcome from Head of School, Peter Reinke and the preaching of the…

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Blessing of the Animals

This Sunday during the 10:30am service, we will thank God with our hearts full of enthusiasm for all of creation, including the precious animals that share our lives. You are invited to bring your cat, dog, rabbit, Guinea pig, lizard, ferret or any other creature for a blessing! They can sit with you in church,…

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Michaelmas — A New Beginning

St. Michael the Archangel, with friends Gabriel and Raphael (and sometimes Uriel), is a Feast Day celebrated in our liturgical calendar on September 29. Tradition credits Michael with great power in defeating Satan and his minions in the Great War in heaven. As we inch ever closer to the colder days of winter, Michael serves…

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Annual African Partnership Sunday

Having spent some of my absolute happiest years in different parts of Africa, I rejoice that St. James’ has many African parishioners. For me, this makes St. James’ feel even more like a dream come true, and a coming home. Our Annual African Partnership Sunday is coming up October 14th and I cannot wait! The…

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A New Year at St. James’ School

One of the real delights of being your rector here at St. James’ is getting to know the terrific faculty and staff and wonderful new headmaster at St. James’ School. This week I enjoyed blessing backpacks on the school field on the first day of school, hosting Nancy Vermette’s kindergarten class on a visit to…

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