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Rector’s Report

In ways that often seemed mysterious at the time, myriad experiences in my life – years spent living and working in Africa and Asia, teaching and conducting research in a range of educational settings, and serving as a priest in Massachusetts – now seem to have been paving a road to you, to life and ministry…

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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder…

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Candlemas and Celebrating New Ministry

February 2 is Candlemas, also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, which happened 40 days after Jesus was born. It is a beautiful day for celebrating Christ’s light, just as we did at the Nativity and again on Epiphany. In the Temple, the priest Simeon calls the Christ child…

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Happy New Year!

What a Christmas! Highlights for me: • Christmas gift bags decorated and filled by St. James School students for our soup kitchen guests. • Warm blankets and socks collected by our generous congregation, also for soup kitchen guests. I loved seeing bags and bags of these lovely gifts ready for our guests when they arrived…

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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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