Tell us your stories!
As we continue in this season of Pentecost, we’d like to further the conversation on “what it means to you to be an instrument of transformation in the world.” Throughout the next several weeks you will see featured stories of the people of St. James’ on the web and social media. We need to hear from you!
St. James’ Rector, The Rev. Dr. Kate Cress was recently invited as guest homilist for Solemn Evensong at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John’s, Los Angeles. Below is the transcript. January 19, 2019 Psychologists are known to say, “If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.” And it’s true, isn’t it, that we can trace some of the most complicated moments…Read More
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…Read More
Zane Gray was my grandfather, named after the much recognized and prolific novelist. The author was known for his love of writing stories of the old West with the colors, hues, and backdrops that romanticized the characters and the adventures they experienced. Much like my grandfather, the author also enjoyed baseball, expressive photography, and Americana.…Read More
My name is William Grant. Most people call me Bill and the Guyanese community call me W.G. I was born in the bauxite mining town of Mackenzie, Guyana, South America. I was brought up in the Anglican denomination as a strict Anglo-Catholic with the smells and bells (lots of incense,) an altar boy at the…Read More
Listen to Reward’s story: My name is Reward Anyanwu, and I’m a devoted long-time parishioner for over 45 years at St. James’. This week has been wonderful. Yesterday we had the consecration of the Coadjutor. It was a great consecration. This is my second consecration for bishops in the diocese of Los Angeles. I was…Read More
Listen to Amanda’s story. I’m a data analyst. I got my start in communications studying how people create and maintain perceptions. And I transferred that skillset to data analytics. I analyze large pools of data for human insights on how people do – and what they do – to explain how people act differently than…Read More
INTO THE WORLD How are we instruments of transformation? How do we preach hope in our everyday lives apart from Sunday? The season of Pentecost is the celebration of not only the birth of the Church, but also the grow the of faith and of love throughout the world as the disciples went forth beyond…Read More