Hello. I am Anne Tumilty, the Rector of Saint James’ (a Rector is the senior pastor or minister in an Episcopal Church). We are happy you have found your way to Saint James’, and that the time you spend with us will help you more into deeper life with God through Christ.

Saint James’ is a place of vibrant life, deep healing, and calm contemplation. You are welcome here.

Please explore our site and learn more about our community. Ask us any questions you have. You can also connect with us on social media. Please come and visit us in person if you are in the neighborhood.

We hope to help everyone move more deeply into a life with God through Christ.

I invite you to discover what that might mean in your own life. Experience the beauty of our music, the variety of worship experiences and educational offerings. Make friends, ask questions, ponder where you are and how you might deepen your spiritual life with us.

We are delighted that you have paused a few minutes to virtually explore us. We consider it a privilege to be part of your journey. I look forward to getting to know you.

May God continue to bless your journey.

The Rev. Canon Anne Tumilty

Lectionary Reflections during Advent

Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM

Dr. Don Hagner, Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary, teaches about the Advent Sunday Gospel readings each week.

Advent Reflections

Friday, December 19, 2014

For most of my life, the Christian season of Advent – like Lent – was foreign and unknown. There was Christmas and Easter with no mention of seasons. Being raised in a theologically conservative protestant tradition, void of liturgy, visual imagery, symbolism, sensory experience, and as one author has stated, “all mystery scrubbed out of it by a vigorous and slightly vinegary reason”, I have longed for the season – the mystery – of Advent my whole life without even realizing it!

Therefore, Advent has become for me a season to feed and drink upon mystery. One of the most personally meaningful and profoundly significant mysteries for me is the Virgin Mary, Mother of God. For I have discovered, that I must first become like Mary before I can receive Christ. In Mary, I learn to respect and to ponder mystery with silence and wonder. In Mary, I learn to say “yes” and trust the mystery of God’s seed growing in me. And in Mary, my imagination is widened, deepened, by the mystery of God’s womb that is in me and in which I am.

This is the irrational season
When love blooms bright and wild.
Had Mary been filled with reason
There’d have been no room for the child.
— Madeleine L’Engle

Lisa Cerrina

Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 24

5:00 PM

Family Service with Children’s Christmas Pageant

10:00 PM

Christmas Eve Festive Choral Eucharist with organ & strings

Christmas Day

Thursday, December 25

10:15 AM

Christmas Day Eucharist with soloists

Welcome!

Our Food Locker Needs You

The Saint James’ Food Locker depends on donations and volunteers. People donate commonly used canned goods and financial support. Volunteers organize and distribute food on Fridays. Volunteers also help by picking up generously donated produce at the South Pasadena Farmers’ Market each Thursday at 6:30 PM.  It only takes about an hour of your time each month. Your volunteering just once each month makes a very significant difference in the lives of the people who depend on us. The Food Locker also distributes donated hotel samples of shampoo and soap. We also work with other organizations to distribute donated eyeglasses (Lions Club) and baby and toddler clothes and equipment (Angel InterFaith and Union Rescue Mission). If you can help, please contact Jan Arenz at 323-257-5492 or jarenz@socal.rr.com

Sacramentum

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Our next Sacramentum service will be on

Sunday, January 18, 2015

at 7:00 PM.

Worship Services

Sunday 8:00 AM – Eucharist

10:05 AM – Children’s Worship

10:15 AM – Choral Eucharist

Tuesday 10:00 AM – Eucharist

Wednesday 6:00 PM – Wednesday Evening Healing Eucharist

Promise, Patience, Persistence & Hope

Dec 7, Rev. Dr. Todd Johnson

Mark 1: 1-8

Take an Advent Moment

Nov 30, Rev. Canon Anne Tumilty via Lance Davis

Mark 13: 24-37

What Kind of King is Jesus?

Nov 23, Rev. Michelle Baker-Wright

Matt 25: 31- 46