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

Holy Week & Easter at Saint James’

 

Palm Sunday

April 9

8:00 & 10:15 AM

 
Procession of the Palms at 10:15 AM

 

Maundy Thursday

April 13

7:00 PM

 
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Choral Eucharist & Foot Washing

 

Good Friday

April 14

7:00 PM

 
Please join us for our evening service on Good Friday, April 14, which will include music from Los Angeles Baroque.

 

The Great Vigil of Easter

Saturday, April 15

8:00 PM

 
join us in celebrating the most ancient of services as we anticipate the Resurrection
Reception following

 

Easter Sunday

April 16

8:00 & 10:15 AM

 
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will follow the 10:15 AM service

Lent Reflection

Monday, March 27

 
John 6: 1-15

Jesus’ feeding of the multitude with just
five barley loaves and two fish is the
only one of his miracles that is de-
scribed in all four Gospels. It was a story of such significance to the early Church that it was shared and emphasized as widely as possible!

Perhaps it is because feelings of anxiety in the face of scarcity are such a universal human experience. John’s Gospel describes a situation in which a large crowd is following Jesus and his disciples. As Jesus sees the mass of needy people approaching them rapidly, he asks Philip, one of the disciples, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” Another disciple, Andrew, observes that there is a boy in the crowd with five loaves and two fish. It is obviously apparent that any food that they have won’t cover the situation.

But Jesus is not simply asking for an inventory of their food sup- plies; he is teaching the disciples who he is in the face of overwhelm- ing circumstances. When Jesus tells the disciples to make the people sit down, the language evokes Psalm 23 and the image of a shepherd who makes the sheep “lie down in green pastures.” And after giving thanks, Jesus distributes the loaves and fish, which have become more than enough. Jesus identifies himself as both the good shepherd and the host of an abundant banquet that defies all reason.

When we are faced with situations in which we feel anxious, what is our first reaction? It is often to focus upon the limitations of our circumstances.

What would it mean during Lent to make prayer our starting point in the face of our anxieties? When you are anxious, take some time to focus upon the image of Jesus as the good shepherd, who invites you to trust in his provision; see how it changes the way that you pray for your own needs, and the needs of the world.

— THE REV. MICHELLE BAKER-WRIGHT

Rev. Michelle is the Senior Associate for Christian Education at Saint James’.

Worship Services

 

 

Sunday

8:00 AM – Eucharist

10:10 AM – Children’s Worship

10:15 AM – Choral Eucharist

 

Wednesday

6:00 PM – Wednesday Healing Eucharist

 

Thursday

10:30 AM – Eucharist

Welcome!

 

 

 

Certainty & Uncertainty

Mar 12, Rev Michelle Baker-Wright

John 3: 1-17

The Wilderness Questions

March 5  The Rev. Canon Anne Tumilty

Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11

Listen to Him!

Feb 26, Rev Michelle Baker-Wright

Matthew 17: 1-9