August 3, 2022
Creating opportunities for faith in God
to be discovered, renewed and
put into action
Weekly Noon Eucharist - TODAY
Wednesday, August 3, 12:00 pm, In the Church
Join us every Wednesday for a Noon Eucharist service in the Church.

The Monthly Requiem Eucharist is the 4th Wednesday of every month. For August, that will be the 24th.
"Pulling Out All the Stops"
The train has nearly reached the station, but there is still time to get on board!
A hearty THANK YOU to all of our St. James Community that have already so generously been a part of the fundraising campaign for our new Organ Project. But we are not quite there yet, and there is still time to play a part in this once in a lifetime activity in life of St. James. No donation (or pipe or rank) is too big or too small. Click HERE to make a donation now.
Celebrations of Giving (or PIMM'S PARTIES) Return
August 7th & 11th, and September 3rd - All at 5 pm

Once again we are returning to having our annual "Celebrations of Giving" or Pimm's Parties at the Rectory. All who have participated in the financial life of the church should have received an invitation in the mail. The festivities will all be taking place outdoors in the rectory's beautiful garden. Please RSVP to walter@sjbts.org by selecting one of the dates above and saying how many will be in your party. THANK YOU!
Ministry Opportunity: Welcome TEAM reforming!

We will be re-launching the “Welcome Team” ministry this fall and we’re looking for volunteers to serve at the Welcome Table once a month before and after the 10:00am worship service. This ministry provides hospitality, information, and a warm welcome to all our newcomers here at St. James. Team members greet newcomers, answer questions, collect information, give visitors a newcomer gift and assist Mo. Rebecca to support welcome events during the year. If you think this may be your calling and ministry at St. James, please let Mo. Rebecca know! rebecca@sjbts.org 
Summer Sunday School
Sundays, 10:00 - 11:00 am, Courtyard
Study + Feast + Craft

Please note the new summer Schedule for grades K - 5: 10:00 - 11:00 am in the Courtyard.
This summer we will be learning about the books of the Bible.
Summer Youth Series
Sundays, 11:00 - 11:30, Courtyard
Dip Into the Gospel

Community + Bible Study with a side of salsa (literally).
Grades 6 - 12 will meet in the courtyard after church, from 11:00 - 11:30.
MOMS Backpack Drive
July 31 - August 14
Military Outreach Ministries (M.O.M.) is holding its annual backpack drive again this year. They have returned to asking for actual back packs, which can be dropped off at Sunday services. Our hope is to reach a goal of providing 125 backpacks to children in need.

Checks or Gift Cards (Target/Costco/Wal-Mart) for $20 per backpack can be sent to the church office or given at a Sunday service. Please make checks payable to St. James by-the-Sea with “MOMS Backpacks” in the memo line. Donations are being accepted through August 14th. Thank you.
90th Annual White Elephant Sale
"The best things in life aren't things"
The best things in life are people, experiences, and helping… So plan to be part of the 90th White Elephant Sale August 26th & 27th!

Meanwhile, clear out “things” from your home that are good quality treasures, new or gently used, and in good condition…
  • Donations can be dropped off Sun Aug 14-Fri Aug 19 from 10am 12pm at the church hall.

We need volunteers for a few hours or entire days - to help out, have fun and make a difference:
  • For the week of set-up:  Sat 8/20-Thurs 8/25
  • For the White Elephant Sale: Sat August 27
  • A Sign-Up Genius will be sent out 8/1 and volunteer sign-up sheets will be available after both services. Additional volunteer sign-up details to follow.

Tickets are now on sale for the First Choice Night on Friday, August 26th. Click HERE to purchase.

See all the details on our website HERE.
Sermons
Sermons Online
Sunday, July 31, Pentecost 8

Desire 

The Rev’d Dr. Mark Hargreaves takes our two readings for the day to discuss two differing approaches to the subject of desire and asks that “…we value, more highly than anything else, a love that will not let us go, a love from God that knows no end.” Read and watch now.
Community Events
“Summer Snacks”: A Family Ministry Video Series
Each week of Summer (excluding July 24th and August 14th), families are invited to watch a 5-7 minute episode of “Summer Snacks” together. Summer Snacks are short, dynamic, and fun lectionary-based videos featuring faith formation professionals from across the Diocese, including our own Mo. Rebecca!

See the trailer HERE
Save the Date!
Presiding Bishop Curry is coming Dec. 10th
The Good News Festival is coming to San Diego!

Are you ready for two of the greatest preachers in a generation to rock San Diego? Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. William J. Barber! The Good News Festival is approaching fast! Make sure you save your seat and don't miss this free, energy-filled event. Register below for regular updates and be one of the first to receive the exclusive room rate at the beautiful Town and Country Resort in San Diego. 
Save your seat HERE
Weekly Meetings
  • Centering Prayer: Thursday, 10:00 am, Zoom
  • Centering Prayer: Monday, 11:00 am, Zoom
  • Hooks & Needles: Monday, 2:00 pm, Library
  • Mahjong: Monday, 5:30 pm, Zoom
  • Blessed Group: Tuesday, 1:00 pm, Library