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Adult Forum

Sunday, Jan. 22, 9:00 am, Parish Hall/Zoom

"The Minor Prophets - Responding to Crisis and Suffering."

Fr. Mark will guide us in looking at the 12 books that come at the end of the Hebrew Scriptures. In particular, we will focus on the short books of Joel and Habakkuk.

These are books that are often overlooked, which is unfortunate as they have much to teach us. They address struggles that we all face. Joel invites us to consider how we respond to a crisis and Habakkuk wrestles with the problem of suffering. After introducing the books and providing an overview, Fr. Mark will talk about how these books can be a great resource for our spiritual lives.

Annual Meeting this Sunday

Sunday, Jan. 22, 11:15 am, Church/Livestream

“Come One, Come All” to this informative and

important yearly event of our Parish family starting

immediately following the 10:00 am service (about

11:15 am) in the church. New Vestry and Diocesan

Delegates will be elected, and we'll hear about our

year in review. A link for online participation will

soon be made available on our website.


While you meet after church, so will all children and youth! 

Snacks, entertainment and community provided in the Parish Hall for all ages. 

High School Youth will meet in the Parish Hall for study during this time too. 

Pick up for all nursery, children and youth will be in the Parish Hall at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

Choral Evensong

Sunday, Jan. 22, 5:00 pm, St. James

The Choir of St. James is joined by the Choir of St. Bartholomew’s, Poway for a special service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, January 22nd at 5:00pm. This service will be held at St. James’ and incorporate music by many of the choirs’ own musicians. Music will be offered by Bruce Neswick, John-Luke Addison, Timothy McLellan, and others.

Choral Evensong is a beautiful service of Holy Scripture, music, and prayer. All are welcome for the service and reception in the courtyard.

Choral Evensong

Organ Unloading

Monday, Jan. 23, 9:30 am - all day

Final Organ Installation Begins
The final delivery of pipes and hardware for our new pipe organ is nearly here, and just like last time, everybody is invited to help unload the large semi-truck. It will arrive during the night, and we will spend all day on Monday, January 23rd filling the church with all its contents. We will begin around 9:30am, and the process will take the whole day. So, come for all or part of the day any time. It will be a fun, once-in-a-lifetime experience to see all the inner parts of the new organ. Once they are installed in the organ chambers, we won’t do this again in our lifetimes!

Requiem Eucharist

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 12:00 pm, Church/Livestream

Wednesday, Jan. 25 will be our Requiem Eucharist, in which we remember those who have died in the month of January.

Livestream link will also be on the home page of the St. James website.

Requiem Cross

Uriel (Vida Joven) Orphanage Visit

Saturday, Jan. 28, all day

Uriel orphanage visit! Our children and youth raised $696 in the Fall for Uriel. This will provide clean water for one year. Please join us for a morning of games, lunch and community with really cool people on Saturday, January 28th.

All children, youth, families and parishioners are invited.

Passport needed. Uriel is part of the Vida Joven family of orphanages.

Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 20 to leighton@sjbts.org to save your spots. Headcount is needed for transportation plans.

Parish Choir Sings Beatles at Balboa Park

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2:00 pm, Balboa Park Organ Pavillion

Departing from their normal Anglican repertoire, the Parish Choir will sing an all-Beatles concert next week. The choir joins Raul Prieto Ramirez, San Diego’s civic organist, at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion for the 2:00 pm concert, which is outdoors, free, and open to the public. The Spreckels Organ Pavilion is in the center of Balboa Park near the museums, and parking is available behind the structure. All are welcome for this fun program; bring friends, pets, and a picnic basket.


Sermons Online

Sunday, Jan. 15, Epiphany 2

Send Me

On this Outreach Sunday coincident with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Rev’d Mark Hargreaves uses St. John’s description of Jesus’ anointment with the Holy Spirit to remind us of our mission that descended from that act. Urging us on, Fr. Mark asks us to “…be mindful of Dr. King's call not to regard following Jesus as merely a Sunday activity.”

Read and Watch here

Community Events

New Online Bible Course ... for Smarties!

12 Monday nights, starting Jan. 30

You’ve heard of The Bible for Dummies. Now, introducing The Bible ... for Smarties! A chance

to explore and learn about the Bible without dumbing it down. Going beyond your typical

Bible Study, this seminar will be a university-level academic class focused on Nurturing Students

towards a Nuanced, Critical Interpretation and Sophisticated Understanding of the Texts of the

Bible. Dr. David Moseley will be the Instructor for this online Course about the writings of the New

Testament beyond the Gospels, with a particular focus on the Life and Letters of S. Paul and the

Development of Early Christianity. Classes will meet on Monday nights, starting January 30th for

12 sessions. Cost: $295. For more information and registration,click HERE.

Dr. Moseley (drdavidmoseley@gmail.com).

San Diego Early Music Society

Friday, Jan 20, 7:30 pm, Church

The San Diego Early Music Society (SDEMS) is celebrating 40 years! Our next concert of the 2022-23 anniversary season will be Grammy-nominated American ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston, which will present "Crossing Borders," a program that explores the crucial moment in the musical history of the New World when European musical traditions began to mingle with indigenous musical practices. The concert will be this Friday, January 20, at 7:30pm in the church. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow. St. James has been our home for many decades, and we hope you will celebrate this musical anniversary with us! Use the code STJMS20 at checkout (or when you order over the phone) to get 20% off. Visit our website for more information (www.sdems.org), or email Pamela Narbona Jerez, president of SDEMS and staff singer at St. James, at pamela@sdems.org. We hope to see you there!

Tickets Event

Refugee Net Gala - Save the Date

Saturday, March 18, 6:00 pm, St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Refugee-Net’s Annual Fundraising Gala will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 6:00 pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Please join us and Bishop Susan for:

  • A live and silent auction
  • East African food presented by Refugee-Net’s Mama Africa Catering
  • Joyful music by St. Luke’s choir
  • Stories of the life-changing work Refugee-Net is accomplishing

Tickets are $95 and 10-seat tables can be sponsored for $950. RSVP at refugee-net.org/gala.



  • Noon Eucharist, 12:00 pm, Church


  • Centering Prayer, 10:00 am, Zoom
  • Hooks & Needles, 2:00 pm, Lobby


  • Holy Eucharist 8:00 am, Church
  • Holy Eucharist 10:00 am, Church
  • Children & Youth back to normal schedule
  • Annual Meeting 11:15 am, Church


  • Finance Committee, 9:00 am, Parish Hall
  • Centering Prayer, 11:00 AM, Zoom


  • Blessed Group 1:00 pm, Vesting room
  • Vestry 5:30 pm


  • Buildings & Grounds, 9:00 am, Parish Hall
  • Requiem Eucharist, 12:00 pm, Church
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