Welcome to St. James


The people of St. James are a community of faith rooted in God’s unconditional love, seeking to express that love to one another, our neighbors and the world.

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St. James Day In the Park July 27 at 11am – Let’s celebrate the end (or near end) of the summer road work – and rejoice in our life together at St. James. The official feast day of St. James is Friday, July 25. Evening Prayer on Friday at 5:30 will have special readings for the day. On Sunday, July 27, we gather the entire community for Holy Eucharist in McGee Park at 11am, followed by an all parish potluck picnic. Bring enough for your family and enough to share with another person. And wear RED.

If you show up at church at 9am – you’ll be welcomed with Morning Prayer, the daily office of the church, with readings from scripture, prayer, and reflection.

McGee Park is just a hop-skip-and jump behind St. James. If the barricades are still up on Sunday, and if you’ve figured out how to get here (see the map below), you’re where you need to be. An easy walk from the church – or park directly in the McGee Park lot just to the north of the church on Lybecker Road. There’s a great playground there for you and your children to enjoy!

Summer Sundays – Our Worship is at 9am in the summer, beginning on June 15. For two months, we take advantage of early light, and try to beat the heat by gathering as one congregation for worship at 9. Childcare will be available during the service. Older children are welcome to participate in worship – and we’ll have an art project for them to work on while they’re listening to the preaching….

Road Work! — Work is almost completed on the re-paving of Stadium Way directly in front of the Church. But the road is still closed between Valley Road and Orchard.

There is a way in – While some may cautiously drive past the barricades, I can’t advise that. The detour signs will take you on a long way round to Upper Drive and our back (north) driveway. Click on the map below to enlarge it.

Detour to St. James

 

From the Valley Road light (coming up Stadium Way from Dissmore’s) turn left and continue on NE Valley Road to NE Juniper, and left onto NE Upper Drive. Then follow Upper Drive downhill almost to the end, and turn left onto the driveway that leads into the back (north) end of our property. If you check out a map you can see this route as you go. You may also go up Hillside, continue past Wheatland through the gate onto Trinity Lutheran Church property, then down Lybecker and into our north driveway. If you use that route, be aware that Trinity folks will be using it, too, to get to church at the same time. Be cautious and alert as you drive through their property — stopping to appreciate the newly-repainted labyrinth.

If you’re coming through campus, when you are confronted by the barricade at Colorado/Orchard, turn right onto NE Orchard, go up to NE Juniper Street, then left onto NE Upper Drive, continuing downhill to the driveway on the back (north) end of our property.

Thank you for your perseverance. Completion date is July 15 or possibly the end of July or middle of August, depending on the official speaking. Certainly before the first football game.

 

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Week of Welcome at WSU: We’re staffing a table to provide water and brochures for the incoming students on Friday, August 22. If you can be part of the welcome team that day, please let us know by signing up on the following form:

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Support for those affected by the fires in Central Washington: The Community Foundation of North Central Washington has an online donation link to provide support to agencies on the ground in need of assistance in this fire season. Follow this link http://www.cfncw.org/cfncw-fire-relief-fund/  and note that you can provide St. James as the organization you’re representing. As the fires die down, we will have more information from Episcopal Relief and Development regarding resources for rebuilding homes lost.

Support for refugee children on our borders: You can read more about how Episcopal Relief and Development and Episcopal Migration Ministries are providing relief on the ground for refugee children on our borders – and follow links to provide financial support: https://www.episcopalrelief.org/press-and-resources/press-releases/2014-press-releases/responding-to-central-american-migrant-crisis