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Worship Sunday 8:00 am — A quiet, contemplative Eucharist, with cof fee served af terward in the Parish Hall. LE C TIONARY RE F LE C TION, 9:00 – 9:4 5 am — Join us every Sunday morning in the Guild Room to discuss Scripture together. 10:15 am — Liturgical worship with choir, anthems, and rich, biblical preaching, followed by refreshments in the Parish Hall. SACR A MENTUM, 6:00 pm, THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH — A candlelit Eucharist that blends ancient liturgy with new music, reflection, and prayer.

Monday, 7:00 pm CENTE RING PR AYE R — A form of silent prayer and meditation that is rooted in Christian tradition. No prior

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experience needed to join.

Tuesday, 6:00 pm MEN’S LE C TIO DIVINA — A contemplative time for men to come and sit with scripture as they listen for and share God’s invitation in their lives. Please come and join us.

Wednesday, 6:00 pm INF OR M AL E UCHARIST — With teaching, discussion, and prayer. Get to know others, and participate in prayer

Welcome to Our Community! Whether you are stepping through the doors of St. James’ for the first time or whether you’ve been part of the life of this community for many years, we are glad you are here! St. James’ is a place where we learn and pray together, ask questions, and seek to live more deeply into Jesus’ call to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Since 1890, St. James’, “The Episcopal Church in South Pasadena,” has been an active, welcoming parish, serving its members and reaching out to the community and beyond to of fer prayer, support, and love.

and anointing for your and others’ needs.

Thursday, 10:30 am HOLY E UCHARIST

Private Prayer The church is open for private prayer

Contact St. James’ Episcopal Church South Pasadena 1325 Monterey Road South Pasadena, CA 91030

www.sjcsp.org (626) 799–9194 The Rev. Canon Anne Tumilty, Rector

Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Appointments with clergy may be scheduled by calling the Parish Of fice.

“ To Learn, to Love, to Live the Word of God”


children & youth programs

Sundays We meet every Sunday morning promptly at 10:10 am in Children’s Chapel for a ten to fif teen minute gathering time with Children’s Ministry Director, Mary Chalon. Af terwards, children are guided to their respective age appropriate programs in both Godly Play for younger children and Weaving God’s Promises for Fourth, Fif th, and Sixth graders for approximately thirty minutes. Then, all children are escorted into the Church to join their families for Eucharist and they remain with them until the end of the service. As the year goes on, we will update you as to lessons covered in our programs each month, and news about any special events for children. Our goal continues to be to of fer children an opportunity to develop their spirituality in the Episcopal tradition in a safe, nurturing, and imaginative environment in our community. We foster an atmosphere of inquiry and exploration, using Biblical story, play, music, drawing, liturgical practice, and as the children mature, we introduce them to the Book of Common Prayer and Episcopal practices.

Pre-K through Sixth Grade OUR LE VE L ONE ATRIUM is perfectly suited for our youngest

children and is frequently led by our extraordinary volunteer teachers, who are certified in Godly Play. OUR LE VE L T WO ATRIUM is for our First through Third graders, and is led by volunteers as well as Mary Chalon, our Director of Children’s Ministry. OUR F OURTH, F IF TH AND SIX TH GR ADE R S will be guided by the “Weaving God’s Promises” curriculum, which can be accessed online at weavinggodspromises.org. We will build upon Godly Play lessons explored in PreK through third grades. By Fourth, Fif th, and Sixth grades, literacy is more sophisticated, and the children are both prepared and developmentally ready to take on this next step. NUR SE RY C ARE is available every Sunday for infants in the

nursery room (adjacent to the Sanctuary), and toddler care is available in the toddler room, upstairs in the Parish Hall building. We have four certified and very qualified child care workers to look af ter infants and toddlers every Sunday. Child Care is also provided af ter the church service for those children until 12:30 pm each Sunday.

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PARENTS We provide many opportunities for parent partici-

pation and volunteering in Children’s Ministry. We always need Sunday volunteers and assistance at Children’s Passover (Palm Sunday), the Easter Egg Hunt (Easter Sunday), Advent Family Night, the Christmas Eve Children’s Pageant and several more. QUE STIONS? Feel free to contact Mary Chalon, Director of Children’s Ministries, at Chaldav3@aol.com or call (626) 799–9194 for further information.

Seventh through Twelfth Grades AWAK EN: A MINISTRY F OR THE YOUTH OF ST. JA ME S’

How do youth today learn to listen for the voice of Jesus in all of the noise of adolescence? That is an important question for all of us to consider. God is at work in their lives and the youth programs at St. James’ aim to walk alongside of them as they seek out those places. AWAKEN is a time for 7th–12th graders to gather on most Sundays at 10:15 am to explore their lives in Christ. We read scripture, do activities, have good conversation, and share with one another. It is a time for looking back at the past week and forward to what’s ahead and in the midst of it all, finding God in all things. We then rejoin the main congregation for Communion. For more information, please contact Rev. Gethin Wied at gwied@sjcsp.org or the Church of fice at (626) 799-9194.


Become a Volunteer Teacher SE P TE MBE R 9   Please join us for refreshments and Volunteer

Teacher Registration following the 10:15 am service (Welcome Back Sunday) in the Guild Room. Our Children’s Ministry team is seeking additional teachers for the upcoming year. Introductory materials about our curriculum will be available (Godly Play for Pre K–Third grade, and Weaving God’s Promises for Fourth– Sixth graders). Both of these programs are available to also view online. Please RSVP to Mary Chalon at chadav3@aol.com.

Backpack Collection It’s that time of year again! There are more than 20,000 children in the foster care system in Los Angeles County. Backpacks and school supplies are desperately needed for the most vulnerable children in our community. Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles distributes supplies to children at Edelman’s Children’s Court at the start of each school year. Supplies will be collected through September. Please bring your donated items to church on Sundays or place them in the Food Locker’s yellow bin in the Parish Hall during the week. Blessing of the backpacks will take place Sunday, September 30. Thank you for your support!

Children’s Passover Meal

Ongoing Opportunities St. James’ Parish Day School The first five years of a child’s life are the most important ones. We believe that play is the work of children. Our school is honored to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and certified by the Episcopal Commission on Schools. The school accepts children at 2 years 9 months through 5 years old with an exceptional Kindergarten program. Our extraordinary teachers create a rich, stimulating curriculum, which prepares each child for their next level of education. Our program nurtures and encourages the children so that they grow socially, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. St. James’ strives to create a school environment of compassion, respect, friendship and community. We offer extended care options and after school enrichment classes conducted by our current talented teachers. Join us for a school tour by visiting our website at www. stjamesparishdayschool.org. You will enjoy watching our children thrive and see for yourself that St. James’ Parish Day School is truly a loving place to learn! For more information, please contact Kim Goodrich, Director, at (626) 799–6906.

The Youth Center at St. James’ The Youth Center at St. James’ is an afterschool program open to students in grades 6-8. Our goals are to provide a safe and supervised program for middle school student. The program offers a wide variety of activities ranging from cooking classes, board games, outdoor activities, a fully stocked craft room, and some table games including Foosball, ping pong, air hockey etc. We also have a separate PC computer lab. Students are provided snacks after school followed by a quiet 40-minute homework lab. In addition, High school students provide tutoring/ homework assistance for the middle students enrolled in the program. THE COLLE GE PRO GR A M AT ST. JA ME S’ YOUTH CENTE R of fers workshops open to all high school students and parents (when applicable). Workshops will address college preparation research and application for admissions. For more information about The College program at the Youth Center, please contact Morgan Kim, Youth Center Director, at youthcenter@sjcsp.org or (626) 799-6266.

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education offerings A Place at the Table F IR ST TUE SDAY OF THE MONTH , 6:30–8:30 pm. If you would

like to join us, please email the Church of fice at of fice@sjcsp.org and we will contact you soon with more details.

“Good Things to Do When Bad Things Are Happening: Staying on Course in Turbulent Times” O C TOBE R 2  We will hear from Dr. Jim Guy, the President and

Cofounder of the Headington Institute, which provides psychological services to international humanitarian aid workers and domestic emergency responders. He is a happily married father of four children ranging in age from 13 to 34.

“Looking at the Sacred through Art” NOVE MBE R 6  Join us for a discussion about how we can pray and experience God using icons and imagery.

“The Magnificat and the Benedictus: Lenses of Advent Hope” DE CE MBE R 4  Join us for a discussion of what these scriptures (Luke 1:46-55 and Luke 1:68-79) can teach us about hope.

Going Deeper: Why Does Faith Matter? WE DNE SDAY NIGHTS , SE P TE MBE R 19 , 2 6 , O C TOBE R 3 , 10 , from 7:00–8:15 pm, concluding with a retreat on F RIDAY E VENING , O C TOBE R 19 , from 7:00–9:00 pm and SATURDAY MORNING , O C TOBE R 20 , from 9:00 am–noon, with dinner and breakfast provided.

In order to facilitate consistent and deep conversation for the entirety of the course, pre-registration and a commitment to attend each session is required. Do you have questions about what your faith has to do with the rest of your life? Through conversation over light appetizers, and brief times of teaching, we will explore how the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus relates to our longing to find purpose in our lives amidst our daily concerns about work, finances, health, and family.

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Wednesday Night Bible Study: Great Prayers of the Bible NOVE MBE R 7, 14 , 28 , 7:00–8:00 pm. Throughout November, we will study great prayers of the Bible, and scriptural themes that inform them.

Surviving Grief and Loss through the Holidays with Debbie Morehead, MFT SUNDAYS F ROM NOVE MBE R 2 5 – DE CE MBE R 16 ,

2:00–3:30 pm, Guild Room. When we experience loss and grief, the holidays can be an especially dif ficult time when we find that we are in need of extra support and care. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we will be of fering a confidential grief group led by Debbie Morehead, a 23-year Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Relationship Coach. A $75 fee is required, and group size will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. For more information or to register, please call the Church of fice at (626) 799-9194.

Advent Forums SUNDAYS , DE CE MBE R 2 , 9 , 16 , 2 3 , 9:00–10:00 am, Guild Room. What can we learn from how various artists have depicted the season of Advent? Join us as we discuss The Art of Advent: A Painting a Day from Advent to Epiphany by Jane Williams, assistant dean and lecturer in systematic theology at St. Mellitus College, London, and a visiting lecturer at King’s College London. A few copies will be available in the library if you are unable to order a copy.


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ACOLY TE TR AINING , Saturday, 8:30 am–12:30 pm. This is for all acolytes to attend, whether you are new to the ministry, or have been in it for a while. For those who are new, this will be your chance to learn the ropes. If you are a bit more experienced, this is an opportunity to brush up on a few things, or if you are a torch bearer looking to become a crucifer, learn new skills. This is intended to help each acolyte become more comfortable and confident in their ministry. There will be fun activities as well as food. For more information, please contact Rev. Gethin Wied at gwied@sjcsp.org or the Church of fice at (626) 799-9194.

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MEN’S FALL CHILL GRILL , Friday, 6:30 pm, is an opportunity for the men in the parish to gather for an evening of fellowship, food, and growing in Christ with one another. We will congregate at the home of Matthew Crow who will provide and prepare the meat for grilling. Please bring a snack/side dish/dessert and favorite beverage to share. RSVP to matthewrcrow@ gmail.com by Wednesday, September 12. Friends are welcome additions—please include the total number you will bring in your email. The location address will be provided to everyone who has emailed to attend.

TR AINING & CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ORIENTATION , will take place on Sunday following

the 10:15 am service, led by Mary Chalon, Director of Children’s Ministries, and our experienced volunteer team.

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Teacher Registration for Children’s Ministry follows the 10:15 am service in the Guild Room. Details on p. 3.

GOING DE E PE R : WHY D OE S FAITH M AT TE R? ,

Wednesday, 7:00–8:15 pm. Details on p. 4.

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Wednesday, 7:00–8:15 pm. Details on p. 4. F UNDR AISE R G AL A: “A NIGHT IN ITALY ” Satur-

day, 5:00–9:00 pm. All are invited to our annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction for a night of food and fun. Complimentary child care will be provided onsite. To underwrite, donate an auction item, purchase tickets, or volunteer, go to: www.sjcsp.org/parish/gala. CHILDREN’S MINISTRY registration begins.

“A Night in Italy” Gala & Fundraiser

SACR A MENTUM , Sunday, 6:00 pm. A candlelit

Eucharist that blends ancient liturgy with new music, reflection, and prayer. Childcare is provided! SAGE S LUNCHE ON , Wednesday, 12:20 pm. If you are 55+, SAGES gatherings are for you! Join us for lunch, good company, and entertainment! The Rev. Canon Anne and Canon David Tumilty will be with us to share their experiences of recent travel around the Iberian Peninsula. Please RSVP by signing up in the Parish Hall or call the Parish Of fice at (626) 799-9194 by Sunday, September 16.

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A PL ACE AT THE TABLE , Tuesday, 6:30–8:30 pm. “Good Things to Do When Bad Things Are Happening: Staying on Course in Turbulent Times,” with Dr. Jim Guy. Details on p. 4. GOING DE E PE R : WHY D OE S FAITH M AT TE R? ,

ACOLY TE TRIP TO WA SHING TON D.C . A group of our acolytes will be representing St. James’ at the 2018 National Acolyte Festival in Washington D.C. on Saturday, October 6. Held at the Washington National Cathedral, the annual event is a celebration of acolytes and their ministry serving God at worship. Participants will get to take part in a special service of re-dedication of their ministry, attend workshops and get a behindthe-scenes tour of the National Cathedral. In addition to the Festival, we will also be taking in some of the sights of our nation’s capital.

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ANIM AL S AT G ARF IE LD PARK , Sunday, 10:15 am. Informal worship outdoors celebrating the Feast of St. Francis with Blessing of the Animals and an all-parish picnic. Bring your pets to be blessed.

GOING DE E PE R : WHY D OE S FAITH M AT TE R? ,

Wednesday, 7:00–8:15 pm. Details on p. 4. CHILDREN’S MINISTRY PRO GR A MS begin.

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55+, SAGES gatherings are for you! Join us for lunch, good company, and entertainment! South Pasadena Senior Center Manager, Liliana Torres, will join us to talk about services the Center of fers. Please RSVP by signing up in the Parish Hall or call the Parish Of fice at (626) 799-9194 by Sunday, October 14.

GOING DE E PE R : WHY D OE S FAITH M AT TE R? RE TRE AT, Friday, 7:00–9:00 pm and Saturday,

9:00 am–noon. Details on p. 4. SACR A MENTUM , Sunday, 6:00 pm. A candlelit

Eucharist that blends ancient liturgy with new music, reflection, and prayer. Childcare is provided! ST. JA ME S’ WOMEN’S RE TRE AT: “F ROM BUS Y TO BLE SSE D ,” with The Rev. Karen Maurer. Friday evening

and Saturday, October 26-27, Serra Retreat Center, Malibu. All women from St. James’ are welcome to come for a fun, restful, and prayerful retreat on the coast of Malibu. This is a great time for us to get to know each other better! The costs for the retreat are $160 for a private room, or $120 for a shared room. Cost includes meals. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required by October 5 to secure your reservation. You can arrive from Friday, 3:00 pm on, and enjoy the grounds af ter the retreat ends as well. For more information, contact the Church of fice at (626) 799-9194.

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2ND ANNUAL BISHOP SUF F R AG AN’S BALL , Saturday, 7:00–11:00 pm, will be held for Jr. High Schoolers at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glendale! Middle schoolers from throughout the diocese are invited to come for a night of fun. The church is located at 1020 North Brand Boulevard Glendale, CA, 91202. If your youth wishes to attend, contact Rev. Gethin Wied at gwied@ sjcsp.org. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 17.


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is a home in Highland Park for women and children in transition. Every few months, all of the children at Casa de Alegria who have birthdays that fall in those months celebrate them together on the same day. We will be hosting one such gathering with a bouncy house and cake to celebrate the birthdays, along with pumpkin carving in preparation for Halloween. For further information and/or to volunteer, please contact Edmond Yee at edmondmingyee@gmail.com.

Thanksgiving for the Beauty of the Earth “We give you thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains, and rivers; for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers. We praise you for these good gifts, and pray that we may safeguard them for our posterity. Grant that we may continue to grow in our grateful enjoyment of your abundant creation, to the honor and glory of your Name, now and for ever. Amen.” — Book of Common Prayer, p. 840

Mass on the Grass and Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 7, 10:15 am at Garfield Park

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F E A ST OF ALL SAINTS AND ING ATHE RING SUNDAY, Holy Eucharist, 8:00 and 10:15 am. We remember

those we have commended into eternal life this past year, rededicate ourselves to the ministry of this church, and welcome our new members. An all-parish Thank You Luncheon celebrating our life together follows the 10:15 service. Don’t forget to set your clocks back as Daylight Savings Time ends!

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GRO G -A-P OL O OZ A , Sunday, 5:30–8:30 pm, sponsored

by the Diocese of Los Angeles’ Program Group for Youth Ministry, will be held at Church of Our Savior, San Gabriel, and the youth of St. James’ are invited! What’s Grog you ask?!? It’s a youth group game that’s part scavenger hunt, part freeze tag and all fun. There will also be other activities as well as pizza and snacks. Each person is asked to bring $5 to help cover food. If your youth is interested, please contact Rev. Gethin Wied at gwied@sjcsp.org, who will be serving as chaperone. A PL ACE AT THE TABLE , Tuesday, 6:30–8:30 pm.

“Looking at the Sacred through Art.” Details on p. 4. WE DNE SDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: GRE AT PR AYER S OF THE BIBLE , 7:00–8:00 pm. Details on p. 4. L OS ANGE LE S BARO QUE CONCE RT, Sunday, 4:00 pm. Los Angeles Baroque, directed by Lindsey Strand-Polyak and Alexa Haynes-Pilon, presents their fall concert at St. James’—“The LAB Report: Murders, Mischief and More.” Composers of the baroque period had a habit of getting into unfortunate situations… Sword fights, stabbings and squabbles with sopranos are the backstory to our fall one-hour af ternoon concert. Equally colorful is the music featured— by Purcell, Stradella, Gesualdo and Handel.

Followed by cheese and wine reception. All welcome. Free entry, but donations are gratefully accepted.

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Thanksgiving Feast with all the trimmings, served by St. James’ clergy and staf f, followed by special entertainment. Please RSVP by signing up in the Parish Hall or call the Parish Of fice at (626) 799-9194 by Sunday, November 11.

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Eucharist that blends ancient liturgy with new music, reflection, and prayer. Childcare is provided! THANK S GIVING E VE , Wednesday, 7:00 pm. A special Eucharist in thanksgiving for our blessings.

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HOLIDAYS , Sunday, 2:00–3:30 pm, Guild Room. Details on p. 4. WE DNE SDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: GRE AT PR AY E R S OF THE BIBLE , 7:00–8:00 pm.

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Thanksgiving Day Collect “Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.” — Book of Common Prayer, p. 246

Feast of All Saints & Ingathering Sunday, November 4

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December Nov. 30- DIO CE SAN CONVENTION , held at the Ontario Dec. 1 Convention Center, Friday, 10:00 am to Saturday

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Room. Details on p. 4. ADVENT WRE ATH-M AK ING AND P OTLUCK ,

Sunday, af ter 10:15 service. A fun time of food, music, wreath-making and prayer as we celebrate the beginning of Advent. A ten dollar donation per wreath is appreciated. SURVIVING GRIE F AND L OSS THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS , Sunday, 2:00–3:30 pm, Guild Room.

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A PL ACE AT THE TABLE , Tuesday, 6:30–8:30 pm.

“The Magnificat and the Benedictus: Lenses of Advent Hope.” Details on p. 4. ADVENT F ORUM , Sunday, 9:00–10:00 am, Guild Room. Details on p. 4. SURVIVING GRIE F AND L OSS THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS , Sunday, 2:00–3:30 pm, Guild Room. Details on p. 4. C A SA DE ALE GRIA CHRISTM A S & BIRTHDAY PART Y, Sunday, 4:00–6:00 pm. Santa Claus will

make an appearance and a pizza party with bouncey house and ice cream is planned! For further information and/or to volunteer, please email Edmond Yee at edmondmingyee@gmail.com.

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ADVENT F ORUM , Sunday, 9:00–10:00 am, Guild

Room. Details on p. 4. SURVIVING GRIE F AND L OSS THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS , Sunday, 2:00–3:30 pm, Guild Room. Details

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SAGE S LUNCHE ON , Wednesday, 12:20 pm. Christmas luncheon with carol and hymn singing, led by parishioner and choir member Polly Podewell! Please RSVP by signing up in the Parish Hall or call the Parish Of fice at (626) 799-9194 by Sunday, December 9.

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LIVING NATIVIT Y, Sunday, 4:30–5:45 pm. The young people of St. James’ will present a living Nativity scene on the grass in front of the church. There will be cookies and warm drinks, and a petting zoo! SACR A MENTUM WITH ADVENT LE SS ONS & C AROL S , Sunday, 6:00 pm. Experience this season of anticipation and reflection with a service of scripture readings and seasonal music.


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ADVENT F ORUM , Sunday, 9:00–10:00 am, Guild Room. Details on p. 4. CHRISTM A S E VE , Monday, 5:00 pm. This service celebrating the Nativity of our Lord is intended for families with children, and includes a Christmas pageant presented by children and adults of the St. James’ community and music by St. James’ Choristers. CHRISTM A S E VE HOLY E UCHARIST, Monday, 10:00 pm. (Prelude, 9:50 pm). This later Christmas Eve service features traditional festive music presented by St. James’ adult choir, accompanied by organ and strings. CHRISTM A S DAY, Tuesday, 10:15 am. We join

angels, and archangels, and all the company of Heaven, as we celebrate Christmas morning together! There is only one service on Christmas morning.

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