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  • June 2, 2021

Rector's Update: Summer Events and Services

Dear Beloved of St. James',

As summer unfolds, we have much to celebrate!

Congratulations to each of our Graduates who have worked so hard to pursue their goals: Matt Gottfried, Charlotte Lo Cicero, Alina Quiroz, Charlotte Stipanov, Naomi Jittaun Gragg, Lucy Harvey, Greg Hamlin and Aline Gram Lewis. We will honor them this coming Sunday, June 6!

Aline Gram Lewis has completed her PhD in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union. Greg Hamlin has received a Master of Theological Studies from Claremont School of Theology. Lucy Harvey is a proud graduate of UC Berkeley. Matt Gottfried is a graduate from Loyola High School and has received a Dean’s Scholarship to attend Connecticut College and was named 1st Team All-Mission League in lacrosse. Charlotte Lo Cicero is a graduate of South Pasadena High School and will attend Pasadena City College with hopes to pursue work in art, photography or photojournalism. Charlotte Stipanov is a graduate of Flintridge Preparatory School and will attend George Washington University. Naomi Jittaun Gragg, granddaughter of Robert Frias and great-granddaughter of Stella Frias, graduated from Cal Poly Pomona. Alina Quiroz, also a granddaughter of Robert Frias and great-granddaughter of Stella Frias, is a graduate of Murrieta High School and will be attending Riverside City College.

Summer Plans

June 13, 5:00 pm

Join us for the first in a series of Summer Music on the patio. Read more about this event here. The Corona Consort - 3 viol players surviving the pandemic with outdoor playing - will be sharing the fruit of all that practicing with others. If you miss hearing live music and want a relaxed time to listen, and visit with others safely outdoors, come join us. You are welcome to bring a picnic, your own drinks and enjoy the music. There is a playground for kids to enjoy as well. This night of music will be led by Lucy Jones. Future musical events will include jazz, folk and a night of song led by Sarah Gonzalez.

June 21, 7:00 pm

Centering Prayer will meet in the church on Monday night, June 21.

June 27, 11:30 am

A Summer Discussion Group following our Sunday service. Join us for a summer round table discussion about “How I Survived (or struggled through) the Pandemic!” Discussion will be led by Kevin Baaske and Stewart Davenport. Join us for conversation, coffee and fellowship.

Church Services

We are hoping to return to services inside the church in the near future. Our tentative plan is to return on June 20, contingent on the results of the tier review. Please watch our website for further details.

Every Night, 8:00 pm

Compline continues on Zoom at 8:00 pm every night. The link is on our website here.

July 7, 6:00 pm

Our Wednesday Night Eucharist and Healing Service will resume on the patio on July 7.

Blessings as we begin our Summer together!

Rev. Anne