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Monthly Requiem Service

Wednesday, April 24, 12:00 pm, LIVESTREAM

This is a Simple Eucharist service, in which we remember those who have died in the month of April. For those who can’t join in person, there will be a livestream available. The service will immediately be followed by an organ concert.

Requiem Cross

Noon Organ Recital

Wednesday, April 24, 12:30 pm

Come hear and enjoy our new organ with Kristopher Abels, from ​Mission Hills United Church of Christ, who will present a 30-minute free recital following the noon Eucharist in the church.

This recital series will continue throughout the year featuring a wide array of talented organists, helping to showcase our new Rosales/Parsons Pipe Organ. Full series information available at stjamesmusicseries.com.

St. James Music Series presents the San Diego Master Chorale

Sunday, April 28th, 4:00pm

The San Diego Master Chorale, directed by John K. Russell, performs Maurice Duruflé’s iconic Requiem, Op. 9, along with a beautiful program of Britten, Butler, and Brahms, accompanied by Martin Green at the Rosales/Parsons Organ. Tickets and more

information: stjamesmusicseries.com

Children & Youth

Sunday, April 28

Sunday 4/28 Summer Schedule Begins

(no 9:00 am class)

10:00 am - Worship + Children's Chapel- Godly Play story:The Mystery of Easter, craft and feast

11:30-Community- after the service on the lawn


Nursery offered from 9:45-11:15. All nursery children (0-3yrs) will enjoy story, feast and craft.

Youth Singing Group

Sunday, April 28 & May 5, 11:30 am, Parish Hall

May 12, 9:00 am, Youth Room

Do You Like to Sing?

Sydney Doidge, vestry and choir member, is leading a youth singing group starting April 28th. (ages 6 through youth group age) This group will meet for 3 Sundays and then perform the practiced song during the 10:00 church service on Mother's Day, May 12th.

To sign up, email Sydney at doidge.sn@gmail.com

Summer = VBS

The time is here to register/volunteer for one of our age-based Vacation Bible School camps.

Our Shout for Joy VBS is a diocese-wide curriculum that will take an adventure through the Psalms! Both camps are art-based and will create a space to explore the Psalms through music, story, games, art and drama. 


Preschool VBS 2.5-5 year olds: June 24-28th from 9:00-12:00

VBS rising 1st-5th graders: July 22-25th from 9:00-3:00

(with the possibility of Extended Care until 5:00)

Cost: $85/first camper, $75/each additional camper with a cap of $175 a family. Scholarships available! 


All rising 7th-12th graders are encouraged to register for Youth Leader positions free of cost for either or both camps. Adult Volunteers welcome! Small or large time commitments are equally appreciated!

These weeks are fun for all ages. Sign up here as a camper, youth leader or adult volunteer today (especially because you'll get a shirt)! REGISTER HERE!

White Elephant Sale News

Donations are now being accepted for the 92nd Annual St. James White Elephant Sale. Bring your donations to the Parish Hall on Sundays from 9:30-11:30 and on all Sundays leading up to the sale.

SAVE THE DATE! The White Elephant Sale will take place on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th on the campus of St. James by-the-Sea.

”For a full list of donations that will be accepted, click here.”


Sunday Sermon

Sunday, April 21, Easter 4

Looking and Seeing

Just looking at something doesn’t necessarily mean you’re seeing it, or even understanding it. The Rev. Dr. Mark Hargreaves takes us to Jesus’ empty tomb for a look in. What do you see?

Watch or read the sermon HERE.

Community Events

Sacred Trails - Hike and Pray

Saturday, April 27, see times below

In partnership with the EDSD Creation Care Community, Sacred Trails provides the opportunity to hike and pray in God’s creation. With four hikes offered around our diocese, participants are invited to pick the time and difficulty level that works best for them. Great for youth groups, families, young adults, and anyone with a love of the great outdoors – Sacred Trails takes discipleship out of our churches and into the wild. Registration is now open – make sure to invite your friends! Register HERE.

8:30 A.M. Iron Mountain, Poway – Difficulty Moderate/Hard – Distance 6 miles – Hike Leader: The Reverend Hannah Wilder

9:00 A.M. Mission Trails Regional Park, Oak Canyon to Grasslands Trail – Difficulty Moderate – Distance 4 miles – Hike Leader: Charlette Preslar

11:00 A.M. Guagome Regional Park, Oceanside – Difficulty Easy – Distance under 3 miles – Hike Leader: The Reverend Brian Peterson

2:30 P.M. San Dieguito County Park in Solana Beach/Del Mar – Difficulty Easy – Distance under 3 miles – Walk Leader: The Reverend Brynn Craffey

Bach's Lunch

Wednesday, May 8, 12:30 pm

Organ-ic Season finale

The May Bach’s Lunch features the organ with strings in works by Mozart, J.C. Bach and some fun surprises. Some of Mozart’s Epistle Sonatas use the organ simply as a continuo instrument, while a few let the organ shine as an equal musical partner. We will present two of the extra special ones here with a unique piece, a Rondo-Concerto, by J.C. Bach.

Please join us and bring your friends for our last program of the season! sdbaroque.com

Service Times


  • Noon Requiem Service, 12:00 pm


  • Holy Eucharist, 8:00 am
  • Choral Eucharist, 10:00 am


  • Eucharist Service, 12:00 pm

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