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The Day of Pentecost

Sunday, May 19, 8:00 & 10:00 am


This Sunday we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, and the day on which we celebrate the presence of the Holy Spirit within us, and among us. Don’t forget to wear your RED! For a more detailed description of this important feast day, click HERE.

Pentecost 9

Graduation Recognition Sunday

Sunday, June 2, both services

Do you have family members who are graduating soon? Turn in their names, along with the school and grade, so we can celebrate them on June 2nd during the services.

Please send the information to

Children's Ministry

Sunday, May 19


9:30/45 - ALL AGES(including Nursery) MEET ON LAWN TO PROCESS INTO CHURCH! We will have banners, shakers, dove pins, hats and more! 

10:00 - Worship (all children/youth process into church)+ Children's Chapel- Godly Play story: Pentecost, craft and feast

11:15 - Community- after the service on the lawn with games, snacks and refreshments. Don't forget to pick up your Summer months calendars from Leighton!

Nursery offered from 9:45 - 1:15. All nursery children (0-3yrs) will enjoy story, feast and craft. This week, all nursery kids will meet on the lawn with the Nursery Leaders to process into church for Pentecost.

*Next Youth Group: 5/26 in the courtyard 11:15 -11:45

Monthly Requiem Service

Wednesday, May 22, 12:00 pm, in person and livestream

This is a Simple Eucharist service, in which we remember those who have died in the month of May. 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 with Alison Luedecke

Wednesday, May 22, 12:30 pm

We welcome Dr. Alison Luedecke for our May Organ Recital after the Noon Requiem. She is organist at the Church of the Nativity in Rancho Santa Fe, and former organist at St. James by-the-Sea.

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

Senior Singles Off To The SD Museum of Art

Friday, May 24 , 2:00 - 4:00 pm

You are invited on Friday, May 24 from 2-4pm to the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park, for a free private tour and meet afterwards at the cafe to get a snack and talk about what to do next, getting to know each other better.

RSVP to Leanne MacDougall by May 22 by text 619 889 8317 or email:

Summer = VBS


We need campers, youth volunteers and adult volunteers!

CLICK HERE to register.

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, May 12, Easter 7

Letting Go

At the Ascension the disciples didn’t want to let Jesus go. But he couldn’t be held back, he had to be shared with the world. Now, as the Rev. Canon Gwynn Lynch points out, “…instead of looking toward heaven, we can look around ourselves to see all the places and people with whom we can share the love of God.”

Watch or read the sermon HERE.

Community Events

Blood Drive at La Jolla Presbyterian Church

Sunday, May 19, from 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Make Lifesaving a Habit

Schedule an appointment today for sharing the gift of life by calling 619.400.8251 or go to Walk-ins welcome.

Photo ID required and please arrive hydrated.

The donations will take place in the Sun House at 7715 Draper Avenue, La Jolla.

Donate used medical equipment to Asylum Shelter

Our Outreach committee supports Jewish Family Services (JFS) that runs a very well-organized Asylum Shelter in San Diego. People who are granted the asylum process are transitioning at this shelter to their final destination. They usually stay there up to

48 hrs. JFS processes on average 400 asylum seekers a day. At the shelter they can use used wheelchairs, walking canes, crutches, and other medical equipment (like splints, ankle support, knee support, etc.) in good condition for people who were injured

during their long journey. If you can donate such equipment, please bring it to church and notify Ildiko Antal at Thank you for your generosity!

Service Times


  • Noon Eucharist Service, 12:00 pm


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


  • Requiem Eucharist Service, 12:00 pm

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