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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:

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 26

Trinity Sunday

  • 10:00-Worship+ Children's Chapel- Trinity Lesson (with Doritos!), craft and feast
  • 11:15-Community- after the service on the lawn with games, snacks and refreshments.
  • 11:15-11:45-YOUTH GROUP (6th-12 grades) meet in the courtyard for snack, Gospel discussion on the Trinity and prayer
  • Nursery offered from 9:45-11:15. All nursery children (0-3yrs) will enjoy story, feast and craft in our upstairs nursery. 


Sunday, June 2, 2:00 - 7:00 pm, Bahia Point

Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun with young people from all around our diocese. There will be the opportunity to sail, swim, play games, and relax with friends!

  • Date & Time: June 2, 2024 – 2-7pm
  • Location: Bahia Point – Grades 6-12
  • Snacks, water and dinner will be served
  • Cost: FREE

Please RSVP by May 30th to Leighton (I am the organizer/leader for this diocese event).

"The Color of Light" An Exhibition of Paintings by Rory J. Browne

June 7-15, 2024, St. James GALLERY by-the-Sea

THE COLOR OF LIGHT: A New Exhibition by British artist Rory J. Brown - The St. James GALLERY by-the-Sea is excited to be

hosting a new exhibition by internationally recognized artist Rory J. Browne from June 7-15. Entitled The Color of Light, its inspiration is the verse from Psalms, “For with you is the fountain of light. In

your light we see light.”

Opening Reception: Friday,June 7 (5-7pm); Gallery Hours: June 8 & 9 (11am-2pm), June 14 (5-8pm), June 15 (11am-2pm).

We will also have an opportunity to hear the artist speak, as he will be preaching during the service on Sunday, June 9th at St. James.

Summer = VBS


We need campers, youth volunteers and adult volunteers!

CLICK HERE to register.

White Elephant Sale News

Friday, Aug. 23 & Saturday, Aug. 24, St. James Campus

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. Alternate accommodations may be made by contacting Lorraine Benton (858-243-1158), Jeanne Cicchetto (619-992-3940) or Laura Hargreaves (714-772-1792).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Especially needed are helpers to take gathered donations to the Storage Unit. If you have a truck or large SUV and a little spare time to share after the 10am service, they

could really use your help.

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


Sunday Sermon

Sunday, May 19, Pentecost

Breathing with the Holy Spirit

On this Pentecost Sunday the Rev. Christina Miller invites us to learn how to breathe with the Holy Spirit “as a way of receiving fullness of life as your breath reconciles you to the life force that is in you.”

She also gives us specific practical instructions on how to do that.

Watch or read the sermon HERE.

Community Events

Vida Joven Fundraiser

Saturday, June 8, 5:00 pm, Christ Church Coronado


You can support Vida Joven by attending the Vida Joven Fiesta in the Christ Episcopal Church, Coronado, courtyard.  Dinner tickets are $25 each and the margaritas are $10 each. All proceeds from this event will go to the foundation. Tickets for these can also be purchased online through the Christ Church website. (Use the dropdown to choose options)The deadline to purchase dinner and drink tickets online is Sunday, June 2nd.

5:00 PM, Drinks, 5:30 PM, Dinner

Tickets: $25.00/taco dinner; $10.00/margarita

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


  • Requiem Eucharist Service, 12:00 pm


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


  • Noon Eucharist Service, 12:00 pm

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