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Evensong and Recital

Sunday, May 12, 4:00 pm Choral Evensong, 5:00 pm Recital

Choral Evensong

The inaugural year of events for the Rosales/Parsons Organ culminates with Choral Evensong with the Choir of St. James by-the-Sea directed by Alex Benestelli, followed by a performance by Bruce Neswick. The Choir will sing works by Hancock, Hogan, and Howells, and the organ recital will include a new piece by Texu Kim, specially commissioned for the dedication of the Rosales/

Parsons Organ.

Recital by Bruce Neswick

Bruce Neswick enjoys immense popularity and is in tremendous demand throughout the country as organist, improviser, choral conductor and trainer, commissioned composer, and hymn festival leader. He is a musician whose playing vibrates with energy, is full of radiant color, and always expertly crafted. Mr. Neswick holds the Fellowship degree from the Royal School of Church Music and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2016 by the University of the

South, Sewanee, TN. He is Artist-in-Residence at

St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla, CA.

Children's Ministry on Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12

  • 9:00-Education-Summer Schedule (NO Adult Ed or Children's offerings)
  • 10:00-Worship + Children's Chapel- Godly Play story: The Crosses, craft and feast * SJBTS Singing Youth will perform the Song of Praise during the service!
  • 11:15-Community- after the service on the lawn with Mother's Day recognition for all the ladies of SJBTS
  • Nursery offered from 9:45-11:15. All nursery children (0-3yrs) will enjoy story, feast and craft.

MOTHER'S DAY RECOGNITION after both the 8:00 and 10:00 services on the lawn. 

Youth Singing Group for Mother's Day

Sunday, 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

Noon Organ Recital with Alison Leudecke

Wednesday, May 22, 12:30 pm

We welcome Dr. Alison Leudecke 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

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. 



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, May 5, Easter 6

Rest and Receive

The Rev. Christina Miller ask us to examine the busyness of our lives, and offers that when we learn to let go of that busyness “we can reclaim our lives as holy, and reimagine what it means to be God's chosen friends…and…experience the joy that is available to each and every one of us, of living into Christ's resurrection.”

Watch or read the sermon HERE.

Community Events

Bach's Lunch

Wednesday, May 8, 12:30 pm

Organ-ic Season finale

Join San Diego Baroque for our final lunchtime program of the season, featuring our keyboardist Alison Luedecke on St. James’ stunning new Rosales-Parsons organ. 

  • Sonata in C major, K336 W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Concerto-Rondo for Organ and Strings in F major, Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
  • Overture for strings in D minor, Z.771, Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • Concerto for organ and strings in F major, G.F. Handel (1685-1759)

Concerts are free and un-ticketed. Please join us and bring your friends for our last program of the season!

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.

Service Times


  • Noon 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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