Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Holding fast in the hope and the foundation of our faith, I write to you to share an update regarding programs and services at St. James Presbyterian Church amidst the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Executive Board of Northwest Coast Presbytery…

Greetings,  It has been a trying week around in our world as we face the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. The leadership of St. James has taken time to deliberate, to pray, and to discern the right course of action for our congregation. In unity, the Session of St. James asks that you…

Update: Worshipping from home, March 15. Read more here. A quick word from Pastor Seth and a call to prayer. Stay tuned to this post for updates about how we are taking precautions regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Pastoral Note from Tuesday, March 10, 2020 COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus Precautions Good afternoon friends of St. James…

St. James is participating in the PC(USA)’s Vital Congregations Initiative in 2020-21. In his Pulse articles, Pastor Seth will be sharing a little about each of the 7 Marks of Vitality from the initiative in hopes of unpacking and exploring the concepts for our congregation. This month, we examine Intentional Authentic Evangelism My undergraduate experience…

St. James is participating in the PC(USA)’s Vital Congregations Initiative in 2020-21. In his Pulse articles, Pastor Seth will be sharing a little about each of the 7 Marks of Vitality from the initiative in hopes of unpacking and exploring the concepts for our congregation. This month, we begin with Lifelong Discipleship Formation. Throughout the…

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? —Isaiah 43:19 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? —1 Corinthians 3:16 See, the home of God is among mortals…See, I am making all things new. —Revelation 21: 3,5…

Advent is here and Christmas is coming! As you begin the preparations, wrap presents, light candles, hang stockings, and embrace the darkness that gives way to the coming Light, may you feel the deep, abiding, loving presence of Christ this year.  We all know the temptation to make “this year better than the last.” We…

The chill has set in, the leaves are falling, the ground is saturated. It is autumn in all the best ways in Bellingham! Greetings! I often like to use these monthly Pulse articles to talk about a big idea or focus on something exciting going on in our church’s life together. This month, I want…

Presentation by Rev. Seth J. Thomas as a part of the Multi-Faith Network for Climate Justice’s “Celebrating Earth, Our Common Home” event at Lairmont Manor on September 24, 2019. Prayer of Confession O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, our brothers the animals to whom thou gavest the earth…

Pulse – October 2019 – Moving Boldly Ahead On October 5, I plan to run the Leavenworth Oktoberfest Half Marathon. This will be my second 13.1 mile race of the year, a goal I set back in January to complete two half marathons in 2019.  In 2010, I ran the Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon. It is…

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