Greetings in Christ our Lord, One of the central parts of our spiritual practice as Christians is the remembrance of the Lord’s Supper at the communion table. As Presbyterians, our tradition is to practice the Lord’s Supper every first Sunday of the month (and at some special services during the year). July 4, 2021, will…

Greetings, As we move closer to the proposed Washington Reopening date of June 30, I know there are many questions and curiosities about what it will mean for our church. Last week, I shared the final guidelines from our Reopening Task Force (read last week’s note here), which shed light on how we make our…

Good afternoon, Looking back to March 2020, there were many days when we hopefully looked ahead to when we could “reopen” the church. We talked about the celebration that would be, the joy of reconvening after such a challenging season. We spoke of it being something of a “resurrection Sunday,” a day specially marked out with…

A Message from the Church Reopening Task Force Let’s face it; some of us are feeling a little Zoom fatigue. It might have been necessary and even amusing in the early stages of the pandemic (“We can’t hear you; you’re on mute!”), but you may be itching for a touch of “normal” at this point….

“O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” Greetings, I’m pleased to send you this note today to announce the newly updated guidance from the St. James Presbyterian Reopening Task Force regarding our in-person worship. Based on Washington State guidance released in late…

Written by Susan Diemont-Conwell, Chair, St. James Reopening Task Force A vaccine is on the way! After months of worry, this news gives us hope. But what does this news mean for St. James? When can we get back to normal? The practical reality is that it’s going to be some months before a significant…

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