Saint Nicholas Returns to St. James on December 10th!
Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children (as well as sailors, merchants, archers, brewers, pawnbrokers and, frankly, more groups than we can count) is returning to St. James on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services. St. Nick's unexpected appearance last December was a surprise hit and one of the high points of the Advent season. We are thrilled to announce he is returning, and we're inviting everyone in Paso Robles to come meet him!
St. James parishioner Gregg Parras, who bears a striking resemblance to the jolly saint, believes that St. Nick will be sharing wondrous stories and interesting facts about his life and times, including how his legendary habit of gift-giving inspired the tradition of Santa Claus. And, of course, there will be plenty of chocolate-filled gold coins for all!
Bring your family and friends and join us at St. James, where hearts are full of Christ's love and all are welcomed.
We Are The Jesus MovementPresiding Bishop Michael Curry explains how we are a community of people committed to living the way of Jesus: loving, liberating and life-giving to all.
The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church on November 1, 2015. Click here to learn more about The Jesus Movement and the Episcopal Church.
St. James rector The Rev. Barbara Miller, visiting clergy The Rev. Lecia Brannon and the congregation of St. James blessed the freshly remodeled St. James Chapel on Pentecost Sunday 2017. This space is given to God to be set apart for the service of Christ's Holy Church.
Gracious and loving God, bless this space to be a place for all people to discover your presence and grace. Amen.
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St. James is . . .
- — An historic church
- — A spiritual foundation
- — A place of welcome and acceptance
- — A conduit of beauty, joy, and grace
- — A center for community life
The Day of Pentecost was celebrated with visiting clergy Rev. Lecia Brannon (right), St. James rector Rev. Barbara Miller (center) and Deacon Jackie Sebro (left).
Come and be part of St. James! You are welcomed here. St. James has been part of the Paso Robles community for more than 125 years. It is both a place of welcome, prayer, and growth and a vibrant community of people seeking to grow spiritually through prayer and worship, to proclaim the good news of God made known in Christ Jesus, and to promote justice, peace and love.
We seek to do this through . . .
- Worship is at the heart of our life as a parish faith community. The sacramental life nourishes us week by week and common prayer strengthens us day by day. St. James' Sunday and weekday services provide a variety of worship opportunities for members, friends, and visitors.
- Our parish community provides a strong center for our lives and we seek always to expand our boundaries through involvement in the greater community. St. James supports People's Kitchen and the Saturday Lunch Bunch, the SLO Food Bank, and Loaves and Fishes.
- We believe that Christian formation is a life-long process that nurtures us intellectually and spiritually, equipping us to live out our baptismal promises. St. James hosts both one-time and on-going educational opportunities.
- parish Life and pastoral care
- The fabric of our life as a community of faith is maintained and nurtured through pastoral care and fellowship opportunities. We seek to support each other in the life of faith: in joy and in sorrow, in good times and in bad.
- buildings and grounds
- We are blessed with a beautiful church and a patio and garden area that provides an oasis of calm in the midst of our bustling downtown area. Church facilities are used by a variety of community groups.
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