Holy Week Service Schedule
This Holy Week will be different from past years. We can’t do things in the traditional ways, but we can be present in new ways. I hope you will attend as many services as fit into your schedule knowing that the more you can participate in the services the greater your delight will be in celebrating Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Day. — Rev. Barbara Miller, Rector
Tuesday of Holy Week — A prerecorded service of The Way of the Cross using pictures of our Stations of the Cross is provided here:
Wednesday of Holy Week — Evening prayer at 6:00pm on Zoom.
Please join by clicking here.
Maundy Thursday — An Agape Meal celebrated together on Zoom. We will say blessings over your bread and wine, eat together, listen to chapter 17 of the Gospel of John and a short reflection, close with prayers. Service begins at 7:00pm. Please join by clicking here.
Good Friday — Facebook Live virtual service at noon. Please join by clicking here.
The Great Easter Vigil — This service will be celebrated with St. Luke’s on Zoom at 8pm on Saturday, April 11. Have a candle that you can light at home. Virtual coffee hour to follow the service. The link will be sent a few days before the service.
Easter Sunday — Bishop Lucinda will lead a diocesan-wide online service for Easter Sunday, April 12, which will be presented on the diocesan YouTube page click here to access. Members of the diocese representing various deaneries and cultures will contribute to the service. This virtual service will be available at 10:00 am on Easter Sunday. St. James will hold coffee hour on Zoom at 9:15am. Click the Virtual Coffee Hour link below to join.
Thank you to everyone who has been mailing in their pledges and Easter offerings. Even though we are not meeting in our buildings, the expenses continue and your pledge is important. Please know that if you need to adjust your pledge during this time that we understand and give thanks for what you are able to give.
"The first Easter didn’t happen at a church. It happened outside at an empty tomb, while all the disciples were sequestered in a home, grief stricken and wondering what was going on. So, we’re all going to be keeping things pretty Biblical this Easter." — Rev. Dr. Emily C. Heath
Virtual Church Services via Live Streaming
Beginning on Sunday, March 22, 2020, we will be live streaming services from historic St. JamesChurch. Service times are:
Sundays at 10:00 a.m. via Facebook LIVE
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
How to join Sunday morning services at 10:00 a.m.
Click here or on the image below to access St. James videos onFacebook.
Under the All Videos section, click the LIVE video to access a live stream of our church service.
A virtual Coffee Hour will follow the service at approximately 10:45 a.m.
Virtual Coffee Hour will be held on the Zoom videoconferencing app. Please join by clicking here. The password was sent out via email.
How to join Wednesday evening services at 6:00 p.m.
Zoom is a video conference application that is free and is easy to use. If you don’t have Zoom, itwill prompt you to download it, or find it in the app store for your smart phone or tablet. This wayof meeting is new for many. If you have trouble, reach out to Mother Barbara or one of the Vestrymembers for help. The password was sent out via email.
Bible Beat continues to meet via Zoom
St. James's popular bible study group, Bible Beat, continues to meet on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
For those who have the Zoom app installed and wish to join by entering the meeting number, it is: 482480 2340. The meeting password is the same as the password for virtual coffee hour, which is available by email by contacting the church office.
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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
Come and be part of St. James! You are welcomed here. St. James has beenpart of the Paso Robles community for more than 125 years. It is both a place ofwelcome, prayer, and growth and a vibrant community of people seeking to growspiritually through prayer and worship, to proclaim the good news of God made known inChrist 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 lifenourishes us week by week and common prayer strengthens us day by day. St. James' Sundayand 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 expandour boundaries through involvement in the greater community. St. James supports People'sKitchen 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 usintellectually 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 throughpastoral care and fellowship opportunities. We seek to support each other in the life offaith: 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 anoasis of calm in the midst of our bustling downtown area. Church facilities are used bya variety of community groups.
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