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Quarterly Meeting This Sunday

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St. James in-the-City | LOS ANGELES

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Quarterly Meeting

Join us this Sunday, Oct. 29, following the 10:30 service for one of our first gatherings for the new season.


Coffee Hour and Altar Flowers

We need your help with flower donations and coffee hour snacks here at St James.

Flower donations are needed for Nov. 12 and 26.

Coffee Hour signups needed:

8am— Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 17, 24, 31

10:30am— Oct. 29, Nov. 19 through the end of the year

Please contact Lauren in the office at lazeltine@stjla.org to sign up.


Chapel Organ Dedication

We have been blessed with a gift from the estate of Marti Haymaker specifically for the procurement of a small organ to enhance our Resurrection Chapel. Together with a gift from the estate of Douglas Duncan we signed a contract with Regent Classic Organs of Oxfordshire, England to build a custom digital organ specifically for our chapel. The organ arrived in November of 2022 with the President and colleague from the Regent company to install and voice the instrument. It consists of one keyboard and a removable pedalboard in the style of an enhanced “continuo organ” suitable for the music of the Baroque with enhancements for music of all periods. This versatile instrument is moveable and is currently located in our main sanctuary where we dedicated it this past Sunday. It was used for the first time to accompany the offertory anthem (a Tudor renaissance composition by Thomas Morley) and at the postlude in an organ concerto by Handel.

This Sunday in Great Music

October 29, 6pm
Classical Sundays at Six
​Int'l Laureates Organ Series
Thomas Ospital

Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia, BWV 582
César Franck: Fantasie en La
Gabriel Fauré: Suite Pelléas et Mélisande (transc. Robilliard)
Olivier Messiaen: Dieu parmi nous (La Nativité du Seigneur)
Thomas Ospital: Improvisation


Thanksgiving at our Soup Kitchen

It's so hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner! And as many of you know, our Great Food program always puts on a full-on banquet the day after Thanksgiving complete with turkey, sides, pies, and so much more.

If you are interested in supporting our Thanksgiving feast, there are two ways you can help out. The first way would be to bring in a side dish (green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, or cranberry sauce) or a pie to the church before Thanksgiving (November 19 - November 22). Please email Margaret Ecker with what you plan to bring (mecker@stjla.org).

The second way you can support us is by making a donation to our Great Food program. This will help offset the cost of this special feast for our friends in need.

St. James Men's Retreat

The Men's Group is excited to announce that their annual retreat will be Friday, November 17th - Saturday, November 18. The retreat will start with an evening of fellowship dinner at Ken Robbins's house. Then, on Saturday morning, we will meet at the Cathedral Center from 9AM - 3PM for a retreat led by Father Jon. New members are always welcome! To register, please contact Ken at Ken.Robbins@raymondjames.com.


Midweek Online Service

​Are you looking for a short midweek service? St. James offers an online Morning Prayer service on Wednesday mornings, from 8:30-9.

​Morning Prayer is an ancient service, derived from those in monasteries and convents, adapted by the brilliant Reformation liturgist, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, who drew on Old and New Testament scriptures and prayers to create a service that is both simple and profound. It is especially suitable for our on-line service because it requires no clergy (though we often have clergy participate). We parcel out various readings to members of the on-line “congregation.”

​If this sounds appealing and you’d like to try it out, drop a note with your email address to Steve Yeazell (yeazell@law.ucla.edu) or Lauren Azeltine (lazeltine@stjla.org)., We’d be happy to welcome you.


Latest on Your Pledges

We are nearing our goal, but really need all the pledges to come in!


Baptisms in November

We would love for you to consider baptism! The next date available is November 12. See Kate+ or Jon+ for more information.


Made in God's Image

The Rev. Jon Feuss


3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
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