St. James Episcopal Church - San Francisco

St. James Episcopal Church - San Francisco


Dearest Fellow Church Congregants, I received your lovely and glorious Christmas card. I cannot thank you enough; for your Love and Support! Most Lovingly, Christie Higgins
Please enjoy the FaceBook page for my books (available on Amazon and Kindle). Take some time to savor the experience, and to explore the photo albums. There are four Photo Albums (you might have to select ‘see all’), one with links to 20 radio interviews, one with links to sites where my books can be purchased, and one of Sayings (Jualtisms), and one with a dozen newspaper articles. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. I also share diverse videos, which I recommend, for those with interest in metaphysical, paranormal, or spiritual things. You can find more about me by searching for ‘Jualt’. A web-site to leisurely enjoy and explore, with links to interviews, articles, and books:
Today was her birthday and I just learned Judy Spain had passed away. Not sure if anyone at St. James knew of it. She served the parish faithfully for many years.
A wonderful talk, with Denise-P, about psychic and shaman aspects, health, spirituality, and about The Life of Christos series, and The Thought of Christos:
For God so Loved the world; He gave to us His only Son, Jesus Christ Our Savior, to live and die as one of us. Jesus Christ died: so that we can live forever.
Debbie Sham, I am praying fervently for you. We all love you, Debbie. I Love you.
Dearest St. James Congregants: My name is Christie Higgins. I have been absent from church; for quite awhile now. I have not-in the slightest-forgotten about all of you; my friends at church. I am now a singer. I have sung on three radio stations; thus far. I am doing just fine; but, I miss all of you like crazy. I continue on; with my photography; and, I will include a photograph with this my message for you. I could Not Love You More if I Tried- Christie Higgins (Margaret C. Higgins U.S. Army Retired)
A very thought-provoking Good Friday sermon!
Hi...Please like & share my page, I already liked your's.
LOVE, Christie Higgins (photographer)
SENDING PRAYERS AND MY SINCEREST LOVE, Christie Higgins (photographer)

St. James is a progressive, active, and open spiritual community welcoming all who wish to share God's love. We are a "JEDI" church: joyful, engaged, diverse, and inquisitive.

As part of the Richmond neighborhood since 1890, St. James is an anchor institution strengthening the community through worship, prayer, education, and service. We are a house of prayer and a community center for all people. We invite you to join us in following Jesus on the path of awareness and compassion.

Mission: The mission of Saint James is to bring an ever increasing number of people into an ever closer relationship with Jesus Christ so that God's love may be a transforming force for the communities in which we live.

Operating as usual

Let Us Pray

"Prayer is how we work with the energy of love to make God’s intention our reality." Reflections on Christianity, spirituality, politics, and culture.

"With Wild Beasts and Angels" The Rev. John Kirkley preaches a sermon for the First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord, January 10, 2021, at St. James Episcopal Church, Sa...

[01/06/21]   Happy Epiphany friends! News flash: Herod goes down ugly, but he loses.

Christmas Lessons and Carols

A service of Christmas Lessons and Carols with sermon, "Revolutionary Love." The Rev. John Kirkley officiating and preaching; Fred Goff, music director.

Christmas Lessons and Carols

Join us for Christmas Lessons and Carols - premieres 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The Rev. John Kirkley, preaching. A service of Christmas Lessons and Carols from St. James Episcopal Church. Featuring sermon, "Revolutionary Love," preached by the Rev. John Kirkley, and ca...

The Christmas Story

Fr. John shares the Christmas story in a 7.5 minute recording for children, using St. James nativity scene. Premieres Christmas Eve at 3 p.m. Fr. John Kirkley shares an adaptation of the Godly Play story of Christmas for children. The perfect bedtime story for Christmas Eve or other family devotio...

[12/17/20]   A Morning Resolve (from Forward Day by Day)

I will try this day to live a simple, sincere and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking; cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in expenditure, generosity in giving, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike faith in God.

In particular I will try to be faithful in those habits of prayer, work, study, physical exercise, eating, and sleep which I believe the Holy Spirit has shown me to be right.

And as I cannot in my own strength do this, nor even with a hope of success attempt it, I look to thee, O Lord God my Father, in Jesus my Savior, and ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. James Advent Art

A collage of wreaths representing the art and faith of the members of St. James set to the music of "O Tannenbaum" by Vince Guaraldi. Arranged by Noreen Huey and Fred Goff.

[12/13/20]   Morning prayer with music and sermon, "The Light Within." The Rev. John Kirkley, preaching; the Rev. Ron Willis, officiating.

Morning Prayer November 15, 2020

Catherine Manhardt officiating, the Rev. Gwen Buehrens, preaching.

Expect Delays

Sermon for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost: November 8, 2020 Reflections on Christianity, spirituality, politics, and culture.

Banner Drop 10-13-20.mp4
St. James Faith in Action joins faith leaders from around the state calling on Governor Newsom to protect our immigrant siblings.

The Cost of Awakening

"This is faith: to trust God’s slow work in us, to be willing to be transfigured by love, and in giving ourselves away in love become capable of receiving everything. " Reflections on Christianity, spirituality, politics, and culture.

Loving Through The Pain

Sermon for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost Reflections on Christianity, spirituality, politics, and culture.

The Interval of our Wounding

Sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Reflections on Christianity, spirituality, politics, and culture.

The Miracle is Hope

Sermon for the 9th. Sunday after Pentecost Reflections on Christianity, spirituality, politics, and culture.

World Health Organization (WHO)

A message for Creationtide! Thanks to Rose Scarff

The WHO Manifesto for a healthy recovery from COVID-19 lists 6⃣ steps to create a healthier 💟, fairer ⚖️ and greener 🌳 world while investing to maintain and resuscitate the economy ⬇️

Office of Evening Prayer

The Commemoration of Mary and Martha of Bethany

July 5, 2020: Sunday Sermon by David Brooks at Washington National Cathedral

This sermon delivered at Washington National Cathedral on Independence Day weekend is a reminder of the beauty in the storm.

David Brooks at Washington National Cathedral

The Parable of the Sower

"The parables of Jesus are exercises in moral sympathy and moral imagination. We remember these parables to remind us that following Jesus means having the humility to listen to those closest to the pain in our communities, to see the world from their perspective, and to allow that perception to change us so that together we can change the world." Reflections on Christianity, spirituality, politics, and culture.

From Bishop Jennifer: A reflection of personal experience, hope and challenge for the church on dismantling white supremacy and racism On Monday, Bishop Jennifer gave this reflection on a Zoom meeting with bishops and canons from across the Episcopal Church: Ibram X. Kendi recently wrote in The Atlantic: “From the beginning, racist Americans have been perfectly content with turning nightmares into dreams, and dreams into nightmar...

Marc Andrus

An important message from Bishop Marc. Our church doesn't need to reopen because it never closed. We are always the church in so far as we manifest the way of love in our lives - not our buildings.

*traducción al español a continuación*

In light of calls across our country, from every level, to reopen churches, it is important to say that you are doing holy work by NOT reopening immediately. I am deeply grateful for your continued efforts to keep your church community and neighbors safe while finding creative ways to continue being the Body Of Christ.

Our current worship and gathering guidelines may be found here:

Have courage, and stay the course. Know that the Holy Spirit is never apart from us, always with us, guiding us, and enveloping us with God's love.


A la luz de los llamados en todo nuestro país, desde todos los niveles, a reabrir nuestras iglesias, es importante decir que está haciendo un trabajo sagrado al NO reabrir de inmediato.

Nuestras pautas actuales de adoración y reunión permanecen vigentes hasta nuevo aviso:

Ten coraje y mantén el rumbo. Sepan que el Espíritu Santo nunca está separado de nosotros, siempre con nosotros, guiándonos y envolviéndonos con el amor de Dios.

+ Marc

Presiding Bishop will preach at ecumenical memorial service on May 24 for COVID-19 victims - Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will offer a brief sermon for a virtual memorial service for the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic hosted by the National Council of […]

The Jesus Gate

Sermon for Sunday, May 3 - "Good Shepherd Sunday" Reflections on Christianity, spirituality, politics, and culture.

Awesome Online Offerings | Preparing for the Future | Great Partners | More Resources For Our Life Apart

Please see this great list of online resources - particularly for seniors - to stay engaged and healthy during this pandemic.

The Episcopal Church

A Word to the Church regarding the rubric of love during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church:

In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, we are now at another one of those threshold moments when important and significant decisions must be made on all levels of our global community for the good and the well-being of the entire human family. In this moment, I would ask you to allow me to share with you a Word to the Church: What Would Love Do?

For more resources, including "What Does Love Do? Living the Way of Love during Pandemic" and "Prayers for Self, Church, Community, and World amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic", visit

Spiritual Communion in a Season of Social Distancing | Church Divinity School of the Pacific

A helpful piece by the Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers. At St. James, we will be moving from Morning Prayer to celebrating the Holy Eucharist on Sunday mornings beginning May 10, with a prayer for spiritual communion. Contact the parish office at [email protected] for information on how to join us on Zoom. By the Rev. Ruth A. Meyers, PhD In this time of social distancing, when we cannot come together to celebrate the eucharist, church leaders are introducing creative responses such as packing plastic bags with consecrated wafers for people to drive up and take home, or suggestions that people in dispa...

Living With the Mind in the Heart: Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter Reflections on Christianity, spirituality, politics, and culture.

The Treasure in the Cave: An Easter Vigil Sermon Reflections on Christianity, spirituality, politics, and culture.

Faith in Action Bay Area

Bearing witness for those left behind in this public health crisis. Please urge Mayor Breed to expedite the move of ALL shelter residents and those on the streets who are willing to vacant hotel rooms. There are no disposable people.

Fr John Kirkley & Sup Matt Haney deliver prayer photos to Mayor Breed

OPINION: Save the soul of San Francisco | 48 hills Faith leaders say it's a moral obligation.

The Church Has Left The Building: Sermon for Palm Sunday in a Pandemic Reflections on Christianity, spirituality, politics, and culture.

Bishop Marc, April 2 2020

A pastoral message from our bishop, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Andrus.

This video is about Bishop Marc, April 2 2020

Morning Prayer

Service of Morning Prayer at St. James Episcopal Church, San Francisco. The Rev. John Kirkley, officiating. The Rev. Gwen Buehrens, preaching. Fred Goff, musician.

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4620 California St
San Francisco, CA

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Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
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