St. James will meet together every Sunday beginning January 3, 2021 in the courtyard of Campus Bible. We welcome all who would like to join in celebrating the Lord together live and in person! Remember to bring your mask and dress warmly as weather can be cool during the winter. Services will also be live streamed for those who cannot attend. Digital service booklets are available on our website right here.
Serving opportunities are available too, including set up, tech team, greeting, hospitality, children's ministry and more. Contact us at 559-222-3721 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
We look forward to seeing you in January!
The Companions of St. Stephen provides individual outreach for St. James Anglican Church through financial, spiritual and emotional assistance. Our outreach is to members of the church as well as the Fresno community.
Anyone in need may contact the church. In the event of a financial need, the request is reviewed by members of the Companions of St. Stephens and Fr. Carlos. All requests and decisions are confidential.
Since the outbreak of COVID 19 and the inability to meet in person, the Companions of St. Stephens has expanded and included the SOS (Servants of the Savior). SOS includes a periodic newsletter of hope to the St. James community as well as a phone and food outreach. The goal of SOS is to maintain a ‘physical touch’ with every member of the congregation, reminding them they are still a part of the body of Christ. SOS has expanded its call through food deliveries and phone and card outreach to the St. James community.
“You Always Belong to Us” is the latest project of SOS. It is a card and small gift card outreach to our children and grandchildren who have lost contact with St. James, designed to provide a word of encouragement and hope.
In the immediate future, the Companions of St. Stephens hopes to video oral histories of some of the senior members of St. James. It is our hope that a record of their history and experiences will encourage all of us in our walk with God.
We invite you to joyfully celebrate with us the advent of our Lord Jesus' coming into the world, with Stations of the Incarnation featuring our own artists, a night of singing and fellowship. Dress warm and invite your friends and neighbors!
Join us on Friday, November 20th and/or Saturday November 21st to share God's love with our Fresno neighbors in need for Thanksgiving!
We have partnered with Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pastor Ed Lee of Mount Olive Baptist, and Dr. Nzash Lumeya's School of Evangelism to be part of a city-wide, multi-church compassion and evangelism outreach. Thanksgiving dinner boxes full of turkey and trimmings, with a bible for each household will be distributed them to over 300 families throughout the city. Details below!
Friday November 20th: Join us from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Fresno Westside Seventh Day Adventist Church at 2750 S Martin L King Jr Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706 to pack boxes with Turkeys and trimmings. We will distribute to Our Lady and St. James families afterward. Trucks are needed to deliver boxes to local churches for distribution also!
Saturday, November 21st: Meet at 11:00am at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 101 W Clinton Ave, Fresno, CA 93705. We'll pray, team up, and distribute turkey dinners to families at four apartment complexes surrounding Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Campus Bible Church area.
The organizers are making personal safety and COVID prevention a high priority in this outreach. Please bring and wear your mask.
To sign up, call Mark Zalky at 559-294-1309, or just arrive at the locations at the times above!
Corona Virus Times
Are you ever pleased and delighted to have your grown children encourage you with a gift of spiritual insight? After all those years of being the adult, it is such a delight to have one of them suddenly turn to you and give you deeply spiritual encouragement. Every time it happens to me, I feel such an upwelling of joy. Wow, my children are returning some of their spiritual learning - tempered and filtered through their own lives, coming fresh from their experience with God. It is so humbling. My son has done that on a regular basis, as an outgrowth of his own journey.
St. James Anglican Church, Fresno, CA invites you to join our live stream service Sunday, May 31st, to worship God and ordain Anthony Velez to The Sacred Order of Deacons in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. Bishop Eric Menees will celebrate our service, our rector Fr. Carlos Raines will preach the message. Rejoice with us as Anthony answers his call to serve the Lord first as a deacon and on his way to the priesthood. Live stream Sunday, May 31st at 1:30 pm at stjas.org also on Facebook.
A delightful presentation of the Nativity Story was enjoyed by all as we entered the Christmas week. Children and young folks of all ages participated in the production, including the newest member of the congregation, Elijah, as our own baby Jesus in the manger. The kids did a wonderful job, and as is typical of children’s performances, we had a loose sheep or two running around the set. It was a joy to watch for all in the pews. Afterward, everyone joined together for fellowship over pizza and cake recognizing the birth of our Lord. Many thanks to Barb and Diana for their vision and creativity in putting the pageant together this year. We can hardly wait for next year’s performance!
4th Sunday of Advent
1:30 pm Service
St. James Christmas Pageant
The pageant will be presented during the Service.
Following the service we will have Pizza, salad and goodies. Please come and join us!!
Practices for pageant. Dec. 8th and 15th right after the church service for about 15-20 minutes.
Christmas Eve Service
8:00 pm Sing along
8:30 pm Service begins
Campus Bible Church
222 E. Fountain Way, Fresno, CA 93704
Christmas Day Service
10:00 am Church Office Chapel
1300 E. Shaw Ave. #174, Fresno, CA 93710
This treatise is part of a three essay series on the Holy Eucharist written by Fr. Carlos Raines.
“The Life is in The Blood”
The Meaning of the Holy Eucharist
As Jesus Taught it in John Chapter 6
So in the last article we left Peter hoping Jesus would NEVER speak again about such horrors as “feeding on His flesh” and “drinking His blood.”
And then came the day the disciples gathered for what we call “The Last Supper.”
It had been a hard day but a very exciting week even if it had been a little frustrating lately as Peter and the rest wondered when the Master would strike the blow of liberation from the Romans and all the Jewish traitors who supported them. But maybe he carefully had put all that aside because at least tonight the ancient, familiar and comforting ritual known as Peshach; the Passover, would take place.