Operation Christmas Child (OCC)
An international Ministry of Franklin Graham’s “Samaritans Purse” OCC will reach over 12 million children this year with a special Christmas shoe box full of little gifts and the Word of Christ. Shoe boxes can be picked up and filled with Christ’s Love, small Christmas gifts, school supplies, hygiene items, toys, and even your personal note. Return your full Christmas box and if possible add $9 to help pay for shipment. The Last Day to Drop off your boxes is Monday, November 20.  The Christmas Boxes will be shipped to at least 13 third world countries and given out by local churches & pastors. Contact Phil & Peg Bemis at 714-962- 2182 or 714-856- 7808 or email for more information.
Spiritual Formation Time
In This Sunday’s November 19, Spiritual Formation Hour, Rev. Cathie will expand the topic of Giving Generously from her sermon. We will look more deeply at how to give generously and hear the testimony of those whose lives are marked by generous giving. Don’t miss it!
Sundays at 10:30 am
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Our annual Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held on Wednesday, November 22 at 7 pm. Before the food, family, football, and fun of Thanksgiving day, be sure to come to church and present your thanks before the Lord, the author of all good gifts!
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:00pm
Christmas Boutique to Benefit Cancer Awareness
The Third-Annual Boutique to Benefit Cancer Awareness will be Saturday, December 9 at St. James. Sponsored by our Cancer with Compassion ministry, the boutique offers fun opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts along with meaningful talks about cancer and how to live in hope as a cancer sufferer.Do you know someone who has cancer? Be sure to invite them to this year’s Boutique.
Saturday, December 9, 2017  from  9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Held at: St. James Anglican Church
              2995-A Airway Ave.
              Costa Mesa, CA 90603
Christmas 2017 Schedule
This year, Christmas Eve is on a Sunday. On Sunday, December 24, we will have one morning worship service at 10 am which is the 4th Sunday in Advent. The first Christmas Eve service will be a Family Eucharist Service at 4 pm with contemporary music and an informal atmosphere appropriate for children. The second service is a Christmas Eve Festival Eucharist at 8 pm with choir. On Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, there will be a Christmas morning service at 10 am.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
10:00 am 4th Sunday in Advent Service
 4:00 pm Family Communion Service
 8:00 pm Festival Eucharist Service
Monday, December 25, 2017
10:00 am Christmas Morning Service
Connect With Us On Our New Facebook Page!
Find us on Facebook by searching St. James Anglican Church Newport Mesa or by going to then press the like button. We will be deleting St. James’ old personal account in one month. Having this new page will better serve the
St. James Community!
Monday Night Prayer Group Meets Weekly
The Monday Night Prayer Group meets every Monday at 6 pm in the large conference room.  Come and pray for St. James, our country, personal prayer requests and the needs of others.
Monday Evenings  at 6:00pm
Prayer Religious Stock Photos
Legacy Outreach Group Offers Special Prayer Ministry
Do you know someone who needs special prayer for healing or in a time of crisis? The Legacy Outreach Group offers special prayer for those in need. Led by Rev. Cathie and Philip Young, the Legacy group is trained in prayer ministry and will come to a home or someone in need may come to the Young’s home by appointment. For more information or to schedule a prayer time,
contact Philip at
or Marty Chapman at
Reaching Out to Homeless in Our Community
Trellis, the organization which links churches with community needs, provides opportunity for us to work with the homeless population in our area. If you are interested in learning more about how you could serve on a one-time or regular basis, please contact Joan Hearn, our congregation’s point person for this area of ministry. Email her at