St. James' Episcopal Church - Potomac 301-762-8040

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St. James' Episcopal Church, Potomac, Maryland


St. James’ welcomes all persons without regard to race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities, or age.

Advent Message

Christmas Flowers and Music

Dedications are due by Friday, December 15 in order for your dedication to appear in the Christmas Eve bulletins. Use our online Christmas Flowers and Music form here.

Gifts for flowers and music are welcome at all times of the year! Use the online Altar Flower dedication form.

 Adult Faith Formation

Advent FaithTalks

Join us this Advent during our 9:15 a.m. Sunday FaithTalk, when we will be using the circumstances surrounding Jesus’ birth to remind us of God’s faithfulness.

Based on the book Advent of the Savior, by Cindy Bunch, this series aims to draw us more deeply into the love that Jesus brought to earth, giving us hope in a distraught world.

  • 12/3, Advent 1: “To is a Child is Born,” Isaiah’s Prophecy
  • 12/10, Advent 2: “Waiting and Hoping,” Zechariah and the Angel
  • 12/17, Advent 3: “Nothing is Impossible,” Mary and the Angel
  • 12/24, Advent 4: No FaithTalk. We will be sharing a recorded service in celebration of Advent 4, and gathering in person that evening for our Christmas Eve celebrations.

Thursday Morning Study Group

“Exploring our Faith.” Thursdays, 10 a.m. virtual
All are welcome to join us on Zoom, Thursday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. Find the link at News & Events.

Currently we’re exploring the Book of Revelation using The Episcopal Church’s Conversations with Scripture study guide for Revelation, which can be purchased on the Church Publishing website or through Amazon.


Sunday School at St. James’

We’re back with year two of our regular curriculum, “Weaving God’s Promises!”

Children preschool through grade five are invited to join us during worship. Children will return to their families in church for the Eucharist.

Newcomers are always welcome! Download our Sunday School Registration form (or ask for one at church) and send it to We look forward to meeting you!

Youth Events!

See our News and Events page as well.

MERCY youth group is a joint ministry of St. James’ Episcopal, Potomac; St. Francis Episcopal, Potomac; and Christ Episcopal Church, Rockville. For more information or to be added to our MERCY email list, contact St. James’ Youth Director Maddie Weber,

Worship In Person and Online!

8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the sanctuary
Live stream and recorded video on YouTube.

Events Calendar

Recent News from St. James

Worship Ministry Opportunities

It takes many hands to make our worship experience beautiful, meaningful, and lively each Sunday. Come add your voice or serve behind the scenes!


Celebration of Life for
Isabelle Schuessler

Saturday, November 25, 2:00 p.m. at St. James’
You are invited visit with the family and one another after the service in the parish hall.