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St. James Episcopal Church
August 12, 2016
Volume 6, Number 33
The e•Messenger

Hearty Breakfast Sunday


2016 Ministries Fair is next Sunday, August 21

New church directory will be distributed!

This Sunday at St. James
August 14: The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Taking of Christ by Gerard Douffet

The Taking of Christ with the Malchus Episode, by Gérard Douffet, ca. 1620 is housed in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts .

Sunday's Service Schedule
  • 7:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church
  • 10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in church with organ, cantors and As You Are musicians
  • 5:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles
Sunday Education and Events
  • Sunday Nursery: Infants six-weeks to children four years old are lovingly cared for in our professionally-staffed nursery during worship and fellowship time for parents who desire it. Our renovated nursery space is open - bright, clean, inspiring - and, right off the Parish Hall foyer! Your infants and young children are always welcome in church.
  • Join us for coffee and fellowship in the parlor following the morning services, this Sunday.
  • 6:00 p.m. - Centering Prayer is held in the Chapel of the Holy Presence on the third floor of the Ministries Center. All interested are invited to join this time of stillness in God's presence.

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Presentation on Church Repairs

If you missed it, the presentation made by Gary Howes of the Durable Group last Sunday, describing work needed to repair and preserve our historic church building, can be viewed on our website at the link, below.


In the video, Gary, an expert in historic preservation, describes the problems with the brick and mortar system used during previous repairs, why corrective repairs are required, and the repair methods being proposed to restore and preserve our church building.




The Messenger
The Messenger

The AUGUST issue of The Messenger is now live and includes a message from Fr. Joe Reynolds. You can read it online at Issuu, or in PDF at the link, below. Pick-up copies are available in the foyers and narthex of the church.


The deadline for submissions to the September issue is August 15.


Visit our Newsletter Archive page to view past issues of the e-Messenger and The Messenger, or, to subscribe or change your subscriptions.




Pastoral Care Team
A Lay Pastoral Care Ministry team, with far-reaching possibilities, is being formed as part of our Strategic Plan: Good News 2020. Volunteers are needed all along the way - from planning to implementation to hands-on.
Fall Group Forming
Members of an Education for Ministry group meet each week to discuss reading materials that provide a basic education in the history of Christianity and contemporary theological issues.
Volunteers Needed

We begin filling bags at 7:30 a.m. on distribution days and we're finished by 9:00 a.m.

Volunteers are needed to help set up the bagging assembly line between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays before distribution days.

Church Calendar Link

Open meetings of AA are held daily at noon in the Activities Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.


Meditative Yoga has returned! This free class is held the first-through-fourth Mondays of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center. The relaxed styles used by Margaret Culbertson and Carmen Board are accessible to almost anyone, and everyone is invited to attend.


Tomorrow, Saturday, August 13, the Diocese of Louisiana hosts a Youth Ministry Workshop, open to anyone who works with the youth in a church, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave, New Orleans, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.; lunch will not be provided.) The workshop is led by Randall Curtis, Ministry Developer for Young Adults & Youth, Diocese of Arkansas. For more information, contact the Rev. Canon John Kellogg, or 504-895-6634. Download the registration form here.


The ladies of Grace Episcopal Church invite women in the church to the ECW Baton Rouge Deanery Fall Meeting, tomorrow, Saturday, August 13, opening with registration from 9:30-10:00 a.m. The events include Holy Eucharist, an informative presentation, a meeting of the deanery, and a lovely lunch. (An $8 donation is requested for lunch.) R.s.v.p. to Jackie Cage or Judy Knecht. The church number is 225-635-4065.


The Bad Girls Book Club is reading Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson for the Monday, August 22 meeting. The September book is The Time in Between by Maria Duenas. The BGBC now meets on the fourth Monday of each month, at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson at Old Hammond Highway.

September Tailgate Party
Welcome Ministry Materials
Happening #77 Deadline August 15

Happening is a youth-led spiritual formation weekend designed for high school teens. It is an amazing experience that changes the way you think about yourself and your faith.

Happening is open to ninth through 12th grade teenagers of any denomination who have not participated in Happening in the past.

Happening #77 will be held August 26-28, 2016 at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center. Registration deadline is August 15, 2016. Cost is $150. Scholarship assistance is available. For more information, please contact the Rev. Canon John Kellogg.

For more information and registration details, click here. The required permission form is here.


August 2016 Blood Drive TShirt




Blood Drive at Ministries Fair

The Bloodmobile from Our Lady of the Lake Blood Donor Center will be on campus the morning of our Ministries Fair, Sunday, August 21 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


Potential donors (17 or older; 16 with parental consent) should eat first, and bring a photo ID.


A free t-shirt with this cool, new design to all donors!

St. James Place

You are invited to the St. James

Campus Master Plan reveal!


Wednesday, August 24, 6:00 p.m. in Bishops Hall

The presentation will be followed by an open house where the master plan drawings will be on display. Childcare provided.


Our consultants will present the final plan for our campus, based on your input and feedback. Come let us know what you think and celebrate St. James’ bright future!


The Campus Master Plan incorporates church maintenance, enhanced parking, meeting and gathering spaces, and facilities for education and ministries, as we seek to build YOUR church of the future.


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