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St. James Episcopal Church
August 19, 2016
Volume 6, Number 34
The e•Messenger



Community Service Day - Click here for details

This Sunday at St. James
August 21: The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Taking of Christ by Gerard Douffet

August 16, 2016. AP Photo/Max Becherer. Permission for editorial use obtained.

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.
  • Meet in Bishops Hall following the 10:30 service where our help in meeting community needs following our devastating floods will be coordinated. More information, here.
  • 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.


Sunday Schedule Effective September 11:


  • 8:00 a.m. - Rite I spoken service in the church
  • 9:15-10:15 a.m. - Christian education for all ages
  • 10:30 a.m. - Rite II service with organ and choir(s) in the church and
  • 10:30 a.m. - As You Are service in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles
  • 5:00 p.m. - Rite II spoken service in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles


The Messenger
The Messenger

The AUGUST issue of The Messenger is now live. 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 September issue will be live next Friday, and available for pick-up on Sunday, August 28.


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




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.


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.


CPEX reveals their master plan for St. James Episcopal Church, Wednesday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m. in Bishops Hall.

September Tailgate Party

August 2016 Blood Drive TShirt




Blood Drive this Sunday

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


The need is great as many scheduled drives and donations have been cancelled during the events of the past week.


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!

Welcome to our parish family …

Heather and Doug LeBleu, and their daughters Amy and Katherine (Kat), come to us from St. Michael's & All Angels in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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.





Following the 10:30 service in Bishops Hall

BRING canned goods with you to church, please. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank was inundated and lost everything. We need to refill our own pantry, and help the Food Bank refill theirs. Canned fruits and vegetables are especially requested.


BRING one or more of the following:

  • A jar of peanut butter
  • A jar of jelly
  • A loaf of sandwich bread
  • Box of plastic sandwich bags
  • A box of single-serving bags of chips
  • A box of protein or granola bars
  • A six- or 12-pack of packaged peanut butter crackers, and

DRESS prepared to roll up your sleeves! We want your help as we prepare sandwich lunches for shelters. You'll also want to roll up your sleeve to give blood on the OLOL Blood Mobile, on site from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.



  • An office assistant to parishioner Emily Taylor, DVM lost everything in the flood. She and her children need clothing. Please label for "Capital Heights Vet Clinic" and bring to the Ministries Center.
    • Girls size 5T; shoes 11-11.5T
    • Boys sizes 8-9, 10/12, and 12/14; shoes 1-1.5; 4.5-5; and 6-6.5
    • Ladies clothes size 14; shoe size 9
  • Diapers, diaper wipes, and feminine products are continuing needs expressed by shelters from Springfield to Youngsville. Find the shelter nearest you and ask! Or, bring to the Ministries Center and we'll arrange delivery.
  • Several parishioners are still in gut-and-clean mode and help is welcome. Mary Boutwell has the latest names and contact information.
  • Trucks to move salvageable/undamaged items to storage or temporary living quarters are hard to come by. Mary Boutwell has the latest names and contact information.

Bookmark our Flood Information Page. It includes a check-in form, how to request help, volunteer sign-ups, downloadable documents you may need, clean-up and documentation suggestions, and more.


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If the needs of the community change between now and Sunday, we will announce any change in our Sunday work plans. Please be flexible.

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