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St. James Episcopal Church
August 26, 2016
Volume 6, Number 35
The e•Messenger

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Ministries Fair Rescheduled


Click Here for Latest Flood Recovery Info

This Sunday at St. James
August 28: The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Meal in the House of the Pharisees by James Tissot, 1886-1896. Housed in the Brooklyn Museum. Click the image for a larger view.

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.
  • Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall Parlor following the 10:30 service.
  • 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 begins Sunday, September 18
  • 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
  • 11:30 a.m. - 2016 MINISTRIES FAIR - Sunday, September 11
  • 5:00 p.m. - Rite II spoken service in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles


The Messenger
The Messenger

The SEPTEMBER 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.


Submissions for the October issue should be received by September 15.


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 have chosen as their September book, The Time in Between by Maria Duenas, to be reviewed at their meeting on Monday, September 26. 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.

Pool Party
Susie & Buzzy Heroman are opening their home at 4241 Pine Ridge Drive for a combined EKC and EYC Pool Party and Meet-and-Greet with Hannah Rothermel, our new Director of Youth Ministries! We'll have two lifeguards on duty, food, and fun getting to know each other on Sunday, September 11 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. All youth in grades three through twelve are invited to join us as we kick off the new year of youth activites for the Episcopal Kids Community (grades 3-5), and Episcopal Youth Community (grades 6-12). Bring a swimsuit and towel. Dinner will be served, too! R.s.v.p. to Hannah Rothermel
September Tailgate Party


Acolyte Training on September 25

Fr. Joe Reynolds invites all acolytes -- those currently serving, as well as youngsters third grade and older interested in serving -- to join him for lunch and acolyte training following the 10:30 service on Sunday, September 25.


For more information, and to get a count for lunch, please contact Caroline Ross, acolyte scheduler extraordinaire.


Thank you!



The St. James Campus Master Plan

Design Review


Tuesday, October 18 at 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. Dinner and childcare will be 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 envision your church of the future.



Latest Flood Recovery Information


PLEASE BRING canned goods with you to church. 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.



  • Parishioner Eddie Kay lost most of his comic book shop in the Denham Springs flea market. Emily and he will be working on clearing the loss and salvaging what they can, this Saturday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please email Emily Kay or phone her at 225-907-4492 for location information, if you can help, no matter how briefly.
  • 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
  • Baker and Woodlawn areas have specific needs to aid recovery in their areas:
    • Shampoo/deodorant/soap packs for shelters (an older population - no diapers/wipes needed)
    • Adult socks
    • Bottled water
    • Consignment-quality clothes for student/teacher pop-up "shop" created by parishioner Ashley Heyer at Woodlawn High School, where 1/3 of the school community lost homes in the flood
  • Several parishioners are still in gut-and-clean mode and help is welcome. Mary Boutwell has the current names, work details, and contact information.
  • Foster or fur-ever homes are needed for Pat Colquette's cats. They are all fixed, up-to-date on shots, house cats. Ed. note: I've cared for Pat's cats in the past, and she rears sweet kitties!
  • The Salvation Army was flooded at their headquarters on Airline at Greenwell Springs, so they are able to accept only limited donations at this time - items can be sent directly to the area in need:
    • Cleaning products
    • Tools: shovels, rakes, mops, brooms, buckets
    • Detergent
    • Non-perishable food
    • New school supplies
    • Hygiene products
    • Bug spray

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 guides developed by the St. Bernard Project in dealing with disaster recovery, insurance, and more.


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