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St. James Episcopal Church
August 5, 2016
Volume 6, Number 32
The e•Messenger

Hearty Breakfast Sunday


Save the Date!

2016 Ministries Fair is Sunday, August 21

This Sunday at St. James
August 7: The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

The Rich Fool by Rembrandt

A repeat usage of Rembrandt's The Rich Fool, but unmistakable example of one man's focus, thought and attention only on his surrounding stuff, without light or vision to the rest of the world around him.

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. Nursery remains in Werlein Hall (Day School building) at least one more week as we put the clean and shine to our renovated space. Your infants and young children are always welcome in church.
  • Join us for coffee and fellowship in the parlor following the 7:30 service, this Sunday.
  • Following the 10:30 service, please go to Bishops Hall for a special presentation about preservation of our historic church.
  • 6:00 p.m. - Centering Prayer is held in the CSF Suite 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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This Sunday: Special Presentation

Gary Howes of the Durable Group will give a presentation In Bishops Hall immediately following the 10:30 service THIS Sunday, August 7, describing work needed to repair and preserve our historic church building.


Gary, an expert in historic preservation, will describe 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.


We expect the presentation to last about 30 minutes, to be followed by a Q&A session. Gary has also agreed to lead a walk-around of the exterior of the church to help visualize examples made in his presentation.


Please schedule time to attend this important presentation on proper preservation of our historic and beautiful church.



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.


Next 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, on 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.


Save the Date: The St. James Children’s Council has planned a fun event for all church parishioners!  On Sunday, September 18, we will cheer for the Saints as they take on the New York Giants, viewed on the giant screen in Bishops Hall. The Holy Grillers will grill hotdogs. We’ll have popcorn and a candy concession stand! Kick-off is at noon.


Sermons Online

We're experimenting with putting some of our Sermons Online. Click the image to visit our test page and listen to a sermon you missed, or one you might want to hear, again.


AUDIO HELPERS: If you would be interested in being part of an Audio Guild, helping with sound set-up and logistics for worship services, special services, speaker programs, etc., please email Rodger Green.

Welcome Ministry Materials
Happening #77 Registration Open

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. If you have participated in Happening and would like to serve on staff you can email the Rev. Canon John Kellogg. You need not be Episcopalian to attend, however you must be committed to engage in theological reflection from a Christian perspective.

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.

Adults wanting to volunteer at Happening #77, who are not serving on the DYLC, must contact Canon John before registering.


August 2016 Blood Drive TShirt




Blood Drive on August 21

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!

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