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St. James Episcopal Church
January 29, 2016
Volume 6, Number 5
The e•Messenger
Fifth Sunday Hearty Breakfast
This Week at St. James
January 31: The Fourth after The Epiphany
Jesus in the Synagogue at Nazareth
Sunday's Services
  • 7:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church
  • As You Are - An informal service with praise-style music in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles
  • 9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in church with organ and cantors
  • 11:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in church with organ and the Adult Choir
  • 5:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles
Leaflets available by clicking on service time
Sunday Education and Events
  • 8:30-12:30 - Our professionally-staffed nursery is an option for children six weeks to four years old as you worship or attend Christian Education classes.
  • 8:00 a.m. - The Center for Spiritual Formation coordinates the Hearty Breakfast, helped out by over 60 volunteers! Parishioners are invited to come, enjoy breakfast alongside our guests who live on the streets or in area homeless shelters.
  • 9:00 a.m. - Children's Church gathers in the choir room, on the second floor of the Parish Hall, for a lesson on the readings of the day, an activity, and music, before returning to the church in time for communion with their family. Meet our new director, Sarah Bray!
    • If you are interested in volunteering with Children's Church, please contact volunteer coordinator Mary Pesses for information and invitation to the group.
  • 10:00 a.m. - Children three through nine years of age have Sunday School in the Good Shepherd atria on the second floor of the Parish Hall.
  • 10:00 a.m. - Youth and their parents interested in confirmation should attend the Information Session this Sunday, January 31, in the Youth Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.
  • 10:00 a.m. - Flamingos and Spanish Town parade parking passes will be sold in the Parish Hall parlor. Come by the youth table and send a flock of flamingos to a friend -- stealthily delivered by the EYC and friends -- or order a flocking or parking pass online. Limited openings remain!
  • 10:00 a.m. - Adults will gather in the CSF Atrium where we continue with the popular DVD series on the Old Testament taught by Professor Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Read more.
  • 3:30 p.m. - The St. James EYC will be joining with the youth from St. Alban's Episcopal Church at Bluebonnet Swamp for a special, Fifth Sunday event. Contact Marvin to let him know to expect you!
  • 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.
Youth Confirmation Info Session

Bishop Thompson will be at St. James on April 24 to confirm young people prepared through the iConfirm series. Marvin McLennon is starting class on Lent 1: February 14, and classes will continue each Sunday (except Palm and Easter Sundays) from 10:00 a.m. through the 11:00 a.m. service.

If you or a teen you know is interested in being confirmed, you should attend the Information Session at 10:00 a.m. this Sunday, January 31, in the Youth Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.

The Messenger
The Messenger - February

The February issue of The Messenger is ready. You can read it online at Issuu, or in PDF at the link, below.


Pick-up copies are also available in the foyers and narthex of the church.

Wednesdays in Lent
Wednesdays in Lent
An exciting menu of worship, soup-and-salad dinner, and educational options for all ages on Wednesday evenings in Lent, beginning Wednesday, February 17, has been planned out. You can read more here. The evening begins with Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, then class options for adults, as well as programs for children and youth, all ending by 7:15 p.m.
From the Interfaith Federation of BR

A DIALOGUE WITH MUSLIMS: FACT, FICTION, and FAITH will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Broadmoor United Methodist Church at 10230 Mollylea Drive.

What do Muslims believe? What are misconceptions about Islam?

Join the conversation with local Muslims who are part of the Baton Rouge community. This event will conclude with prayers for peace, understanding, kindness, and compassion. Visit the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge website for more information.

Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc Study Group

Helen Campbell hosts the next gathering of the Joan of Arc study group, on Wednesday, February 3, at noon. Margaret Culbertson will present the lesson on The Parable of the Sower, from Matthew 25:1-13. Contact Nina Broyles for more information on the Joan of Arc study group.


Bad Girls Book Club Meets Monday, February 15

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende is our scheduled book selection.

The March book selection is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, and we'll be meeting on Monday, March 21.

We meet at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson at Old Hammond Hwy. R.s.v.p. to Monica, below, and don't forget to bring a sweater!

Mom-to-Mom Meets Thursday, February 18

The Mom to Mom Group meeting will be Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall parlor. Contact Mary Boutwell for more information, and to reserve child care.

Camp Hardtner
Camp Hardtner Summer Registration

The online information for the Summer Camping Season at Hardtner is now up and running. It can be viewed at

We are currently accepting applications for the Summer Permanent Camping Staff. These are paid positions and include: Head Counselor, Driver, and cabin counselors. Interviews for these positions begin January 9. If you know someone who would like to apply, is at least 19 years of age, is good with young people, works very well with others and exhibits a commitment to Christ, please encourage that person to apply.

Rreservations for the summer camping season opened January 5 and campers may register through the Harder web page. Early registration is recommended. There is some scholarship aid available for those who qualify.

St. James Episcopal Day School
PreK-3 Now Enrolling!
St. James Episcopal Day School is pleased to announce that applications for a 2016-2017 PreK-3 class are now being accepted. Visit the Day School web site to learn more, arrange your tour, and begin the application process, today!
Camp Hardtner
EDoLA Young Adults Mardi Gras Tailgate Party

Look for us on the neutral ground near the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and Seventh Street, near Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans.

Lunch will be provided but BYOB and bring snacks to share. This event is co-hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans.

Contact Canon John Kellogg with any questions or 504-895-6634.

Ash Wednesday Services
Ash Wednesday is February 10
Gumbo Info and Flyer Link
Two Weeks 'til Gumbo 2016!

Co-chairs Kelly Williams and Susan Rolfs invite you to Gumbo, and to get involved! Come, enjoy the fun and fellowship that develops working with your fellow parishioners -- Gumbo Guys and Gals! Come, enjoy lunch -- and bring a friend! Introduce them to your church and parish family. Come, make life a little easier for yourself, or a friend, and pick up a pint or quart of gumbo, along with sides, to heat-and-eat at home.

Click the link below to check out the volunteer opportunities available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and sign-up for one shift, or weekly. You'll be glad you did.

Glory & Gumbo
2016 Fr. John Moloney Speaker Series Begins February 12

The second annual Glory & Gumbo - Fr. John Moloney Preaching Series line-up begins with our own, the Rev. Canon Shannon Manning of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, at 12:05 p.m. on Friday, February 12. Get your Gumbo before, or after her presentation, which will end by 12:30 p.m. Look for a flyer describing the whole series in your mail, soon, or download a copy here.

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