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St. James Episcopal Church
January 1, 2016
Volume 6, Number 1
The e•Messenger
This Week at St. James
January 3: The Second Sunday of Christmas
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 Christmas carols
  • 11:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in church with organ and Christmas carols
  • 5:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles
Leaflets now available by clicking on service time!
Youth Confirmation Series
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, contact Marvin for information and/or to register by January 31.
The Messenger
Annual Parish Meeting
The 2016 St. James Episcopal Church Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2016. Bios of our vestry candidates, and the Associate Vestry slate profiles, are in the January issue of The Messenger, available for pick-up in the narthex and foyers, or online.
2016 Trinity Theological Conference
In the words of theologian Gustavo Gutièrrez, “All injustice is a breach with God.” TI2016 brings action-oriented theologians and thought leaders together to provide better understanding, inspiration, and ideas you can use in your community to make a positive impact. The conference will be simulcast in the CSF Atrium at St. James. Registration is free, but required so that proper arrangements for your presence and dialogue groups can be made.
Joan of Arc Study Group

This year's study focus is the Parables of Jesus, and Margaret Culbertson will present the next lesson on the Parable of the Ten Virgins, as depicted in Matthew 25:1-13.

Susan Rolfs hosts the gathering on Wednesday, January 6, at noon.

Contact Nina Broyles for more information.


Bad Girls Book Club

The next meeting is Monday, January 18, and we are reading The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe.

The February meeting is Monday, the 15th, and The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende is scheduled for that meeting.

We meet at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson at Old Hammond Hwy. Don't forget to bring a sweater!

Stewardship at St. James
You can submit your 2016 pledge online, or via email, as well as set up automatic contributions toward your pledge -- all on our stewardship page!
Interfaith Federation Programs
January Thaw: Melting Away Interfaith Misunderstanding and Cultivating Peace offers opportunities throughout the city and throughout the month to participate in worship or study in another tradition.
Registration is Open for Senior High Rally!

What is Rally? Youth Rally is a retreat weekend for youth in grades 9-12. Rally is designed by the youth and adults on the Diocesan Youth Leadership Committee and staffed by youth and adults from that committee. Rally is designed to be a fun, relaxing retreat weekend at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center that combines presentations by youth, small group discussion, and worship with games, activities, music, and fellowship. Rally is designed to be welcoming to everyone who attends and the goal of the weekend is to make sure that everyone is included fully in the community.


Cost and Registration? The cost of the weekend is $150 before January 4 and $175 between January 4-11, 2015. The cost covers lodging in rooms, all meals, snacks, and activities, as well as a t-shirt and group photo. (1) Download an EDoLA Permission Form, here; (2) Visit here for information and your choice of paper or online registration.

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