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St. James Episcopal Church
July 1, 2016
Volume 6, Number 27
The e•Messenger

Summer Sounds at St James

Art Show Open Now! Concerts begin this Wednesday!

This Sunday at St. James
July 3: The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Statue of Liberty

..."Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" --Emma Lazarus, engraved on a tablet within the pedestal on which the Statue of Liberty stands.
Photo by mrlaugh; licensed under the terms of the cc-by-sa-2.0.

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 AYA 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, should you desire it. During redesign of the usual nursery area, please follow the signs to our summer nursery in Werlein Hall (Day School building). Your infants and young children are always welcome in church.
  • 11:30 a.m. - Please join us for a special fellowship time with light food and cake in the Parish Hall parlor, as we welcome our interim rector, the Rev. Joe D. Reynolds.
  • 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

Send Us Your Selfie!




Summer Sounds & Art Show

Summer Sounds at St. James 2016 performances begin WEDNESDAY evening at 7:00 p.m. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!


The professional work of the St. James Artists Guild is now on exhibit in the Parish Hall parlor. In addition, the art work of students from The One Stop Homeless Center in Baton Rouge is on exhibit in the small parlor of the Parish Hall small parlor. Parishioner Elizabeth Whitley, professional artist and teacher, is their instructor. She is assisted by parishioner Warren Green.


Art will be on exhibit during the church office business hours during weekdays; on Sundays, before and after services; and, each Wednesday evening during July.

Link to Lay Ministry Page

You and your young children are invited to join us for a Pool Party at the home of Susan Rolfs on Friday, July 8, 10:30 a.m. 'til 12:30 p.m. Registration urgently requested! Email Mary Boutwell to register, or visit her page with the link, below.


After the pool party, the next scheduled dates are Fridays, July 15, 22 and 29.


Visit Mary's web page on our site for more info and registration/online payment links.


Welcome Ministry Materials
Wednesday, July 13 is Casserole Day

The ECW of St. James Loaves & Fishes group will gather in the St. James kitchen on Wednesday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. 'til noon for casserole preparation. We'll fill the St. James freezer with meals to take to parish families after a birth, death, or other time of need. 


We will have a coffee bar and breakfast snacks to keep us going!


Please contact Denise Allen, if you are planning on attending.  If you’re interested in learning about the Food Delivery Team, contact Allen Paterson.


The Messenger
The Messenger

The JULY 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. Deadline for the August issue is July 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

COMBINED MID-MORNING SERVICE: We continue a mid-morning 10:30 service (in lieu of 9:00, As You Are, and 11:00) throughout July. It's been a wonderful time to reconnect with parishioners from among and across the morning services!


Open meetings of AA are held daily at noon in the Activities Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.


The Bad Girls Book Club meets on Monday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway at Old Hammond Highway to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.


AUDIOPHILES: 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 to our parish family!

We have received the letter of transfer for Weezie and Ron Mullenix from Trinity Church, Columbus, Georgia.

Welcome Ministry Materials
Invite - Welcome - Connect

The welcome brochures, seasonal post cards, and business-size cards around our campus are physical tools to help parishioners invite and welcome others to St. James. Please help yourself to the materials you may use to share St. James with friends, associates, neighbors.


Are you ready to welcome others to St. James? Perhaps you're ready to explore one of our other hospitality, outreach, or group ministries? We're here to help you find your mission!

St. James Treble Choir Link

The St. James Treble Choir presents a wonderful opportunity to study, learn, and sing for youngsters who love to sing and interested in improving their skills. If you know of such a youngster in grades 4-10, please share the audition information with them; the choir is open to all young singers in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Contact Eric Johnson, Treble Choir Director, for more information.

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St. James Treble Choir Link
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