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St. James Episcopal Church
July 22, 2016
Volume 6, Number 30
The e•Messenger

St. James Day this Sunday


This Sunday at St. James
July 24: Observation of the Feast of St. James (July 25)

Christ with the wife and sons of Zebedee

The meeting of Christ with the wife and sons of Zebedee is by Paolo Veronese (1528–1588) and currently housed in the Museo di Grenoble. 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, 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 in Bishops Hall for our St. James Day Dinner!
  • 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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Summer Sounds & Art Show

Summer Sounds at St. James 2016 performances conclude this Wednesday, July 27, with New Orleans-style pianist Tom Worrell at 7:00 p.m.


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 this week, Wednesday evening, and closes Sunday, July 31.

Link to Lay Ministry Page

Today's event registration is now closed.


Next Friday, July 29, we will gather for our last Summer Playdate with Pinwheels & Popsicles at the Webb Park Playground, 1351 Country Club Drive. We'll create our very own pinwheels using a simple pattern, and we'll test out ready-made versions in all colors and sizes. Lunch and popsicles will be provided.


Email Mary Boutwell for required registration. Visit her page with the link, below, for more information and online payment link. ($10 per family helps defray expenses.




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.


The August issue will be live next Friday, July 29, and available for pick-up from the foyers on Sunday, July 31.


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.

UBE Annual Meeting in New Orleans
We welcome to our parish family ...

Richard William Wolff, from another parish in the city, and his wife, Kirsten.


Church Calendar Link

COMBINED MID-MORNING SERVICE: We continue a mid-morning 10:30 service through Labor Day. 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.


Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers this summer at the two ReStore locations! Enjoy the air conditioning while helping the Habitat ReStore raise funds to build simple decent homes, as well as divert quality building materials from the landfill. There are many volunteer opportunities at the ReStore: Customer Service, Preparing Donations for Display, Picking up Donations and Office Support. This is a great opportunity for anyone, especially retired individuals who want to do meaningful work that makes a difference in our community! The Habitat ReStore sells donated new and gently used building supplies to the public at a greatly reduced price. All proceeds help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge build affordable homes with families in need. Contact Kristen Lastrapes or 225-927-6651 to volunteer!


On 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 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.

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.

Youth Director Position Open

St. James is seeking a part-time Youth Director to develop and oversee Christian education and community. An Episcopalian with college and administrative experience is preferred. Please send résumés to, putting "Christian Education résumé" in the subject line.


Welcome Ministry Materials
Happening #77 Registration Now 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.

St. James Children's Council

invites young adults and parents of children 12 and under to a

Summer Social

on Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m.

at the home of Martha & Jeremy Vasquez, 4889 Field Drive.


An evening of fun and fellowship, and preview of the

exciting, new events planned for the children of St. James, this fall!

Come and meet Elizabeth & Fr. Joe Reynolds.


Adults only. R.s.v.p. with one of the buttons, below:

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