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St. James Episcopal Church
July 8, 2016
Volume 6, Number 28
The e•Messenger

Summer Sounds at St James


Art Show Open Now! Concerts continue this Wednesday!

This Sunday at St. James
July 10: The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Le bon Samaritain

Le bon Samaritain, 1880, by Aimé Nicolas Morot (1850–1913), housed in the Petit Palais, Paris. Work in the public domain. 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 and cantors.
  • 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 fellowship with coffee, cookies, and lemonade in the Parish Hall parlor.
  • 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 continue on WEDNESDAY evening 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 during weekdays; on Sundays, before and after services; and, each Wednesday evening during July.

Link to Lay Ministry Page

Next Friday, July 15, we'll gather at the Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road from 10:30-12:30. We will take a short nature walk around the property, and then come back to the pavilion to make enchanted "Fairy Gardens" or "Pirate's Coves" to bring home. Light lunch provided. There is also an option for the older children to participate in a scavenger hunt! Email Mary Boutwell for required registration, or visit her page with the link, below.


The next scheduled playdates are on Friday, July 22 and 29.


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.

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.


Ed. Note: Marvin McLennon assumes his new role as full-time Youth Ministry Coordinator at Christ Church in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 1. If you missed saying goodbye to him, you can send a note to Marvin, here.

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
July Hearty Breakfast
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