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St. James Episcopal Church
June 10, 2016
Volume 6, Number 24
The e•Messenger
Summer Worship Schedule
This Sunday at St. James
June 12: The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost


Pierre Subleyras (1699–1749) painted "Christ at the House of Simon the Pharisee" circa 1737. This detailed piece is only 20 in. by 48 in. Click the image for a larger view of the whole painting.

Sunday's Service Schedule - NEW!
  • 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

We will be observing this schedule at least through June. Following arrival of our interim rector, the schedule may be reassessed.

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. - Coffee Time and fellowship 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.

Send Us Your Selfie!


Text to 225-317-9387


Selfie Deadline is June 16!

You've asked for it, and we're working on it! Please send us your photo for the 2016 directory. If you don't care to take a selfie, you are welcome to send a favorite photo, or give us a "heads up," and we'll help you get a current photo.


Selfie sticks are available in the Parish Hall foyer for you to use at church, and we'll be having photo sessions before and after the 10:30 service this Sunday, June 12.


Please send your photo along with your current contact information to us no later than Wednesday, June 16. Clearly identify each person in the photo, in left to right order, and email your photo to or "text" it to 225-317-9387.


The directories will be distributed at the Ministries Fair on Sunday, August 21.

Link to Lay Ministry Page

Our first date is this Saturday, June 11, 10:30-12:30 with Music Together®, play time, and light lunch in the Parish Hall parlor. Day School families are especially invited to join us! Read more or contact Mary, below.


Next scheduled dates are Friday, June 24; Friday, July 8; and Friday, July 22 - details coming soon!


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!

The Messenger
The Messenger

The June 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 also available in the foyers and narthex of the church. The deadline for submissions to the July issue is June 15.


Nancy Jo Poirrier invites you to subscribe to her all-volunteer From The Parish with church, as well as society news. Send an email to Nancy Jo to subscribe.



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 SERVICES IN JUNE: A combined 10:30 service had been scheduled on June 5 for the Bishop's Visitation; and, we will worship in combined 10:30 services (in lieu of 9:00, As You Are, and 11:00) at least throughout the month of June. It'll be wonderful time to reconnect with parishioners from among and across the morning services!


No Meditative Yoga this Monday. It will return next Monday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m. in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center.


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


The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is here. Have you been following our Resilience series, issued by Episcopal Relief & Development? Click here for preparedness tips to help you and yours weather emergencies or disasters.


The Bad Girls Book Club meets on Monday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway at Old Hammond Highway to discuss Room by Emma Donoghue. Please let Monica Murphy know you'll be attending. Change to the July book: Because of limited availability of our earlier selection, we'll be reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, and meeting on Monday, July 18.

Movie Night Registration
Summer Movie Night: Wednesday, June 22

Reminiscent of the days when families would pile into the station wagon for an evening at the drive-in, we'll gather in Bishops Hall for an evening of pizza, popcorn, concessions, cartoons, and a family-friendly movie!


Kids: Make your drive-in vehicle out of a cardboard box for our Cardboard Car Contest, with prizes! Here are some ideas.


On Wednesday, June 10, the Bishops Hall drive-in opens at 6:00 p.m.! Reservations required; $10 per "car" (family) will help defray expenses. Click here to register and/or pay online, or register with Mary Boutwell or 225-387-5141.

St. James Treble Choir Link

The Treble Choir is having a grand time at the Royal School of Church Music course in Houston! Visit the course Facebook page to view photos and hear rehearsal clips.


Please keep our choristers, directors, and chaperones in your prayers, as they travel, learn, play, and sing the week away.


St. James Outreach

Application Deadline is June 15

As part of our tithe to the community at large, St. James funds about $62,000 in small grants to area and diocesan charities. Funding is focused on the areas of greatest need—food, medical services, shelter, and education—for the people of greatest need, delivered by the most effective means. Last year, we helped cancer patients, the homeless, low-income school children and more.


Please encourage the charities you know and love to apply. They can find the application on our website.

Summer Sounds at St. James

REVISED Line up for Summer Sounds 2016. Read more, here. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!


The professional work of the St. James Artists Guild will be on exhibit the entire month of July in the Parish Hall. In addition, the art work of students from The One Stop Homeless Center in Baton Rouge will be on exhibit in the small parlor of the Parish Hall. Parishioner Elizabeth Whitley, professional artist and teacher, is their instructor. She is assisted by parishioner Warren Green. On weekdays in July, the work will be on exhibit during the church office business hours; on Sundays before and after services; and, each Wednesday evening during the Summer Sounds at St. James concerts and receptions.


Are you a St. James practicing artist? Read exhibition guidelines.


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