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St. James Episcopal Church
June 17, 2016
Volume 6, Number 25
The e•Messenger
Summer Sounds at St James
This Sunday at St. James
June 19: The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost


An ancient depiction of the demoniac described in Luke 8:26-39. Click the image for a larger view of the drawing.

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 through June and July. Following arrival of our interim rector, the long-term 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.

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Summer Sounds & Art Show

Summer Sounds at St. James 2016 performance line up is here. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!


The professional work of the St. James Artists Guild will be on exhibit during July in the Parish Hall parlor. 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 small parlor. 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.

Link to Lay Ministry Page

Our first playdate last week was grand! Read more or contact Mary, below. Day School families are especially invited to join us!


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 July issue will be live next Friday, and pick-up copies in the tract racks on Sunday, June 26.


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: We will worship in combined 10:30 services (in lieu of 9:00, As You Are, and 11:00) throughout June and July. It'll be wonderful time to reconnect with parishioners from among and across the morning services!


Meditative Yoga returns 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 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.


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.

Movie Night Information
Zootopia on Wednesday, June 22 - Family Movie Night

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!


On Wednesday, June 22, 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 via email to Mary Boutwell, or phone 225-387-5141.

St. James Treble Choir Link

The Treble Choir had a wonderful trip to the Royal School of Church Music course in Houston! Visit the course Facebook page to view photos and hear rehearsal clips.


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.

The St. James EYC, along with a crew from St. Alban's Episcopal Chapel at LSU, travels to Palm Beach, Florida this week for a week of fun, fellowship and sun at Hearts of Palm Mission, a program of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Please keep these young people, their leaders, and chaperones in your prayers for a fun, safe, and meaningful week ahead.
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