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St. James Episcopal Church
May 13, 2016
Volume 6, Number 20
The e•Messenger


Wear red for our Pentecost celebration!


This Sunday at St. James
May 15: The Day of Pentecost - Whitsunday
Ignation Open Doors
Sunday's Services

We will worship in ONE SERVICE as ONE COMMUNITY at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, May 15.

Sunday Education and Events
  • 8:30-12:30 - Our professionally-staffed nursery is an option for children six weeks to four years old as you worship or attend classes.
  • 9:30 a.m. - Teen Support Group meets in the library on the second floor of the Ministries Center.
  • 5:00 p.m. - EYC and EKC will join together for an end-of-year celebration with Marvin McLennon, in the Youth Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center. R.s.v.p. to Marvin, here.
  • 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.
Link to VBS Web Page

Registration is open until June 1 for "Proof Pirates," Vacation Bible School at St. James, June 13-17, 2016. Download a form with the link, below, or click the image, above, to go online, read more, and register!



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 May 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.

Deadline for submissions to the June issue is May 15!


Church Calendar Link

The Bad Girls Book Club meets on Monday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway at Old Hammond Highway. The book is Out of Africa by Karen Blixen. Please let Monica Murphy know you'll be attending. The June selection is Room by Emma Donoghue, and meeting date is Monday, June 20.


Thursday, May 19 is the last day of classes at the Day School!


Mom-to-Mom Group will gather on Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall parlor. Contact Mary Boutwell to reserve child care.


The Rev. John Pitzer returns to St. James this month! Read more below.


Send Us Your Selfie!

Mary Beth, Christian, Anna Grace and Amy Kurtz sent us their selfie!



Send Us Your Selfie!

You've asked for it, and we're working on it! Please send us your photo for the 2016 directory! If you don't have a smart phone to take a selfie, you are welcome to send a favorite photo, or give us a "heads up," and we'll help get a photo with you. Selfie sticks are available in the Parish Hall foyer for you to use at church, like the Kurtz family!

Please send your photo along with your current contact information to us no later than Wednesday, June 16. Please clearly identify each person in the photo, in left to right order.

Email your photo to
The directories will be distributed at the Ministries Fair on Sunday, August 21.

St. James Treble Choir Link

St. James Outreach

It's Outreach Application Time!

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.

Pitzer Reception of Orders
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