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St. James Episcopal Church
May 20, 2016
Volume 6, Number 21
The e•Messenger
This Sunday at St. James
May 22: Trinity Sunday

Trinity Fresco

Click the image for a larger view. For a completely different perspective on the Trinity, from Holy Trinity Cathedral in Krakow, Poland, click here.

Sunday's Services
  • 7:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church
  • As You Are - An informal service at 9:00 a.m., with praise-style music, in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles
  • 9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in church with organ and cantors
  • 11:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in church with organ and choir
  • 5:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles
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 enjoy fellowship time. The nursery is moving to Werlein Hall (Day School building) for the summer. Follow the signs to the new space!
  • 10:00 a.m. - Coffee Hour 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.
Vacation Bible School at St. James!

Registration is open until June 1 for "Proof Pirates," Vacation Bible School at St. James, June 13-17, 2016 for youngsters four-years-old through rising fifth graders. Download a form with the link, below, or click here 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.

The June issue will be distributed with the May 27 eMessenger, and in the foyers and tract racks on May 29.


Church Calendar Link
Pitzer Reception of Orders

Meditative Yoga is held on Mondays, 11:00-12:30 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.


Mondays-on-Tap is holding an end-of-year gathering on Wednesday, May 25 (yes, on a Wednesday!) at 7:00 p.m. at the Radio Bar, 3079 Government Street.


Trivia Night at the Bulldog


Young Adults gather for Trivia Night at The Bulldog on Perkins Road at 7:00 p.m. Last time, the St. James gang garnered a second place finish! For those 25-35, come on out and join the fun!


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.


Send Us Your Selfie!

Tommy Cranmer, no fixed address, last residence in Oxford, England.


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, too.

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
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.

Hearty Breakfast Sign-up Link

Thank you for participating in the Campus Master Plan process so far!


Please send your comments to by June 1, or stop by the parlor to view the presentation boards and leave your comments there.

Over 100 people from the St. James community weighed in on the campus plan during the May 10 presentation.
The master plan is still in conceptual form and has not yet been finalized. We still want your feedback!

Click to view the presentation from the May 10 meeting.

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