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St. James Episcopal Church
May 27, 2016
Volume 6, Number 22
The e•Messenger
This Sunday at St. James
May 29: The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Centurion's Servant

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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! Not yet...nursery will be in the usual space, directly off the Parish Hall foyer, on Sunday, May 29.
  • 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!


Do you have an older teen/young 20s wanting to earn service hours? Volunteer at VBS! Contact Mary Boutwell for more information.



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.


Church Calendar Link

The church office will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.


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!


Meditative Yoga will resume next Monday, June 6, 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.


The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season opens Wednesday, June 1. 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.


Education for Ministry Group Forming for fall - Click here for more information.

Marvin McLennon called to Christ Church, Little Rock
Our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Marvin McLennon, announces he has been offered, and accepted, a position in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas as Christ Church’s full-time Youth Ministry Coordinator. Marvin originally joined our community as the Youth Intern for the Episcopal Service Corps in 2013 after graduating from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.
We appreciate all that Marvin has brought to St. James, and we, and the EKC/EYC youth, particularly, will truly miss him. His last day with St. James will be July 15, so be sure to offer congratulations and tell him good-bye, before then!
For updates about Fr. John Pitzer, click here.

Send Us Your Selfie!

DON'T LET THIS BE YOU! Send your photo, today.


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

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.

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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