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St. James Episcopal Church
October 14, 2016
Volume 6, Number 42
The e•Messenger

CPEX Presentation


The St. James Campus Master Plan

Design Review


Tuesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. in Bishops Hall

Dinner and Childcare Provided

Children should go to Bishops Hall to get their dinner,
then head to the Day School Cafeteria to eat and
for alternative events during the presentation.

This Sunday at St. James
October 16: The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

The Persistent Widows

The Pleading Widow; click the image for a broader view.

Sunday's Service Schedule
  • 8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite I in the church
  • 10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in church with organ and choir
  • As You Are - Rite II service at 10:30 in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles
  • 5:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles
Sunday Education and Events
  • Sunday Nursery: Infants six-weeks to children four years old are lovingly cared for in our professionally-staffed nursery during worship and education time for parents who desire it. Our renovated nursery space is open from 8:45 a.m. until noon, and located right off the Parish Hall foyer. Your infants and young children are always welcome in church.
  • 9:15-10:15 a.m. is Coffee Hour and Christian Education for all ages. Read more, here.
  • Grades 6-8 EYC gathers this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in the Youth Room, first floor of the Ministries Center.
  • Centering Prayer is at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Presence on the third floor of the Ministries Center.
Saturday, October 15: Racial Reconciliation Commission

The Diocesan Racial Reconciliation Commission will meet this Saturday, October 15 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the conference room on the third floor of the Ministries Center.


The Commission now rotates meeting places among the different parishes of the diocese and invites any members of St. James who would like to learn more about our activities to join us.


All are welcome. Please come and find out how you can be a part of this ministry.

Children's Sunday School and Children's Church

Sunday School for children ages 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 is at 9:15 until 10:15 a.m. in their dedicated rooms on the second floor of the Parish Hall. Follow the signs to the appropriate room. Cherub ChoirDirector Sara Bray leads music during the Christian Education hour as part of the children's Sunday morning programs.


Children's Church is for youngsters who would like to spend time during 10:30 services in age-appropriate lessons and activity before returning to their families in time for communion. Follow the small cross to the back of the church during the sequence hymn (just before the Gospel reading).


Volunteers are needed for children's lesson leaders -- all lessons and materials provided!



Sixth through twelfth graders -- the EYC age group -- have Sunday School in the Youth Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center, during the 9:15-10:15 a.m. Christian Education hour.

Rector's Forum

Adult classes at 9:15 Sunday mornings:

  • The Interim Rector's Forum, with the Very Rev. Joe Reynolds, in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center, with presentation on belief, practice, and theology of the wider church and topics important to St. James. You can listen to previous sessions, here. His next few sessions will focus on the Bible -- what it really says, and what it doesn't say.

  • A Dose of Daily Scripture: Reflection and Discussion of the Sunday Readings, in the conference room on the second floor of the Ministries Center, with the Revs. Ralph F. Howe, Jr., and John M. Pitzer, as well as lay leaders, including Annie Knazs Jung and Ed Henderson.

We hope you will take advantage of our programs for the whole family!



Day School Carnival: October 28

We invite you to join us in support of the 2016 Day School Carnival – an essential fundraiser of St. James Episcopal Day School – an essential ministry of St. James Episcopal Church!

— Whitney and Patrick Banks
Day School - Church Carnival Liasons

With your donation of $100 or more you will receive a take-home dinner for two, and your name will be displayed as a Parish Partner in the carnival newsletter and on the corporate sponsor wall. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax ID #72-0542038


The Messenger
The Messenger

The OCTOBER 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 available in the foyers and narthex of the church.


Visit our Newsletter Archive page to view past issues of the e-Messenger and The Messenger, or, to subscribe or change your subscriptions.



Church Calendar Link

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


Randall Peterson invites you to join him on the latest Habitat for Humanity project, starting this week! Email Randall here, or phone him at 225-938-8585 for more information.


Meditative Yoga has returned! This free class is held the first-through-fourth Mondays of each month from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center. The relaxed styles used by Margaret Culbertson and Carmen Board are accessible to almost anyone, and everyone is invited to attend.


Sts. Agnes/Edith/Monica ECW Chapter October meeting has been cancelled. You may contact Mary Boutwell for more information.


A service of Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers is held Wednesday at noon in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles. Take a few minutes mid-week to give yourself time for prayer and communion.


The EfM Grads Group (for graduates of Sewanee's Education for Ministry program who want to continue the fellowship and discussion) will meet on Thursday, October 20 at noon, hosted by Virginia Noland. Contact Nancy Jo Poirrier or Mary Boutwell for more information.


The Mom-to-Mom Group will meet on Thursday, October 20 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall parlor. The nursery will be open; please email Mary Boutwell by early Tuesday if you will need child care to confirm sufficient caregivers. The group is reading Daring Greatly by Brené Brown and will be discussing Chapters 1 and 2. A reading guide is here.


Lector Training will be held in the church next Sunday, October 23 after the 10:30 services. The training should last about an hour, and all lectors for the 8:00, 10:30, and AYA services are expected to attend, as well as those those who frequently read at 5:00 p.m.


The Bad Girls Book Club October book is A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner to be discussed at the meeting on Monday, October 24. The group gathers at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson at Old Hammond Highway. R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy or text her at 225-335-3572. The next meeting will be after the holiday season, on the fourth Monday of January 2017, and the book selection is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VESTRY CANDIDATES are being received by the Nominating Committee until October 31. Please download a recommendation form, or pick one up from those in the church and parish building foyers, provide all information requested on your recommendation, and turn it in via mail, offering plate, or via email to Charlie Frey, Nominating Committee chair, before the end of the month.


COMING SOON: Look for information on the Children's Council family-style Almost Campout, scheduled on Friday, November 11 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Bishops Hall!
Notes from Hanna
  • This Sunday, October 16: Join us from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the youth room on the first floor of the Ministries Center as we continue studying Called by God.
  • EYC for grades 6-8 gathers this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in the Youth Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.
  • Fun Friday Hangout: October 21, 6-9 p.m. We’re having a hangout night for grades three-12!! We will have dinner, movies, music, and games. This is a great time for parents to enjoy a date night, or get together with other parents for a fun evening downtown. More information to come!


Fun Friday Hangout


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The St. James Welcoming Newcomers Committee needs additional volunteers to welcome visitors at the church doors at each service. If you're interested, please email Mary Boutwell.

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