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St. James Episcopal Church
October 28, 2016
Volume 6, Number 44
The eā€¢Messenger

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This Sunday at St. James
October 30: The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

The Persistent Widows

Jesus greets Zacchaeus is by Sister Gertrude Morgan. Sister Gertrude, an Alabama native, preached in the French Quarter of New Orleans ca. 1940s until her death in 1980. Her paintings have been widely acclaimed examples of outsider art.

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.
  • HEARTY BREAKFAST IN BISHOPS HALL is open from 8:00 until 9:00 a.m. Come by to greet our guests, help out, or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast!
  • 9:15-10:15 a.m. is Coffee Hour and Christian Education for all ages. Read more, here.
  • EYC'ers of all grades (6-12) gather in a joint, fifth Sunday session, 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.

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 Choir Director Sara Bray leads our youngsters in 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.


Daily Scripture Class Graphic

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 is TONIGHT!

With food, fun, challenge booths, games, rides, and more, the Day School carnival is fun for the whole family!


Come by the Day School playground between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. for an evening of Peace - Love - St. James, and help support our exceptional Day School!




The Messenger
The Messenger

The NOVEMBER 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! Email Randall here, or phone him at 225-938-8585 for more information.


Meditative Yoga resumes next week, taking the fifth Monday (October 31), off. The class is usually 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.


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.


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, by or before Monday, October 31.


The Joan of Arc Study Group gathers at the home of Becky Johnson. The lesson on Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand will be presented by Nina Broyles Fleshman. Contact Nina for more information.

Notes from Hanna
Notes from Hanna
  • This Sunday, October 30: 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.

  • A combined EYC event for grades 6-12 gathers this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in the Youth Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center! Email Hannah for more information, or join the Youth email list, below:


Welcome Materials
Join the Welcome Committee!

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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Make your 2017 pledge, now!

Our campaign for your 2017 pledge of support concludes soon, and our goal is 100% participation, at the level that is right for you. Our stewardship volunteers will begin following up with parishioners we've not heard from in early November.

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