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St. James Episcopal Church
April 7, 2017
Volume 7, Number 14
The e•Messenger

Glory & Gumbo Promo



Come enjoy lunch, and pick up freezer stock, today.


This Sunday at St. James

April 9: The Sunday of the Passion - Palm Sunday



Raising of Lazarus


The Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, San Gimignano is home to the fresco, ca. c.1335-1345, attributed to Lippi Memmi, of Judas receiving the thirty pieces of silver for his betrayal of Jesus. Click the image for a larger 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 Treble 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


Nursery: Our professionally-staffed nursery is open Sundays between 8:45 a.m. and noon for infants of six-weeks to children four years old as parents desire and are in worship, fellowship, or education time. The nursery is located right off the Parish Hall foyer. Your infants and young children are always welcome in church.



  • Children's Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m. and Children's Church during the 10:30 services. Children gather on the second floor of the Parish Hall for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., and, at the back of the church during the sequence hymn (just before the Gospel reading) for a brief lesson and activity in Children's Church, before returning to their families in time for communion. No children's Sunday School or Children's Church on Easter Sunday, or Sunday, April 24.



  • Young people in grades six through twelve gather in the Youth Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center at 9:15 a.m.

ADULT classes at 9:15 Sunday mornings:

  • "A Dose of Daily Scripture: Reflection and Discussion of the Sunday Readings," gathers in the reception area of the diocesan offices on the third floor of the Ministries Center. The Revs. Ralph F. Howe, Jr., and John M. Pitzer, as well as lay leaders, including Annie Knazs Jung and Ed Henderson, read and discuss the Sunday readings from the lectionary.

  • The Episcopal Church with the Very Rev. Joe Reynolds, continues at 9:15 a.m. this Sunday, in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center. Videos of his presentations are available on our website, here.

Adult Classes Spring 2017


Email the Children's Council
Help out the Egg Hunt on April 15

The Children’s Council is helping out the Easter bunny, collecting treat-filled plastic Easter eggs for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. The Hunt is on Saturday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m. at the home of Susanna McCarthy, 1465 Steele Blvd.


Please consider donating to the bunny’s collection to hide, particularly if you think you might have a child or grandchild participate. A collection box will be in the Parish Hall Parlor through Palm Sunday where you can drop off plastic eggs of any color, and small trinkets (stickers, bouncy balls, erasers, or individually wrapped candy) for filling the eggs.

The Messenger
The Messenger

Read the APRIL 2017 issue online at Issuu, or in PDF at the button, below. Limited pick-up copies are in the foyer tract racks.


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.


Morning Prayer with the Day School is Monday at 8:15 a.m., and Holy Eucharist with the Day School is held on Fridays at 8:10 a.m. when school is in session. (Easter break is April 14 through April 23.)


Meditative Yoga this Monday, April 10: Carmen Board leads sessions on the first and second Mondays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center. Margaret Culbertson leads sessions on the third and fourth Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. The relaxed styles used by Margaret and Carmen are accessible to almost anyone, and everyone is invited to attend.


The St. James Vestry meets on Monday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m.


Bad Girls Book Club: We are reading Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale, for our Monday, April 17 meeting. Our selection for May is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, and we'll meet on Monday, May 15. The Bad Girls Book Club meets at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway. R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy or text 225-335-3572, and don't forget to bring a sweater!


Sts. Agnes/Edith/Monica ECW Chapter meets Tuesday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. the card room at St. James Place.


April is a five-Sunday month, and our next Hearty Breakfast is on Sunday, April 30, for parishioners and our neighbors living on the street or in area shelters. The sign-up sheet for Hearty Breakfast volunteers at the April 30 event is here.


Holy Week Schedule Graphic
Gumbo Promo


Dine-in between 11 and 1; phone your take-out order between 8 and 10 and pick it up in our easy drive-thru lane on Fourth Street. We now accept debit/credit cards!

Hannah's Highlights
  • MISSION TRIP PLANS - St. James will join St. Luke's on their 10th anniversary trip to CUSE (Cathedral Urban Service Experience) at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston in two trips: (1) May 31-June 3 for those currently in grades 6-8; and (2) June 27-July 1 for those currently in grades nine-12.

  • Sunday School classes this Sunday, April 9, at 9:15 a.m. for sixth through twelfth graders -- the EYC age group -- in the Youth Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.

Backyard Bonfire

  • Youth in grades three-12 are invited to a fun night at our Backyard Bonfire, at the home of Annie & Stephen Jung! We will have barbeque, s'mores, outdoor games, and of course a bonfire. Parents are invited to stay and socialize. R.s.v.p. to Hannah ASAP!.

  • As always, email Hannah for more information, or join the Youth email list, below:

Reminder for Graduating Seniors

The parish enjoys hearing about your high school experience and plans for college, work, and beyond. Please be sure to send us a brief bio and photo by Friday, April 14 to be included in the May issue of The Messenger.


Another to-do item, among all the term papers, exam notes, and Senior Trip brochures? Check out last year's graduation issue, here, for samples of what to include, or an easy-to-follow form, here.

Bishop's Book Study
VBS 2017: Camp Out!

June 12-16 -- 9:00 a.m. 'til noon with extended care option 'til 3:00 p.m.

  • Music & More
  • Camp Out VBS Stations
    Bible Exploration
  • Camp Out VBS Stations
  • Wilderness Games

Childrens Council Meeting

Altar of Repose and Easter Flower Deadline is Sunday, April 9

Please print your listing clearly and make note on your check that your donation is for "Easter Flowers" or "Altar of Repose." Or, donate online, and forward your receipt to Sylvia Rabalais with the requested listing information.

Day School Spring Soiree

YOU ARE INVITED to the St. James Spring Soirée! The Silent Auction and Gala will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Ruffino's at De La Ronde Hall from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Come celebrate St. James Episcopal Day School with fellow parents, parishioners, and faculty and staff. The evening will feature silent and live auctions with all proceeds benefitting the Day School as well as a photobooth, band, beer, wine, and food. Tickets can be purchased online here and additional information, tuition raffle ticket purchasing, and donation & sponsorship opportunities can be found here.

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week Offering Recipients: Contributions (not specifically designated toward your pledge or other funds) made at the Holy Week services will be distributed as follows:

  • Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m. - St. James We Care Ministry - keyword WeCare
  • Good Friday 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - to the work of The Anglican Church in the Holy Land - keyword GoodFriday
  • Easter Services (Vigil on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday services at 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.) - equally between St. James Outreach and St. James Day School Scholarship Fund - keyword Easter

Donors can give online or via text using debit cards, credit cards, or ACH payments. It takes first-time donors about two minutes to set up their payment method, which is saved for future gifts. Once you're ready to go, text STJAMESBR Easter $25.00 to 73256 to give $25 to the Easter Offering fund (or, replace with preferred keyword and amount) using your text messaging. Standard text messaging rates may apply.

Agapé Meal Invitation
Holmes Reception Invitation
2017 Hymnathon
Treble Choir 2017 Hymnathon Scheduled

The St. James Treble Choir plans to attend the Royal School of Church Music summer course in Houston, Texas in June. RSCM America, founded in England more than 80 years ago, is committed to educating church musicians in the traditions of the church and to help them grow musically and spiritually. Our choristers will have the opportunity to work and study with some of the leading musicians and singers in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.


The course tuition is nearly $600 per chorister, including their music, but not including travel to and from Houston. So that as many choristers can attend as are willing to make the commitment, the Treble Choir will be hosting a Hymnathon fundraiser later this spring.


Get out your hymnal (or, find all the hymns in the Hymnal 1982, here), pick your favorites, and you can "buy" a hymn -- or two, or three -- to be sung during the Hymnathon on Sunday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church.


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