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St. James Episcopal Church
July 28, 2017
Volume 7, Number 30
The e•Messenger

Parent Social July 2017

This Sunday at St. James

July 30: The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost



James and the Scallop Shell


Luca Giordano's Dream of Solomon was created for Charles II of Spain and is in the Museo de Prado, Madrid. Giordano was a prolific 16th century Italian artist, often painting of or for the Medici family. In a classic critique, he is described as, "…speedy, prolific, dazzling in color, assured in draughtsmanship, ever-talented and never touching the fringe of genius." Perhaps Giordano may have benefitted from a discerning mind prayer. Click the image for a larger fiew of the entire piece.

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 cantors.
  • Coffee, lemonade, cookies and Final Day of the Art Show in the Parish Hall parlor!
  • 5:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, in the Chapel of The Twelve Apostles
Sunday Education & 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 and fellowship. The nursery is located directly off the Parish Hall foyer. Your infants and young children are always welcome in church.


SUNDAY EDUCATION CLASSES ARE ON SUMMER HOLIDAY. Join us for fellowship with coffee, lemonade, and cookies in the Parish Hall parlor before and after the morning services..

The Messenger
The Messenger

Read the AUGUST 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.


Meditative Yoga has been on holiday in July, but resumes Monday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m.


Wednesdays at noon: A service of Holy Eucharist with opportunity for healing prayers is held each week in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles. This quiet, mid-week service lasts about thirty minutes.


Bad Girls Book Club: The August 21 discussion will be on News of the World by Paulette Jiles. 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.

Enjoy breakfast with us this Sunday morning!
July Hearty Breakfast Sign-up
Hannah's Highlights
Happening Registration Link

Registration for Happening #79 is Now Open: August 25-27

Happening is a youth-led spiritual formation weekend designed for high school teens. It is an amazing experience that changes the way you think about yourself and your faith.


Happening is open to teenagers in grades nine-12, of any denomination who have not participated in Happening in the past. If you have participated in Happening and would like to serve on staff you can email the Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles. You need not be Episcopalian to attend, however you must be committed to engage in theological reflection from a Christian perspective.


Happening #79 will be held August 25-27, 2017 at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center. Registration deadline is August 21.


Cost is $150. Scholarship assistance is available. For more information, please contact the Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles.

Welcome Message
to the St. James family: Michael, Kortney, Elizabeth, and Joshua West who transfer from another parish in the area.
Update Page

Making mud is the theme for this week. Several areas have been pointed, others cleaned and ready for pointing. The scaffolding at the Fourth Street entrance is gone (tho' the man-lift will be in and out for a few weeks, yet.) Window restoration is about to go into full swing; watch for updates on this important aspect.


We continue to add photos to our gallery, and always welcome your photos, too. Send them along to Click the image, above, to view the gallery with the latest pics.

Bridal Photos email address
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Every baptized person is called to ministry. Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year program of small-group study that provides people with the education to carry out that ministry.

The purpose of EfM is to help the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and to connect it with their life experience by engaging together in study, prayer and reflection. Each of the four years of EfM study is comprised of 36 weekly sessions during the nine--month academic year, September through May


An EfM group led by Randy Garrett and Marsha Wade meets in the second floor conference room of the Ministries Center on Thursdays from 5:00 'til 7:00 p.m. There are no prerequisites of study.


Since its founding in 1975, EfM has assisted more than 80,000 participants worldwide in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service.


During the service of confirmation we ask God to "Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at Baptism. Send them forth in the power of the Spirit to perform the service you set before them." EfM offers an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service.


For more information about EfM or to register, contact:

Randy Garrett or phone 225-229-5044, or, Marsha Wade or phone 225-802-8067


EfM Grads Group

If you have graduated from the four-year program of Education for Ministry offered by The University School of the South at Sewanee, you are invited to join us on the third Thursday of the month from noon 'til 1:30 p.m. for a time of spiritual feeding in the style practiced in our Education for Ministry groups. This is a drop-in group, for you to come when you can. Brown bag lunches welcome; occasionally, a host may provide a light lunch. R.s.v.p.s requested following each monthly meeting announcement/reminder.


One of the group will volunteer to present a brief lesson at each meeting, followed by a hearty group discussion.


Any format and topic may be discussed. The most important thing is that we get to use our theological reflection skills, our lifetime experiences, our knowledge of the Bible and tradition to hold a rich discussion about the chosen subject, following the tradition learned during our time in EfM.

The fall 2017 semester meetings begin Thursday, September 21.


For more information, or to share contact info for other EfM grads who might like to join us, contact Nancy Jo Poirrier, or (h) 225-926-1679; (cell) 225-603.-7921.

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