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St. James Episcopal Church
June 16, 2017
   
 
 
 
Volume 7, Number 24
 
The e•Messenger
 
 
 
 
     

 

Camp Out VCS 2017 concludes today.

Thank you to our great volunteers!

 
 
 
This Sunday at St. James
 

June 18: The Second Sunday after Pentecost

 

 
 
 

Tissot's Calling of the Apostles

Ordaining of the Twelve Apostles, 1886-1894, by James Tissot (French, 1836-1902) is housed in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Public Domain.

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.

  • 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 JUNE 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.

 

 

 
 
 
Summer Sounds 2017

St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge will present an exhibition of art created by members of the St. James Artists Guild, in the Parish Hall parlor. The work of these professional artists will be on exhibit throughout of July.

 

The exhibition will be open every Sunday in July, immediately before and following church services, as well as each Wednesday evening before and after our Summer Sounds at St. James concert series. The exhibition may also be viewed during church office hours (M-Th 8:00-4:00; Fri. 8:00-noon), or by special arrangement made through the church office. The Summer Exhibition has developed a following over its eight-year run.

 

In addition to pieces by the St. James Artists Guild, space is reserved for pieces by the art students at The One Stop Homeless Center who are being taught by parishioners Elizabeth Whitley and Warren Green. Mostly untrained, the works by these students have proven to be insightful and enjoyable creations.

 

 
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 this Wednesday, June 21, and on June 28, at 9:30 a.m. Margaret Culbertson leads these sessions. The relaxed styles used by Margaret and Carmen are accessible to almost anyone, and everyone is invited to attend. Yoga sessions will be on holiday in July, returning on 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: Our selection for June is The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, and we'll meet Monday, June 19. 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! Ready to pre-read for July? Next up is The Widow of Wall Street by Randy Susan Meyers, to be discussed on Monday, July 17.

 

Straighten and freshen-up the church pew racks, Friday, June 23 starting at 9:00 a.m. We'll have coffee and some summer catch-up talk while we straighten up the pew racks, put out fresh welcome cards, etc. Contact Mary Boutwell to let her know you can be there, by email, or phone 225-421-3543.

 

 
 
 
Fall Hospitality Host Inviation
 

The Associate Vestry is looking for a host home for the Fall Hospitality Party tentatively scheduled on Friday, September 22 or Friday, September 29, 2017. If we've missed asking you, now is your chance to step up! All food, beverages, set up, and clean up will be provided. If interested, please contact Julia Spaht. Thank you!

 
 
Hannah's Highlights
Destination Unknown

We'll have a exciting evening adventure exploring exciting things and places in our area, and build community through fellowship.

 

Chaperones are needed; please contact Hannah. The youth fee for the evening is $25. Friends of St. James EYCers are always welcome to join us!

Deanery Youth Event


Please join us for a Deanery Youth Retreat beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, and ending at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 30. This retreat is open to all youth in grades 6-12 who attend one of our Baton Rouge deanery churches.

 

We will have games, an amazing race scavenger hunt, dodge ball tournament, a movie, and a Saturday evening chapel service.

 

Sunday morning, we'll have breakfast and then serve at the St. James "Hearty Breakfast" -- a meal to our homeless friends and neighbors in downtown Baton Rouge.  Registration forms are due by July 19. See you there!.

 

 
 
 
Hurricane Season open; predicted to be more active than usual
Emergency Preparedness
 
 
Follow along with our restoration project!
Project Page

Mortar removal has begun. Follow along with the project, here. If you have photos of the project to share, please share them with us so we can add them to our gallery.

 
 
Community Mission Appeal
 

When we let God’s love open the door to our church and our hearts, transformative ministry begins. Episcopalians throughout the Diocese of Louisiana have opened doors to feed the hungry, revitalize neighborhoods stricken by poverty, minister to strangers and prisoners, educate children, care for senior citizens, and so much more. All of us can participate in these missions in different ways. Many of us can donate our time and effort. All of us can offer up our prayers and make a financial donation in some amount, small or large.

 

The Community Mission Appeal – or CMA – is dedicated to taking our diocese’s mission beyond the physical walls of our churches. One hundred percent of the gifts received through CMA will go directly to churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana in the form of grants to support the development and continuing strength of mission work.

 

 
Culture Camp
 

St. James opened its doors this week to the Baton Rouge Symphony League's Culture Camp, offering members of the Greater Baton Rouge Boys and Girls Clubs opportunity to experience, up close and personal, lessons and activities in music and the arts.

 
 
 
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