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St. James Episcopal Church
June 23, 2017
Volume 7, Number 25
The e•Messenger


Art Show opens July 1.

Summer Sounds opens July 5.

This Sunday at St. James

June 25: The Third Sunday after Pentecost



Tissot's Calling of the Apostles


The Lord Explains the Meaning of Service to the Disciples, a 14th century Russion fresco of Maundy Thursday focus, in the monastery of Vatopedi, Mount Athos.

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 cantors.
  • Grab a cup of coffee and help us make We Care bags in the parlor anytime this Sunday morning! This important ministry provides snack bags to 40 of our homeless neighbors who come to our doors during the week.
  • 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.


Grab a cup of coffee and help us make We Care bags in the parlor anytime this Sunday morning! This important ministry provides snack bags to 40 of our homeless neighbors who come to our doors during the week.

The Messenger
The Messenger

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


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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 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.


TODAY! Straighten and freshen-up the church pew racks, this morning, 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.


Meditative Yoga this Wednesday, June 28, at 9:30 a.m. 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 July is The Widow of Wall Street by Randy Susan Meyers, to be discussed on Monday, July 17. 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.


July 5: Welcome Kids' Orchestra offices to the third floor (former Diocesan Office area) of the Ministries Center! If your group has previously scheduled media/Skype meetings in the third floor conference room, the equipment is now in the second floor conference room, for scheduling purposes.

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!.


Preparedness Guides & Worksheets:
Emergency Preparedness
Follow along with our restoration project!
Project Page

Cindy's rains may have slowed work a bit, this week, but if you've ever regrouted a bathroom, you can appreciate how much mortar has actually been removed! 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.


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