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St. James Episcopal Church
June 30, 2017
Volume 7, Number 26
The e•Messenger

Link to Summer Sounds Page


Art Show opens this Sunday!

Summer Sounds opens Wednesday!

This Sunday at St. James

July 2: The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost



Well and Leather Bucket


A leather bucket of water being lifted from a well in Abu Dhabi. CC license; by ثعلب شبه الجزيره

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 enjoy the art exhibited by the St. James Artists Guild, and the One Stop Artists.
  • 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 JULY 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 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 will be on holiday in July, resuming on Monday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m.


The Day School offices will be closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The church offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.


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 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.


July 5: We welcome the Kids' Orchestra offices to the third floor of the Ministries Center, in the space formerly used by the Diocese. (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.) Meet the Kids' Orchestra staff at; and, watch this great LSU Music - Kids' Orchestra video to learn more about the opportunities offered to hundreds of area children through Kids' Orchestra:


LSU Music - Kids Orchestra
Children's Council Events in July
Popsicles in the Park
July Parent Social
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

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT! 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
Update Page

Senior Warden Gerry Sulzer reports that the Day School Board of Trustees has enthusiastically supported financing the demolition of Killgore Hall and converting the site into temporary playground space, but they plan to delay demolition until the summer of 2018 to avoid disrupting school activities. Vacating the building is still underway, to reduce utility and insurance costs in the interim. Read more, here.


Follow along with the church restoration project, here.

Community Mission Appeal

If your student -- or a student you know -- is headed to one of these schools, please share this information with them. If you need help locating the nearest Episcopal campus ministry to another school, please contact us, or the Diocesan office of College Ministries.


Chapel of the Holy Comforter, New Orleans
Campus Ministry to SUNO and UNO

In college on the lakefront in New Orleans? The Chapel of the Holy Comforter provides ministry to the students at SUNO and UNO as well as Dillard and Delgado.
We have become the gathering place for students from all over the world. Every Thursday during classes, we serve lunch. In addition to New Orleanians, a good number of international students from Africa meet to eat. You can hear four or five languages all at the same table. Join us Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel, 2220 Lakeshore Drive.
Many of the students join Sunday morning congregation for what is certainly the most diverse worshipping body in the diocese.

Please feel free to contact the Rev. John Craft, Chaplain, at 504-283-4593 or his cell, 504-920-1223.


Chapel of the Holy Spirit, New Orleans
Campus Ministry to Tulane and Loyola

If you're heading to Tulane or Loyola, you are invited to come and join us at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit! All are welcome! No exceptions! Our ministry is to equip and strengthen young adults to grow in Christ as they grow academically. Every Sunday we have two services at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with a lunch for students in between. We incorporate the students into every aspect of chapel life and hope to employ some campus ministry interns this coming year. You can find out more about our ministry at or by contacting our chaplain, Fr. Watson Lamb or his cell, 504-533-4916.


St. Alban's Chapel, Baton Rouge
Campus Ministry to LSU

Following a long-standing tradition, our sanctuary remains open 24/7 for any student to find a convenient place of refuge, prayer, and quiet. Every Sunday evening following our 6:00 service of Holy Eucharist, our congregation hosts a dinner for students. We employ students as Sunday School teachers, as campus ministry interns, and as the core members of our exceptional Sunday morning choir. For many years, we have hosted a weekly "Lunch with C. S. Lewis" gathering that now draws from 150 - 200 students every Wednesday from across campus. More information may be found online at or by contacting our chaplain, the Rev. Drew Rollins, or his cell, 225-933-0241.


Grace Memorial Episcopal Church offers many opportunities to help international students from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Students need transportation to and from the New Orleans Airport at the beginning and end of each school year. Often students arrive before their meal plans become active, so Grace Memorial stocks nonperishable food items made available to them upon their arrival. Unfurnished apartments are a challenge facing some international students, so donations of used furniture are also appreciated. Grace Memorial also hosts potluck events during the school year to get to know these brave interesting individuals pursuing an education far from home. More information

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