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St. James Episcopal Church
June 9, 2017
Volume 7, Number 23
The e•Messenger

Parents Night Out Tonight!


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This Sunday at St. James

June 11: The First Sunday after Pentecost - Trinity Sunday



Three Pillars

Located in the constellation of Serpens, the Serpent, the Eagle Nebula is a very luminous open cluster of stars surrounded by dust and gas. The three pillars at the center of the image, made famous in an image by the Hubble Space Telescope, are being sculpted by the intense radiation from the hot stars in the cluster. Credit: T.A.Rector (NRAO/AUI/NSF and NOAO/AURA/NSF) and B.A.Wolpa (NOAO/AURA/NSF)

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.



Church Calendar Link

Open meetings of AA are held daily at noon in the Activities Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.


PARENTS NIGHT OUT is TONIGHT! If you'd like to join in, reservations have been made for the patio at Lava Cantina, 151 Third Street. You can drop off the kids and join others at Lava Cantina, or head off on your own! Reserve your childcare space NOW. Call Mary at 225-421-3543.


No Meditative Yoga this Monday, June 12. Margaret Culbertson leads sessions on the third and fourth Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m., before Yoga takes a July break. The relaxed styles used by Margaret and Carmen are accessible to almost anyone, and everyone is invited to attend.


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!


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

A day for high school youth from Episcopal Churches around our area! Drop off is at 6:00 p.m. with pick up at 10:30 a.m. or youth may stay and attend church at St. James.


This is for all high schoolers who attend an Episcopal church in the Baton Rouge area. We will have a scavenger hunt, dinner, games, and much more, ending with Sunday morning breakfast and church. Mark this date on your calendar and watch for more details to come.


Bishop's Book Study
VBS 2017 opens MONDAY

June 12-16 -- 9:00 a.m. 'til noon with extended care option 'til 3:00 p.m. We will welcome about 55 children to St. James for a week of

  • Music & More
  • Bible Exploration
  • Projects-With-a-Purpose®
  • Wilderness Games

St. James Outreach

Grant Application Deadline is June 15

As part of our tithe to the community at large, St. James funds over $60,000 in small grants to area and diocesan charities. Funding is focused on the areas of greatest need—food, medical services, shelter, and education—for the people of greatest need, delivered by the most effective means. Last year, we helped cancer patients, the homeless, low-income school children and more.


Please encourage the charities you know and love to apply. They can find the application on our website.

Hurricane Season open; predicted to be more active than usual
Emergency Preparedness
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 repairs have begun!
Summer Sounds 2017

Protection for our Tiffany altar windows has been installed, and scaffolding is going up as the brick repointing work begins. Read about the project, here.

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