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St. James Episcopal Church
March 3, 2017
Volume 7, Number 9
The e•Messenger

Sunday Schedule Feb. 26

The Rev. John Restrepo,

a Dominican, former colleague to Fr. John Pitzer who

describes him as an engaging and inspiring speaker,

will talk about

"Lent: A Season of Sabbath."

No-assignment potluck! Bring whatever you like -

enough for your group and some to share.

*** BISHOPS HALL AT 6:00 P.M. ***

This Sunday at St. James
March 5: First Sunday in Lent

Temptation of Christ


Sandro Botticelli's Temptation of Christ is in the Sistine Chapel. 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
  • As You Are - Rite II service at 10:30 in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles
  • 5:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, in the Chapel of The Twelve Apostles
Sunday Education and 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, fellowship, or education time. The nursery is located right off the Parish Hall foyer. Your infants and young children are always welcome in church.



  • Children's Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and Children's Church (during the 10:30 services) will resume next Sunday, March 12.



  • Young people in grades six through twelve gather in the Youth Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center at 9:15 a.m.

  • Youth CONFIRMATION SERIES is at 9:15 a.m. in the Activities Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center. Contact Hannah Rothermel for more information.


ADULT classes at 9:15 Sunday mornings:

  • "A Dose of Daily Scripture: Reflection and Discussion of the Sunday Readings," gathers in the reception area of the diocesan offices on the third floor of the Ministries Center. The Revs. Ralph F. Howe, Jr., and John M. Pitzer, as well as lay leaders, including Annie Knazs Jung and Ed Henderson, read and discuss the Sunday readings from the lectionary.

  • The Episcopal Church with the Very Rev. Joe Reynolds, his new series, continues at 9:15 a.m. this Sunday, in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center. Videos of his presentations are available on our website, here.

Adult Classes Spring 2017



Centering Prayer is on break until Sunday, March 12. During Lent, Centering Prayer will begin at 5:45 with a few minutes of introduction and practice of Centering Prayer for those new, needing a refresher, and/or interested in further information. The sessions will conclude at 6:30 p.m. Centering Prayer is held in the Chapel of the Holy Presence on the third floor of the Ministries Center.

CC Bowling March 2017

Register by March 6: Online registration/payment is available here.

The Messenger
The Messenger

Read the MARCH 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.


Morning Prayer with the Day School will resume Monday, March 6 at 8:15 a.m., and Holy Eucharist with the Day School on Friday, March 10 at 8:10 a.m.


Meditative Yoga: Carmen Board leads sessions on the first and second Mondays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center. Margaret Culbertson leads sessions on the third and fourth Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. The relaxed styles used by Margaret and Carmen are accessible to almost anyone, and everyone is invited to attend.


Cookies are coming! The St. James Episcopal Day School Brownie troop will have Girl Scout Cookies for sale in the Parish Hall before and after the mid-morning services this Sunday, March 5 and Sunday, March 12. (Remember: Sundays are in Lent, but not of Lent!)

Gumbo Countdown

Gumbo opens today!

Are you ready? Find Your Place! Volunteer! Spread the word! Buy Gumbo!

So many people are needed to make Gumbo happen, and co-chairs Susan Rolfs and John Sykes want to start off the season with thanks for:

  • Music :Lubna Culbert, Mary Sentell, Judy and Frank Foil, Barrie and Lee Griffin, Becky and Alston Johnson, Bahin and Frank Leonard, The Gumbo Guy, Bettsie Miller, John Sykes and John Carpenter, Susan and Emile Rolfs
  • Parking: John O Hearin
  • Rice: anonymous
  • Our great helpers: All our fabulous volunteers - church members and friends

Glory & Gumbo is timed just right for you to enjoy Gumbo lunch, first, in Bishops Hall, then enjoy the brief (25") period of music and speaker in the church -- or, begin with the word and music, and still have plenty of time to enjoy Gumbo before serving ends at 1:00 p.m.
Hannah's Highlights
  • Classes will resume this Sunday, March 5, at 9:15 a.m. for sixth through twelfth graders -- the EYC age group -- in the Youth Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.

  • MISSION TRIP PLANS - St. James will join St. Luke's on their 10th anniversary trip to CUSE (Cathedral Urban Service Experience) at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston in two trips: (1) May 31-June 3 for those currently in grades 6-8; and (2) June 27-July 1 for those currently in grades nine-12. MISSION TRIP MEETING on Sunday, March 19 after 10:30 services in the Parish Hall small parlor.

  • Graduate Recognition will be held on Sunday, April 2 at the 10:30 service, with a reception, afterwards. Bios to share in the parish newsletter are due April 14.

  • GLOW-IN-THE-DARK KICKBALL has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 18 due to the weather/parade schedule rearrangement last weekend. Third-fifth graders are invited! Saturday, March 18 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on the Day School playground. Wear dark colors and meet on the first floor of the Ministries Center. (Come fed; only snacks provided!)

  • HAPPENING is coming! Look for a special "Hannah's Highlights" soon. Sign up, below, to get on Hannah's list.

  • As always, email Hannah for more information, or join the Youth email list, below:

Bishop's Book Study
Lenten Book Study with the Bishop

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 1, Bishop Thompson will be sending out a reflection each Wednesday during Lent on The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist.


"This compelling and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money - earning it, spending it, and giving it away - can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity. Twist takes an honest and critical look at the extraordinary power that money wields over our lives and its profound and often destructive influence on our self-image and relationships. In a consumer society that glorifies the pitch, the sale, and the insatiable appetite for more as a measure of self-worth, The Soul of Money asks us to step back, to examine our relationship with money, to assess our connection with core human values, and to change this relationship and, in so doing, to transform our lives."


If you would like to join a bookstudy in the diocese, please contact the Rev. Canon John Kellogg.


Coming in March


  • March 22: John Maxwell presents "Me and My Shadow: The Story of Judas Iscariot"

Trinity Institute: Water Justice

  • March 23-24: Trinity Institute 2017 Conference - Water Justice

Trinity Institute: Water Justice


Prison Ministries Conference

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