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St. James Episcopal Church
September 8, 2017
Volume 7, Number 36
The e•Messenger

Parish Update this Sunday


Children's coloring/activity area will be in Bishops Hall. Nursery will be open for infants/toddlers, six weeks to four years of age.

Search Committee Forum in Bishops Hall immediately following the 10:30 service.

This Sunday at St. James

September 10: The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost





Margaret Adams Parker, known to her friends as Peggy, works as a sculptor and a printmaker. She is also an adjunct instructor at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA, where she teaches about the connections between religion and the visual arts. She writes and lectures widely on religion and the visual arts.

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 will resume September 17:


Fall 2017 Schedule
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Church Calendar Link

Holy Eucharist with the Day School is celebrated this morning at 8:15 a.m., in the church. All are welcome to attend this joyful service with music and readings led by our Day School students.


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


Parish Update Meeting will be at 9:15 a.m. this Sunday, September 10, in Bishops Hall.


A forum of information by the Search Committee will immediately follow the 10:30 service. Additional Search Committee forums are on Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall parlor; and, next Sunday, September 17, immediately following the 8:00 a.m. service in Bishops Hall.


Meditative Yoga meets Monday, September 11 at 11:00 a.m. These free classes are held on the first and second Mondays of each month, 11:00-12:30; and, on the third and fourth Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m., in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center. The gentle poses used are accessible to most 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.


Trinity Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge invites you to a vocal recital by Dedrian Hogan on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. Hogan will sing spirituals, Psalm settings and other favorites that he has sung in services over the years. You are cordially invited to come and enjoy these beautiful and inspiring songs. A wine and cheese reception will immediately follow in the common room.


The James Gang is Back!


The James Gang


Belva & David Dewey are planning fun excursions for The James Gang, and the first one will be to the World War II Museum in New Orleans. September is Louisiana month at the museum and the entrance fees are half price for Louisiana residents!


Date: Thursday, September 28

Time:  9:00 – 2:00

Where to meet: St. JamesParking Lot

Cost:  $60.00


The cost includes transportation to and from New Orleans, ticket to WW II museum as well as the movie Beyond all Boundaries narrated by Tom Hanks, and a box lunch.


Space is limited so reply immediately!


Email Denise Allen

180th Diocesan Convention

We will be hosting the 180th Convention of the Diocese of Louisiana at St. James on Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4, 2017.


Many volunteers will be needed to help with registration, greeting and offering welcome to visitors, campus directions, and more.


Denise Allen is leading our planning committee and is asking for volunteers to assist before and during the convention. Email Denise, letting her know which or both days you're available (or maybe behind the scenes), and how you'd like to help.



Bad Girls Book Club

The Bad Girls Book Club selection for October is One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus and we'll be meeting on Monday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. for discussion.


We meet at La Madeleine's on Jefferson at Old Hammond Hwy. Don't forget to bring a sweater!


Let Monica Murphy know you'll be attending via email, or text to 225-335-3572.


More on books: John Ozier continues cataloguing books in the library on the second floor of the Ministries Center. Did you know you can check what we have from your computer or smart phone?


Visit St. James on LibraryThing and browse our collection or search for a book you'd like to borrow! There are new additions to the CSF Library on the third floor, as well, with a simple sign-out/sign-in honor system clipboard.


Please return books after use! Mtr. Mary Ann Garrett asks that any books borrowed from her be returned to the church office. Please return your second floor library books to their place in the library, and your CSF library books to the table in the elevator foyer.

Search Committee Forums

Please plan to attend one of these brief yet informative forums.


Computers are available in the Parish Hall small parlor

to help you complete your survey, if needed, throughout September.

EYC at The LOT Project
Hannah's Highlights
EYC Bowling Night
Update Page

Click the image to read the latest reports and view the latest photos.

CSF Board Retreat

The Center for Spiritual Formation Board enjoyed A Parable Retreat led by Fr. John Pitzer at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center on August 18-19, 2017. Front row, l to r: Annie Jung, Summer Keane, Douglas Kennedy, Renée Smith-Tadie; Standing, l to r: Marsha Wade, René Singleton, Elizabeth Whitley, Brady Barr, Ann Holmes, Linda Bowsher, John Cadwallader, Nancy Jo Poirrier, and Fr. John Pitzer.


We will observe SECC Sunday on September 17 with special envelopes available around campus. Your support to the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center is vital to maintaining and improving this vital space of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana family for rest, renewal and rejuventation.

Episcopal R&D

Many have asked how St. James as a community will respond to the historical flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, and now Irma has caused havoc in the Caribbean and is heading toward Florida and the southern Atlantic states.


Fr. Joe is in contact with the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston, and we will partner with the Cathedral to help them meet the needs of Episcopalians and Houstonians in this time of tragedy. 


Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development utilize the programs and people already on the ground in the areas affected, delivering relief to those in most need. Please give generously.

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