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St. James Episcopal Church
August 24, 2018
Volume 8, Number 34
The e•Messenger

Lay Ministries Fair


This Sunday, in Bishops Hall following the 10:30 service


Fellowship -- Visiting -- Learning -- Light luncheon foods

This Sunday at St. James

August 26: The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Remains of the 4th-century synagogue at Capernaum, photographed by David Shankbone, 2007, CCL. This is among the oldest synagogues in the world, and 1974 excavation work revealed a basalt foundation beneath it that may have been the 1st century synagogue mentioned in the Gospel. Click for a larger image.

Sunday's Service Schedule
  • 8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite I, in the church
  • 10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the church
  • 5:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles

Summer Nursery Hours: Our professionally-staffed nursery is open Sunday mornings between 10:00 a.m. and noon this summer, 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.

The Messenger
The Messenger

The SEPTEMBER 2018 issue is now AVAILABLE IN PDF.


Pick-up copies are available in the tract racks in the Parish Hall and Ministries Center foyers, and the church narthex.

Church Calendar Link

Friday morning celebration of Holy Eucharist with the Day School is held at 8:15 a.m., in the church. Day School families and parishioners are invited to attend and experience a special joy in worship with this student-led service.


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


At Sunday's Ministries Fair, please consider signing up for the Hunger Walk to be held September 16. Participants collect money from sponsors, and the proceeds are split between the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Holy Grill, the Interfaith Federation’s feeding program for the poor. St. James is a founding member of the Interfaith Federation, and we can make a difference in this community! More details here: Hunger Walk 2018.


A modified service of Morning Prayer with the Day School is held on Mondays at 8:15 a.m., in the church. Day School families and parishioners are invited to attend; begin your work week with prayer and praise.


S.M.I.L.E. (Senior Men Into Life's Enjoyment) Bible study is in the library on the second floor of the Ministries Center at 11:00 a.m. each Wednesday.


Holy Eucharist with healing prayers is celebrated each Wednesday at noon. This simple service lasts about 35 minutes, and is held in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles, just inside the Parish Hall door on N. Fourth Street.

Day School Family Bingo Night

The fifth graders at the Day School invite you to Family Bingo Night, part of their fund-raising toward their graduation gift to the school, and their spring 2019 class trip. Download a flyer/order form, here, or click the image, above.


The Day School is accepting applications for substitute teachers. Click here to download the application, or visit the school website, here.

The Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge is holding the Annual Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 7:00 a.m. The theme is Deepen and Broaden Our Reach, and the event will be held at Boudreaux's, 2647 Government St. Tickets are $20 and are available from the Interfaith Federation office. Call 225-267-5600 to reserve your ticket.


The Bad Girls Book Club selection for September is Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, and we'll meet on Monday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway. R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy, or text 225-335-3572. October's selection is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, and will be discussed on Monday, October 15.

Download Flyer and Registration Form
NOLA Church Crawl

The James Gang day trip to New Orleans via motorcoach, with tours of Trinity Church and Christ Church Cathedral, is all set for Thursday, September 27. Cost will be $30, plus lunch. Click the image above, or here, to register -- space is limited!

EYC News


Sunday after Labor Day, September 9: We'll have an EYC Fall Kick-Off Kickball Party from 6:00-7:30 p.m., at St. James, in the Youth and Activities Rooms. Bring friends!


Sunday, September 23: A Homegroup gathering from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with dinner, games, service project & compline -- all offsite at a youth home. (We are looking for parents who might host or help bring dinner, so please let Mrs. Annie know if you have a living room, hangout room, backyard, or porch that we can enjoy, or, if you would like to send some food.)


Sunday, September 30: EYC Escape Room - 6:00 'til 7:30 p.m. - St. Luke's and St. James are co-hosting this unique escape room experience at St. James. Other youth groups from across the diocese will join in. Definitely a don't-miss event, and you will want to bring friends!


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Happening #81 will be held at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center, the weekend of September 14-16, 2018.


Happening is a youth-led spiritual formation weekend designed for high school teens. It is an amazing experience that changes the way you think about yourself and your faith. St. James parishioner Bella Jung is youth rector for Happening #81 -- she'd be glad to share with you about Happening and answer questions!


Happening is open to ninth through 12th grade teenagers of any denomination who have not participated in Happening in the past. You need not be an Episcopalian to attend, however you must be committed to engage in theological reflection from a Christian perspective.

The registration deadline is September 12, and cost is $150. Scholarship assistance is available. For more information, please contact the Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles.

Click here for more information, registration details, and permission forms.

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