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St. James Episcopal Church
August 3, 2018
Volume 8, Number 31
The e•Messenger

Lay Ministries Fair


Mark Your Calendars: Sunday, August 26 after 10:30 service
This Sunday at St. James

August 5: The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Michaelangelo's Pieta

Michaelangelo's Pieta, New St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, came from, he said, the most "perfect" block he ever used. It is God's perfect gift of love and forgiveness in the bread and wine at Eucharist.

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
This Sunday at St. James:

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 AUGUST 2018 issue is now online.


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

The Nest

The 2018-2019 session for two-year-olds is now full! Please contact the Day School admissions office or download the info sheet, for application info for next year.

Church Calendar Link

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


Back to School Time! Our Day School teachers report on Monday, August 6 for opening worship, team building and updates. Back to School Night for parents is Thursday, August 9, and classes begin on Friday, August 10.


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.


After Anna, by Lisa Scottoline is the August selection for the Bad Girls Book Club. Discussion will be Monday, August 13 at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway. R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy, or text 225-335-3572.

Church Calendar Link
AV Summer Social
EYC News


Put August 19 on your calendar for an afternoon hike in the Tunica Hills. We'll leave from the Youth Room at noon and drive to Grace Episcopal in St. Francisville to meet up with their youth group and go hiking at Clark Creek. Youth should wear hiking shoes and clothes that can get wet/muddy. Bring hat, sunscreen, water bottle, snack for trail, and change of clothes/shoes in a backpack. Rsvp by Sunday, August 12, to Mrs. Annie.


Email Scams

Beware of emails claiming to be from our clergy (or anyone you know) with unfamiliar return addresses, asking for a favor, or help/assistance. Delete the email. If you have any concern the request is real, call us (or the person supposedly sending the email) to confirm the information.

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