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St. James Episcopal Church
August 31, 2018
Volume 8, Number 35
The e•Messenger

Happening Info


Happening #81 at SECC - September 14-16


Student Rector: Bella Jung -- Read more, here!

This Sunday at St. James

September 2: The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Big Ham, Small Pan


As her mother taught her the old family recipe for roasted ham, Susie asked, "Why are we cutting off the end of the ham?" "Because my mother did, and her mother did, before her. This is the way we roast it." Later, Susie asked Grandma, "Why do we cut off the end of the ham?" Grandma answered, "Because my roasting pan wasn't large enough to hold it."

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

Nursery Hours: Our professionally-staffed nursery is open Sunday morning from 10:00 a.m. 'til 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


Fall nursery hours begin next Sunday, September 9: 8:45 a.m. 'til noon..

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.

Vestry Nominating Committee Accepting Recommendations

The Nominating Committee to select candidates for election to our Vestry, at the January 2019 Annual Meeting, is asking for your help in recruiting and nominating potential candidates. Please feel free to nominate as many parishioners as you believe qualified and interested, including yourself. (One recommendation per form, please.) Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 10, 2018.



Celebrating Newborns

Congratulations to …

… Emma and Tray Achorn on the birth of their first child, a daughter named Jane Margaret, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.


Jane Margaret arrived weighing seven pounds, seven ounces.


Fr. Ralph Howe visited her at home, recently, to celebrate a Thanksgiving for Birth with her family.

Day School Application Page
Church Calendar Link

Holy Eucharist with the Day School is held Friday mornings school is in session, 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.


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.


The Annual Prayer Breakfast of the Interfaith Federation of GBR is 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. We are at or near capacity at "press time." If you've not yet registered, please contact Mary Boutwell to see if space is available, or to get on the wait list.

EYC News


NEXT Sunday, 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!


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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