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St. James Episcopal Church
December 28, 2018
Volume 8, Number 52
The e•Messenger
Hearty Breakfast
This Sunday at St. James

December 30: The First Sunday after Christmas Day

The Visitation


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 mornings from 8:45 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.


Christmas floral dedications are here.

The Messenger
The Messenger

The JANUARY 2019 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

The church offices will close Monday, December 31 at noon and be closed Tuesday, January 1. Day School offices are closed through Thursday, January 3, 2019.


TAX FYI: Contributions to be attributed to your 2018 tax returns must be postmarked by December 31, 2018; received in hand by noon on December 31, 2018 when the office closes; or, completed by online transaction before 11:59:59 p.m. on December 31, 2018.


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


Bad Girls Book Club next meets on Monday, January 21 to discuss The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, at 6:00 p.m. in the private room at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Hwy. R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy, or text her at 225-335-3572. Don't forget to bring a sweater!

Glory into Glory Class


"Finish, then, thy new creation; pure and spotless let us be.

Let us see thy great salvation, perfectly restored in thee;

changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place,

till we cast our crowns before thee, lost in wonder, love, and praise."

Love divine, all loves excelling by Charles Wesley (Hymnal 1982 #657)

From generation to generation, the prayer of the Church is that we will be transformed from one degree of glory into another. In other words, we celebrate the rich inheritance of God's blessing and yet also open ourselves to continued transformation from Glory into Glory and strength into strength.


Beginning Sunday, January 6, all adults of the parish are invited to undertake deliberate and directed conversation about how God has called and continues to call the good people of St. James to be transformed from Glory into Glory.


This three-week program led by Fr. Chris will have two components, each week: a short Sunday presentation followed by small group discussion, all during the Sunday School hour starting at 9:15 a.m. in Bishops Hall.

EYC News

Sunday, December 30: Let's go ice skating! Sixth-twelfth graders and their friends! We'll meet at 5:00 p.m. in the Youth Room for a quick dinner and New Year's Eve-themed hangout. At 5:40-ish, we'll walk down to the River Center for the 6:00-7:30 ice skating session, and be back in the Youth Room in time for an 8:00 p.m. pick-up. Email Mrs. Annie right away for ticket pre-purchase!


Senior High Rally info and registration (click the image):


Sr. High Rally
Some Christmas Photos
Glory into Glory Class
Glory into Glory Class
Glory into Glory Class
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