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St. James Episcopal Church
July 13, 2018
Volume 8, Number 28
The e•Messenger

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This Sunday at St. James

July 15: The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

The Emperor's New Clothes is a favorite tale of Hans Christian Andersen, and can be read (without illustration) online, here. The picture is from a 2004 translation by Naomi Lewis, delightfully illustrated by Joel Stewart, published by Candlewick Press..

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 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.

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The JULY 2018 issue is now online, including highlights from June events, vestry highlights, the July calendar and worship assignments, and more.


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

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.


The Bad Girls Book Club is reading The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy, and discussion will be Monday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway. R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy, or text 225-335-3572. The August meeting will be on Monday, the 13th, to discuss After Anna, by Lisa Scottoline.


The Day School Used Uniform Sale will be held in Bishops Hall, Tuesday-Thursday, July 17-20, between 8:00 a.m .and 1:00 p.m.


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.


Artists Guild Summer Show

Summer Exhibition Now Open

The St. James Artists Guild 2018 Summer Exhibition is open in the Parish Hall parlor, and remains open through Sunday, July 29. In addition to works by the professional artist members of the Guild, the art work of students from The One Stop Homeless Center, taught by Elizabeth Whitley with Warren Green, will be on exhibit in the small parlor.


The exhibition can be viewed weekdays during church office business hours, on Sundays before and after all services, and on Wednesday, July 25, before and after the Summer Sounds at St. James program.

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Chris LeBlanc will be performing in Bishops Hall at St. James on Wednesday evening, July 25 at 7:00 p.m.


General admission is $10; college students with a valid ID will be admitted free. A reception follows so the audience may have an opportunity to meet the performers, obtain memorabilia and recordings, and enjoy the St. James Artists Guild Summer Exhibition and Sale.


Tickets are now on sale online through ACS, at Eventbrite, or may be purchased at the door on July 25.

July 2018 Hearty Breakfast
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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.


Coming this fall: Escape Room!


Stewardship Ministry of the Week

The Bad Girls Book Club is a stewardship ministry which collectively selects books to read and discuss at our monthly meetings. Our mission is to fulfill Matthew 18:20, "Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am there among them."


We read mostly fiction, and are interested in books by local authors. We have had the good fortune to have several authors speak at our meetings over the years. The BGBC meets at la Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway, generally on the second or third Monday evening of each month.


Please visit with our representative at coffee after this Sunday's 10:30 service who will invite you to join this stewardship endeavor, or contact Monica Murphy.


Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord.


The Rev. Ralph F. Howe, Jr.

David Warrington

Michel Hanet

Stewardship 2018

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Spirituality in Relationships, the next in the series of Stepping Stones Retreats, is Saturday, July 21 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at All Saint's, 100 Rex Dr., River Ridge. Presentations will include:

  • "Being Single: The Spiritual Side of Being Single"
  • "Partnered Life: A Spirituality of Marriage and Life with Another"
  • "Spiritual Friendship: Why Friendship is an Important Part of Spiritual Wellness"

This retreat is the third in a series of young adult lay discernment retreats for anyone 18-39 years old who wants to deepen their relationship with Jesus and asks questions like "What is God calling me to do?" or "How do I recognize the Spirit moving in my life?" Each retreat is focused on a different topic with talks, small group discussion, and activities. This retreat is co-hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and All Saints' River Ridge.


For more information, contact the Rev. Watson Lamb at (504) 533-4916 or, the Rev. Liz Embler-Beazley. The cost is $15 per person.

EYC News


Awarded $48,000 UTO Grant


Thanks to your generosity in helping to raise $1,283,216.21, the United Thank Offering of The Episcopal Church recently awarded the 2018 UTO Grants, and Kids' Orchestra is among the recipients!


Healing the Next Generation: Relationships, Resiliency, and Social/ Emotional Learning was awarded $48,000 to implement a structured mentoring program delivered by 134 music artists/teachers and 10 support staff as an intentional strategy to strengthen relationships and cultivate social/emotional training for 800 elementary children attending a quality after-school orchestra program predominately serving students of color from under-resourced neighborhoods and low-performing schools.


Read more at the UTO Brochure, here, or at the Kids' Orchestra site, here.

Day School introduces The Nest program for two-year-olds
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