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St. James Episcopal Church
July 20, 2018
Volume 8, Number 29
The e•Messenger

St James Day

This Sunday at St. James

July 22: The Feast Day of St. James, observed

Saint James the Greater

At The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Guido Reni's Saint James the Greater depicts James in the 15th century style proposed to make the saints "more psychologically and emotionally accessible" than the iconographs of previous times. Click the image for a larger view, and read more, here. -Public domain.

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.

The Messenger
The Messenger

The JULY 2018 issue is now online. The August issue will go live next Friday, July 27, and be available in the church and Parish Hall foyers on Sunday, July 29.


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

Limited Openings in The Nest
EYC News
Click the image to download the letter-size info sheet.
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.


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..

Summer Sounds

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.


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 this Wednesday, July 25, before and after the Summer Sounds at St. James program.

July 2018 Hearty Breakfast
Click the Hearty Breakfast image for sign-up sheet
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.


Coming this fall: Escape Room!


Ministries Fair

Susan Rolfs & John Sykes

A Note from Our Gumbo 2018 Co-chairs

Dear Parish Family:


Our Gumbo 2018 accounts are closed, and we wanted to thank everyone who made our 67th year one for the record books!  We had our busiest Friday in Gumbo history (serving over 250 meals) and a weekly average of 177 diners per Lenten Friday.


Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who supported Gumbo with their time and dedication. We are so blessed to have a parish family that enjoys working together to support the work of Christ in this world. 

Gumbo 2018 raised more than $15,000 to support the ministries of the church in our community. We are so grateful for everyone who supported Gumbo, spreading the word to friends and neighbors, buying quart after quart, and most importantly, your support of the ministries of the Church.  Gumbo continues to be an important mission in our parish life.

Susan Rolfs and John Sykes

2018 co-chairs

A Note from The Very Rev. Joe Reynolds
Ministries Fair
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