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St. James Episcopal Church
July 6, 2018
Volume 8, Number 27
The e•Messenger

Summer Sounds

This Sunday at St. James

July 8: The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Two by Two

This is another in the James Tissot (1836-1902) collection at the Brooklyn Museum of The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ, entitled He Sent Them Out Two by Two. The collection was purchased by public subscription. Credit: Brooklyn Museum. Click the image for a larger view.

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.


CANNED VEGETABLES DRIVE: The St. James Food Pantry is woefully short of stock on canned vegetables. Please put a few cans in a bag, right now, and set aside to bring with you to church this Sunday. Deposit your bag in the orange barrels in the church narthex or Parish Hall foyer. Thank you!

Wanted: Canned Vegetables
The Messenger
The Messenger

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 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church is underway in Austin, Texas through July 13, 2018. Follow Convention details at the eventmobi website/app, here.


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.


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.


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.

St James Day - Duncan Welcome
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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.

St. James Children's News
June Movie Night

Wear clothes that can get wet, or bathing suits. We'll have a water slide, water toys, and water balloons. Reply with number attending for lunch count, please at the button, below:

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!


Stewardship Ministry of the Week

The EFM Graduate Group is a stewardship of fellowship and theological reflection. It is a group of graduates from the four-year program of Education for Ministry offered by The University School of the South at Sewanee. If you have graduated from this program, we invite you to join us at noon till 1:30 on the third Thursday of each month during the fall and spring semesters. The purpose is to gather for a "spiritual feeding." One member hosts the event and offers a topic for discussion over a light lunch, either provided by the host or everyone brings a bag lunch. The most important thing is that we get to use our theological reflection skills, our lifetime experiences, our knowledge of the Bible and tradition to hold a rich discussion about the chosen topic. EfM Graduates, please join us! Please visit with our representative at coffee after this Sunday's 10:30 service who will tell you more about this stewardship endeavor, or contact Nancy Jo Poirrer.


Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord.


The Rev. Ralph F. Howe, Jr.

David Warrington

Michel Hanet

Stewardship 2018

EYC News

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. Registration is due Friday, July 13.

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