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St. James Episcopal Church
June 15, 2018
Volume 8, Number 24
The e•Messenger

Movie Night RSVP

This Sunday at St. James

June 17: The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Waiting for Potatoes

Like the farmer of potatoes, we often can't see the results of our seeding for a long time. The rows of potatoes above are at Chickadee Creek Farm, a certified organic vegetable, flower, and herb farm in Hopewell Valley, New Jersey. Used with permission. 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.

The Messenger
The Messenger

Read the JUNE 2018 issue online, including highlights from the Parish Meeting, the June calendar and worship assignments, and more.

Submissions for the July issue should be submitted immediately!


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.


Business Monday: The Finance Committee meets at noon, Monday, June 18, and the Vestry meets at 5:30 p.m.

Bad Girls Book Club

The Bad Girls Book Club is reading The Good Earth by Pearl Buck, and discussion will be this Monday, June 18 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 July book is The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy, and the discussion date is Monday, July 16.


The St. James Food Pantry is open Wednesday, June 20 at 8:00 a.m. for distribution to qualified residents of the 70802 zip code, from the first floor of the Ministries Center. Volunteers are always welcome -- this is a good opportunity for high school required service hours.


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.


EYC Sunset Swim is at the Jungs' next Friday evening. Read more, here!


Artists Guild Summer Show

Artists Guild Summer Exhibition

St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge will present an exhibition of art created by members of the St. James Artists Guild in the Parish Hall parlor during the month of July.


In addition, 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.

2018 Summer Sounds program info
TICKETS NOW ON SALE at Eventbrite!

In a revamp year for the Summer Sounds at St. James program, Chris LeBlanc will be performing in Bishops Hall at St. James on Wednesday evening, July 25 at 7:00 p.m.


Chris LeBlanc has been a mainstay on the Louisiana music scene for over 20 years, playing local and regional shows, throughout the U.S., and Europe. He has been billed with such artist as  ZZ Top, Hank Williams Jr, Buddy Guy, Dr John, BB King, Vince Gill, and Brett Michaels. He is described as “a musician’s musician and a performer’s performer.” LeBlanc has released four CDs since 1995 on his own label, Sweetroll Records, as well as recording with other legendary artists, including Bobby Charles, Dr. John, Sonny Landreth, Bobby Charles, and others.


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, or may be purchased at the door on July 25.

St. James Children's News
June Movie Night

Choose how you'd prefer to register:

  • Click the image, above, to register online, where you can also prepay your $5 admission with debit/credit card or electronic check
  • Click the button, below, to send an email to the Children's Council, with the number in your party, and pay admission at the door
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EYC News

Junior High youth are returning home, today, from their Texas mission week. Please keep our mission teams in your prayers.


Monday, June 18 - 6:00 p.m. - Please plan to attend the Senior High Mission trip make-up meeting, in the youth room, if you must missed last Sunday's meeting.


Friday, June 22 - 6:00-9:00 p.m. - Sunset Swim at the Jung Home! We're planning on having a fun Friday night for family and friends, including hot dogs, fishing, swimming, and Compline, at the Jung home at 18195 Fountain Hill Blvd., Prairieville. R.s.v.p. by Tuesday, June 18 for dinner head-count, and directions around bridge construction to the Jung house.

Stewardship Ministries of the Week

The Altar Guild is the stewardship of worship support, whose origins can be traced back to the first centuries of church life beginning with someone who set up the bread and the wine used at the Last Supper. We are men and women who work in teams to prepare the altar with linen, candle holders, flowers, and silver vessels for every service. We also have individuals who simply pick up the flowers, or wash and press the linens. We would like to assemble a Funeral Guild, so we invite you to join us in this wonderful work. It is a tremendously rewarding service that is critical to the smooth running of our worship services. Please visit with us at coffee after this Sunday's 10:30 a.m. service to learn more, or contact Jane Christensen.

Wedding Guild
is the stewardship of worship and sacrament support. Guild members are present at the wedding rehearsal and wedding to help families organize the processional. We also help by preparing the altar, working with the florist, pinning boutonnieres, occasional sewing of buttons, and simply helping families where needed. This is an important ministry, as we have many visitors in our lovely church, and we want their experience to be special. We invite you to join us in this special ministry. Please visit us at coffee after this Sunday's 10:30 a.m. service for more information about how to get involved or contact Sue Larisey.


Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord.


The Rev. Ralph F. Howe, Jr.

David Warrington

Michel Hanet

Stewardship 2018

EYC News

Camp Able is a three-day camp session at Camp Hardtner specifically designed for children (age 9 and above) and adults with special needs. However, it is not about disabilities, but abilities! Camp Able is a setting in which we are reminded that our neighbors don't always look, sound, or think the same way we do. Our goal is to establish a community of unconditional love, compassion, and acceptance for all.


Campers participate in canoeing, fishing, swimming, music, a talent show, dance, arts and crafts, manicures and pedicures, bingo, a slip-n-slide, and games. Together, campers and staff form new friendships and make lasting memories. Each camper, faced with his or her own set of circumstances, works through personal challenges to take part in a camp that allows everyone to have fun, learn new things, and most importantly, experience the abundant love of God.


Camp Able can't happen without volunteers like you! Therefore, you play a very important role in the implementation of this camp session. If you are 16 or older and want to help others experience the place that helped to shape you, then click here to learn more and sign up.


Camp Able is located at Camp Hardtner in Pollock, Louisiana. Staff Training is from July 17-19, 2018 and our session is from July 19-23, 2018.

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