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St. James Episcopal Church
June 22, 2018
Volume 8, Number 25
The e•Messenger

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This Sunday at St. James

June 24: The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Storm on the Sea of Galilee

Ludolf Backhuysen (Dutch, 1630-1708) painted Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee, which is currently on exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Click the image for a larger view. Courtesy of Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.

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.


EYC Sunset Swim is at the Jung home TONIGHT. Read more, 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 readingThe 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.


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

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.


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

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
EYC News

TONIGHT! TONIGHT! TONIGHT! - 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.We need your r.s.v.p. for dinner head-count, and directions around bridge construction to the Jung house.

Stewardship Ministry of the Week

St. Martha's Guild provides a stewardship of hospitality in offering service to St. James parishioners and their families who wish to have a visitation in the Parish Hall before the funeral of a loved one. The guild contacts the family to offer any assistance to make an often difficult time easier. We provide and serve coffee and soft drinks to guests during the visitation and are there to assist the family in any way we can. Our goal is to provide a warm and caring atmosphere for our church family during their time of bereavement. Volunteers serve three or four times a year.


You're invited to join St. Martha's Guild. Please visit with Emily Wray Lamont over coffee in the Parish Hall parlor after the 10:30 service this Sunday, or contact her by email about this ministry.


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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