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St. James Episcopal Church
June 29, 2018
Volume 8, Number 26
The e•Messenger

Artists Guild

This Sunday at St. James

July 1: The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Storm on the Sea of Galilee

Click on the image for a larger view of this expansive mural, Encounter, by Daniel Cariola, in the Magdala Chapel in Israel, at "Israel's newest Holy Site to be discovered...," and operated by the Legion of Christ. Replicas are available, here.

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.


Thank You! The shopping list for the Duncan pantry has filled up quickly. If you've not already dropped your contribution off at the church office, please bring it to church this Sunday and leave in the specially-marked boxes in the church narthex or Ministries Center foyer.


The church office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observation of Independence Day. Our usual Wednesday events (S.M.I.L.E. Bible study at 11:00 a.m. and noon Eucharist in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles) will resume Wednesday, July 11.


The 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church opens in Austin, Texas on Thursday, July 5 and runs through July 13, 2018. Follow Convention details at the eventmobi website/app, here.


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 Opens Sunday

The St. James Artists Guild 2018 Summer Exhibition opens Sunday, 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.

2018 Summer Sounds program info

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 Day - Duncan Welcome
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

Artists Guild Summer Show


Grant Griffin and Warren Ross enjoyed fishing at the Sunset Swim & Fish event hosted by Annie & Stephen Jung.

A Swimming Success!

We had a fantastic Sunset Swim & Fishing party last Friday night with 17 youth and 7 adults attending. We enjoyed fishing, swimming, Compline on the back porch, and excellent grilled hot dogs & hamburgers. Follow the EYC on Instagram.


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!


Stewardship Ministry of the Week

Altar Flowers for Friends is a year-long stewardship ministry of outreach, in which we share Sunday's altar flowers with parishioners who aren't able to attend church for various reasons, such as illness, surgery, being homebound, a death in the family, or just need a little "pick-me-up." The flowers are picked up after the 5:00 service in the chapel and taken home to be rearranged into two smaller vases, provided by the church. On Monday, the office provides the names of two parishioner recipients of the lovely flowers. We invite you to join us in this very rewarding ministry - everyone loves flowers! 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 Barrie Griffin.


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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