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St. James Episcopal Church
June 8, 2018
Volume 8, Number 23
The e•Messenger

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This Sunday at St. James

June 10: The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Tissot - Conspiration

James Tissot painted The Pharisees and the Herodians Conspire Against Jesus 1886-1894. It is currently owned by the Brooklyn Museum. Tissot imagined this scene in the short time between last Sunday's Gospel reading, and this week's (Mark 3). Used under Creative Commons license.

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.


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.


Rainbow Bar

This Saturday, June 9: March in the New Orleans Pride Parade along with Inclusive Louisiana and the Diocese of Louisiana as clergy, parishioners, and friends of the Diocese of Louisiana and Inclusive Louisiana show God's love in the New Orleans Pride Parade on Saturday, June 9. Help tell the message that the Episcopal Church welcomes ALL! The parade will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Square Park and winds through the Marigny and French Quarter. The parade disbands at Chartres and Ursuline. It is a long walk so bring water with you. Two options for pre-parade meetup: (1) Meet at St. Anna's, 1313 Esplanade Ave. by 3:30 p.m., to ride to the parade route. There will be a trolley car float at St. Anna's at 3:00 p.m. The trolley will leave at 3:45 sharp. The trolley car will bring you back to the church. Or, (2) meet at the parade lineup by 6:00 p.m. Go to Elysian Fields and North Rampart. Look for Luigi Mandile or Father John Pitzer at the gate, so you can receive a wristband. That will give you access to the parade lineup area. Look for the red and yellow trolley car float.


Rainbow Bar

Our middle school missioners head to Texas on their mission trip next week. Please keep these young people in your prayers for safe travel, camaraderie, meaningful experiences, and fun excursions. They return to Baton Rouge on Friday, June 15.


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.


St. James Outreach

Outreach Application: Final Week

As part of our tithe to the community at large, St. James funds over $60,000 in small grants to area and diocesan charities. Funding is focused on the areas of greatest need—food, medical services, shelter, and education—for the people of greatest need, delivered by the most effective means. Last year, we helped cancer patients, the homeless, low-income school children and more.


Please encourage the charities you know and love to apply by Friday, June 15. They can find the application on our website.


Bad Girls Book Club

The Bad Girls Book Club is reading The Good Earth by Pearl Buck, and discussion will be on 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.



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. Work by the professional artists of the St. James Artists Guild will be on exhibit in the Parish Hall parlor during the month of July.


In addition, the art work of students from The One Stop Homeless Center in Baton Rouge will be on exhibit in the small parlor. Parishioner Elizabeth Whitley, professional artist and teacher, assisted by parishioner, Warren Green, teach these students.


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.


Chris’ music resonates a rich bluesy sound of the south and pays homage to some of his greatest influences, including The Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, and every juke joint in between. His show includes original pieces as well as covers ranging from The Beatles and Creedance Clearwater Revival to Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.


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.


New ticket purchase option via Eventbrite:

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

Junior High youth will be serving the Texas community next week! We join Christ Church, Covington, on a mission trip to Quest Ranch, June 11-15. We will be building houses for flood victims and enjoying time at Schlitterbahn Waterpark. 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 Ministry of the Week

SMILE Bible Study (Senior Men Into Life's Enjoyment) is the stewardship of Biblical scholarship and fellowship. We read and explore books of the Old and New Testaments to enrich our understanding of God and Christ in our individual lives, and the life of our church. We invite new members to join us at any time. 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 Phillip Wright.


Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord.


The Rev. Ralph F. Howe, Jr.

David Warrington

Michel Hanet

Stewardship 2018

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