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St. James Episcopal Church
May 25, 2018
Volume 8, Number 21
The e•Messenger

Summer Sounds


On Sale Now!

This Sunday at St. James

May 27: Trinity Sunday

Isaiah's Vision

Isaiah's Vision by Frank Marsden Lea is available across the Internet in a variety of forms for your home or office. Lea (1900-1967) wasn't limited to one form, either; his work ranges from evocative pieces such as this, to London tram advertisements.

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
Sunday Education & Events

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.


Sunday morning classes are now on summer break, and other Sunday activities are on Memorial Day holiday break. The church office will be closed Monday, May 28 for observance of Memorial Day.

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.


The church and Day School offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.


Summer office hours begin Tuesday, May 29:

  • The church office is open Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and on Fridays, 8:00 a.m. 'til noon.
  • The Day School office is closed next week, but starting June 4, is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Summer hours are in effect through August 3.


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.

Reynolds Reception

St. James Outreach

Outreach Application Deadline June 15

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. 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.


St. James Children's News

The Children's Council is planning some individual playdates this summer -- individual opportunities for fellowship and community development that are easier to fit in our busy lives. Watch this space for more information, coming soon!

Watch for Playdate Info Here
EYC News

Do you need Service Project Hours this summer? (1) St. Luke's Episcopal Vacation Bible School needs volunteers (middle & high school age) the week of June 25- 28. Contact Ashley Danos to sign-up 225-235-1716. (2) St. James needs volunteers for assembly of our We Care lunch bags, especially during the summer months. Come by the Ministries Center from 9:00-10:30 on Monday through Friday, or 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays when an adult volunteer is available for directions and to sign service hour forms. Packing up our We Care bags with protein, grain, water, and dessert items is quick and easy, yet means so much to our homeless neighbors.


Sunday June 3: A Mission Trip Details Meeting will be held in the Activities Room at 9:15 a.m. All youth missioners and chaperones are encouraged to attend! Commissioning of our 2018 summer youth missioners and chaperones will be conducted at the 10:30 a.m. service.


Mrs. Annie is conducting a super-quick YOUTH SURVEY to help plan the Youth Ministry program for next school year. The survey closes at the end of May. If you've not already taken the survey, please do so!

Stewardship Ministries of the Week

St. Joan of Arc is a stewardship of Biblical scholarship and fellowship, in which women of St. James share our Episcopal faith and foster friendships through study and prayer, while enjoying a light lunch. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at noon, from October to May. Typically, we have a presentation by a volunteer followed by a brief discussion. Our meetings are kept to about an hour and a half to accommodate those who have busy schedules. All women in the church are invited, so please join us! Let us tell you more over coffee after this Sunday's 10:30 service, or contact Nina Broyles.

St. Mary's Bible Study is a stewardship of Biblical scholarship and fellowship. We are a group of women in our thirties to mid-fifties who meet the third Thursday of the month during the fall and spring at different member's homes. Guests enjoy a fun social evening with dinner, drinks, and a presentation by a different member each month on the biblical topic of the evening. We invite you to join us. We would like to tell you more after this Sunday's 10:30 service, at coffee, or contact Anna Catherine Soule.


Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord.


The Rev. Ralph F. Howe, Jr.

David Warrington

Michel Hanet

Stewardship 2018

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.


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

Updates to Privacy Policy

We've updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service to verify compliance with the GDPR. (Yes, we have website visitors and newsletter subscribers from or in the European Union!) It's really boring stuff, and most of you won't want to read it, but it's important to obey the law.


Here's the TL;DR (too long; didn't read):

  • Everything digital is probably stored somewhere, forever. So, be smart about what you share and with whom. Even the best laws cannot protect you in a breach.
  • We promise to do our best to not be a jerk with your data. We audited our files to verify we aren't collecting anything we don't have to, and that we aren't holding onto any data longer than necessary, and, just to affirm our practice all along -- we sure don't share it with marketers.
  • We respect the property rights of others, and ask that you do the same. "The worker is worthy of his wages." -1 Timothy 5:18 If you'd like to share something from our site, please share our site address (, and, thereby, share your church!

If you're really in to this sort of thing, you can read all the details, here.


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