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St. James Episcopal Church
October 19, 2018
Volume 8, Number 42
The e•Messenger

Vestry Recommendation Form

This Sunday at St. James

October 21: The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost


The sons of Zebedee (and their mother - the Matthew version) with Jesus, from the Bowyer Bible in Bolton Museum, England; in "An Illustrated Commentary on the Gospel of Mark," by Phillip Medhurst.

Sunday's Service Schedule
  • 8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite I, in the church
  • 9:15 a.m. - Christian Education for children and adults
  • 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

Nursery Hours: Our professionally-staffed nursery is open Sunday mornings from 8:45 a.m. 'til 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.

This Sunday, October 21, at 9:15 a.m.:

  • Children from PreK-3 age through fifth grade meet on the second floor of the Parish Hall in sections for three levels
  • Adults:
    • Daily Dose of Scripture, an adult study of the Sunday readings, meets in the Parish Hall small parlor.
    • In the Beginning: A Study of Exodus is the second series in our Adult Forum, with this series led by Fr. Ralph Howe. The class meets on the first floor of Bishops Hall.
    • Power Parenting begins this Sunday morning, on the third floor of Bishops Hall. (Stairs and elevator are against the east-most side of the building.) Read more, here.
    • Altar Guild Meet-and-Greet with Fr. Chris Duncan, on the first floor of the Ministries Center, in the Activities Room.

Children's Church is offered during the 10:30 service. Children depart to the chapel for their own sermon and an opportunity to stretch and wiggle, and return to church in time for communion with their parents.

The Messenger
Why We Give to St. James

There is nothing more meaningful to Frank and to me than worshiping the Lord among our fellow Christians at St. James. When all of the St. James "special faces" gather together, the Holy Spirit transforms our hearts; we truly love the Lord and our neighbors as ourselves. All that we have is God's; we are stewards for a season. Frank and I gladly pledge both our time and treasure to the Church. We are St. James.


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Holy Eucharist with the Day School is held Friday mornings school is in session, at 8:15 a.m. in the church. Day School families and parishioners are invited to attend and experience a special joy in worship with this student-led service. School is dismissed at 11:40 a.m., today, with CARNIVAL opening at 5:00 p.m.


Open meetings of AA are held each weekday at noon in the Activities Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.


Sunday Morning Parking - Please observe the handicapped designated parking spots, directly in front of the church, enforced Sunday mornings between 8:00 and noon.


Altar Guild Meet-and-Greet with Fr. Chris Duncan is this Sunday, October 21 during the 9:15 Christian education hour. Please put this on your calendar and come have a short visit with Fr. Duncan so he gets to know all of our important Altar Guild members. We'll gather in the Activities Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.


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.


"Safeguarding God's Children" - Fr. Ralph will lead a session of training in the Vestry Room, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24. Remember: All vestry members and those involved in child or youth ministry must have attended qualified training every three years.


Episcopal Relief & Development is a 4-star charity at Charity Navigator, and 98.7% of contributions go directly to program services, as reported by Donate to the Hurricane Relief Fund, here.


Volunteers to help in children's Sunday School for the next few weeks, so our regular leaders can attend our special parenting series, are needed. Please contact Mary Boutwell to find out how you can enjoy an hour with our youngest parishioners and remember Sunday School fun, one Sunday morning over the next few weeks.


Diocesan Convention Office Closing - The 181st Convention of the Diocese opens Friday at St. Martin's in Metairie and continues through noon on Saturday. The St. James church office will be closed on Friday, October 26.

EYC News
EYC News

The Tunica Hills Hike is on and we'll be joined by and joining youth groups from all over the diocese!


We'll depart St. James at 12:30 p.m., and return at approximately 5:30 p.m. Registration and permissions forms are required. Please get in touch with Mrs. Annie right away if you'd like to attend but not already registered!


2018-2019 Youth Registration: We have a new youth registration/permission system in place. All St. James youth (and friends attending) need to complete the registration form at the link, below, and download and complete the permissions form also at the link. Mrs. Annie thanks you!


Thursday, October 25: Coffee & Catching Up at the CC’s Coffeehouse on Jefferson Hwy. from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Take a quick study break, bring a neighbor or study buddy, and catch up with your fellow youth group members. Your drink order is on us; only bring money if you want to buy snacks. Come late or leave early as needed with practice and study needs.

Day School Carnival

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TONIGHT is the Day School Carnival!

We will have two bungee jumps, a giant double slide, the fifth grade dunking booth, bull riding, and the always- popular “Swedish Fish Booth” (where you win a beta fish to bring home). Don't miss it! Tickets and bracelets available at the gate.

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