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St. James Episcopal Church
October 26, 2018
Volume 8, Number 43
The e•Messenger

Garden Guild Cleanup Morning

This Sunday at St. James

October 28: The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

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This contemporary (2009) depiction of Christ healing the blind man is by Andrei Nikolayevich Mironov. He is known mainly as a portrait painter, though he also works a lot in the genre of religious painting. Distributed under the CC Attribution 4.0 license.

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 28, at 9:15 a.m.:

  • Children from PreK-3 age through fifth grade meet on the second floor of the Parish Hall for music with Sara Bray, this Sunday morning. They'll practice a song for a musical offering at the start of the 10:30 service.
  • 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 continues 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.

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.

Pledge Page

In 1962, we were married at St. James Church. Our three children and several grandchildren and our two great granddaughters were baptized at St. James. Our children, three of our grandchildren and a great granddaughter attended St. James Day School. Our children and three of our grandchildren were confirmed at St. James. Two of our three children, as well as our oldest granddaughter, were married at St. James Church.


We have enjoyed multiple opportunities to serve God and the people of St. James and St. James Place through the many ministries offered by our church: the Vestry, School Board, Flower Ministry, the Funeral Guild, Gumbo, Stewardship Committee, and many others.


Our parents lived at and loved St. James Place and we are preparing to move into St. James Place which was made possible only because of the generosity and love of the members of St. James Church. St. James Place has been a great blessing to thousands and we want to enjoy its many amenities while still healthy and strong. Thanks be to God!


The Messenger
The Messenger

The NOVEMBER 2018 issue is now AVAILABLE IN PDF.


Pick-up copies are available in the tract racks in the Parish Hall and Ministries Center foyers, and the church narthex.

Church Calendar Link

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.


Church Office Closed Today - The 181st Convention of the Diocese opens Friday at St. Martin's in Metairie and continues through noon on Saturday.


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.


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.


Volunteers to help in children's Sunday School for the next couple of 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.


The Vestry notes that during the October meeting, Faulk & Winkler reported on the 2017 financial review they performed, and everything came back clear and in good order. St. James is on a three-year cycle of audits with financial reviews in-between. You can read more in the November issue of The Messenger.


Sewanee Travelers

John Sykes and Mary Boutwell helped coordinate overnight accommodations in Bishops Hall last week for a wonderfully sweet group of kids from Sewanee who, on their fall break, were on their way to help finish the house damaged in last year's hurricane belonging to one among them.


St. James Episcopal Day School is accepting applications for a full-time Teaching Assistant to our program for two- and three-year-olds. Read more, here, about careers at the Day School and information on submitting your application. Share this information with the person you know who finds love and joy working with these delightful young people!

West Baby Photo
Congratulations …

… to Kortney and Michael West on the birth Thursday morning, October 25, 2018, of Benjamin Slocumb West!


His surely proud and excited siblings are four-year-old Elizabeth, and two-year-old Joshua.

EYC News
EYC News

No EYC events this weekend.


On Sunday, November 4, we'll attend the All Saints' Evensong in the church at 5:00 p.m., and enjoy supper and fellowship in the Youth Room, afterward. Pickup time is 7:00 p.m.


We're invited to Warren Ross' house on Sunday, November 11 for an EYC Homegroup and Outreach gathering! We'll get to a hands-on project used for outreach ministry. Contact Mrs. Annie Jung for more information.

Registration now open for Jr. High Rally on Saturday-Sunday, November 17-18: Jr. High Rally for grades six through eight is at the beautiful Solomon Episcopal Conference Center in Robert, Louisiana. Registration is available online at Mrs. Annie will be attending as an adult chaperone.


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!


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