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St. James Episcopal Church
October 5, 2018
Volume 8, Number 40
The e•Messenger

Vestry Recommendation Form

This Sunday at St. James

October 7: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus Blesses Children Window


The Jesus Blessing Children window is in the Bishops Hall narthex (foyer), dedicated to the memory of Ollie Maurin Coates by her grandson, Charles Hunter Coates Jr., 2007.

Sunday's Service Schedule
  • 8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite I, in the church
  • 9:15 a.m. - Christian Education for all ages
  • 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, September 30, 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
  • Youngsters in sixth through twelfth grades meet in the Youth Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center (parking lot side of Fourth Street).
  • Adults:
    • Daily Dose of Scripture, an adult study of the Sunday readings, meets this fall in the Parish Hall small parlor.
    • In the Beginning: A Study of Genesis is the first series in our Adult Forum, led by Fr. Chris Duncan. The class meets in Bishops Hall.
    • Special series coming in October: Power Parenting. 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.

The Messenger
The Messenger

The OCTOBER 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.


The Nominating Committee to select candidates for election to our Vestry, at the January 2019 Annual Meeting, is asking for your help in recruiting and nominating potential candidates. Please feel free to nominate as many parishioners as you believe qualified and interested, including yourself. (One recommendation per form, please.) Deadline for submissions isĀ Wednesday, October 10, 2018.


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. No Eucharist next Friday, October 12, as the Day School will be on fall break.


Open meetings of AA are held each weekday at noon 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.


The Baton Rouge Deanery of the ECW announces the fall meeting, Saturday, October 13, at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 1322 Church Street, Zachary. The morning opens at 9:00 with registration and continental breakfast, and offers an information presentation, celebration of Holy Eucharist, and lunch. An $8 donation is requested for lunch. R.s.v.p. to Beth Kimmell of St. Patrick's, via email, or 225-654-9388.


The Bad Girls Book Club is reading Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover for the Monday, October 15 meeting at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway. There will be no meeting in November, and the December meeting will be held on Monday, December 3, to discuss The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes. R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy by email here, or text her at 225-335-3572.

EYC News
EYC News

We had fabulous Escape Room evening! Thanks to all who attended, and all who helped.


This Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. join us for an Art and Woodworking Session with Mr. Warren Green! He'll be bringing materials and tools, so let Mrs. Annie know if you'll be there, so proper arrangements can be set.


Mr. Warren is a fascinating and gifted friend. He teaches at the One Stop homeless resource center, and helped coordinate getting the final carved panels designed, created, carved, and placed in the church. This event is open to all sixth-twelfth graders, and we'll meet on the first floor of the Ministries Center.


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!


This information should be received before our Tunica Hills hike on Sunday, October 21. Take a few minutes and fill it out, now!


Day School Carnival

Joan of Arc logo

Two Weeks 'til 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.


Email Jennifer Whittington to let her know you will donate a cake for the cake walk -- deliver on Friday, October 19.

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