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St. James Episcopal Church
September 7, 2018
Volume 8, Number 36
The e•Messenger

Happening Info

This Sunday at St. James

September 9: The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

TEC Welcomes You


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

Nursery Hours: Our professionally-staffed nursery is now open Sunday morning 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.

Sunday School Invitation

Sunday Christian Education, for all ages at 9:15 a.m.:

  • Children from PreK-3 age through fifth grade meet in their graded sections on the second floor of the Parish Hall, up the stairs from the foyer.
  • 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).
  • 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.
The Messenger
The Messenger

The SEPTEMBER 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.

Vestry Nominating Committee Accepting Recommendations

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 is Wednesday, October 10, 2018.


Day School Application Page
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.


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 Bad Girls Book Club selection for September is Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, and we'll meet on Monday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway. R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy, or text 225-335-3572. October's selection is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, and will be discussed on Monday, October 15.


Acolyte Training/Refresher Course will be held next Sunday, September 16, immediately following the 10:30 service, with Fr. Chris Duncan.


Sts. Agnes/Edith/Monica ECW Chapter will not meet in September. This group will meet on the third Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., at St. James Place, starting October 16.

Download Flyer and Registration Form
Hearty Breakfast

September has a fifth Sunday, so it's Hearty Breakfast time! Plan to join us in Bishops Hall starting at 8:00 a.m. for a full, hot breakfast, or sign-up to volunteer as a St. James greeter/server to our guests. Read more, here.

EYC News


This Sunday, September 9: We'll have an EYC Fall Kick-Off Kickball Party from 6:00-7:30 p.m., at St. James, in the Youth and Activities Rooms. Bring friends!


Sunday, September 23: A Homegroup gathering from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with dinner, games, service project & compline -- all offsite at a youth home. (We are looking for parents who might host or help bring dinner, so please let Mrs. Annie know if you have a living room, hangout room, backyard, or porch that we can enjoy, or, if you would like to send some food.)


Sunday, September 30: EYC Escape Room - 6:00 'til 7:30 p.m. - St. Luke's and St. James are co-hosting this unique escape room experience at St. James. Other youth groups from across the diocese will join in. Definitely a don't-miss event, and you will want to bring friends!


Happening #81 will be held at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center, the weekend of September 14-16, 2018.


Happening is a youth-led spiritual formation weekend designed for high school teens. It is an amazing experience that changes the way you think about yourself and your faith. St. James parishioner Bella Jung is youth rector for Happening #81 -- she'd be glad to share with you about Happening and answer questions!


Happening is open to ninth through 12th grade teenagers of any denomination who have not participated in Happening in the past. You need not be an Episcopalian to attend, however you must be committed to engage in theological reflection from a Christian perspective.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 12, and cost is $150. Scholarship assistance is available. For more information, please contact the Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles.

Click here for more information, registration details, and permission forms.

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