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St. James Episcopal Church
April 26, 2019
Volume 9, Number 17
The e•Messenger
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This Sunday at St. James

April 28: The Second Sunday of Easter

Christ and Thomas


Christ and Thomas by del Verrocchio (1467-83) is a life-size bronze statuary in the Orsanmichele, Florence. A fascinating backstory about this niche is here. Click the image for a larger view.


Sunday 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 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.


Sunday morning classes for children and adults are on break until Sunday, May 5. We will have coffee, lemonade, and cookies in the Parish Hall parlor before and after morning services; come, enjoy some visiting time!

The Messenger
The Messenger

The MAY 2019 issue is now AVAILABLE IN PDF.


Pick-up copies are also 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.


No Eucharist, today, as school remains on Easter break. Morning Prayer with the Day School resumes Monday, April 29 at 8:15 a.m., in the church.


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.

Joan of Arc Study Group concludes the year with the meeting on Wednesday, May 1 at noon, hosted by Manette Sammons. Denise Allen presents the lesson on Erasmus. Contact Lubna Culbert for more information.

2019 Crawfish Boil
2019 Hymnathon

Our wonderful Treble Choir is again attending the Royal School of Church Music summer course in Houston, Texas in June. RSCM America is committed to educating church musicians in the traditions of the church and to help them grow musically and spiritually. Our choristers will have the opportunity to work and study with some of the leading musicians and singers in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.


The course tuition is nearly $600 per chorister, including their music, but not including travel to and from Houston. So that as many choristers can attend as are willing to make the commitment, the Treble Choir will be hosting a Hymnathon fundraiser on Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m. in St. James Episcopal Church.


Get out your hymnal (or, find all the hymns in the Hymnal 1982, here), pick your favorites, and you can "buy" a hymn -- or two, or three -- to be sung during the Hymnathon. Any hymn in the 1982 hymnal may be selected. A donation of $10 per verse is suggested, but any and all contributions are welcome! If you'd like to dedicate your hymn, we'll include your dedication in the program leaflet.


Look for Hymnathon Donation envelopes in the foyers, narthex of the church, and parlor; or, look for a Treble Choir member with donation envelopes; or, make your donation online, and enter your receipt number on the donation form. Online giving is easy: You can use our regular online donation link (choose "Other Donations," and put "Hymnathon" or 800600 in the memo box pop-up), or use our event donation page, hereOr, text STJAMESBR $_____ HYMNATHON to 73256 putting in your desired contribution amount, then send the receipt, with your hymn and dedication information to us, here!

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