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St. James Episcopal Church
August 2, 2019
Volume 9, Number 31
The e•Messenger


This Sunday at St. James

August 4: The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Importunate Neighbor

Additional barns are being built as the angel calls for the Rich Fool in this Orthodox Icon. Public Domain.

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 this summer between 10:00 a.m. and 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.


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

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The AUGUST issue of The Messenger is now live. Pick-up copies are available in the foyers and narthex of the church.


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Church Calendar Link


Fr. Ralph reminds you to save your Community Coffee Proof of Purchase labels for the Day School! Community Coffee's owners, the Saurage family (parishioners of St. James) have given back to schools through this program for over 29 years. There are drop-off boxes in the foyers of the Ministries Center and Parish Hall, or, Fr. Ralph says to hand them to him


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.

Special Programs Next Sunday:
Backpack Blessing
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Parents and their Sunday school-age children, and all adults are invited to this meeting, to be held in Bishops Hall, describing an exciting, new curriculum. You might find you'd like to get involved! The nursery will be open for infants and toddlers.


The 2019 Ministry Fair will be held Sunday, August 18 following the 10:30 service. Come visit, consider where you'd like to get involved, and enjoy some walk-around food prepared by the Holy Grillers!


A Parish Update Meeting will be held on Sunday, August 25 at 9:15 a.m. in Bishops Hall, with construction updates and other continuing and new initiatives.


The fall season of Sunday School classes will begin on September 8.


St. James Outreach and How You Can Volunteer


In the past, St. James has given outreach grants to area charities. This year, we are pausing that program to discern how we as a parish want to proceed with our outreach efforts. Meanwhile, there are many ways you can volunteer. Please click on the link below to find out more.


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2019-2020 Treble Choir Auditions Now Open!


Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Treble Choir of St. James Episcopal Church has openings for girls, age eight and up, and boys with unchanged voices.


The 2019 Choral Season begins the first week of September. Contact Shannon Gallier, Director of Music, or click below, to learn more and apply.


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