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St. James Episcopal Church
August 9, 2019
Volume 9, Number 32
The e•Messenger


This Sunday at St. James

August 11: The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

The Rich Fool and Watchful Servants

The Rich Fool and Watchful Servant is by Nelly Bube, b. 1949, Karaganda, Kazakhstan. In 2000, Bube began illustrating the Bible, sharing her work around the world, and with us, before. 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 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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Open meetings of AA are held each weekday at noon in the Activities Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.

Special Programs This 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.


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 2019 Ministries 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!


The Associate Vestry is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Ministries Fair Sunday, and the OLOL Bloodmobile will be on-site, Sunday, August 18 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


The Bad Girls Book Club will be discussing The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver on Monday, August 19, at 6:00 p.m. The Monday, September 16, meeting will discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celest Ng. Join us at la Madeleine's on Jefferson at Old Hammond Highway. R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy via email or text to 225-335-3572.


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.


Recommendations to Vestry Nominating Committee Now Open


Members of the Vestry Nominating Committee ask for your suggestions for parishioners you feel should be considered as nominees for election to the Vestry at the January 26, 2020 Annual Meeting. The committee will gather names until September 15, 2019, and meet with prospective nominees thereafter. Read more, and enter your recommendations by clicking the button, below.



Education for Ministry


Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year program of small-group study designed to help us encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and to connect it with our life experience by engaging together in study, prayer and reflection. Each of the four years of EfM study is comprised of 36 weekly sessions during the nine-month academic year, September through May. 

An EfM group led by Ann Holmes and Marsha Wade will meet in the second floor library of the Ministries Center on Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There are no prerequisites of study.


For more information about EfM, or to register, contact: Ann Holmes (225-936-4510), or Marsha Wade (225-802-8067).

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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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