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St. James Episcopal Church
February 15, 2019
Volume 9, Number 7
The e•Messenger
Dinner with the Director
This Sunday at St. James

February 17: The Sixth Sunday after The Epiphany

St Luke by Simone Martini

The St. Luke panel, of a likely five-part polyptych, is by Martini of Sienna, ca. 1300s. With the panels attached by leather straps, the polyptych could be folded and carried.

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 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, February 17, at 9:15 a.m.:

  • Children from PreK-3 age through fifth grade meet on the second floor of the Parish Hall for Christian education classes and fun activity!
  • Episcopal 101, a review of the church from Old Testament through the Prayer Book, is in Bishops Hall. This Sunday's class is on Church History with Fr. Chris.
  • Daily Dose of Scripture, a study of the Sunday lectionary readings, is led in the Parish Hall small parlor, led, this week, by Ed Henderson.

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


St. James is a community of prayer. We gather as a community on Sundays, during the week, and our Day School gathers twice a week. We have all seen the power of prayer and St. James would like to offer an opportunity for you. We are looking for a group of people that would be willing to commit themselves to praying for those on our prayer list. The prayer list will be sent to you during the week, and we simply ask that you pray for each person on the list. You might commit to doing this one day a week, or to praying daily. The purpose is to offer up those on the list, in your home or some quiet place, so that the individuals on the list will have the prayer support of many people. If you are interested, send your email address to Sylvia Rabalais in the church office.

Church Calendar Link

Holy Eucharist with the Day School is at 8:15 a.m. today, 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.


Bishop's Book Study
Bad Girls Book Club - February 18

Our February selection is A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming. We meet at 6:00 p.m. at LaMadeleine's on Jefferson Hwy. at Old Hammond Hwy.


Reading ahead? At the March 18 meeting, we'll discuss Unsheltered: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver.


RSVP to Monica Murphy via email or text 225-335-3572.


Sts. Agnes/Edith/Monica ECW Chapter meets Tuesday, February 19 at 10:00 a.m. in the Card Room at St. James Place, 333 Lee Drive.


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.



7:30 a.m. - Noon - 5:30 p.m.

Church Calendar Link

Please welcome Jacob Gibson to St. James. Jacob has transferred to St. James from St. Mark’s Cathedral, Shreveport.


The Rev. Janet Vincent

Lenten Quiet Day:

The Light in the Darkness


Join us on Saturday, March 23, 9:00 a.m. to noon, for a Lenten Quiet Day. The Rev. Janet Vincent has served parishes in New York and Washington, DC, over her 35 years of priesthood.

While serving as rector of Grace Church in White Plains, New York, she volunteered as a chaplain at the World Trade Center site after the events of 9/11. Her experiences were featured on PBS' NewsHour in 2006, as they observed the fifth anniversary of that terrible day. Janet will use excerpts from a journal she kept of her time at Ground Zero as she explores questions of doubt, faith, hope and companionship.

Janet is semi-retired and lives in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley of New York state. She is a lifelong Yankees fan and avid photographer. She was also a classmate of Fr. Ralph's at General Seminary, and Fr. Chris' supervisor during seminary at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.

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Gumbo Countdown Clock


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THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON! King Cake/Krewe of Mutts viewing information along with registration and permission forms, here.


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