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St. James Episcopal Church
March 15, 2019
Volume 9, Number 11
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This Sunday at St. James

March 17: The Second Sunday in Lent

Blake's First Temptation

Jean-Baptiste Huet painted Fox in the Hen Yard, in 1766. Huet excelled in country scenes for cotton textiles.

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, March 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 Secondary Theology 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 Casey Duncan.

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.


Youth Confirmation Series continues, this Sunday afternoon at 3:15 p.m., in the Ministries Center.

Church Calendar Link

Gumbo call-in lines open at 8:00 a.m. this morning, to place your pick-up orders: 225-387-5141, or order and pay online at


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.


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.


Deacon Joey Clavijo, diocesan Environmental Commission chair, invites you to an Environmental Field Day this Saturday, March 16, at St. George's Church, New Orleans. Download the flyer, here, and register for the free event, here.


The Baton Rouge ECW Spring Deanery Meeting is this Saturday, March 16, at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Denham Springs, with registration at 9:00 a.m., and Holy Eucharist at 9:45 a.m. A presentation will be made by the American Heart Association Go Red for Women director. More info is available from Dianne Abbott-Gill (225-405-7704) or Sheryl Wynters (225-939-5304.


Bad Girls Book Club will discuss Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver at the Monday, March 18, meeting, at 6:30 p.m. The April book selection is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. BGBC meets at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Hwy.
R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy by email or text to 225-335-3572. **


EfM Grads Group gathers at the home of Frances Garland for the March 21, noon, meeting. Contact Nancy Jo Poirrier for more information; note updated location.


St. Mary's Study Group will be meeting on Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m., with Amy Ferachi leading a presentation on Lydia. New location: Mary Boutwell's home. For more information, contact Mary Boutwell.


** Books are linked to Amazon where, just by using this link, 0.5% of your eligible purchases is credited to St. James Episcopal Church, at no additional cost to you.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device, and select "St James Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge, LA" as your designated charity. You can use the same account on and AmazonSmile, so your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings remain the same.

Bowling Night
Heart Breakfast March 29
EYC News

Friday, March 22 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. is EYC Indoor Rock Climbing at Uptown Climbing, 10505 Coursey Blvd., for sixth through 12th graders, and their friends. Cost: $10, cash or check payable to "St James Episcopal Church."


REQUIRED Registration must be completed by this Sunday, March 17, at Uptown Climbing's Registration and Waiver Site. Completing the form will notify Mrs. Annie of your registration, and hold one of our spots for you!


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