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St. James Episcopal Church
May 3, 2019
Volume 9, Number 18
The e•Messenger
Crawfish Boil Tonight!
This Sunday at St. James

May 5: The Third Sunday of Easter


James Tissot, 1836-1902, created  Saint Peter Alerted by Saint John to the Presence of the Lord Casts Himself into the Water. It is owned by, but not currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum. 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 - Bishop's Visit with Baptism & Confirmation
  • 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, May 5, at 9:15 a.m.:

  • Children from PreK-3 age through fifth grade meet on the second floor of the Parish Hall, in sections by age levels.
  • Adults are invited to Power, Scandal & Intrigue: The Story of Saul and David with Fr. Ralph Howe, in Bishops Hall. This series runs through Sunday, May 19, the concluding date of our spring Christian ed classes.

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.

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.

2019 Hymnathon

Our wonderful Treble Choir is again attending the Royal School of Church Music summer course in Houston, Texas in June. 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.


Look for Hymnathon Donation envelopes in the foyers, narthex of the church, and parloror, 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, here.

Church Calendar Link

Holy Eucharist with the Day School is in the church at 8:15, this morning. Parishioners and Day School families are invited to attend.


Open meetings of AA are held each weekday at noon in the Activities Room on the first floor of the Ministries Center.


Old Guys Basketball is Monday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. in Bishops Hall. Men interested in playing age-aware hoops are invited. Contact Carlos Spaht for more information.


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.


A Diocesan Pilgrimage to Holy Land is being planned for 2020. Fr. Rob Courtney, pilgrimage director and rector of St. Paul's in New Orleans, will share his own pilgrimage experiences and details about the 2020 trip. He has a passion for this journey's capacity to open people's hearts and minds to Jesus Christ in new and transformative ways. Even if you can't make the 2020 trip, come "travel vicariously" at St. Luke's Pope Hall, 8833 Goodwood on Monday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. Mediterranean refreshments served. A pilgrimage brochure is available here.


Bad Girls Book Club selection for May Wonder by R. J. Palacio; and, for June discussion is The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissneron. Bad Girls meets next at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway on Monday, May 20, at 6:00 p.m. Let Monica Murphy know you'll be there, by email, or text to 225-335-3572.

It's time for St. James artists to register for the St. James Artists Guild Summer Exhibition. The show will open with placement on July 1, and pick-up on July 28/29. Contact Nancy Jo Poirrier to register -- the deadline is June 1.

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