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St. James Episcopal Church
May 31, 2019
Volume 9, Number 22
The e•Messenger

Email Children's Council

This Sunday at St. James

June 2: The Seventh Sunday of Easter

The Conversion of the Warder


An engraving by Philips Galle, 1537-1612, after Jan van der Straet, 1523-1605, The Conversion of the Warder (1582), measures 200mm x 263mm, and is housed at The British Museum, London. 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 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.


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 JUNE 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.

Church Calendar Link

Commit to Come this Summer: Back at the Annual Parish Meeting, Fr. Chris challenged the congregation to “Commit to Come.” The idea is that we seek to attend more than we miss, even on those mornings when it is not an easy task. Ultimately, St. James is better when all of our members are together, and we hope you are better when St. James is an active part of your life. This is especially important during the summer, as a lot of people move to the area due to corporate relocations. Therefore, be on the lookout this summer for guests and new members. With that in mind, new neighbors are also a great opportunity to invite someone to church. And so, "Commit to Come,” for St. James, yourself, and to help greet all those who enter our doors.


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.


The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana has been marching in the New Orleans Gay Pride Parade for several years. Please join LGBTQ Episcopalians along with their straight friends and allies, next Saturday, June 8, as we march through the streets of the French Quarter. It is an opportunity to remind people that the Episcopal Church welcomes everyone! The parade begins at 8:00 a.m. EDOLA participants will meet near the corner of Elysian Fields and Rampart at 6:00 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes!


Bad Girls Book Club selection 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, June 17, at 6:00 p.m. Let Monica Murphy know you'll be there, by email, or text to 225-335-3572.


The second Children's Council Summer Playdate is Saturday, June 22 with a visit to the Planetarium at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum for stargazing lesson and experience, followed by a picnic on the levee! Email Children's Council to reserve enough spots for you and your youngsters, now!

Hearty Breakfast Sign-up


Kids' Orchestra Website Link


Kids’ Orchestra Music Camp registration is open for children finishing Kindergarten through fifth grade to join in, Monday-Friday, June 24-28 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


Tuition is $300 ($50 deposit), and includes instrument rental, daily breakfast and lunch, daily healthy snack, field trip expenses, T-shirt, and other camp keepsakes!

Summer Sounds 2019

Click on the image, or here, to read more about our 2019 artist and purchase tickets at Tickets are also available at Eventbrite.

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