We don't want your head, just a pint!
The Associate Vestry Summer Blood Drive will be held this Sunday, July 12 from 8:00 'til 12:30. Read more here about how to be a blood donor. The OLOL Blood Mobile will be onsite, offering a free t-shirt or cholesterol test to donors!
Thomas Martin Carr IV, son of Shellie & Patrick Carr was born June 23 at 1:53 p.m., weighing 7 lbs., 7 oz. and 19 inches long!
The Messenger issue for JULY 2015 is here as a downloadable PDF, or click the image below to read on Issuu:
Paper copies are available for pick-up in the foyers and narthex of the church..
Sunday's Leaflets in PDF:
Volunteers Needed for St. James Welcome Team
The St. James Membership Development Committee is looking to grow our Welcome Team. We are preparing to hold a brief training on the welcome process and to create a rotating Welcome Team calendar. We need two Welcome Team greeters for each worship service. Please contact Amy Longfield or Ashley Delrie to join the St. James Welcome Team!
St. James the Apostle and St. James, the church
Next Sunday, July 19, at 10:15 a.m. in the chapel, Prior John Pitzer will begin our program with some information on St. James the Greater, one of Jesus’ disciples and our church’s patron saint. This will be followed by reflections from Father Howe, Honey East, Evelyn Gautreau, Warren Green, & Jeannie Frey Rhodes, each of whom have a long history with St. James Church. Come, hear about how St. James has changed over the years, what these members remember of past days, and perhaps an amusing anecdote or two. Then, you'll be prepared for the celebration of the Feast Day of St. James we'll observe on July 26:
SERVICES THIS SUNDAY, JULY 12
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 a.m. Rite I service in the church.
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the church, with organ and cantors.
9:00 a.m. - No As You Are Service this Sunday for a musician's holiday
10:00 a.m. Enjoy coffee and fellowship in the Parish Hall parlor.
The art show featuring work of the St. James Artists Guild and, the One Stop Artists Group is open in the Parish Hall parlor.
11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the church, with organ, cantors and choir.
5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles.
Centering Prayer this Sunday, July 12 resumes at our 6:00 p.m. gathering in the CSF Suite on the third floor of the Ministries Center.
Mom-to-Mom July meeting is July 14
We are next meeting on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the small parlor. The group is reading and discussing The Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child’s Heart for Eternity by Sally Clarkson. Nursery and materials provided by ECW. Contact Amy Longfield for more information.
Mom-to-Mom CPR course coming soon! Read more.
Summer Sounds this Wednesday, July 15 features
Mike Esnault, with Ed Perkins, Herman Jackson and others. Read more.
We had so much fun, we're doing it, again!
Thursday, July 23: We'll enjoy burgers and hot dogs, theater popcorn, concessions, a cartoon reel, and the original release of The Parent Trap. This month's contest: Bring a friend and dress as twins! Make your reservations, here, so we'll be ready with goodies for everybody.
You are invited to come by and enjoy the professional work of the St. James Artists Guild which is on presently exhibit in the Parish Hall. Some items are available for purchase; if interested, please contact the artist directly with the information provided on each piece's info card.
In addition, the art work of students from The One Stop Homeless Center in Baton Rouge will be on exhibit in the small parlor of the Parish Hall. Parishioner Elizabeth Whitley, professional artist and teacher, is their instructor. She is assisted by parishioner Warren Green.
Bad Girls Book Club - Monday, July 27
Our book selection is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.
We are meeting in the private room at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway at 6:00 p.m. R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy, or phone her at 225-335-3572, and don't forget to bring a sweater!
Read more about the performers at Summer Sounds by clicking the graphic, or here.
The Summer Sounds at St. James ticket window is open!
You can order and/or prepay your tickets online, here, to pick up at the shows,
or phone the church office at 225-387-5141!
The St. James Artists Guild show is open every Wednesday evening in July after the Summer Sounds concerts, during the coffee hour on Sunday, weekdays during church office hours, and by contacting Nancy Poirrier (225-925-1679) for any other special viewing.
CPR & Pediatric Choking Training Course coming in August
On Saturday, August 29 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., in Bishops Hall at St. James Episcopal Church, Pulse Education will be teaching CPR and AED following the guidelines of the American Heart Association. Participants will be watching a video, having practice sessions, and opportunity for testing CPR skills on manikins.
The course will cover CPR on the adult, child and infant. Participants will learn the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). The course will also cover how to help a choking victim - adult, child and infant. This is a four-hour course. There will be time for questions and practicing with the manikins, and participants will have earned a CPR card upon completion of the class, mailed within two weeks of the class.
Cost: $25.00 per participant, and the St. James ECW has graciously offered to provide snacks and the nursery. Space is limited to 25 participants, and reservations will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Please reserve your spot ASAP.
How to make a reservation:
Please send a $25.00 check made out to Pulse Education to Ashley Delrie, and mail to 19325 Point O Woods Ct., Baton Rouge LA 70809. Once your check is received, your reservation will be confirmed. The deadline to reserve a spot is Wednesday, August 19.
Special thanks to St. James Episcopal Church for cost-sharing this training course for our ministry and important to all moms, and to the ECW for providing snacks and the nursery.
Ashley Delrie, or 225-772-8370, with any questions.