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Vol. 5, No. 24

Friday, June 12, 2015


The June meeting is this Tuesday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the small parlor.  The group will read and discuss 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.

Donate Blood

The Associate Vestry Summer Blood Drive will be held at St. James on Sunday, July 12 from 8:00 'til 12:30. Read more here about how to be a blood donor.

The Messenger issue for JUNE 2015 is here as a downloadable PDF, or click the image below to read on Issuu:

June Messenger

Paper copies are available in the foyers of the church, Parish Hall, and Ministries Center.

Sunday's Leaflets in PDF:LeafletImage

7:30 a.m.

No AYA Svc.

9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

Bad Girls Book ClubBad Girls Book Club

Our book selection this month is Why, God?: Suffering Through Cancer into Faith by Margaret Carlisle Cuplit and St. James' very own Ed Henderson. Ed will be attending the meeting, and will sign your copy of the book! Use the Amazon link, above, or contact Ed, directly, to purchase from him. We are meeting at the home of Dr. Christine Smith, 10623 Ashbrook Drive, Baton Rouge, on Monday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. R.s.v.p. to Christine, or 225-241-8843.  Please bring $5 to cover the cost of dinner.

Loaves & Fishes

The ECW of St. James will meet on Tuesday, June 23 from 10:00 a.m. 'til noon to prepare casseroles to fill the St. James freezer with meals to take to parish families after a child’s birth, after a death or in other times of need. We will have a coffee bar and breakfast snacks to keep us going!  Please contact Mary Boutwell, or 225-387-5141, if you are planning on attending.

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Mustard Plant

This Sunday's Gospel reading relates the parable of the mustard seed. Jesus' short description of the Kingdom is used in all three levels of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd children's Sunday School curriculum, and especially appreciated by our small youngsters who understand they may also grow into the largest of influences. The photo, above, of a grown mustard bush, is found in Catechesis atria around the world. Click the image for a larger view.

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.

No As You Are service this Sunday. The AYA musicians will provide music during communion at the nine o'clock service.

10:00 a.m. Enjoy coffee and fellowship in the Parish Hall parlor. Creation Storiesin the CSF Atrium with Ed Henderson. Read more here.

11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the church, with organ and cantors.

5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles.

6:00 p.m. Centering Prayer gathers in the CSF Suite on the third floor of the Ministries Center. All are welcome to experience this time of quiet listening.

Summer Choir

Summer is a joyous time to sing in the choir: no anthems, no rehearsals! 

Come join this important ministry! Just show up at the choir room on Sunday around 10:45. The choir room is to the right after the fire door at the top of the front stairs in Parish Hall. Please add your voice to worship God in song!

Enjoy a new summer event!

Friday Playdates

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. James are hosting off-site play dates for church families with young children, every Friday in June from 10:00 a.m. to noon

  • June 12: Spray Park
  • June 19: Pretend & Play
  • June 26: Park & Clubhouse 

We will have food, drinks and lots of fun at each event! Maybe even a surprise or two! Grandparents and baby sitters are welcome to bring your children to the play dates if that works best for you!

Each playdate is $5 per familyReservations are required and space is limited, so make reservations now! For more information, contact Mary Boutwell, or 225-387-5141.

Play Date Reservations

Study of Genesis continues this Sunday morning

The Old TestamentEd Henderson will lead two 10:00 a.m. sessions this month continuing the Bible study by building on Amy-Jill Levine's teaching about the stories in Genesis.

In two sessions, at 10:00 a.m. on June 14 and June 21 in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center, we will contrast the Genesis 1 creation story with the ancient Babylonian creation story in order to probe ancient Jewish wisdom about God and God's ways with the world. Christians have inherited that wisdom, and Jesus develops it further in his teachings and in his life, crucifixion, and resurrection. The study will make every effort to keep an eye on the meaning-for-life of the biblical story of creation, to say why it matters now.

St. James Artists Guild LogoThe professional work of the St. James Artists Guild will be on exhibit the entire month of July in the Parish Hall. 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. On weekdays in July, the work will be on exhibit during the church office business hours; on Sundays before and after services; and, each Wednesday evening during the Summer Sounds at St. James concerts and receptions.

Bishops Appreciates Acolytes

Thank you, acolytes! Bishop Thompson presented the acolytes who served last Sunday at his annual visit with the Bishop's Pin in appreciation of their service to him and the church. St. James acolytes lead the way! If your third-grader or older is interested in serving as a St. James acolyte, please contact Kerry Capron or Caroline Ross for more information.

Summer Sounds 2015

SR 219 Original          2015 Regular Session              Dorsey-Colomb
Congratulates Linda Seale Chauviere
on the occasion of her retirement as head of school at St. James Episcopal Day School and commends her for 46 years of dedication to the education of young people in Louisiana. Read the entire resolution, here.

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