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Vol. 5, No. 20

Friday, May 15, 2015

Deadline is today!

Outreach Grant Applications

Chauviere Party

Sunday's Leaflets in PDF:LeafletImage

7:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

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

February Messenger

Print copies available in foyers.

Bad Girls Book ClubBad Girls Book Club

Our book selection is The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah, and we will be meeting in the private room at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Hwy. this Monday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. R.s.v.p. by email to Monica Murphy, or at 225-335-3572, and don't forget to bring a sweater!

TReble Choir

Aldersgate UMC Youth Choirs at St. James next Friday evening

Please join us to hear the Aldersgate UMC, Slidell, youth choir, youth handbells, and youth praise band, starting at 7:30 p.m., next Friday, May 22, in the church. (Our Treble Choir sang at Aldersgate on April 26.)

Treble Choir Concert Sunday

You are invited to a recital of the year's repertoire of the St. James Treble Choir, our elite choir of auditioned youngsters under the direction of Eric Johnson, with Nola Swanson accompanist, along with area vocalists and musicians, at St. James, on Sunday afternoon, May 24, at 2:30 p.m.

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

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This Sunday's Gospel reading, part of what is termed the High Priestly prayer, is described as mystical and confusing. It is quite a dinner prayer -- and after dinner, at that; offered, according to John, just before Jesus and his disciples walked to the garden where he would be arrested that Thursday evening. Listen carefully to hear as Jesus prays for his disciples, and for us; for assurance, direction, and blessing: "Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one." And, "I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one." And, "They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world." And, finally, a charge: "Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth." God is with us, when we struggle with challenges or division; God is with us in our worldly pain and sorrow; God is at work in us and with us as we go out to serve the world. -Today's art is from the Maesta by Duccio, 1308–1311.

7:30 a.m. Rite I service in the church.

8:00 a.m. Come enjoy a Hearty Breakfast at St. James in Bishops Hall! Parishioners are invited to warmly greet and dine along with our guests. Read more, here.

Children's Church meets at 9:00 a.m. in the choir room, on the second floor of the Parish Hall. This is the last session of the semester. Thank you to our great parent volunteers!

9:00 a.m. The "As You Are" Rite II Eucharist in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles
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Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the church, with organ and cantors.

10:00 a.m. - Children three years through fourth grade have classes on the second floor of the Parish Hall. This is the final session of the semester. We offer thanks for and to our catechists!

Adults: Enjoy coffee and fellowship in the Parish Hall parlor, this Sunday morning.

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

5:00 p.m. Rite II service in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles.

No Centering Prayer gathering this Sunday evening.

This Sunday, May 17: Attend and/or assist!

Hearty Breakfast

CPC Sunday is this Sunday, May 17


The Church Periodical Club was founded in 1888 by Mary Ann Fargo and a small group of women in the Parish Church of the Holy Communion in New York City. They began by sending bundles of church periodicals, prayer books, and Bibles via the Wells Fargo Stage Coach Line to clergy and laity, missionaries, and Indians in the Dakotas, and the "far west." The commitment to supply theological and educational texts, audio and video tapes, and computer software has continued for over 100 years to promote religious and secular needs throughout the Anglican Communion. Please put "CPC Sunday" in the memo box of your check or online donation.

Town Hall Meetings

Read the latest from the Strategic Planning Committee, here, including some background links in preparation for the Town Hall meetings.


Family Movie Night: Wednesday, June 10!

Movie Night

Cardboard CarReminiscent of the days when families would pile into the station wagon for an evening at the drive-in, we'll gather in Bishops Hall for an evening of burgers and hot dogs, popcorn, concessions, cartoons, and a family-friendly movie!

We'll have a Cardboard Car Contest, with prizes! Click here for a larger view.

On Wednesday, June 10, the Bishops Hall drive-in opens at 6:00 p.m.! Reservations required; $5 per "car" (family) will help defray expenses. Click here to register and/or pay online; contact Mary Boutwell for more information: 225-387-5141.


Pentecost is next Sunday, May 24!

Plan to wear RED as we celebrate the birthday of the church!

Tickets go on sale today for another great season of music!

Summer Sounds 2015

The 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.

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