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Vol. 5, No. 42

Friday, October 16, 2015

Celebrate Our Connections at the Fall Associate Vestry/Stewardship event, this evening!

Read more here.


No meeting this Sunday; Swamp Hike next Saturday

Episcopal Youth Community doesn't meet this Sunday, as students are on fall break. Next Saturday, October 24, we'll go to Bluebonnet Swamp for a hike! Send Marvin an email for more information, and to get on the EYC mailing list.

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

June Messenger

The November issue will be available next Sunday, October 25.

Sunday's Leaflets in PDF:LeafletImage

7:30 a.m.

As You Are

9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

Bible 2.0

Fr. Ralph's Wednesday schedule for Bible 2.0:

  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • December 9

Geared to young parents, but open to everyone, the group meets in the first floor media room in the Ministries Center at 6:00 p.m.

Sts. Agnes/Edith/Monica meets Tuesday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the Club Room at St. James Place. Contact Mary for more info.

Day School Open Houses

Welcome Wednesdays

The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Eye of the Needle

It's not the best PR for our patron, James, in this Sunday's Gospel as he and his brother, John, tell Jesus they want to be the winners in the season finale of "Top Disciple." One can imagine the brothers then fighting between themselves, yelling out, "Shotgun!" for the right-hand seat, thinking of the power and prestige in that position. But, they've missed the point, again, haven't they? Jesus is not going to the cross so that we don't have to, but calls us to follow his path to the cross; not to be in the power seat, but to be servant to all.

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

As You Are service begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles.

Children's Church: Meet in the Choir Room on the second floor of the Parish Hall between 8:50 and 9:00 a.m. for an age-appropriate lesson on the day's reading, an activity, and music with Jody Hanet. Children will be brought to the church in time for communion.

9:00 a.m. - Rite II service in the church with organ and the St. James Treble Choir.

10:00 a.m. - Christian Education classes for young children (second floor of the Parish Hall) and adults in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center. Read more.

11:00 a.m. - Rite II service in the church with organ and choir.

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

Centering Prayer this Sunday at 6:00 p.m. in the CSF Suite on the third floor of the Ministries Center.


Christian Ed This Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd and True Vine Sunday School meet on the second floor of the Parish Hall, for children 3-5 and 6-9 with age-level lessons about the life of Jesus from prophecies of his birth through the resurrection, the seasons of the church year, the sacraments, Bible parables, and more, through the year. Mr. Bob, Ms. Cathy, Anna & Allie welcome you!


This Sunday: The Practice of Prayer

Practice of PrayerAnn Holmes continues to facilitate a discussion of Margaret Guenther's book, The Practice of Prayer, including varieties of prayer, prayer through the centuries, finding God in the ordinary, parenting and prayer, and more.

Additional copies of the book have been received. These are used copies, so only $5, or one may be borrowed from the CSF library for return at class end.

Mom to Mom


Mom-to-Mom Group: Change of Date

The next Thursday evening meeting is on October 22, in the Parish Hall parlor, from 6:00 'til 7:00 p.m., with nursery care courtesy of the St. James ECW.


Book Club Meeting Info

Bad Girls Book ClubOur October book is Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian, and we'll be meeting on Monday, October 19. The November meeting is Monday the 16th. We are readingĀ Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.

We meet at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Hwy. at 6:00 p.m. Let Monica Murphy know you're coming by email to her at or text 225-335-3572, and don't forget to bring a sweater!

Loaves & Fishes Prepared Meals

Loaves & FishesIf you know of a parishioner or parish family who has recently welcomed a new baby, been discharged from the hospital, suffered a death in the family, or other crisis that may benefit from a pre-cooked, frozen meal, please contact Mary Boutwell, or 225-387-5141 ext. 229.
The Loaves & Fishes group has prepared meals to share with our parish family in just such circumstances!


All SaintsAll Saints' Day List

To add names of loved ones who have died in the past year to our necrology, please email (Those buried from St. James are already included.)

Halloween Carnival

Let's Continue the Fun!

Our summer movie events were such fun, we'll continue the offering with a family-friendly Halloween Carnival in Bishops Hall. All the family is invited to attend -- please let us know you're coming, so we can plan appropriately! Register here.

Fall Associate Vestry & Stewardship Event - TONIGHT!

2015 Celebrations Dinner

• October 2015 The MessengerAltar Flower Donation FormOnline GivingChurch Calendar

• St. James on FacebookSt. James on TwitterSt. James Episcopal Day School The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana

Document Library with Readings Newsletter Archives Ministry Assignments

St. James Episcopal Church
Fourth Street between Florida and Convention Streets | PO Box 126
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821
(225) 387-5141