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Vol. 5, No. 16

Friday, April 17, 2015

Bad Girls Book Club

Bad Girls Book ClubOur book selection is We are Called to Rise: A Novel by Laura McBride, and we will be meeting in the private room at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Hwy. this Monday, April 20 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!

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 April 2015 is here as a downloadable PDF, or click the image below to read on Issuu:

February Messenger

Print copies available in foyers.

Outreach Grant Applications

Applications must be submitted on the official form for email submission or print submission and submitted no later than May 15, 2015.


Mark your calendar for the Episcopal Church Women Diocese of Louisiana 128th Annual Gathering at St. Matthew’s, Houma, on May 15-16, 2015: Vive La Renaissance with keynote speaker, the Rev. Sharon Alexander, rector of Trinity Church, Baton Rouge. Information packet available, here; registration form, only, here. If you're interested in attending, please contact Leslie Gladney for registration info, ride share, and more!

The Third Sunday of Easter

Doubting Thomas

The walk to Emmaus, where Jesus was "made known to them in the breaking of the bread," immediately precedes this Sunday's Gospel reading. But, now the eleven are surprised again, only the next day, and we hear, again, that the disciples were both "in joy and disbelieving." One can hardly blame them; resurrection is not an everyday event. But, how might our world change if we could get beyond the intrinsic doubt (the same doubt expressed by his own disciples, after all), and really go forth as God's promises -- new life, forgiveness, and grace -- are true? How might we encounter the stranger on the road? Our coworker? Our loved ones? Life? Duccio's Siena Maestà (ca. 1311) is pictured above, and the broiled fish is prominent. Click for a larger view.

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

Children's Church now meets at 9:00 a.m. in the choir room, on the second floor of the Parish Hall for a lesson on the readings of the day, an activity, and music with Jody Hanet, before returning to church in time for communion.

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. - Classes for children and adults. Coffee and fellowship in the Parlor. Children three years through fourth grade on the second floor of the Parish Hall. Adults: More from the popular Amy-Jill Levine series, The Old Testament, in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center, where coffee and cookies are also available.

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

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

6:00 p.m. Centering Prayer on the third floor of the Ministries Center.

Youth Calendar & Info:

Confirm-not-Conform and EYC will meet this Sunday, April 19 at 3:15 and 5:00 p.m.

Graduation CapGraduating Seniors: We'd like to share your news, accomplishments and future plans with the parish. Please send a photo and brief bio by Monday, May 4, to Sylvia Rabalais for inclusion in the June issue of The Messenger. A form (not required) is here.

Graduate Recognition: High school graduating seniors, both parishioners and/or Day School alumni, will be recognized at the nine o'clock service on Sunday, May 3, and at a reception immediately following, in the Parish Hall parlor.

Newcomers' Luncheon is this Sunday afternoon, April 19

Newcomers Luncheon

If you know of a newcomer to St. James who should receive an invitation, please contact Mary Boutwell or Jan Sumrall, or pass this along!

Mens Retreat

Crawfish Boil

Musical Events in the Community:

Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. - University Baptist Church presents An Evening of Sacred & Gospel Music, a salute to the "old hymns of faith," with various choirs, ensembles, quartets, trios. For more information, visit the UBC website at

Sunday, May 3 at 4:00 p.m. - The 25th Annual Sounds of CommUNITY Concert, a production of the Interfaith Federation of Baton Rouge, is at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 3912 Gus Young Avenue. Performers include the McKinley High School Gospel Choir, Beth Shalom Synagogue, St. Paul's choir, St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Children's Handbell Choir, and Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. More information is at

Kids Orchestra ConcertTuesday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m. - Join us to celebrate Kids Orchestra students from St. James, St. Luke's Episcopal Day School, The Dufrocq School, Shiloh Baptist Early Learning Academy, and LaSalle Elementary in their Neighborhood Concert. The Neighborhood Concert highlights the skills acquired during Kids’ Orchestra after school music program that begins each September.  Second through fifth grade instrumental students will perform a piece of music they learned in class. Instruments include strings, woodwinds, brass, or percussion. More here.

Concerts are free and open to the public. Offerings will be accepted at each concert.

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