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Vol. 5, No. 29

Friday, July 17, 2015

St. James the Apostle, and St. James, the Church

This 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 with a combined mid-morning service at 10:30 a.m., followed by a parish-wide picnic in Bishops Hall.

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

June Messenger

Paper copies are available for pick-up in the foyers and narthex of the church..

Sunday's Leaflets in PDF:LeafletImage

7:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

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!

Nursery Worker Openings

The St. James nursery is staffed with skilled, loving caregivers, trained in child safety and CPR techniques.

Open four hours each Sunday morning, and occasional weekday evenings, we currently have openings for this paid position. We will sponsor child safety and CPR training for the right person. This is a great gig for college students.

If you, or someone you know would be who you'd want caring for your own child, please have them call or email Mary Boutwell for more information and to arrange an interview, at 225-387-5141 ext. 229.

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Solomon Episcopal Conference Center

Some translations of this Sunday's gospel interpret Mark 6:31 as, "Let’s go to a place where we can be alone and get some rest.” Doesn't that sound wonderful? We all too often think of the "abundant life" as quantitative rather than qualitative, and fill our days and weeks with all manner of events in pursuit of having or doing it all. Even Jesus had a hard time scheduling a vacation, as the next verses tell of the crowd trailing him and the disciples to their "deserted place." Quiet and rest -- to hear the stillness, being open to the spirit -- even that can take work. What will you do without this week to have that alone time with God? What can you do to find your quiet place? Photo: Chapel at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center. Courtesy of the SECC.

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. - As You Are Service in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles with the As You Are musicians

10:00 a.m. Enjoy coffee and fellowship in the Parish Hall parlor.

St. James the Apostle and St. James, the Church with Fr. John Pitzer, Fr. Ralph Howe and others. Read more.

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.

ECW Family Playdate this Sunday, 3-5 p.m.

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

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

Mom-to-Mom CPR course in August! Read more.

Mom2MomSpecial 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.

Summer Sounds this Wednesday, July 22 features

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue. Read more.

Make your reservation today for

ECW Cooking Club

Click here to email Leslie and reserve your spot by Friday, July 17.

Movie Night

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.

St. James Artists Guild LogoYou are invited to come by and enjoy the professional work of the St. James Artists Guild which is on 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

Bad Girls Book ClubOur 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!

Deanery Fair


Registration for Happening #75 is Now Open

Friday, August 28 - Sunday, August 30

Happening is a youth-led spiritual formation weekend designed for high school teens. It is an amazing experience that changes the way you think about yourself and your faith.

Happening is open to 9th through 12th grade teenagers of any denomination who have not participated in Happening in the past. If you have participated in Happening and would like to serve on staff, you can email Marvin McLennon. You need not be Episcopalian to attend, however you must be committed to engage in theological reflection from a Christian perspective. 

Happening #75 will be held August 28 - 30, 2015 at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center in Loranger, Louisiana. Registration deadline is Friday, August 21. Cost is $150. Scholarship assistance is available. For more information, please contact Marvin McLennon, Diocesan Youth Coordinator.

Click here for the SECC EventBee information, rules, and registration page. Download the permission form here.

Summer Sounds 2015

Read more about the performers at Summer Sounds by clicking the graphic, or here.

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!

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