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Vol. 5, No. 47

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hearty Breakfast this Sunday Morning!


It’s time again to offer a Hearty Breakfast to our homeless neighbors on Sunday, November 22 from 8:00 until 9:00 a.m.

Volunteers need to report around 7:45-7:50 a.m., and if you plan to attend the 9 a.m. service, you may be a tad late. Click here to sign up!

Thanks and God’s peace to you,
Alice Nelson
Andrea Vidrine
Nancy Jo Poirrier

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

June Messenger

Pick-up copies are available in the narthex and foyers.


No EKC or EYC during the Thanksgiving school breaks. Send Marvin an email for more information, and to get on the EKC or EYC notification lists. Check the December schedule of events in The Messenger available next Friday.

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.

More Bible study

Bible 2.0

Fr. Ralph's Wednesday schedule for Bible 2.0:

  • 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.

The church office will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25 and be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Day School office is closed all week.

The Last Sunday after Pentecost

Paris Peace

Christ the King Sunday is the last of the church year, and we end with Jesus describing his Kingdom to Pilate - hours before his own crucifixion. "My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over," he tells Pilate. How is it we worship this King in his vulnerability as he walks into his own suffering? How is it we worship this King who was handed over to such a cruel death? How will we walk and live and have our being as followers of this King in our own dark times and fear?

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.

9:00 a.m. - Rite II service in the church with organ, Treble Choir, and cantors. Read about the Treble Choir, in concert at LSU on December 1, below.

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 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 Role of Women in the Early Church and Today resumes

Matriarchs: Who Are They? How did the women of the early days of the church do all the work and receive little if any recognition? Why? Who are some of them? How can we make their names so recognizable that they are the ones we think of? Find the answers – or at least some of them.
Join Mother Mary Ann and Barbara Sims at 10:00 a.m. in the CSF Atrium.

Angel TreeThe Angel Tree is up!

Visit and select your angel at the Angel Tree, now in the Parish Hall Parlor. Please be sure to "sign out" your angel on the roster sheet next to the tree.

All gifts must be brought to St. James no later than Sunday, November 29, as delivery to the Salvation Army and Home Instead is scheduled for the first of December.

Holiday Art Show

Works from the St. James Artists Guild as well as works from the One Stop Art Class under the instruction of Elizabeth Whitley and Warren Green are all on display. Some are offered for sale; please contact the artist, directly, regarding purchase.

St. James Treble Choir

Some Web Site Reminders:


Inquirers' Class to begin Sunday, December 6

Fr. Mark will begin a new series for Inquirers at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 6 in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Ministries Center. If you've not already spoken with him about your interest in attending, please let him know, now, so proper class arrangements are made.

Christmas at St. JamesChristmas Dinner Gift Bags

We are currently accepting donations toward the gift bags we will offer our guests at the Christmas Dinner on December 13. A box has been placed in the foyer of the Ministries Center for donations. Items needed include:

  • Deodorant
  • Band-Aids, alcohol swabs and antibiotic ointment in individual packs, Q-tips, etc. for carry-along first aid kits we will assemble
  • Small-size bottles of hand sanitizer
  • Small-size bottles of hand lotion
  • Small-size bottles of shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes and small bottles of mouthwash
  • Special  bags for ladies: Cosmetic samples and bags you might have received as gift-with-purchase items can be put together for a special treat. Check your cabinets for those items you've not used so they can be enjoyed with appreciation.

If you would rather make a financial contribution, our cost is about $12.00 per bag. Make your contribution online, here; or, put your check in the offering plate or mail clearly marked for "Christmas Gift Bags." Questions or want information on helping prepare the bags? Contact Margaret Blades, or 225-505-3105.

Volunteer to help at the dinner! Be the difference to someone this Christmas. Sign up, here.

Stewardship 2015

Click the image to read more about Stewardship at St. James. You can also submit your 2016 pledge online, or via email, as well as set up automatic contributions toward your pledge.

2015 Celebrations Dinner

Advent Wreath Sunday

Christmas Flower Form

Download a paper form, here.


• November 2015 The MessengerAltar Flower Donation FormOnline GivingChurch Calendar

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St. James Episcopal Church
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821
(225) 387-5141

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