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Vol. 5, No. 21

Friday, May 22, 2015

TReble Choir

Aldersgate UMC Youth Choirs at St. James TONIGHT

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

Treble Choir Concert is Sunday at 2:30

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 Craig accompanist, along with area vocalists and musicians, at St. James, this Sunday, May 24, at 2:30 p.m.

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 this month is Why, God?: Suffering Through Cancer into Faith by Margaret Carlisle Cuplit and St. James' very own Ed Henderson. We are meeting at the home of Dr. Christine Smith, 10623 Ashbrook Drive, Baton Rouge, on Monday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. R.s.v.p. to Christine, or 225-241-8843.  Please bring $5 to cover the cost of dinner.

The Day of Pentecost

Pentecost Dove

Veni, Sancte Spiritus,
et emitte caelitus
lucis tuae radium

Wear RED as we celebrate the birthday of the church. Here's a link to this Sunday's Gospel reading.

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

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

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

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

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

6:00 p.m. Centering Prayer gathers in the CSF Suite on the third floor of the Ministries Center. All are welcome to experience this time of quiet listening.

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.

Community Mission Appeal

On the first Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended upon the first Christians and led them to reach out to the wider world. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Christians embarked on their mission to realize the Kingdom of God on earth. The Holy Spirit continues to speak to us in different and unexpected ways. Read more here. We will make a special Community Mission Appeal offering on July 26 when we observe St. James Day.

We still want your photos!

Wedding Photos

We are still interested in gathering St. James wedding photos! And, Fred Frey has graciously offered to scan (while you wait -- no releasing your treasured photograph!) photos for us at his studio to help us grow our collection. We will, with your permission, share photos in our website album, and create a Bride's Room display. Please contact Jo at the church office, or Fred at his studio, with any questions about getting your photo(s) to us!

Tickets on sale, now, 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.


The morning and evening Mom-to-Mom groups have joined together and are now meeting one Tuesday evening a month.  The June meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the small parlor.  The group will read and discuss The Mission of Motherhood:  Touching Your Child’s Heart for Eternity by Sally Clarkson.  Nursery and materials provided by ECW.  Contact Amy Longfield for more information.

Loaves & Fishes

The ECW of St. James will meet on Tuesday, June 23 from 10:00 a.m. 'til noon to prepare casseroles to fill the St. James freezer with meals to take to parish families after a child’s birth, after a death or in other times of need. We will have a coffee bar and breakfast snacks to keep us going!  Please contact Mary Boutwell, or 225-387-5141, if you are planning on attending.

Announcing a New Summer Event!

Friday Playdates

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. James are hosting off-site play dates for church families with young children, every Friday in June from 10:00 a.m. to noon

  • June 5: It’s My Party!
  • June 12: Spray Park
  • June 19: Pretend & Play
  • June 26: Park & Clubhouse 

We will have food, drinks and lots of fun at each event!  Maybe even a surprise or two!

Grandparents and baby sitters are welcome to bring your children to the play dates if that works best for you!

Each playdate is $5 per familyReservations are required and space is limited, so make reservations now!  For more information, contact Mary Boutwell, or 225-387-5141.

Play Date Reservations

Welcome Baby!


William Wright Perry, the son of Lacee and Hunter Perry, was born May 12, 2015, weighing 9 lbs., 13 oz., and measuring 21 inches long. He is also welcomed by big brother, Fields.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821
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