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Vol. 5, No. 4

Friday, January 23, 2015

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

February Messenger

Limited print copies are available in the foyer tract racks and narthex.


Bill Helms who comes to us from Church of the Nativity in Huntsville, Alabama.

Pledge Envelopes

Those who requested envelopes for 2015 can find them in a box in the Parish Hall foyer, on the table, and a list of those who ordered them is with the envelopes.

Sunday's Leaflets in PDF:LeafletImage

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9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

Flower Form2015 Flower Form is ready! Download here to submit with your check, or read about how to submit online, here.

Beyond Bricks EBR

Fr. Ralph Howe will be one of the hosts at a Beyond Bricks EBR forum on Thursday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m. at Baton Rouge High School
2825 Government Street, along with the Rev. Joe Connelly, of Wesley United Methodist Church, and invites you to come, express your voice. Beyond Bricks EBR is a public forum to receive the voice of the community — YOUR VOICE — on educational goals and expectations of our public school system. Read more here.

St. Alban's Chapel on the LSU Campus invites you to "Dialogues at St. Alban's Chapel" featuring Professor John Whittaker who has just written a block buster book on Religious Mystery. He will be speaking Tuesday, February 20 at 5:00 p.m. A beloved professor at LSU, "He speaks between flashes of lightning," recalls one student. There will be wine and cheese with and everyone is invited. Dr. Whittaker will be a Sunday morning presenter at St. James CSF in April.

How can we know God if God is a Mystery?

February 10, 2015 - 5 p.m.

St. Alban's Chapel

Mark Your Calendar:

The first Fr. John Moloney Preaching Series to be held each Friday at 12:05 p.m., during Gumbo 2015!

Small Poster

Click the image to download a letter-size reminder. Look for a brochure coming soon in your mail!


Rosemary Campbell and Steve Boutwell recently replaced some landscaping around the church. Thank You!

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Very simple words in each of this Sunday's readings result in some very dramatic actions by the listeners. Can we do the same? Are we expected to leave our "nets" and family? Or, perhaps we can hear the call where we are - living and caring and treating others as Jesus would in our daily lives, and cast our nets wide in whatever we are called to do..

7:30 a.m. - A quiet, spoken service using Rite I, in the church.

9:00 a.m. - The As You Are service gathers in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles with music by the As You Are musicians.

Children's Chapel - Youngsters four years old through fourth grade meet in the Day School Chapel at 9:00 a.m. for a lesson on the readings, and an activity, before returning to the church in time for communion.

9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, in the church with organ and cantors.

10:00 a.m. - Christian Education Hour - Children 3-6 and 6-9 in the Good Shepherd atria on the second floor of the Parish Hall.

CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center: Christian Faith as Wise Ignorance. Over the past year, Ed Henderson has presented portions of a book about his granddaughter's experience as a cancer patient: Why, God? Suffering Through Cancer into Faith (forthcoming in 2015 from Wipf and Stock Publishers). The next several presentations will be continuous with those presentations and will present and invite discussion about such themes as

  • Who is God? Why Faith is Wise Ignorance
  • Why the Trinity Makes Sense  
  • Faith as the Willingness to Receive the Good God Desires for Us (and why that means the willingness to suffer)
  • Suffering and God's Way of Acting in the World

Every effort will be made to emphasize the meaning-in-life these beliefs can have.

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

5:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles. Come as you are, leave different! No balloting at this service.

Saints and Superheroes: Youth Rally 2015
January 30 - February 1, 2015

at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center

Rally 2015Registration is now open for Youth Rally. To register and for more information:

Youth Rally is a retreat weekend for youth in grades six-12. Rally is designed to be a fun, relaxing retreat weekend that combines presentations by youth, small group discussion, and worship with games, activities, music, and fellowship. 

For any questions, please contact Marvin McLennon, Diocesan Youth Minister for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, at phone 225-387-5141 ext.224 or email:

Continues today and tomorrow at the CSF:

Creating Common Good

From January 22-24, 2015, St. James Episcopal Church's Center for Spiritual Formation will host the broadcast of a diverse group of scholars, faith leaders and economists including Dr. Cornel West, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Barbara Ehrenreich and Robert Reich as they offer strategies for developing a more just economy and instill the confidence to take action for social change at Trinity Institute's 44th National Theological Conference, Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality, at Trinity Wall Street.

Ms. Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, is set to discuss the class divide in American society, delving into issues such as immigration, poverty, gender, and mobility. An economist, author and professor, former Secretary of Labor Reich will discuss his 2013 documentary, "Inequality for All" via Skype.

The live conference will be held at Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street, New York City). As a partner site, St. James will offer aspects of the conference either in real time, via webcast, where participants can submit questions for speakers via email during the live Q&A, or on demand shortly after each segment's conclusion. Onsite reflection groups are coordinated using materials prepared and provided by Trinity Institute.

Read more, including the schedule of sessions being simulcast at St. James Center for Spiritual Formation atrium, here.

Youth, youth & more youth stuff!

The EYC groups of St. James, Trinity, St. Luke's & St. Alban's will gather at St. Luke's Church, 8833 Goodwood, for a Super Bowl viewing party: Sunday, February 1, 5:30 p.m. from the University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona. More info from Marvin, soon!

EYC Fundraisers


Click the image to pay online, or catch up with Marvin this Sunday!


Volunteer spreadsheet is now available. Click here!

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