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Vol. 5, No. 43

Friday, October 23, 2015


Swamp Hike tomorrow!

Saturday, October 24, we'll go to Bluebonnet Swamp for a hike! Send Marvin an email for more information, and to get on the EYC mailing list. EYC gathers at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon in the Youth Room, first floor of the Ministries Center.

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.

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.

Bible 2.0

Fr. Ralph's Wednesday schedule for Bible 2.0:

  • November 4
  • November 18
  • 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.

Day School Welcome Wednesdays

Space remains only on Wednesday, November 4. Click the image or here to register.

Welcome Wednesdays

Interested in a PreK-3 class at St. James? Click here.

St. James choir leaders featured in LSU recital this Sunday afternoon

Little Match Girl Passion

Featuring the Louisiana premiere of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning the little match girl passion, and winner of the Julius Herford Dissertation Prize for his research on Lang’s choral masterwork, Trey Davis will present a recital at 3 p.m. featuring choral singers from recent international tours, as well as LSU faculty, students, and alumni vocalists including Eric Johnson, St. James Ass't Choirmaster and Treble Choir Director, and Catherine Pletsch Hedges. The recital is at the LSU School of Music Recital Hall; admission is free.

The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Eye of the Needle

Old Blind Bart, who has been sitting outside the Jericho gate to beg, year in and year out, is well known to those in the area. When he calls out to the passing Jesus, he's hushed; that's just Bart, son of Timaeus; a defective, not a favored child of God. But, Bart keeps yelling, anyway. This Sunday's Gospel describes the scene as Jesus calls him forth, and Bartimaeus "throws off his cloak," and goes to Jesus, who asks him to name his desire for healing. How might we sit, fearful of moving from our expected position, but is it also fear which keeps us from yelling out, asking for affirmation that we are, indeed, beloved children of God, and leading us to follow Jesus on the way? The art is by William Blake, 1757-1827, housed at the Yale Center for British Art and in the public domain.

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 and cantors. The Cherub Choir and the St. James Treble Choir will sing with us, this Sunday, October 25!

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

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 Practice of Prayer

Practice of PrayerAnn Holmes concludes discussion of Margaret Guenther's book, The Practice of Prayer, including varieties of prayer, prayer through the centuries, finding God in the ordinary, parenting and prayer, and more.

Next Sunday, November 1: The Role of Women in the Early Church and Today begins at 10:00 a.m. in the CSF Atrium. 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. Mtr. Mary
Ann Garrett and Barbara Sims, presenters.

All Souls' Evensong

Joan of Arc

Wednesday, November 4 at noon:
The Joan of Arc Study Group meets
at the home of Becky Johnson
at 1310 Longwood Drive.

Our focus this year is the Parables of Jesus. Helen Campbell will present this month's lesson on the parable of The Prodigal Son.

Contact Nina Broyles for more

AV Fun Adults Event

Book Club Meeting Info

Bad Girls Book Club The November meeting is Monday the 16th. We are reading Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. We meet at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Hwy. at 6:00 p.m. Let Monica Murphy know you're coming by email to her at or text 225-335-3572, and don't forget to bring a sweater!

Mom2MomMom-to-Mom Halloween Haunts

The St. Mary's Mom-to-Mom group is meeting at Burden’s Haints, Haunts & Halloween, this Sunday, October 25 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. at the Burden Center. Please contact Leanne Jones for more information.

Fall Blood Drive is next Sunday, November 1

Blood Drive

The OLOL Bloodmobile is scheduled to be on site between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (God willing and the bus runs!). Read more about donation, here.

Prior John Note

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.

See photos from our delightful Associate Vestry/Stewardship event last Friday on our Facebook page.

2015 Celebrations Dinner

• November 2015 The MessengerAltar Flower Donation FormOnline GivingChurch Calendar

• St. James on FacebookSt. James on TwitterSt. James Episcopal Day School The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana

Document Library with Readings Newsletter Archives Ministry Assignments

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