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Vol. 5, No. 30

Friday, July 24, 2015

St. James the Greater

The Messenger issue for AUGUST 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.


10:30 a.m.


5:00 p.m.


Preston A. Q=Petersen, whose letter comes from St. Mark's, Shreveport. Preston and his wife, Gretchen, are the parents of Thomas, Adelle and Helen. Thomas attends St. James Episcopal Day School.


Claire Elizabeth Ivy

Claire Elizabeth Ivy, daughter of Beth and Drew Ivy, was born June 24, 2015. Proud grandmother is Trudy Ivy.

Latten McLaine Soule

Latten McLaine Soule, son of Anna Catherine and John Soule, was born July 17, 2015, weighing in at 8 lbs., 6 oz., although arriving three weeks early. Siblings Jack and Mary are delighted with new brother!

The Feast of St. James, obsv'd.

Pilgrimage Passport

"Walking the Way of St. James has changed little over the centuries. The gear still includes a cloak, a floppy hat, a walking stick, a gourd for drinking from wells, and a scallop shell, symbolizing where you're going," says one guide book. The Way of Jesus has changed none at all over the centuries: "...the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for man."

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

Final Sunday for the art show featuring work of the St. James Artists Guild and, the One Stop Artists Group, in the Parish Hall parlor.

10:30 a.m. Combined service - We will celebrate our patron saint, James the Greater

11:30 a.m. Parish Picnic in Bishops Hall. Fried fish provided; please bring a side dish to share. Read more.

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.

Viper Mad TrioThe Sixth Season of Summer Sounds at St. James closes

Wednesday, July 29 featuring

Viper Mad Trio. Read more.

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!

We Care Summer Volunteers

Morgan Stanley Volunteers
Lori Weems and Tesse Gautreaux, volunteers from Morgan Stanley

For the second year our Morgan Stanley neighbors in City Plaza have selected We Care as a summer outreach program. Teams of two Morgan Stanley employees are coordinated by Sara Lackey, who then spend their time packing We Care bags in the Ministries Center at St. James.

Each bag contains a balanced variety of six non-perishable food items plus a bottle of water and a prayer card, and approximately 200 bags are distributed weekly. The rules are simple: One meal per day to persons walking or on a bicycle, not using their cell phone, and accepted graciously. As founder Warren Green reminds us, "A sack lunch may not save the world, but it nourishes the mind and body for a day."

The We Care Ministry is not a part of the church annual budget. Each meal costs $2.00. Your support of this signature ministry of St. James is greatly appreciated. You can donate online, here, choosing "We Care Ministry" from the fund listing. If you or your group would like to donate some time bagging our meals, please contact Carole & Phillip Wright.

Deanery Fair

Click here to register and/or prepay for your meal bracelet(s).


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!

"Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.' – Albert Camus
St. James Legacy Society

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