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Vol. 5, No. 26

Friday, June 26, 2015

July 5 Book Signing

Why, God?Why, God? Suffering Through Cancer into Faith by Ed Henderson and his granddaughter, Maggie Cupit, can be gotten in several ways: from Cottonwood Books; directly from Ed on Sundays at St. James, or call Ed at 225-803-3675, or email Ed; from the publisher at wipfandstock.com; or, from Amazon. com.The price is $20, and any royalties paid will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Maggie (Margaret Cupit) will be at St. James on July 5 and will sign books between and after the 9 and 11 services.


Blood Drive: July 12

Donate Blood

The Associate Vestry Summer Blood Drive will be held at St. James on Sunday, July 12 from 8:00 'til 12:30. Read more here about how to be a blood donor.


Welcome, Baby!

Anya and Derek Hudnall are the proud parents of a daughter, Payton Reese Hudnall, born Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 12:50 a.m., weighing six lbs., four oz., and measuring 19 inches long.

Megan and Jimmy Campbell's son, Witmer Haynes Campbell, who will be called Witt, was born June 10, 2015, weighing eight lbs., five oz. and measuring 21 inches long.


The Messenger issue for JULY 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.

AYA Svc.

9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.


Welcome back!

Louis Todd Edmonds has transferred his letter from another parish in the city.

SERVICES THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 28
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Mustard Plant

A leader of the synagogue with a dying little daughter and the woman bleeding 12 years with no relief from the doctors -- so different, yet both opening themselves to something different, desperate for change. Can we risk opening ourselves, exposing our needs and vulnerabilities? Can our community accept those (any and all of us) with hurt and damage? Jesus touched the dead body and was touched by the bleeding (unclean) woman. When we touch Jesus, we, too, are changed.
"I Shall Be Whole," copyright by Al R. Young. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Al Young Studios.

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

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

9:00 a.m. The As You Are service is in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles, with the As You Are Musicians leading praise music and favorite hymns, for this Rite II service of Holy Eucharist.

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, cantors and choir. You're invited to sing with the 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.


Summer Choir

Summer is a joyous time to sing in the choir: no anthems, no rehearsals! 

Come join this important ministry! Just show up at the choir room on Sunday around 10:45. The choir room is to the right after the fire door at the top of the front stairs in Parish Hall. Please add your voice to worship God in song!


We had so much fun, we're doing it, again!

Movie Night

Thursday, July 23: We'll enjoy burgers and hot dogs, theater popcorn, concessions, a cartoon reel, and the original release of The Parent Trap. This month's contest: Bring a friend and dress as twins! Make your reservations, here, so we'll be ready with goodies for everybody.


Retreats Coming to the SECC

The Solomon Episcopal Conference Center is a place to rest your mind and revive your soul.


St. James Artists Guild LogoThe 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.


General Convention is Underway

The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church will be held June 25 – July 3, in Salt Lake City, Utah (Diocese of Utah).  The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It comprises the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 108 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members.

You can follow the action whether you are in Salt Lake City or not.  News will be issued from the Public Affairs Office Media Hub, hereEpiscopal News Service will provide extensive coverage of General Convention. Check the General Convention website here regularly for ongoing information and reports. And, here’s the hashtag: #‎GC78


Mom-to-Mom July meeting is July 14Mom2Mom

We are next meeting on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the small parlor. The group is reading and discussing 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.


Bad Girls Book Club - Monday, July 27Bad Girls Book Club

Our book selection is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.
We are meeting in the private room at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway.
R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy, or phone her at 225-335-3572, and don't forget to bring a sweater!


Summer Sounds 2015

• July 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
Fourth Street between Florida and Convention Streets | PO Box 126
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821
(225) 387-5141