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Vol. 5, No. 22

Friday, May 29, 2015

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. Ed will be attending the meeting, and will sign your copy of the book! Use the Amazon link, above, or contact Ed, directly, to purchase from him. 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.

Sunday's Leaflets in PDF:LeafletImage

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

June Messenger

Paper copies are available in the foyers of the church, Parish Hall, and Ministries Center.

Trinity Sunday

This Sunday's Gospel reading continues description of the Spirit as Jesus talks with Nicodemus, who has trouble understanding such heavenly things. Andrei Rublev’s (1370-1430) icon of the Holy Trinity, pictured above, is full of potent symbolism. A detailed description of the icon is here.

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
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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 cantors.

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!

Kids: Make your drive-in vehicle out of a cardboard box for our Cardboard Car Contest, with prizes! Click here for a larger view of the quick car, left, or here for some more ideas.

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.

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

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821
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