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Vol. 5, No. 27

Friday, July 3, 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; 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, with Ed, will sign books during the ten o'clock hour in the first floor Media Room in the Ministries Center.

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.

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.

Volunteers Needed for St. James Welcome Team

The St. James Membership Development Committee is looking to grow our Welcome Team. We are preparing to hold a brief training on the welcome process and to create a rotating Welcome Team calendar. We need two Welcome Team greeters for each worship service. Please contact Amy Longfield or Ashley Delrie to join the St. James Welcome Team!

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost - Independence Day, observed

Signers' Hall-42 Bronze Sculptures of the Signers of the United States Constitution National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA

"Independence Day involves the recognition of important moments in our nation's story and the gifts we have received as citizens of our nation. While there is much to repent, there is also much to celebrate in our -- and every nation's -- national adventure. Our national parents were not perfect and from the vantage point of over two hundred years, their "sins" are obvious to us. But we might suspect that, in light of a higher vision of national life and global loyalty, our "sins," many of which are taken for granted as the norm, will be obvious to our successors. We may hope to receive as kind judgment from our successors as we give to our predecessors. We are all the children of our time and this is the source of both moral limitation and the possibility of moral achievement." -Bruce Epperly, Patheos, 2010.

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. Ed Henderson and Maggie Cupit will sign their book in the Ministries Center first floor Media Room. The art show featuring work of the St. James Artists Guild and, the One Stop Artists Group is open in the Parish Hall parlor.

11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the church, with organ, cantors and choir.

5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles.

No Centering Prayer this Sunday, July 5. We will resume our 6:00 p.m. gathering in the CSF Suite on the third floor of the Ministries Center next Sunday, July 12.

Summer Sounds at St. James this Wednesday:

Spencer Bohren, musical storyteller. Read more.

Movie Night

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

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.

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.

Mom-to-Mom July meeting is July 14

Mom2MomWe 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.

St. Mary’s Mom-to-Mom Prayer Partners

Motherhood is hard work, but it’s easier when you know another mom is praying for you and offering you encouragement. Please complete this brief survey by Tuesday, July 8, to be matched with a prayer partner. More details will follow at the St. Mary’s Mom to Mom meeting on July 14 and by email. Contact Amy Longfield with any questions.

Mom-to-Mom CPR course coming soon! Read more.

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

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 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!

Summer Sounds 2015

Read more about the performers at Summer Sounds by clicking the graphic, or here.

The Summer Sounds at St. James ticket window is open!

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!

The St. James Artists Guild show is open every Wednesday evening in July after the Summer Sounds concerts, during the coffee hour on Sunday, weekdays during church office hours, and by contacting Nancy Poirrier (225-925-1679) for any other special viewing.

CPR & Pediatric Choking Training Course conducted by Pulse Education

On Saturday, August 29 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., in Bishops Hall at St. James Episcopal Church, Pulse Education will be teaching CPR and AED following the guidelines of the American Heart Association. Participants will be watching a video, having practice sessions and testing CPR skills on manikins.

The course will cover CPR on the adult, child and infant. Participants will learn the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). The course will also cover how to help a choking victim ie. adult, child and infant. This is a four-hour course. There will be time for questions and practicing with the manikins, and participants will have earned a CPR card upon completion of the class, mailed within two weeks of the class.

Cost: $25.00 per participant, and the St. James ECW has graciously offered to provide snacks and the nursery. Space is limited to 25 participants, and reservations will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Please reserve your spot ASAP.

How to make a reservation:
Please send a $25.00 check made out to Pulse Education to Ashley Delrie, and mail to 19325 Point O Woods Ct., Baton Rouge LA 70809. Once your check is received, your reservation will be confirmed.
The deadline to reserve a spot is Wednesday, August 19.

Special 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.

Please contact Ashley Delrie, or 225-772-8370, with any questions.

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