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Vol. 5, No. 45

Friday, November 6, 2015


EKC - third through fifth graders - gathers at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon in the Youth Room, first floor of the Ministries Center. Send Marvin an email for more information, and to get on the EKC mailing list.

Yoga Class

Meditative Yoga resumes this Monday, November 9, and all following Mondays in November. Gather in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center at 11:00 a.m.

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 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.

The Christian Education committee will meet Sunday, November 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center.

Hearty Breakfast Volunteer Call


It’s time again to offer a Hearty Breakfast to our homeless neighbors on Sunday, November 22 from 8:00 until 9:00 a.m.

Volunteers need to report around 7:45-7:50 a.m., and if you plan to attend the 9 a.m. service, you may be a tad late. Click here to sign up!

Thanks and God’s peace to you,
Alice Nelson
Andrea Vidrine
Nancy Jo Poirrier

Day School Book Fair

Book Fair

Our parents and school librarian are happy to help you find just the right book for your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors. Think Christmas! Books also make perfect teacher gifts! 

CC Lockwood will be on campus on Thursday, November 19, 11:00 - 1:00 with his latest book, Louisiana Wild, breathtaking, as always.

Book Fair Hours (or click here to shop online!):
Sunday, Nov. 15 - 10:00-1:00
Mon. & Tues., Nov. 16 & 17: 7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wed. & Thurs., Nov. 18 & 19: 7:50 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Widow's Mite

You can find the readings for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, here, including the continuing story of Ruth and Naomi, and more money talk with The Widow's Mite. Widows are a popular mention throughout the Bible. As a class, widows were a most vulnerable, often exploited group. "They devour widows' houses," was not idle talk. Who are the "widows" in our midst, and how are we caring for them? The painting, "The Widow's Mite," is by James Tissot, housed at the Brooklyn Museum, 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, cantors, and the St. James Treble Choir. Read more about the Treble Choir, in concert at LSU on December 1, below.

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 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: Music in Our Liturgy

René Singleton and Herndon Spillman present part two of Music in Our Liturgy, focusing on "the Os, Hymns and Canticles" of the Advent season. Gather in the choir stalls of the church at 10:00 a.m. this Sunday morning for a fascinating presentation!

Next Sunday: The Role of Women in the Early Church and Today resumes

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 - with Mtr. Mary Ann Garrett and Barbara Sims, presenters, at 10:00 a.m. in the CSF Atrium.

Group and Meeting Info

ECW No-Bake Sale: This Sunday, November 8, the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Louisiana hold the annual No-Bake Sale with proceeds going toward a Youth Retreat Center. It's so easy to help: Consider the cost of what you might have baked, or what you might have bought, and put your donation in the offering plate this Sunday, November 8, clearly marked on check or envelope for the ECW No-Bake Sale.Bad Girls Book Club

The Bad Girls Book Club meeting is Monday, November 16. We are reading Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. We meet at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Hwy. at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday, December 14, we'll discuss Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich. 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!

St. Agnes/Edith/Monica ECW Chapter will meet on Tuesday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Place, in the Card Room of the Square, which is  to the right, just as one comes through the gate at the Main Entrance.

The Mom-to-Mom Group is meeting Thursday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall parlor. Contact Mary Boutwell to reserve child care space. 

Angel TreeThe Angel Tree is up!

Visit and select your angel at the Angel Tree, now in the foyer of the Parish Hall. 

All gifts must be brought to St. James no later than Sunday, November 29, as delivery to the Salvation Army and Home Instead is scheduled for the first of December.

Day School Baptisms at All Saints' Celebration

Four Day School students were baptized at Monday morning's special All Saints' Eucharist: Madelyn Freeman, Michael C. Freeman III, Adam Frison, Hudson Fuselier Thomas.

Day School Baptisms

St. James Treble Choir

Holiday Art Show

Works from the St. James Artists Guild as well as works from the One Stop Art Class under the instruction of Elizabeth Whitley and Warren Green.

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 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