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Vol. 5, No. 2

Friday, January 9, 2015

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

Messenger Cover

Limited copies are available in the tract racks and narthex for pick up. This issue includes candidate bios; Annual Meeting is January 18, 2015!

Chapter Meeting

Sts. Monica, Edith and Agnes ECW Chapter will meet on Tuesday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m., hosted by Margaret Roussel, #316, St. James Place.

Pledge Envelopes

Those who requested envelopes for 2015 can find them in a box in the Parish Hall foyer, on the table, and a list of those who ordered them is with the envelopes.

Sunday's Leaflets in PDF:LeafletImage

7:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.


St. Mary's Mom-to-Mom Ministry is geared toward mothers who have children under the age of five, and who would like to gather once a month for prayers, friendship, and fellowship.

The daytime group has postponed their "first Friday" usual date to THIS MORNING, Friday, January  9, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., also in vesting room off the Parish Hall foyer. Nursery care is provided courtesy of the St. James ECW.

The evening group met last night; their regular monthly meeting is on the second Thursday, next on February 12, at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall parlor. Nursery care is also provided, courtesy of the St. James ECW. [1/12: corrected date and time]

If you would like more information or to reserve child care, please contact Mary Boutwell, 225-387-5141 ext. 229.

Welcome!Austin, Valerie, and James Earhart, who come to us from another parish in the city.

Flower Form2015 Flower Form is ready! Download here to submit with your check, or read about how to submit online, here.

Bad Girls Book Club

Bad Girls Book Club

We are reading The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records by our very own Barbara Barnes Sims, and will meet at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Highway, on Monday, January 19 at 6:00 p.m.

In the male-dominated workforce of the 1950s, 24-year-old Sims found herself thriving in the demanding roles of publicist and sales promotion coordinator at Sun Records.

Barbara will join us for a reading and Q&A! We are meeting in the private room at La Madeleine's on Jefferson Hwy. R.s.v.p. to Monica Murphy at or 225-335-3572.

First Sunday after the Epiphany


Announcing a new printing of "Windows to the Kingdom," a book desribing the windows in St. James Episcopal Church and re-designed and printed for coloring. If you or the child(ren) in your life did not receive a copy at Christmas, please check the church narthex or Parish Hall foyer for a copy, or contact us.

7:30 a.m. - A quiet, spoken service using Rite I, in the church.

9:00 a.m. - The As You Are Service gathers in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles for Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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

Children's Church resumes this Sunday at 9:00 a.m.! Youngsters four-years-old through fourth grade may be walked to the Day School Chapel for a lesson on the readings, and an activity, before returning to the church in time for communion with their family.

10:00 a.m. - Ed Henderson returns discussing The Hard Questions, in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center. Coffee and cookies await you, there!

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atria are open for children 3-6 and 6-9 years old in their dedicated spaces on the second floor of the Parish Hall.

11:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the church with organ and the Adult Choir leading music.

5:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles. Come as you are, leave different!

Saints and Superheroes: Youth Rally 2015
January 30 - February 1, 2015

at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center

Rally 2015Registration is now open for Youth Rally. To register and for more information: Please register by January 18.

Youth Rally is a retreat weekend for youth in grades 6-12. Rally is designed to be a fun, relaxing retreat weekend that combines presentations by youth, small group discussion, and worship with games, activities, music, and fellowship. 

For any questions, please contact Marvin McLennon, Diocesan Youth Minister for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, at phone 225-387-5141 ext.224 or email:

Annual Meeting

Creating Common Good

From January 22-25, 2015, St. James Episcopal Church's Center for Spiritual Formation will host the broadcast of a diverse group of scholars, faith leaders and economists including Dr. Cornel West, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Barbara Ehrenreich and Robert Reich as they offer strategies for developing a more just economy and instill the confidence to take action for social change at Trinity Institute's 44th National Theological Conference, Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality, at Trinity Wall Street.

Dr. West, author of The Rich and the Rest of Us, will offer an opening keynote building the framework of the conference. Archbishop Welby will consider when inequality becomes sinful and talk about the common good. Ms. Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, is set to discuss the class divide in American society, delving into issues such as immigration, poverty, gender, and mobility. An economist, author and professor, former Secretary of Labor Reich will discuss his 2013 documentary, "Inequality for All" via Skype.

The live conference will be held at Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street, New York City). As a partner site, St. James will offer all aspects of the conference either in real time, via webcast—where participants can submit questions for speakers via email during the live Q&A. Onsite reflection groups are coordinated using materials prepared and provided by Trinity Institute.

Keynote speakers for this year's conference include: Dr. Cornel West (The Rich and the Rest of Us), Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual; The Most Rev. Justin Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury), a former business executive who has focused his writing on ethics, international finance and reconciliation; Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, This Land Is Their Land), a writer and activist currently working on the Economic Hardship Reporting Project; Juliet Schor (Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth), Professor of Sociology at Boston College; and, the Rt. Rev. Julio Murray (Bishop of Panama), a passionate advocate for justice in Panama and internationally through his work for the Anglican Communion.

Panelists include: Rachel Held Evans, New York Times best-selling Christian author and popular blogger, who has been featured on NPR, Slate, The BB and The Washington Post; Jennifer Jones Austin (Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies), CEO and Executive Director of FPWA, which promotes the social and economic well-being of greater New York's most vulnerable; R.R. Reno (Editor of First Things magazine), a theology teacher at Creighton University and the author of In the Ruins of the Church: Sustaining Faith in an Age of Diminished Christianity; Nicole Baker Fulgham (founder and President of Expectations Project), an activist who develops and mobilizes faith-motivated advocates who help close the academic achievement gap in public schools; and, Robert Reich (Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future), Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. Reich also served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration.


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