Children's Council is hosting another fun, family event: Bowling Night on Friday, March 29, at All Star Lanes on Airline Hwy., just north of I-12. $5 per person ($20 max per family) covers bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and soft drink.
Join us on Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. 'til noon, for Lenten Quiet Time.
The Rev. Janet Vincent has served parishes in New York and Washington, DC over her 35 years of priesthood. While serving as rector of Grace Church in White Plains, New York, she volunteered as a chaplain at the World Trade Center site after 9/11. Her experiences were featured on the PBS NewsHour in 2006 as they observed the fifth anniversary of that terrible day. Janet will use excerpts from a journal she kept of her time at Ground Zero as she explores questions of doubt, faith, hope and companionship.
Janet is semi-retired and lives in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley of New York state. She is a lifelong Yankees fan and avid photographer. She was also a classmate of Fr. Ralph’s at General Seminary, and Fr. Chris’ supervisor during seminary at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.
Registration is requested so proper arrangements can be made. Please complete and submit the form, below:
As they’ve done each Lent for over 60 years, volunteers at St. James will serve fabulous Gumbo lunches of either shrimp, or chicken and sausage gumbo, along with Sensation Salad, bread and a tasty dessert, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each Friday. Dine-in customers enjoy water, tea or coffee included with their meal.
Drive-thru pickup of boxed lunches is also available. Ala carte items are great for heat-and-eat meals at home or the office: pints and quarts of gumbo, rice, cole slaw, dessert servings and bread by the loaf are offered. Just phone in your pick-up order to 225-387-5141 on Friday mornings between 8 and 10, and it can be delivered right to your car on our Fourth Street pick-up lane.
St. James’ Friday Lenten Gumbo lunches are the sole fundraiser for the Episcopal Church Workers’ outreach projects. The St. James ECW has offered assistance to numerous local groups and agencies, as well as making significant contributions to hurricane relief as well as foreign mission work involving parishioners and of local interest.
The St. James Artists Guild is open to all practicing artists in the St. James family. Twice a year, month-long exhibitions of works are held in the Parish Hall parlor (generally, in July and November) and professional works are displayed in a stunning arrangement displaying the artistic talents of the parish. Some pieces are offered for sale at the exhibitions, but "NFS" pieces are also exhibited. Both exhibitions have developed sustained followings through their eight-year runs. Contact Nancy Jo Poirrier for more information about the Guild.
One Stop Artists Guild is comprised of art students taught at the One Stop Homeless Services Center, a facility of the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless, by St. James parishioners Elizabeth Whitley and Warren Green. Elizabeth and Warren have helped direct the efforts of several students with profound talent who create insightful and enjoyable works of art.
St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge will present an exhibition of art created by members of the St. James Artists Guild, in the Parish Hall parlor. The work of these professional artists will be on exhibit throughout the month.
The exhibition will be open every Sunday, immediately before and following church services, (as well as evenings the Parish Hall may be open for other events). The exhibition may also be viewed during church office hours (M-Th 8:00-4:00; Fri. 8:00-noon), or by special arrangement made through the church office.
Practicing artists with a parishioner/friend relationship with St. James Episcopal Church are invited to apply for space at the exhibition. Contact Nancy Jo Poirrier if you would like to exhibit.