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Lay Ministries at St. James


God is leading St. James in a new thing, and you're invited to learn about opportunities where God is calling you to get involved - it could be by assisting with worship services, by caring fro church property or gardens, reaching out to others in outreach or education opportunities, or sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm in leadership or fellowship.

Did you know that, any given Sunday, St. James has up to 65 parishioners assisting with our Sunday services? During the week, St. James parishioners greet visitors to the Ministries Center, distribute We Care bags, organize and run our Food Pantry, attend Bible studies, and mentor fellwoshop groups. We pray, we cook Gumbo, we grill burgers, we discuss, we deliver meals to our fellow parishioners in tmes of happiness and sadness, we deliver the Eucharist to the homebound, and we feed the less fortunate.

Find where God is calling you to get involved! Contact Mary Boutwell, or ask for a copy of our Ministries Yearbook...



St. James Artists Guild


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.

Patron Information:

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

Artist Information:

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.

  • Painters and potters may exhibit up to three original works at a time.
  • If you sell a work and want to replace it, you may do so. Do not leave a blank space at any time.
  • Jewelry and very small crafts may exhibit more in up to three jewelry cases.
  • All artists must provide easel, stand, case for exhibition.
  • Works can be for show only or for show and sale.






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Monetary contributions:

RESOURCES for Travel and Federal/Local Assistance

Contact Information:

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Compassionate God, source of all comfort,
We pray for those whose lives have been devastated by rain and flood. Bring them comfort, we pray. Protect the vulnerable. Strengthen the weak. Have mercy on all those working to rescue the stranded and feed the hungry. And may our response to their suffering be generous and such as would bring you praise.
-- Amen

Rev. 18 Nov 2016



2018 Children’s Pageant


The St. James Christmas Pageant will be part of the 2:30 Christmas Eve service

The 2:30 Service is a joyous Rite II service where our Christmas lessons will be read by some of our older youngsters, and at the same time be brought to life by our younger children in costume. The pageant is followed by the celebration of Holy Communion.

All children, three years old through fifth grade, are invited to participate in the pageant.

If your child would like to be part of the Christmas Pageant, please meet in the Parish Hall Parlor at 2:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve where costumes will be assigned for a REHEARSAL FREE pageant!

The costumes will be assigned as follows:

  • Three and four-year-olds will be stars
  • Kindergartners through third graders will be manger animals, angels, or shepherds
  • Fourth and fifth graders will be wise men/women.

If you have a fifth grader who would like to be Mary or Joseph please email Mary Boutwell, or text Mary no later than Sunday, December 9. Mary and Joseph will be selected by lottery.

The church will open at 1:30 p.m. Our professionally staffed nursery will open at 1:45 for this service.



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