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Parish Life


Annual Meeting and Brunch


annual meeting picture













Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras party is held each year on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.  This has become quite a community celebration.  The menu features a traditional crawfish boil, jambalaya, gumbo, e’touff’ee and, don’t forget the bread pudding.

shrimp boil cooking
shrimp boil served













St. Joseph’s Dinner


st joseph's dinner
St joseph's dinner cooks












Holy Week


Palm Sunday

palm sunday alter






































Good Friday


























Praise and Worship














July 4th Picnic














Blessing of the Animals

This event draws a large crowd from our church members, the neighborhood and lake community.  After the animals are blessed, they enjoy treats and the humans feast on a hot dog supper.  This is a wonderful way to introduce folks to the fun and fellowship at St. James.    












Fish Fry Dinners

It seems when we need a money making project, St. James members always turn to food; and evidently we are very good at it.  We held a fish fry to raise funds to get our community garden started.  We purchased the timbers to mark the individual plots and loads of dirt for planting.  We also sponsored a fish fry to benefit One Man’s Treasure Clothes Closet.











Community Garden

This project has really taken off since its inception in the spring of 2009. The garden is divided into plots which individuals plant and tend. They choose the produce they enjoy most. In 2010 fruit trees, a vineyard were added and additional plots were added. Crops were planted to supplement our Angel Food ministry and our goal is to add fresh fruit to those boxes. In the future we envision using the grapes to make our wine.














Daughters of the King













Apostles Picture by Sadao Watanabe

Apostle picture The Apostles picture, located in the Nave, was donated to St. James by noted author and teacher, Don Campbell. His travels and research included a visit with the Dali Lama. A dear friend of Fr. Jerry and Carroll Morriss, Don introduced them to the Episcopal Church. A very spiritual man, Don gifted St. James with this special piece of Japanese Christian art. It is an example of mingei, or folk art. The artist has had works exhibited in the Vatican Museum, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the White House.