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156 N. Monroe St.
P.O. Box 507
La Grange, Texas 78945


Church Office: 979.968.3910
Cathy Sterman


Preschool: 979.968.9501
Laurie Krupala


Father Eric: 979.968.3910


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Service Times

Holy Eucharist:
Rite One
8:00 a.m.

Child Care:

9:15 am
in the Preschool

Holy Eucharist

Rite Two
10:30 am


Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Office: 979-968-3910

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Beyond The Church…


A circle of  friends who learn and

grow in Jesus Christ


“Riding for the Cure”


Each year the Parish Family of St. James opens the doors to our Church and our Homes to host cyclists riding to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.


The MS150 is a 150-mile bicycle race from Houston to Austin...

With La Grange being the designated rest point for the cyclists, St. James is honored to host these weary riders and offer them a Christian home away from home.

Host Families are always NEEDED!

To become a Host or to arrange for accommodations, please contact:

Cathy in our Parish Office at 979-968-3910.

“The Holy Smokers”

The group, better known as "THE HOLY SMOKERS,"
host a drive-thru BBQ Chicken and Sausage
"Fundraiser to benefit OTHERS..."

Every second Saturday of the month beginning at 11:00 a.m.  

Our Men's Group and those from the "benefactor of the month", awaken and begin stoking

the fires at 5 am (sometimes earlier) for a mouth-watering lunch!


Some would say it's our most successful form of outreach...

Come early and enjoy the fellowship of the "Holy Smokers"! 


Our next "Fundraiser to benefit OTHERS" will be 

Saturday, January 12th at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm!




Helping Fayette County since 1996!

Second Chance is a resale store in La Grange, Texas that serves all of Fayette County.  The shop accepts donations from the public and resells items such as clothing, household goods, small appliances and furniture that are in good, working, usable condition. These items are sold at very low prices in order to benefit the underprivileged members of our community.  ALL profits from the sale of these items are then given to local charities which are selected by the Funds Committee of the Board of Directors.

Who benefits from Second Chance?

Many low-income families live in Fayette County.  Because Second Chance makes a point of keeping the prices low, these families are able to purchase clothing and shoes for themselves and their children, as well as necessary household items and even small gifts.

Throughout the year, one time distributions are made for other non-profit organizations which provide human services in Fayette County. The Mexico Missions of both the First Presbyterian Church and First United Methodist Church are given clothing and other items which are usable but have not sold in the shop.

Generous gifts of merchandise from the community and elsewhere, as well as many hours of volunteer work by friends and members of the sponsoring churches, have made the above contributions possible.

Who operates Second Chance?

The resale store is run by a coalition of seven La Grange churches, which receive no monies from Second Chance:

Second Baptist        St. James Episcopal        St. Paul Lutheran        Sacred Heart Catholic

Mt. Calvary Lutheran                 First United Methodist                       First Presbyterian

There are two permanent shop directors on staff; however, much of the work is done by unpaid volunteers from those seven churches.

What exactly do volunteers do?

There are no special skills needed.  Volunteers sort, price items & display items and assist customers and other volunteers with purchases.

When are volunteers needed?

The receiving building is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

More volunteers are always needed at the receiving building, whether or not you are affiliated with one of the above churches. Come any day and they will gladly put you to work!   This entire operation is co-coordinated by our very own -- Lil Landry & Marilyn Gibson!

 The Fayette County Disaster Relief Center

MONDAY - THURSDAY: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SATURDAYS - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Volunteers NEEDED…come join the fun!
Our chance to help... 

February 19-23, 2019

Sign-up in the Parish Hall 
or ask Lil Landry or Marilyn Gibson for more information! 


Work Days for 2019...

March 26 - April 1          May 14-20          July 9-15          

August 20-26          October 8 - 14          November 19-25          

Become a Purple Angel…

St. Mark’s Medical Center Volunteers, also known as the Purple Angels, have been faithfully supporting our hospital since 1957. Purple Angels serve St. Mark's in many capacities. Volunteer opportunities range from welcoming guests at our Guest Relations Desk; working directly with patients by delivering beverages, snacks, mail and reading materials; providing directions and escorting patients and their families, as well as assisting patients in wheelchairs. Purple Angels assist during health fairs, make caps and blankets for newborns, and perform light clerical duties. Our Emergency Room and Recovery Unit volunteers greet and assist patients and their families, stock supply rooms, and prepare rooms for new patients. Volunteers also organize Camp Med, which is an annual program for students interested in learning more about the medical field.

Membership with the St. Mark's Volunteers is open to all with an interest in community health, patient care, and hospital service.  

For more information visit St. Mark’s Medical Center Guest Relations Desk, call the Volunteer Services Coordinator, Stephanie Torres at 979.242.2228 or email


A.M.E.N. was started in 1992, and is an interdenominational, non-profit, 501 c(3) organization that provides food, rent and utility assistance to residents of Fayette County.

A.M.E.N. operates solely on contributions and/or food donations received from churches, organizations, groups and individuals. There are currently 13 churches which supply volunteers to A.M.E.N. that work on a weekly rotating basis.

All client applications are screened by client interviewers to determine the kind of assistance needed. A.M.E.N. is a Partner Affiliate with the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Capital Area Food Bank distributes an average of 15 million pounds of food per year, to more than 370 non-profit agencies in 21 Central Texas Counties, who then distribute the food to the people in need.  

To or come by: 
                                      805 Mode Lane   ~   La Grange, Texas 78945

OPEN MONDAY - 9 am - 11 am
THURSDAY - 1 pm - 3 pm


Food for JANUARY:

(ALL varieties welcome!)

The drop-off bin for non-perishable food donations is in the Parish Hall.  

All donations are appreciated.

Volunteers NEEDED…come join the fun!
Our next chance to help... 

January 21 - 24, 2019

Sign-up in the Parish Hall!

Work Days for 2019...

April 15 - 18          June 10-13          Oct 21 - 24

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