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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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St. James News & Events...

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Helping Hands 4 LG TX After Harvey

Is a Facebook page (co-organized by our own, Laurie Krupala) to share vital resources and community needs, after the flooding.  It offeres helpful information for

volunteers and victims, alike.



On Facebook, go to:

Helping Hands for LG TX After Harvey

The Order of the Daughters of the King
 Our mission is the extension of Christ's Kingdom
through Prayer, Service and Evangelism. 

The Daughters of the King
will meet again in TBD.
in the Parish Hall.  Please Join us!


For more information, please contact Charlotte Hillbolt at 979-249-5447

The National Altar Guild is coming to St. James!

Wednesday, July 11th @ 9 am

Join us for Coffee, Kolaches, and fellowship; as we welcome the members NAGA to St. James.  Share morning prayer and Eucharist while they enjoy our sanctuary and then go on to tour the painted churches of Fayette County!

For more information contact: Cathy in our office at 979-968-3965

The Mens Club

The Mens Club open to all men.  

Join us at our monthly fellowship meetings,
held at a different location every month.


Our next meeting is ~

Monday, May 8th @ 6:00pm  


Location: TBA

Hosted by:  Carl Reistle, Bruce Spaulding & Bill Patton

Maps are available in the office     *     Newcomers are ALWAYS welcome!

“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, May 12th at 11:00 am!

(Cleaning party @ 1:00 pm, Friday, May 11th.)





Join us!

St. James Vestry


Vestry Retreat will be held on

Thursday, June 28th, 2018 @ 5 pm

at the Parish Hall.

Calling all Fiber Art Enthusiasts! 

Knitters, sewists, crocheters!!

Please join us on the 2nd Tuesday of the month: 
Our next gathering is July 10th from 1 to 3 pm,

in the Parish Hall for an afternoon of fun, fellowship and sharing of talents.

Bring your current projects or start new ones!!

For information contact Carolyn Cheatham at or 713-206-0016.


Formation IN Direction

a school for spiritual formation is offering programs in both spiritual direction training and in
spiritual formation for ministry.  

See for more information.  Applications will be accepted until June 30th.  

You may also contact Kathleen Phillips at 979-324-4302 or

The Pastoral Care Committee is a group of people that work with our clergy to provide loving care to those in our parish who are in crisis and/or are not able to join us for Sunday Services.

Our next meeting of 


will be Thursday,  June 21 @ 1:30 pm

in the St. James' Parish Hall.  Newcomers are always welcome to join us!


If this sounds like the ministry for you...please contact Cathy, so that you can become certified.
Ursula Stephens has information on the process through Safeguarding God's People training.



Please take our survey!


Please take our online Pastoral Care survey...

The Church Under the Bridge Ministry…

Church Under the Bridge is a meeting place for Austin's homeless population;
offering a church service, music, food
and fellowship in Christ.
If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, there is a list of needed supplies located in the Parish Hall. 
Please call Jackie Parrish with any
questions at 713-455-3997

Episcopal Church Women
The ECW fosters a special kinship in the
religious  life of the ladies of St. James.  

This kinship provides a unique avenue for fellowship, learning, and a channel through which they advance the mission of our our Parish, our Community, our Diocese,

our Nation & our World.



Our next  Quarterly ECW meeting is :



BAKE SALE with the "Holy Smokers"! 

         Offering Sides Dishes for the BBQ and Baked Sweets to enjoy!

  Saturday, July 14th, 2018!


Take some time this year, to BE...

       go on a Spiritual Retreat!


Camp Allen Retreats 2018...    

All young ones are welcome to join the
 “God’s Little Helpers”
Altar Team!

Explore a closer walk with Jesus as children learn and participate in the “behind the scenes”
setting-up of our altar and
sanctuary for Sunday service.



To join us, just ask Father Eric!  Everyone is welcome…Moms & Dads too!

St. James' Episcopal Church is blessed to be included in this new book about some of the most beautiful churches in the Lone Star State.  

With mesmeric, artistic renderings by Carl J. Christensen and
fascinating history accounts by
Pixie Christensen...
this book is a "MUST HAVE"
for everyone!


Get your copy today!... 




The “Faith” Maker

Stained Glass and Carpenter Gothic Architecture of St. James Episcopal Church, La Grange, TX


Thank you, Parishoner, Julie Ardery for your hard work and research to share the the fascinating story behind the beautiful

St. James' stainded glass and architecture...more














Click here to learn more about St. James' NEWEST Ministry!

To take part, contact Father Eric at 979-968-3910.

"Neighbor to Neighbor"

A Texas Village


First & Third Mondays from 1 - 4 pm
Join us for GAMES DAY!


Senior Games Day


EVERY 1st & 3rd Monday, from 1 - 4 pm

The Meadows Building
275 E. Ellinger Road

(Business 71 - past Beall's on the left) 


All Fayette County Seniors, over age 55, are invited!

To get things started...

On Sept 11, from 1-4 PM in the same location we will be having a special Game Day to celebrate Grandparents Day with some fun entertainment by John Trafton.


There is no charge & refreshments will be served


If you need a ride or additional information, 
please conctact Bobbie at 979-217-2652
or email at:


Sponsored by:

Neighbor to Neighbor & Combined Community Action



                         Fayette County
                          Disaster Recover DistributionCenter

851 S. Reynolds Street
La Grange, TX 78945 

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... 

August 7 - 11, 2018

Sign-up in the Parish Hall or ask

Lil Landry or Marilyn Gibson for more information! 


Work Days for 2018...

September 25-29          November 6-10          


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 JUNE:

(Corn Bread, Pancake, J-ello, Pudding...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... 

August 27 & 30, 2018

Our Work Days for 2018:

October 8 & 11          December 27


Sign-up in the Parish Hall! 

Save your Corks!

Help fight Cancer!
Spec's will pay two cents per cork to the Stehlin foundation, for Pediatric Brain Cancer research.
is in the Parish Hall.


For more information...
ask Mary Kahanek

Al-Anon Meetings:
Women's Group meeting!
Every Tuesday evening at 6pm in
the Parish Hall


AA Meetings:
Every Wednesday evening at 8pm
                       in the Parish Hall.


For more information, please call the Parish Office.

Please notify the office FIRST...

If you have important information about meeting times, other scheduled events,

or if you are planning to use the parish hall , borrow tables, chairs, equiment or etc...  Thank you!

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