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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...

Save the Date!...

St. James' Preschool is gearing-up

for this year's
Preschool Picassos
Art Auction & Dinner
at Frisch Auf Valley Country Club on

May 4th at 6 pm


We are thinking "OUTSIDE of the box" this year, and hope all of you will join us for this fun event!  There will be a silent auction and a limited live auction, and we are now asking for donations. If you would like to donate or volunteer, please call or text Laurie at 214-477-6582, or email:

Thank you!



The Preschool Picassos Informational Meeting

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

in the Parish Hall. 

“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!





Join us!

The Men's Club

The Men's Club open to all men.  

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


Our next meeting is ~

Monday, January 14th @ 6:00pm  


Location: Sea Land Restaurant, La Grange, TX

Hosted by:     

Newcomers are ALWAYS welcome!

Mark your calendars for the
next meeting

Saturday, January, 19, 2019

In the Parish Hall...more details soon!


Saturday, Jan. 26th, 2019
9am to 3pm with Lunch provided

No matter if you are new or just want a refresher course, please join us.
Everyone is welcome for a learning experience.  

The Bishop is coming!   The Bishop is coming! 
Join us as we welcome

The Rt. Rev. Philip Duncan to St. James' on

Sunday, Jan. 27th at the 10:30am service  



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Diocesan Council

February. 21-23, 2019

If you are interested in being a delegate, please contact Fr. Eric at 979-968-3910 .    

Safeguarding God's people: a training course will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at 2pm in the Parish Hall. Please call Ursula Stephens with any questions.   

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!
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          

St. James Vestry


Vestry will meet next:

TThursday, January 24,2019 at 5:00 pm

at the Parish Hall.


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

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 luncheon & meeting is :

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 @ 11:30 am
in the Parish Hall!

"Celtic Spriritualty" 
with: Jerry Hurst


ALL women are very welcome to attend and bring a friend!


BAKE SALE with the "Holy Smokers"! 

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

  Saturday, January 12th, 2019!


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 after the ECW Meeting

on Thursday,  January 10th @ 1 pm
in the Parish Hall.  Please Join us!


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

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

Take some time this year, to BE...

       go on a Spiritual Retreat!


Camp Allen Retreats 2019...    

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.

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

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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