156 N. Monroe St.
P.O. Box 507
La Grange, Texas 78945
Father Eric: 979.968.3910
in the Preschool
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
St. James News & Events...
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:
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
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.)
ST. MARK'S AUXILLIARY!
Monday, May 21st
5 pm in the Parish Hall
Hello, book enthusiasts!
All are invited from 5 – 6 p.m. in the parish hall to discuss A Wrinkle in Time. Author Madeleine L’Engle is a fellow Episcopalian who served as librarian and writer in residence at New York City’s St. John the Divine church. The story has recently been made into a major motion picture, and copies of her book are available online, in libraries, or could be borrowed from several of the regular group attendees. If you are interested in talking about her work, join us!
Remember...ALL are welcome to join the group!
Even if you do not read (or do not finish) the books. Our discussions aim to lively, interesting, and inclusive. So, don't feel shy about joining if you are able.
Knitters, sewists, crocheters!!
Please join us on the 2nd Tuesday of the month:
Our next gathering is May 8th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-206-0016.
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:
Formation IN Direction
a school for spiritual formation is offering programs in both spiritual direction training and in
spiritual formation for ministry.
See www.f-in-d.org for more information. Applications will be accepted until June 30th.
You may also contact Kathleen Phillips at 979-324-4302 or email@example.com
The Pastoral Care Committee is a group of people that works 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 will be TBD,
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 inforamtion on the process through Safegarding God's People training.
IN THE INTERIM...
Please take our 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 l
ife 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 church...in our Parish, our Community, our Diocese,
our Nation & our World.
SAVE THE DATE!
Our next Quarterly ECW meeting is :
Thursday, June 14, 2018
BAKE SALE with the "Holy Smokers"!
Offering Sides Dishes for the BBQ and Baked Sweets to enjoy!
Saturday, May 12th, 2018!
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
this book is a "MUST HAVE"
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:
Neighbor to Neighbor & Combined Community Action
pLEASE NOTE! ...
DUE TO THE FLOODING FROM
WE HAVE A NEW TEMPORARY LOCATION
TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY.
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...
June 19-23, 2018
Sign-up in the Parish Hall or ask
Lil Landry or Marilyn Gibson for more information!
Work Days for 2018...
August 7 -11 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 volunteer...call or come by:
805 Mode Lane ~ La Grange, Texas 78945
OPEN MONDAY - 9 am - 11
THURSDAY - 1 pm - 3 pm
Food for MAY:
(Spaghetti, & sauce, Ravioli, Macaroni, Macaroni & Cheese
...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...
May 14 & 17, 2018
Our Work Days for 2018:
July 16 & 19 August 27 & 30 October 8 & 11 December 27
Sign-up in the Parish Hall!
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!