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...
*** Please note: Church Offices will be closed December 25th - January 2nd.
Messages will be checked regulary for any pastoral emergencies.
Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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:
St. James Vestry
New Year's News: Vestry elections will be
held on January 14th, 2018. Please contact Fr. Eric if you feel called to this ministry. Nominations for 2 positions will
open on Dec. 11, and close on 1/11/2018. Forms will be in the church office.
*Bishop Harrison visiting on January 21st. She will be doing baptisms, confirmations, receptions, and reaffirmations. If you have taken the Discovery class, & desire to be confirmed, received, or reaffirmed please inform Cathy in the church office. If you wish to be baptized or have one of your children baptized, let us know.
*Annual Parish Meeting: scheduled for January 28, 2018.
The ministry leaders are asked to start working on their reports.
Save the Date!...
St. James' Preschool is gearing up for this year's
Art Auction & Dinner
at Frisch Auf Valley Country Club on February 24th at 6 pm!
There is ALWAYS something blooming at St. James Preschool!
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 again this year, and asking for donations to our auction that are preferably art themed. If you have any of these items we may keep or borrow, please call or text Laurie at 214-477-6582, or email: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ECW meeting is :
BAKE SALE with the "Holy Smokers"!
Offering Sides Dishes for the BBQ and Baked Sweets to enjoy!
Saturday, January 13th, 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
FRIDAYS - 9 :00 AM - 3:00 PM
SATURDAYS - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Volunteers NEEDED…come join the fun!
Our chance to help...
Sign-up in the Parish Hall or ask
Lil Landry or Marilyn Gibson for more information!
Work Days for 2018...
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!