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

 

Church Office: 979.968.3910
Cathy Sterman

Cathy@StJamesLaGrange.org

 

Preschool: 979.968.9501
Laurie Krupala

Preschool@StJamesLaGrange.org
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Laurie@StJamesLaGrange.org

 

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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Spiritual Retreats...

Take a moment and just BE...  

BE in the moment.  Be in the beauty that surrounds you.

BE with HIM... 

 

The Diocesen Retreats are a powerful instrument of renewal in the Church.

Their purpose is to concentrate closely on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ.  Faith is examined in a relaxed, fun,informal and loving atmosphere...  
All are welcome...there is something for EVERYONE here!

Click here for MORE retreats at Camp Allen!

 

 

Friends, Family Fun & Fellowship @ Camp Allen

Mark your calendar for the St. James' Inter-generational Retreat.
This special retreat welcomes ALL parishioners (of all ages),

to join together in the beautiful piney woods, as one Parish Family.

 

Sign-up in the Parish Hall.  

Other Camp Allen Retreats...

 

ABUNTDANT LIVING

Laughter, the best medicine

March 4-6, 2019

 

UTMB's Sealy Center on Aging has partnered with Camp Allen to create an engaging
program that encourages older adults to embrace aging as a spiritual journey and to
live the gift of years to the fullest.  Learn from geriatricians;  enjoy nature walks,
cooking, canoeing and more!

 

The per-person rate includes all keynote presentations, workshops, two nights' lodging, seven buffet meals, and all socials. Register before February 11, 2019 and receive discounted early bird rates!  Optional Sunday night packages are available and include dinner on
Sunday evening and breakfast Monday.

 

Conference check-in begins Monday at 9:00 am, with the event ending
at 1:00 pm on Wednesday.

FAMILY CAMP OUT!

April 26-27, 2019

Grab your camping gear, your family and your spirit of adventure!
Come enjoy a night away, nestled in the piney woods.

 

This one night family retreat is full of piney woods, starry skies, and wilderness fun!  Packages include equipment for tent setup, outdoor cooking skills needed for three classic campout meals, and activities consisting of an outdoor living skills workshop, guided hiking, kayaking, and a nostalgic campfire with skits and s’mores. 

BIRDS & BLOOMS 2019

April 26-28, 2019

Calling all nature and bird lovers! Enjoy the camp’s 1,100 forested acres, attend expert led workshops and hike scenic trails with experienced guides.  Featured Presentations include: wildlife photography, Audubon presentations, live owl and hawk demonstrations, birding identification, sunrise bird watching, and outdoor painting workshops.

 

Per-person rates include two nights hotel accommodations, six buffet meals, and programming. Conference check-in begins at 5 pm Friday and concludes at 2 pm Sunday.

 

STARRY NIGHTS - AUSTIN

May 1, 2019

 

FLY FISHING FOR ALL

May 17-19, 2019

Grab your rods and reels for this weekend, co-ed fishing retreat.

All levels and abilities are invited to attend sessions on fly tying, Texas fly fishing, and fly casting. The per person rate includes two nights lodging, six meals, and lake access for fishing.

SUMMER CAMP FOR MOMS!

July 19-21, 2019

Hey Moms! It’s your turn to come to Camp Allen for a weekend of relaxation, renewal, and adventure. Optional activities include: the Blob, giant swing, Adventure Summit Course, skeet shooting, horseback riding, aquatics, archery, canoeing, paddleboards, giant water slide, hiking, cooking classes, painting, various crafts, and knitting. Highlights also include a women’s speaker, decadent dessert social, and a chick-flick movie night.

 

MAN CAMP

August 17 - 18, 2019

Grab your buddies and spend some time in the piney woods! This is a one night retreat for men of all ages. This program will include Archery tag, Adventure Summit high ropes course, waterfront activities, and a craft beer dinner pairing!

LABOR DAY FAMILY CAMP

August 30 - September 1, 2019 

Dust off your boots and grab your cowboy hats for this year’s Labor Day Family Camp: Western Hoe Down!  Our packages include two-night hotel accommodations, six buffet meals, and activities for all ages. Activity options: rock  climbing, giant swing, canoeing, Adventure Summit Course, swimming, massages, horseback riding, Discovery Dome theatre, Sunday worship service, giant water slide, family movie night, live bird classes, live reptile classes, guided hikes, fishing lessons, hayrides, moon jump, archery, and themed crafts.


The retreat begins on Friday at 5:00pm and ends on Sunday at 1:00pm.

GRAMPS CAMP 2019

September 20-21, 2019

Spend quality time with your grandchildren in the piney woods at this two day, one night retreat.  Activities include: canoeing, guided hikes, giant swing, swimming, orienteering, archery, campfire, fishing, pond studies, and stargazing.
 

Rates include one night of hotel accommodations, four buffet meals, and activities.  The retreat begins Friday at 5:00 pm and ends Saturday at 5:00 pm.

 

STARRY NIGHTS - HOUSTON

October 10, 2019

CAMP ALLEN THANKSGIVING DAY CELEBRATION

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Leave your aprons & dirty dishes behind and make reservations with your friends and family for Camp Allen's Thanksgiving Celebration!  Join us for a worship service in All Saints' Chapel at 10:00 AM, followed by a Thanksgiving Buffet being served from 11:30-1:00.  The menu includes roasted turkey and ham with all the trimmings, dressing, freshly baked rolls, traditional vegetables, and assorted pies.

 

ADVENT RETREAT

December 6 - 8, 2019

HOLIDAY STEAK DINNER
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

When Thanksgiving leaves you tired of cooking and eating leftover turkey, join us for a Holiday Steak Dinner at Camp Allen.  Our halls will be decked with boughs of holly, and a cash bar will be available.  This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the Christmas season with a holiday gathering for friends, family, or clients.
 

Advance reservations are required. Dress is casual. Buffet opens 6:30 pm.

 

HOLIDAY IN THE PINES 

December 13-15, 2019

Get ready for a rustic - classic Christmas at Camp Allen’s Holiday in the Pines family weekend! Enjoy two nights of hotel lodging, six delicious meals, and activities for all! Activity options: blown snow, sledding, rock climbing, giant swing, boating, Adventure Summit Course, Swimming, massages, horseback riding, Discovery Dome theatre, Sunday worship service, campfire with s’mores, ladies tea, photos with Santa, family movie night, live bird & reptile classes, guided hikes, fishing lessons, hayrides, moon jump, archery, holiday-themed crafts, and more!

 

Package includes two nights hotel accommodations, six buffet meals, programs and most activities.  Please note that some activities require an additional fee.  Check-in begins at 5:00 pm on Friday and the retreat concludes at 1:00 pm on Sunday.

Youth Retreats... Oh, yeah!

"YES" 
#130 | April 26-28 | 2019 
For ALL youth in 6th - 8th Grade

A Youth Encounter Spirit (Y.E.S.) weekend brings together members of the 6th-8th-grade youth of the Diocese of Texas as a Christian community. The 6th-8th-grade participants and adult sponsors from youth groups among the parishes and mission churches of our diocese become members of the Y.E.S. family.

 

The focus of Y.E.S. is on "who Christ is." Y.E.S. helps foster a clearer appreciation of self, richer relationships with others, and a deeper experience with Jesus. Being part of the Y.E.S. family is fun. The weekend affords a loving environment in which to enjoy the warmth of a personal relationship with our Father and his unconditional love. Y.E.S. is one of the many ways God is equipping the youth (and adults) of this diocese for service in furtherance of His eternal purposes. 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 15, 2019

 

Scholarships Available!

 

If you are a youth that has already experienced Y.E.S., you are welcome to return  for 

the Lock-In or to work on Staff!

It's a FUN, new wayt to experience Happening...this time, from behind the scenes!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 15, 2019

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE…

If you need a scholarship to attend YES, please contact Stephanie Townes at the diocesan office at stownes@epicenter.org. **PLEASE NOTE: Requests MUST be made prior to the event, and the Diocese requires written (email is acceptable) proof of the request in order to process a scholarship.

"HAPPENING"

#163 | April | 26-28 | 2019 
For ALL youth in 9th - 12h Grade

 

A Happening is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Through this experience, the Happening encourages participation in one's own parish and youth group. Is Christianity relevant to youth today? Can it penetrate the many areas of school life? Can it transform the world and keep up with changing times? The Happening movement thinks so. It does not propose a new type of spirituality but provides a method through which one's spirituality may be developed, nourished, lived, and shared in fellowship with Christians willing to dedicate their lives to God in an ongoing manner. The Happening movement believes that Jesus Christ has and will continue to make a difference in the world and in individual lives. Those attending Happening listen to thought-provoking and challenging talks given by members of the staff and clergy. These talks are designed to help the Happeners get to know God. After each talk, the opportunity is given for questions and discussion in small groups.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 15, 2019

 

Scholarships Available!
 

 

If you are a youth that has already experienced HAPPENING, you are welcome to return  for 

the Lock-In or to work on Staff!

It's a FUN, new wayt to experience Happening...this time, from behind the scenes!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 15, 2019

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