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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
or
Laurie@StJamesLaGrange.org

 

Father Eric: 979.968.3910
Eric@StJamesLaGrange.org

 

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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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Beyond The Church…

 

A circle of  friends who learn and

grow in Jesus Christ

 

MS150…
“Riding for the Cure”

 

Each year the Parish Family of St. James opens the doors to our Church and our Homes to host cyclists riding to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.

 

The MS150 is a 150-mile bicycle race from Houston to Austin...


With La Grange being the designated rest point for the cyclists, St. James is honored to host these weary riders and offer them a Christian home away from home.
 

Host Families are always NEEDED!


To become a Host or to arrange for accommodations, please contact:

Cathy in our Parish Office at 979-968-3910.

Fun with purpose...click above for more details!

“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, April 13h at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm!

(Cleaning Party is Friday, April 12th @ 1 pm)

 

Benefitting:

FAYETTE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
(Gardenia Janssen Animal Shelter)

 

Join us!

Helping Fayette County since 1996!

Second Chance is a resale store in La Grange, Texas that serves all of Fayette County.  The shop accepts donations from the public and resells items such as clothing, household goods, small appliances and furniture that are in good, working, usable condition. These items are sold at very low prices in order to benefit the underprivileged members of our community.  ALL profits from the sale of these items are then given to local charities which are selected by the Funds Committee of the Board of Directors.

Who benefits from Second Chance?

Many low-income families live in Fayette County.  Because Second Chance makes a point of keeping the prices low, these families are able to purchase clothing and shoes for themselves and their children, as well as necessary household items and even small gifts.

Throughout the year, one time distributions are made for other non-profit organizations which provide human services in Fayette County. The Mexico Missions of both the First Presbyterian Church and First United Methodist Church are given clothing and other items which are usable but have not sold in the shop.

Generous gifts of merchandise from the community and elsewhere, as well as many hours of volunteer work by friends and members of the sponsoring churches, have made the above contributions possible.

Who operates Second Chance?

The resale store is run by a coalition of seven La Grange churches, which receive no monies from Second Chance:

Second Baptist        St. James Episcopal        St. Paul Lutheran        Sacred Heart Catholic

Mt. Calvary Lutheran                 First United Methodist                       First Presbyterian

There are two permanent shop directors on staff; however, much of the work is done by unpaid volunteers from those seven churches.

What exactly do volunteers do?

There are no special skills needed.  Volunteers sort, price items & display items and assist customers and other volunteers with purchases.

When are volunteers needed?

The receiving building is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

More volunteers are always needed at the receiving building, whether or not you are affiliated with one of the above churches. Come any day and they will gladly put you to work!   This entire operation is co-coordinated by our very own -- Lil Landry & Marilyn Gibson!

 The Fayette County Disaster Relief Center

RECEIVING HOURS:
MONDAY - THURSDAY: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


SHOPPING HOURS:
FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SATURDAYS - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

Volunteers NEEDED…come join the fun!
Our chance to help... 

March 26 - April 1, 2019

Sign-up in the Parish Hall 
or ask Lil Landry or Marilyn Gibson for more information! 

 

Work Days for 2019...

May 14-20          July 9-15          

August 20-26          October 8 - 14          November 19-25          

Become a Purple Angel…

St. Mark's Volunteers (aka The Purple Angels) are a 501(c)(3) organization comprised of men and women who are dedicated to making visitors and patients feel welcome at St. Mark's Medical Center. Many individuals volunteer for regular shifts, which are typically 4 hours per week (see full list below); but there are also opportunities for those who wish to volunteer occasionally by substituting, donating baked goods, working special events, etc.

Proceeds from volunteer fundraising endeavors are designated for the benefit of St. Mark's educational scholarships and facility equipment needs. The volunteers have raised thousands of dollars for scholarship and equipment, helping to make St. Mark's Medical Center one of the most technologically advanced medical facilities in the region.

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Surgery Recovery

Emergency Room
Medical/Surgical area
Radiology
Gift Shop
Guest Relations Desk
Substitute for a volunteer's regular shift
Donation of baked goods
Special event staff (book fairs, jewelry shows, etc.)


Interested in becoming a volunteer? Call St. Mark's Guest Relations Desk and request to speak with a Purple Angel: 979-242-2122

AREA MINISTRIES FOR EMERGENCY NEEDS

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 Sue Spaulding, or come by: 
                                      805 Mode Lane   ~   La Grange, Texas 78945
                                                               979-968-3943

OPEN MONDAY - 9 am - 11 am
THURSDAY - 1 pm - 3 pm

 

Food for MARCH:

CANNED FISH
(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... 

April 15 - 18, 2019
 

Sign-up in the Parish Hall!
 

Work Days for 2019...

June 10-13          Oct 21 - 24

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