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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.

 Holy Eucharist:
Rite Two

10:30 a.m.

Child Care:
9:15 - Noon for children ages 2-5

Nursery is located in the Preschool Building

Office Hours:

Tuesday - Friday

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Office: 979-968-3910

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St. James News & Events...


Happy Birthday!



Elaine Tracy - 9/3     Blake Schorlemer - 6/4

David Krupala - 9/5        Sue Spaulding - 9/7

Lee Holt - 9/10        Landry Holt - 9/10

Beverly Johnson - 9/11        Don Kirby - 9/12        Jackie Parrish - 9/15      Susie Glasscock - 9/16


Happy Anniversary!


Sharon & Mike Turner - 9/4

Linda & Terry Eastin - 9/8

Suzanned & Eric Batchelder - 9/12


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:

Helping Hands for LG TX After Harvey


Weekly devotions

atSt. James

Weekday Bible Study: Come join a Bible study every Tuesday at 11am in the Parish Hall.
A noonday Healing Service with Eucharist
and prayer for healing will follow
in the sanctuary.


Formation IN Direction

a school for spiritual formation is offering programs in both spiritual direction training and in
spiritual formation for ministry.  

See for more information.  Applications will be accepted until June 30th.  

You may also contact Kathleen Phillips at 979-324-4302 or

“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, October 14th at 11:00 am!

(Cleaning party @ 1:00pm, Friday, October 13th.)





Join us!

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, October 161th @ 6:00pm  


Location: TBA

Hosted by:  TBA


Maps are available in the office          *          Newcomers are ALWAYS welcome!

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 on Thursday, September 14 at 11 am
in the Parish Hall.  Please Join us!


For more information, please contact Charlotte Hillbolt at


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.



Please take our survey!


Please take our online Pastoral Care survey...

St. James Vestry Meeting


Thursday, September 21st

at 5:00 pm in The Parish Hall


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

The Rector's
Book Club


Is on a break for the summer!

Join us in September!




                                  ...Read on! 

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 our Parish, our Community, our Diocese,

our Nation & our World.



Our next meeting is:

Thursday, September 21st @ 11 am!

Bring a salad to share!


BAKE SALE with the "Holy Smokers"! 
         Offering Sides Dishes for the BBQ and Baked Sweets to enjoy!

  Saturday, October 14th, 2017!


Take some time this year, to BE...

       go on a Spiritual Retreat!


Camp Allen Retreats 2017...    

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 Blinn College - Schulenburg campus has released its Fall workforce and community education course schedule, complete with courses in computers, healthcare, watercolor painting, photography and languages.
Information is posted in the Parish Hall.
(Cathy will be happy to run a copy for you.)




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.

"Neighbor to Neighbor"

A Texas Village

Monday, September 25, 2017
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:


Sponsored by:

Neighbor to Neighbor & Combined Community Action



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

Until September 30th



(Peas, Corn Potatoes, Carrots & Mixed Vegetables - Regular or Low Salt...
ALL varieties wel

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... 

October 2 & 5, 2017

Sign-up in the Parish Hall or ask

Suzanne Arts for more information! 


Work Days for 2017...

December 28



                         Fayette County
                          Disaster Recover DistributionCenter

851 S. Reynolds Street
La Grange, TX 78945 

Until September 30th


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

October 17, 18 & 20 & 21, 2017

Sign-up in the Parish Hall or ask

Lil Landry or Marilyn Gibson for more information! 


Work Days for 2017...

December 5,6,8 & 9

Save your Corks!

Help fight Cancer!
Spec's will pay two cents per cork to the Stehlin foundation, for Pediatric Brain Cancer research.
Container is in the Parish Hall.


For more information...
ask Mary Kahanek

Al-Anon Meetings:
Women's Group meeting!
Every Tuesday evening at 6pm in
the Parish Hall


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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