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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.

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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St. James News & Events...


Happy Birthday!



Beth Amoss - 11/05      Jerry Frenzel - 11/11

Jackson Bundick - 11/15     Mary Kirby - 11/15

Ann Rogers - 11/16     Matt Vickers - 11/22     Amy Sidaras - 11/23     Marilyn Gibson - 11/24


Happy Anniversary!

Ursula & Jon Stephens - 11/17

Patty & Earl Mills - 11/24


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Our turn to help is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th

Please have your food donation at the VFW Hall by 4:30 pm.

Call Julie Ardery for mor information.    Many thanks!  =)


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

The Rector's
Book Club

Join us!

Monday, November 27th

5 pm in the Parish Hall

The Jesus Heist: Recovering the Gospel from the Church


Bishop C. Andrew Doyle

As suggested by a Book Club member...

Inside the Church, we are constantly and consistently reading the gospels through the lens of supporting our own institution and structure.  This prevents us from hearing the critique Jesus offered in his own day and his emphatic and persistent call to be and do differenly now (Matthew 23:12).  Stories that will be covered include: Widow's Mite, Rich Young Ruler, Destruction of the 
Temple, Searching for the Lost Coin, Sower of the Seeds, Transfiguration, and the Great Commission.  This book will flip the script of many Bible stories, allowing us to hear Jesus' call to change as one that is directed at us, rather than as one we should direct toward others.



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, interestin, and inclusive.  So, don't feel shy about joining if you are able.


    ...Read on! 

St. James Vestry Meeting


Thursday, November 30th

at 5:00 pm in The Parish Hall


New to St. James'?
 Interested in getting Confirmed or Received?

Just want a refresher course on what it means to be a
Christian in the Episcopal tradition?



Please join us  for a Newcomers/Confirmation/Discovery class on:
Saturday, December 2nd from 8 am to 3 pm


Please RSVP to Cathy in the church office - 979-968-3910.
A light breakfast & lunch will be provided.


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, December 7th at 11 am
in the Parish Hall.  Please Join us!


For more information, please contact Charlotte Hillbolt at


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, December 11th @ 6:00pm  


Location: TBA

Hosted by:  TBA


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


Weekly devotions

atSt. James

Weekday Bible Study: Come join a Bible study every Wednesday 9 am - 10 am in
the Parish Hall.



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 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...

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 our Parish, our Community, our Diocese,

our Nation & our World.



Our next  ECW meeting is :



CALLING ALL BAKERS!  We need 160 dozen cookies to go with each turkey!  Package the cookies on dozen per bag and bring to the church no later than NOON, Friday, 11/17.


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

  Saturday, December 9th, 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 “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


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



                         Fayette County
                          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... 

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

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.)

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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