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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.

 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!

 

JULY

Jon Stephens - 7/2     Terry Eastin - 7/2     Val Pechal - 7/5     Ray Landry - 7/7

Bill Balch - 7/14     Audrey Wick - 7/15

Bill Bishop - 7/16     Louisa Schorlemer - 7/16     Marjorie Ettredge - 7/17     Steve Mayer - 7/18     Judy Stribling - 7/24     Jimmy Helms - 7/25

Wayne Hamman - 7/29

 

Happy Anniversary!

 JULY

Julie Ardery & Bill Bishop - 7/12

Deborah & John Bradley - 7/17

Tanya & Joe Jameson - 7/23

Elaine & Matt Vickers - 7/26
Judy & Doug Stribling - 7/31

 

While Fr. Eric is on sabbatical and a pastoral emergency should occur, please call one of the following people; Cathy Sterman, church office; Pete Hamel, Dianna Berg, or Barbara Cauble.


Welcome, Father John Loving!...

FIND...

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 finddirectr@yahoo.com

“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...

 

Friday, July 7th @ 1 pm...we will clean and prep the birds!  Come join us! 
 

Come early and enjoy the fellowship of the "Holy Smokers"! 

Our next "Fundraiser to benefit OTHERS" will be 

Saturday, July 8th at 11:00 am!
 

Benefitting:

CASA!

 

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, July 10th @ 6:00pm  

Location: Joe Bailey's Residence

(Maps are available in the office)

Hosted by:  Joe Bailey, Bill Bishop & Jim Holms

 

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, July 13 at 11 am
in the Parish Hall.  Please Join us!

 

For more information, please contact Charlotte Hillbolt at

979-249-5447

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!

 

Please take our online Pastoral Care survey...

St. James Vestry Meeting

 

Thursday, July 27th

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 church...in our Parish, our Community, our Diocese,

our Nation & our World.

 

SAVE THE DATE! 
Thursday, June 22nd
The ladies are planning an outing to
The Care Inn to celebrate their June Birthday Party!

If you have any questions, please call Virginia James' cell at 979-561-7149

 

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

  Returning in September!

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
 

 

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

Food for JULY:

PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY
(Regular, Reduced Fat and/or Sugar...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... 

July 31 & August 3, 2017

Sign-up in the Parish Hall or ask

Suzanne Arts for more information! 

 

Work Days for 2017...

July 31 & August 3          October 2 & 5                    December 28

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

July 18, 19, 21 & 22, 2017

Sign-up in the Parish Hall or ask

Lil Landry or Marilyn Gibson for more information! 

 

Work Days for 2017...

September 5,6,8 & 9

October 17, 18, 20 & 21                    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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