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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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Wow! What a great church retreat we had at Camp Allen.

A heartfelt thanks to those that worked so hard to make our first annual

St. James' Inter-generational retreat such a success.

I am looking forward to next year, 

                                         - Fr. Eric 


Friends, Family, and Fellowship at Camp Allen Weekend Theme:

"Our Hearts are Restless Until they Find their Rest in You, O God"

We invite you to come on a retreat at Camp Allen on February 15th, 16th, and 17th! This will be a period where our parish family can spend time together in the beauty of Camp Allen and share opportunities for prayer, spiritual development and rejuvenating activities as a community.

This is an inter-generational retreat, meaning, it is open to all ages. We would really like for this to be an opportunity where folks from the 8:00 service and the 10:30 service can be present with one another and spend time together.

The theme of the weekend comes from St. Augustine's prayer, "Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you, O God." 

We will gather each morning in the Hall at Campsite #1, have morning prayer together and then take advantage of various activities. 


Refer to the maps at the bottom of this page for location information.

It's all in the details...

The outline of the weekend looks like this:


Arrive between 4:00 and 5:00
5:15 p.m. -  Cook Team A gathers in Campsite Hall to set-out Dinner (time subject to change)
6:00 p.m. - "Welcome Friends!" BBQ Dinner at Campsite #1
7:00 p.m. - Campfire & Sing-a-long
8:00 p.m. - Evening Compline by the campfire (weather permitting) if not, inside Campsite Hall.
8:30 p.m. - Socializing by the Fire/Kids bedtime



7:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer on the Porch of Campsite Hall (weather permitting)
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast at Campsite Hall (Prepared by Camp Allen Staff)
9:30 a.m. - Morning Activities Begin

  1. Fly Fishing Workshop - Jim Holmes - 
  2. Guided Nature art walk with sketch pads - Suzanne Batchelder

10:30 a.m. - Cook Team B gathers in Campsite Hall to fix Saturday Lunch (time subject to change)
12:00 p.m. - Gather at Campsite Hall for Noonday Prayer
12:10 p.m. - "Happy Belly Luncheon" Campsite Hall (Soups, Sandwiches, Chips & Sweets)
1:00 p.m. - Early Afternoon Activities Begin

  1. "Unlocking the Power of the Mind" -  George Laigle - Enjoy brain-teasers and activities for young people aged 11 to 30. (All are invited to attend, older adults are welcome; but George would like to encourage the young people to answer the brain-teaser questions.)
  2. Knitting Lessons/Prayer Shawl Making - Barbara Cauble 

3:00 p.m. - Late Afternoon Activities Begin

  1. Horseback Trail Riding - (Camp Allen Provided $25 per person)
  2. Lectio Divina & Contemplative Prayer with Fr. Eric (at Lakeside Chapel weather permitting) - discussion of the contemplative tradition in the church with some practice and practical advice.
  3. Cook Team C gathers in Campsite Hall to fix Saturday Dinner (time subject to change)

5:30 p.m. - "Casseroles & Company" Supper Club at Campsite Hall
7:00 p.m. - Moonlight Hayride then return to Campsite  #1
8:00 p.m. - S'mores by the campfire
8:30 p.m. - Compline with Taize Chanting by the campfire
9:00 p.m. - Socializing by the Fire/Kids bedtime



8:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer (Short form)
8:10 a.m. - Breakfast at Campsite Hall (Prepared by Camp Allen Staff)
9:00 a.m. - FREE morning

Lectio Divina & Contemplative Prayer /Stone Chapel @ Campsite #2

Nature walk
Contemplative Prayer

10:30 am - Cook Team D gathers in Campsite Hall to set-up for Lunch (time subject to change)

10:45 a.m. - Stroll to the Stone Chapel from Campsite #1.  (Weather permitting; or If you are unable to join-in, you may drive & park at Campsite #2)

11:00 a.m. - Sunday Morning Eucharist at  the Stone Chapel
12:15 p.m. - "Love It Again" Left-overs Lunch at Campsite Hall

1:00 p.m. - ALL Hands, on-deck in The Hall, as we prepare to depart. 
                      (Many hands make light work...)  

2:00 p.m. - Checkout  

Planning your trip...

Please note,  Camp Allen is requesting that if you are planning to stay in the conference center, sign up by Monday, February 11th. Cathy will let them know the count. If you decide later that you do want to go to the retreat, please do, and know you will be staying at the camp site. Payment deadline Feb. 14, 2019. Make check payable to the church and in memo section put 'church retreat.' Give to Cathy, or call with any questions.


Day Rate:

$20 per person 
(Activities only, no lodging)


Lodging at

The Conference Center

One Night at Conference Center Hotel: $125 per room ($62.50 per person for one night)

Two Nights at Conference Center Hotel: $250 per room ($125 per person for both nights)


***This lodging option has all the amenities of a hotel.



Lodging at Campsite 1

Individual Staying at Campsite:
$30 one night or
$50 for both nights

Couple Staying at Campsite:
$60 for one night or
$100 for both nights

Family Staying at Campsite:
$80 for one night or
$150 for both nights

This lodging option is a little more like "glamping"...
The cabins are climate controlled with bunkbeds.

Things to bring include - bedding, towels, flashlight...

If you would like to come, but are prevented from coming because of a financial concern, please contact Fr. Eric and we will make sure you are able to come. 


Yours in Christ

~ Father Eric

Cook Teams Wanted!

If you are interested in helping on a Cook Team, please contact Carol Helms or Judy Stribling.

Friday - Dinner
Welcome Friends!  BBQ Dinner

Cook Team A:
Hudspeth, Bradley & EVERYONE


Saturday - Lunch
"Happy Belly Luncheon"
Soups, Sandwiches, Chips & Sweets

(Chips & Fruit welcome!)

Cook Team B:
Striblings, Bradley, Krupala & Frondorf

Saturday - SUPPER CLUB
Casseroles &  Company...

(Guests are encouraged to bring Appetizers, Salads & Desserts)
Cook Team C:
Ardery, Helms, Berg, Packard, Van Duyn & Irwin


Sunday -Lunch

"Love It Again" Left-overs Lunch

Cook Team D:


The retreat counts as our Supper Club for February...

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