SUNDAY FORUM: Meals on Wheels


with Jilian Lennon & Colleen Hyche
Sunday, November 19

IMG_6176 2Committed to our seniors since 1973, Meals on Wheels Montgomery County continues to provide home delivered meals, safety checks, and transportation services to homebound seniors living in Montgomery County. With these services, Meals on Wheels Montgomery County’s 550 clients are able to remain safe and happy in their homes, avoid the high costs of nursing home care, and alleviate the stress of caregiving often felt by their family, friends, and neighbors. As our local aging population consistently grows at exponential rates, Meals on Wheels Montgomery County strives to meet the growing demand for services with support from people like you.

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, research, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.

As Client Liaisons, Colleen Hyche and Jilian Lennon visit and assess the needs of Meals on Wheels applicants  throughout Montgomery County.

SUNDAY FORUM: Faith Matters


Sundays, November 26, December 3 and 10
from 9:15 to 19:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall

Deeply held and conflicting religious conviction has challenged the conversation about the meaning of the gospel in the age of Google. If the message of Jesus was reconciliation in heaven and earth, why does the world look the way it does?  Because what we sincerely believe to be true of God matters.

Linda worked as President and General Manager in network television at CBS in San Antonio, Texas; ABC and NBC in Jacksonville, Florida; and NBC in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She and her husband Larry also owned and operated an independent television station in St. Paul, Minnesota where she served as President and General Manager and hosted a public affairs talk show for seven years. She is the author of 9 books including the best selling fiction series Reluctant Demon Diaries (winner USA Best Book religion/fiction 2010) and Lucifer’s War (winner USA best book religion/nonfiction 2012.)  She has served as head of the department of evangelism for the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas; deacon and adult Bible education teacher at North Heights Lutheran Church and board member and frequent speaker at the International Lutheran Conference on the Holy Spirit in Arden Hills, Minnesota. She also served as teaching pastor at Covenant Center International in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  As author of “LifeWorks: The search for meaning and purpose through vocation,” “What the Bible really says about women,” and “Relevant Faith” Linda has travelled to New Zealand, Korea, Canada, Guatemala, Aruba and other countries as well as in the United States as a conference speaker. Larry and Linda have been married for 37 years and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren and live in Montgomery, Texas. They have been members of St. James since January 2017.

Blessing of the Animals 2017



We’ve been waiting all year long, and finally stewardship season is here! Alleluia! By now we hope you have received in the mail your official stewardship letter from Fr. Hyche and accompanying 2018 pledge card…if not, let us know so we can update our records, or if you need another one, please take one from the racks in the pew or the tract racks near the church doors. Stewardship season is a season, officially beginning today and continuing through Sunday, October 29. That’s when your pledge for 2018 is due — and when we will celebrate the faithfulness of God expressed by all who pledge. Read a letter from the Rector about stewardship to the congregation here.
You also may submit your pledge card by placing it in the offering plate on a Sunday or by mailing or delivering it to the Church Office.
Or you can quickly and discreetly online by going to
and clicking on the red ‘Pledge Now’ button.
For more information, please call the Church Office
at (936) 756-8831.



St. James parishioners — newcomers and long-timers alike — kicked off the new program year with a Connect Sunday unlike any before. Members found their names in the Hall of Saints and followed the Spiritual Path to the Wonder Wall of Ministry, where they placed their name on any number of ways to serve at St. James. Top-hatted Ministry Geniuses roamed the room to help folks find their way, and of course fellowship and refreshments — and face-painting! — were enjoyed by all.

If you missed it, no worries — there’s still ways for you to step up to volunteer, recommit to ministry you’re already doing, or suggest something new! Simply click HERE to view our list of ministries, then contact Lay Ministry Coordinator Thomas Johnson at

Art Camp VBS 2017

A look at each day of Art Camp VBS 2017.







Pentecost Sunday 2017

Easter 2017

Annual Easter Egg Hunt and other highlights from Easter Sunday April 16, 2017.


Palm Sunday 2017

Art Camp VBS 2017 Registration

Welcome to ART CAMP VBS 2017 registration!VBS2017

Please be sure to fill in ALL fields of the registration form.

Pay close attention to the field asking for names of campers your child would like to be in the same group with. We will try to honor these requests but cannot guarantee them.

EMAIL is the main way we communicate so please be sure to give us your email address if you want to receive Art Camp VBS 2017 pertinent communications.

In order to ensure your child is registered for Art Camp VBS 2017, payment must be completed by following the link after you click submit registration form. Once payment is completed you will receive an email verifying your child’s registration is complete. Registration fee is $35 per child with a family max of $85. This includes a t-shirt!

Your child’s registration is not complete and space reserved until payment is made. No refunds given after July 1, 2017.

* indicates required field
Our main communication is via email, so please provide an email address.
Name of friend your child would like to be with
(NOTE: The Church DOES NOT provide insurance in case of injury or illness.)
Please list any allergies, including food allergies.
In Case of Emergency (if parent cannot be reached)
THESE PEOPLE ARE AUTHORIZED TO PICK UP MY CHILD: Your child will not be released to anyone other than those listed here without a note or call from the parent.
Photo Release: I grant permission for St. James Episcopal Church to possibly reproduce the photographs take of my child for the purpose of publication, promotion or advertising in any manner or medium.

After Submitting this form you will be directed to the page that will allow you to register another camper or complete payment. Your child’s registration is not complete and space reserved until payment is made. No refunds given after July 1, 2017.

Confirmation 2017

Sunday, February 26


‘Let’s Go To The Hop’

Sunday, October 23, 2016


Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 9 2016