FOR THE WEEK OF 05/08/22

15Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSunday School
9:30 amNYG Meeting
1:00 pmRock Club Activity
6:00 pmYouth Group
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
16Monday8:30 amMen's Bible Study
7:00 pmPreschool Closing Service
17Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
18Wednesday9:00 amPew Sisters Bible Study
6:30 pmCongregational Voters Meeting

NYG Meeting
Sunday, May 15th, at 9:30 am. Doughnuts will be provided!
The White River Rock Club Event
Just a reminder... if you signed up for the Rock Club Event it begins at 1:00 pm Sunday, May 15th!
Youth Night Tonight at 6:00 pm!
End of the school year party! Games, food, and Jesus!
Congregational Voters Meeting

Attention all Confirmed Members 18 Years of Age and Older

Congregational Meetings are where we receive updates from the various boards as well as the status of our financial position. Regular church business is discussed, concerns are addressed, and any non-budgeted expenses are introduced, debated, and put to a vote.

Please join us at the next Congregational Voters Meeting, Wednesday, May 18th, at 6:30 pm!
M.P.S. LifeWalk Sponsor Sheets
Don't forget to pick up your sponsor sheet or sponsor a walker for the Annual M.P.S. LifeWalk on Thursday, 6/16! (All donations are due when you sign up to sponsor a walker)
150th Anniversary Event
Food Prep, Serving & Clean Up
We have more Anniversary food events scheduled for our Anniversary Celebration. If you are able to help at one or more of these events, please sign up on the bulletin board. Thanks!
Men's Canoe Trip Opening
We have an unexpected opening due to someone having to drop out. The trip is scheduled for June 18-25. This is a "Base Camp Fishing Trip". If interested please call Pastor Brooks ASAP at 231-578-7024.
150th Anniversary Memorabilia
150th tee shirts, hooded sweat shirts, glasses, & coffee cups are on sale NOW. Check out the table display in the narthex! Fill out an order form and turn it in to the church office with your payment. Checks can be made out to: St. James Lutheran. Orders are due by Sunday, 6/5!
Attention Kids!
Lutherans 4 Life is sponsoring a coloring contest! Winners receive a $10 gift card to Walmart. Be sure to include your name and age! (there will be age categories). Coloring sheets are available by the Diaper Shower display.
Sunday School Families End of Year Picnic
Next Sunday, 5/22, after 2nd service. We are celebrating an awesome year. We are very grateful!

Picnic Menu: Hot Dogs, Chips, Watermelon

We will play some outdoor family games so pray for good weather. There is a sign up sheet downstairs on the bulletin board above the sign in table. Please join us!
Attention 2022 Grads...
Reminder, NEXT Sunday, 5/22, lunch with Pastor then back to church to make the grad video for Graduation Sunday on June 5th at 10 am!!
Lutherans for Life
Have you brought your diapers for our Diaper Shower? There is still time!
Next Youth Day - Disc Golf!
May 22nd, 3:00-5:00 pm (a change from the Monthly calendar) Meet at St. James at 3 pm. Bring your best discs to throw.
Blood Drive
May 25th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Russell needs help again. Please talk with Russell if you can help out.
Annual M.P.S. "LifeWalk 2022" is Coming!
Muskegon Pregnancy Services is sponsoring it's annual "LifeWalk" on Thursday, June 16th, from 5-8 pm. The annual fundraiser and prayer walk will be held at Ross Park Pavilion! "Rock Around the Block" as we enjoy music & games from the 50's! The entire family is invited! You can walk or sponsor others. To reach our goal of $50,000 we need your help! Any questions, contact MPS at 726-2677. Remember, LifeWalk 2022, Thursday, 6/16!
Registration at 5-5:30 pm. Hot Dogs & refreshments to follow.
Prayer Walk begins at 6 pm!
Youth Break Room ~ Sunday, June 19th
Let loose your frustration, anger and joy and come join us as we prepare our group to smash, break, throw, and shatter any and everything in this break room. There are only 12 spaces available! This event is for youth age 13 and older. This is a first come first serve youth event. Cost is a reduced $15/person. To reserve your spot, please sign up and pay the church office by June 5th. For more information on this event, go check out
VBS 2022 ~ July 24-28
Questions about VBS or how to get involved, contact Emilie Baumann at 260-458-4286.
Christian School
The New Era Christian School is seeking multiple talented people who love Jesus and children. The openings are as follows: 1st/2nd-grade teacher, band teacher, choir and music teacher, and 7th/8th grade ELA teacher. If you are interested in applying, please send a resume to Phil Morse at

150th Celebration!

2nd Sundays, May-October
One service at 10:00 am

June 12thPastor Tom Block
Organ Recital & Hymn Sing
July 10thPastor Shane Yonker
Confirmand Reunion
Pig Roast Picnic Potluck
August 14thPastor Maier (District President)
September 11thPastor Micah Brooks
Rally Day Celebration
October 8th (Saturday)October Fest Event
October 9thPastor Paul Gaschler

Church Tent Use
Two tents were purchased in memoriam of Mert and Dorothy Raschke. The tents are 20 ft x 30 ft and are available for rent to St. James members. Family and friends may use the tents but members must call to schedule and submit the fee. The rental fee of $25 per tent per day is to cover replacement parts and the purchase of additional tents. To rent the tents call Melinda O'Connell at 894-9535. There is a crew available to help with set up and take down. Make checks out to St. James Lutheran Church. Availability is first come, first serve.

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22ndEric LindstromFriday Family
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COFFEE HOUR1stConnie Kring
15thSandy Veltman & Pam Sikkenga
22ndRuth Ann Francis & Gloria Alvarez
29thFrank & Sandi Morningstar
NURSERY (2nd Service Only)1stAmanda & Katelynn Cooper
8thJustian Family (10 am only)
15thSarah Bernhardt
22ndTina Timmich
29thBentz Family
ALTAR FLOWERS1stSweeney/Birkhofer
8thJim Neubauer
15thBob & Candy Stevens
22ndGloria Alvarez