15Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS/Jr/Sr Youth Classes
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
17Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
7:00 pmChoir Meeting
18Wednesday6:30 pmConf/Midweek Classes
6:30 pmWomens Study
19Thursday3:30 pmPew Sisters New Study begins
21Saturday9-10 amCookie Dough Pick-up


Unfortunately we have experienced some serious water damage to our church. Sometime after 2nd service, the stopper was stopped and the water faucet was left on in the sink in the men's upstairs bathroom. The water ran all of Sunday until Monday morning, severely flooding the bathrooms, hallway, nursery, small kitchen, and part of the new café area. The water then went through the floor and into the fellowship hall. After calling the city we estimate it was about 5,000 gallons of water. The damage is far reaching. The Trustees on duty checked the bathroom before locking up and everything was ok. We checked camera footage of outside doors and no one came into church after services to do this. We can only conclude that it was done accidentally by someone after 2nd service who was already here.

We can all be more vigilant in taking care of God's House. Parents, please accompany and monitor your young children when they use the restrooms. Whoever uses the restrooms, please make sure the faucets are off, toilets are not running, and lights are off when you leave. Elders and Trustees on duty please continue to make sure to go into all bathrooms to visibly inspect before leaving.

Church building care falls on everyone. We are blessed to have such a big, beautiful church and we are all caretakers of God's house and we need to treat it like our own.

We will keep you informed as things progress. The repairs will be ongoing so please be patient!

The Church Nursery is closed until all restoration in complete. Please stay out of that space until further notice. We are so sorry for the inconvenience!

Good Shepherd Preschool
Cookie Dough & Caramel Corn Pick Up is Saturday, 4/21, from 9:00-10:00 am. Thank you!

Church Nursery Needs
We are looking for (2) changing tables, one for the Nursery and one for the Youth House. If you have any gently used changing tables we could put them to good use! Just call the church office at 894-8471. Thank you to those who donated the rockers!!

Attention Parents
We are in the process of updating our nursery. The painting is complete and now we are looking for children's artwork! If you have any of your child's artwork that you saved from the past or maybe some current creations, your donations would be very much appreciated! The nursery crew will frame and hang them! Artwork can be dropped off in the office. If you have any questions, please contact Marilee Bailey at 893-5008. Thanks for your help!

Love family donations are gift cards for some fun activities such as family video, NorthStar, Burger King, or bowling! Grocery and gas cards are also always welcome.

Church Golf Outing
Get out your golf clubs because the annual church golf outing is May, 5/12!! Sign your team up TODAY!
More cost/time details will follow in the coming weeks.

St. James Lutheran Cook Books
The VMM had many cookbooks left when they disbanded. If you are interested in purchasing one, stop by the church office. They are $5/ea. They make great gifts! All proceeds will be sent with the monthly church pledge to Synod and designated to "Missions".

Newsletter Items
May Newsletter items are due by Wednesday, 4/18! If you have anything you would like printed, please drop it off at the church office or email it to: Thanks!

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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15thFrank & Sandi Morningstar
22ndMarilee & Ron Bailey
29thPat Ramthun & Jennifer Mulder
NURSERY1stJustian Family
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22ndno one scheduled
29thno one scheduled
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