ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMING EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 12/09/18




Wednesday Night Advent Services
All services begin at 7:30 pm ~ "What Child is This?"




Reminder
During the Advent season, Confirmation & Midweek Classes are excused at 7:15 pm.



Advent Service Refreshment Schedule




Just a reminder...
Special Service Coverage
1st Service people are on for Wednesday, 12/05 @ 7:30 pm, Wednesday, 12/19 @ 7:30 pm, & Monday, 12/31 @ 5:30 pm
2nd Service people are on for Wednesday, 12/12 @ 7:30 pm, & Monday, 12/24 @ 7:00 pm.
The Sr. Youth cover the 10:00 pm Christmas Eve Service.



Thank you!
Thank you to our outstanding bell choir, vocal choir, readers, and tech support for the very beautiful and moving Christmas Cantata last Sunday! Well done!
  Pastor Brooks



Thanks!
A big thank you to all who were able to support the M&M fundraiser for the National Youth Gathering! We collected $1,505! We have a few more that came in after the count... stay tuned!



NYG Can Drive
Our NYG can drive was a great success as well! We were able to raise $320 in returns! We have currently stopped collecting cans until we find another place to store them! Watch the newsletter and bulletin for our next can drive!



Personal thanks
Thank you to everyone who works so hard to put together the exceptional services we have at St. James. To Pastor, choir, bell ringers, organists, acolytes, special music, ushers, elders, greeters, trustees, multimedia, videographers... your efforts are sincerely admired and appreciated!
  Ruth Ann Francis



Love Family
Christmas tags are due back December 16th. Please have the tag with the item. Thank you!



Poinsettias
The cost is $9.00/ea. They can be taken home after the 10:00 pm Christmas Eve Service. Please sign up on the bulletin board and make your payment at that time! Deadline is Sunday, 12/16!



Christmas Music
You are invited to a choral celebration of Christmas. The Muskegon Chamber Choir performs the annual Wreath of Carols December 16th, at 4:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven. Located at 508 Franklin Ave., Grand Haven, MI 49417. A freewill donation will be collected.



Scrip
The Scrip program is stocked up for Christmas! Scrip sales will be available at all services through Sunday December 16th, but Wednesday December 19th is the last day to place special orders for Christmas!


Newsletter Deadline
January newsletter items are due to the office by Wednesday, December 19th!



Coming January 6th
We will be having a congreational "Pancake Breakfast" between services on Sunday, January 6th. We will be celebrating Installation Day for Russell Baumann, our new Family Life Director! Please sign up on the bulletin board so we know how much food to get!



2019 Flower Chart
The 2019 Flow Chart has been posted. Sign up today for your special date!



Sr. Youth Lock-in
The Senior Youth Lock-In is scheduled for Thursday, January 3rd. Sign up on the bulletin board today!



Pew Sisters Bible Study
The Pew Sisters will begin the book of 2nd Samuel on Thursday, January 3rd at 3:30pm All are welcome! Please sign up on the bulletin board by December 23rd so we know how many books to order!



Christ The Rock
Thank you to Gloria Alvarez for stepping up and taking over the Christ the Rock Donation Barrel. We were going to end donation collection but will now continue with Gloria's help. So... keep the donations coming!



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.







SERVING IN DECEMBER
8:1510:45
ELDERSGreg NeubauerJeff O'Connell
TRUSTEESRon BaileyJoe Goodrich
ACOLYTESAidan BuchbergerMaddie Meacham
USHERSRay GrowBrad VanBergen
Bob WackernagelKen VanBergen
Jake WackernagelJeff Stevens
Sam WackernagelBruce Baxter
ALTAR CAREMarge Block
PRAYER PARTNERS2ndBob StevensBrad Nordlund
9thCantataCantata
16thBob WackernagelRusty Streblow
23rdJake WackernagelBill Van Frank
30thSam WackernagelTodd Tryska
GREETERS2ndM/M Rich Kessler Jr.M/M Tom Kring
9thMarge BlockM/M Ken VanBergen
16thJim NeubauerM/M Bruce Baxter
23rdM/M Frank MorningstarM/M Jeff O'Connell
30thPat EhlkeM/M Todd Tryska
MULTI-MEDIA2ndApril LipkaMarek Bernhardt
5thEric Lindstrom (Advent ~ 7:30pm)
9thEric LindstromEric Lindstrom
12thAlicia Koski (Advent ~ 7:30pm)
16thAlicia KoskiEric Deremiah
19thJeri Wonders (Advent ~ 7:30pm)
23rdJeri WondersJackson VanBergen
24thEric Lindstrom (Christmas Eve ~ 7:00pm)
Friday Family (Christmas Eve ~ 10:00pm)
30thApril LipkaMarek Bernhardt
31stEric Lindstrom (New Year's Eve ~ 5:30pm)
COFFEE2ndMary & Phil Albrecht
9thDiane Babcock & Erika VanBergen
16thConnie Kring
23rdDorianne Family
30thSandy Veltman & Tara Sikkenga
NURSERY2ndLauren Mills
9thno one scheduled
16thJill Squire
23rdno one scheduled
30thno one scheduled
ALTAR FLOWERS2ndConnie & Tom Kring ~ 45 years
9thMarge Block
16thTom & Tracy Sheesley
23rdGloria Alvarez
30th