FOR THE WEEK OF 11/20/22

20Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS/Jr/Sr Youth Studies
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
21Monday8:30 amMen's Bible Study
22Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
5:00 pmBible Refresher Class
6:30 pmChoir Practice
23Wednesday9:00 amPew Sisters Study
6:30 pmThanksgiving Worship Service
24ThursdayAll dayThanksgiving!
26Saturday9:00 amChurch decorating!
Thank You
The Family of Gene Rollenhagen would like to thank his St. James family for all their love and support. Especially Pastor Brooks for his words of comfort, Candy Stevens for her beautiful music at his Victory Service and the amazing ladies for their delicious luncheon. God bless you always!
Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 23rd, at 6:30 pm!
Our theme is "In Thankfulness and Praise". This service provides us with an opportunity to express thankfulness and praise to our God for all His goodness to us. May the Scripture, sermon, and songs allow us to show great gratitude to our God!
Church Decorating
We will be decorating the church for the Advent/Christmas season on Saturday, November 26th, at 9:00 am! Please join us…it's always a fun time! Hope to see you there!
Memorial Service for Sue Richards
Sue's memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29th. Visitation is at 10:00 and the service will be 11:00, with a luncheon to follow.
Blood Drive
Wednesday, November 30th, 10:00 am- 3:30 pm ~ We are looking for volunteers. Sign up to help out. Grab a flyer to hang up around town for this drive.
Pastor Brooks & Becky Winters Retirement Well Wishes
There are WISHING WELL boxes for Pastor Brooks and Becky Winters in the narthex. Cards are provided for you to leave congratulation messages, well wishes, or a thank you for the years they have served us!
Adult Ark Encounter
We will be leaving immediately after 1st service on November 27th. Lunch will be on the road. Looking forward to next week!
Lutheran Witness Subscriptions due by December 11th
The sign up sheet is on the bulletin board. If you are a current subscriber, and would like to continue, please write YES by your name. If you would like to discontinue your subscription, please cross your name off the list. New subscribers need to sign up on the blank sheet. The 2023 cost is $12/subscription. Payment is due at sign up. Please put your payment in the envelope provided and mark paid by your name!
There are extra 150th mugs and glasses for sale in the narthex. They are $5 each. Get yours while supplies last! We need all receipts from our 150th Anniversary turned in!! If you have any, please get them to the office ASAP!
Youth Night
December 11th @ 6:00 pm
This is our annual Youth Christmas party! Hot chocolate, games, gifts, and Jesus! See ya then!
Advent Paper Chains
Pick up your Family Advent kit today!. They are located on the ushers table. Grab one for your family, take one for a friend!
Board of Education
The Board of Education has one open seat to fill. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the youth and education ministries at St. James. If you are interested, please contact Alan Mayville (231-638-0027) or Russell ASAP for details.
Youth Mini M&M
Eat the candy then fill the tube with a monetary donation and return it to church. We ask that all tubes be returned by Sunday, December 14th! This fundraiser is to help offset costs for the District Youth Gathering this summer!
Sunday School Christmas Dinner
The Sunday School Christmas program is Sunday, December 18th. Russell is looking for a crew to help prepare a free Christmas dinner for all the families and guests of our Sunday School children. Sign up today to help out! On The Menu: Turkey, Ham, potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Rolls, desserts, and maybe stuffing. Let's make a really nice dinner for anyone who wants to come. Happy birthday Jesus!
Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 13th, at 2:00 pm. Sign up today to be a part of the St. James Christmas Parade. Looking for families to walk in the parade; hand out shirts, candy, and flyers. Christmas party from 3:00-4:00 pm in the fellowship hall.
High School Youth Retreat
January 13th - 15th
Authentic Relationships, Leadership Opportunities, Growing in Jesus through a complicated world. Winter Games, Fires, Worship! This is a high school retreat, led completely by high school students for high school students. Sign up today! More information on the youth bulletin board

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.

This WeekNext Week
PRAYER PARTNERSSam WackernagelFrank Morningstar
Jeff BouletHenry Friday
GREETERSLeah StevensM/M Paul Schroeder
M/M Chris HasenbankRuth Ann Francis
COFFEE HOURConnie Kring & Karen ChamberlainRuth Ann Francis & Gloria Alvarez
MULTI-MEDIAAlicia KoskiEric Lindstrom
Eric LindstromFriday Family
Eric Lindstrom 6:30pm ~ Thanksgiving
NURSERYJill SquireAmber Lanning

ELDERSKeith RamthunChris Hasenbank
ACOLYTESNo Acolyte ScheduledGarrett Birkhofer
USHERSJim SilvisKen DuBois
Bill TreptowBrian Bentz
Jason CooperAvarie Bentz
Rich LaFranceMike Griffith
ALTAR CARESue Streblow & Karen Neubauer
PRAYER PARTNER6thRay GrowBrian Bentz
13thJake WackernagelMerle Bernhardt
20thSam WackernagelJeff Boulet
27thFrank MorningstarHenry Friday
GREETERS6thM/M Tim RossM/M Brian Bentz
13thM/M Scott MillerAngie Wigren
20thLeah StevensM/M Chris Hasenbank
27thM/M Paul SchroederRuth Ann Francis
MULTIMEDIA6thApril LipkaJill Squire
13thJeri WondersLizbeth Bentz
20thAlicia KoskiEric Lindstrom
23rdEric Lindstrom ~ Thanksgiving Service (6:30pm)
27thEric LindstromFriday Family
COFFEE HOUR6thMary Albrecht & Cathy Hissong
13thDiane Babcock & Erika VanBergen
20thConnie Kring & Karen Chamberlain
27thRuth Ann Francis & Gloria Alvarez
NURSERY (Service Only)6thDeb Brooks
13thLauren Mills
20thJim Squire
27thAmber Lanning
ALTAR FLOWERS6thTyler Grover
20thJeri Wonders & Sandy Veltman