ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMING EVENTS
FOR THE WEEK OF 02/16/20

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK
DateDayTimeEvent
16Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS/Jr/Sr/Adult Bible study
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
17Monday8:30 amMen's Bible Study
7:00 pmDementia/Alzheimers Class
18Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
6:30 pmChoir Practice
19Wednesday5:00 pmJr. Youth Event
5:15 pmConf/Midweek Supper
6:30 pmWomen's Bible Study
6:30 pmConf/Midweek Classes
7:30 pmCongregational Meeting
20Thursday3:30 pmPew Sisters Study
21Friday7:00 pmJr. Youth ½ Lock-In
22Saturday9:00 amWomen's Retreat!!



Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, February 19th, at 7:30 pm



Cookie Dough & Caramel Corn Sale
Help purchase supplies for Good Shepherd Preschool. Order today on the bulletin board. Deadline is Wednesday, February 19th!



Junior High Youth Lock-in
Join us on Friday, February 21st, from 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm. Come for games, food, and fun for this half lock-in! Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board! Deadline is Sunday, February 16th. This is open for all 5th - 8th grade youth. We need at least 12 youth to sign up or we won't have it!!



Women's Retreat
Just a reminder... If you signed up for the Women's Retreat it is Saturday, February 22nd, from 9:00am - 2:00pm
Please remember to bring your Bible and $10.



Dementia or Alzheimers Class
If you are interested in joining us, you are still welcome. Classes will be held in the conference room. They run through Monday, February 24th. Start time of class is 6:00 pm and ends at 7:30 pm. This is a free class to attend.



Pew Sisters
A new bible study, "The Apostles", will begin in April. The Pew Sisters meet every Thursday afternoon, at 3:30 pm. If you are interested in being a part of that study, please sign up on the bulletin board! We need to order books ahead of time so sign up deadline for the study is Sunday, February 23rd.



Men's Monday Morning Bible Study
A new study on Hebrews, begins Monday, February 23rd, at 8:30 am. All are welcome!



"By His Wounds We are Healed"
Join us for our 2020 Lenten Journey, beginning Wednesday, February 26th, with our Ash Wednesday Service.

"The Wounds of Blasphemy": In this service we remember that the wounds of blasphemy we committed against our Lord were laid on Christ on the cross. Ash Wednesday reminds us that though we have been brought low by sin, our Lord will bless us with new life in Him through the cross.



RESCHEDULED
Sr. Youth Self Defense Class has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 29dn, 10a-12p. The instructor got sick and was not able to teach the class on February 2nd. Please sign up on the bulletin board!!



Love Family
Donations for our Love family can be left in the box across from Pastors office. Otherwise scrip cards to gas stations, restaurants, and grocery stores are also always needed. Thank you!



Thrivent Members
Don't forget to direct Choice Dollars by March 2020. Check out the Thrivent table for "HOW TO DIRECT" instruction cards.

Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have 2019 Choice Dollars have until March 31, 2020 to direct them. Grant funding from Thrivent Financial through its Thrivent Choice program can help support our church. Don't let your 2019 Choice Dollars expire! You can direct them by going online to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice or by calling the Thrivent home office at 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt. Your local Thrivent Professionals, Marci Bentz and Tony DeNicolo, can be reached at 231-894-8886 to assist with questions.



Two More Weeks for Operation "Sign Me Up!"
Please stop by the "Sign Me Up!" table and volunteer!! Come on...be a joiner! We need help in all areas! Check it out! God doesn't call the qualified... He qualifies the called!



HIS Arms Mission Donation Requests
We are asking for donations of the following:
Vitamin pills, Tylenol kid's tablets, Motrin pills, Vick's Vapor Rub, Muscle rub creams, Visine, Powdered Pedialyte, Bandages, and Vagasil Cream
There is a box in the narthex for your donations. If you have any questions ask or call Diane Babcock, 894-4636. God bless your generous hearts for supporting HIS Arms Mission!



Just a reminder... Ways to Give
Download the eGiving App "GivePlus" to set one-time or recurring donations. You can also manage and view your giving from the convenience of your smartphone! Text ~ set up a one time or recurring donation by texting the amount you wish to give to 231-674-8049. When using electronic giving please consider checking the "optional" box -Give additional 2.75% to help offset the processing fee.



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 US
This WeekNext Week
PRAYER PARTNERSRon BarrsJason Cooper
Jim CampbellEric Deremiah
COFFEE HOURDoris Grover & Gloria AlvarezNancy & Sarah
GREETERSJim EastmanM/M Kevin Buchberger
M/M Dan OsbornM/M Brad VanBergen
MULTI-MEDIAApril LipkaAlicia Koski
Marek BernhardtEric Deremiah
Eric Lindstrom (Ash Wednesday)
NURSERY 2NDJustian Familyno one scheduled




SERVING IN FEBRUARY
8:1510:45
ELDERSBob WackernagelJeff Boulet
TRUSTEESRon BaileyBecky Winters
ACOLYTESMichael FekkenChloe Stout
USHERSKeith RamthunTom Rabe
Jay MulderRon Cober
Ron BaileyBrian Bentz
Rich Kessler, Jr.
ALTAR CAREBecky Winters & Betty Ross
PRAYER PARTNERS2ndPhil AlbrechtMerle Bernhardt
9thRon BaileyJeff Boulet
16thRon BarrsJim Campbell
23rdJason CooperEric Deremiah
GREETERS2ndM/M Brent RogersM/M Henry Friday
9thM/M Roger BuchbergerJim Campbell
16thJim EastmanM/M Dan Osborn
23rdM/M Kevin Buchberger M/M Brad VanBergen
MULTI-MEDIA2ndEric LindstromFriday Family
9thJeri WondersJackson VanBergen
16thApril LipkaMarek Bernhardt
23rdAlicia KoskiEric Deremiah
26thEric Lindstrom (Ash Wednesday)
COFFEE2ndEllen Grimm & Terri Zeller
9thSandy Veltman & Pam Sikkeng
16thDoris Grover & Gloria Alvarez
23rdNancy & Sarah Bernhardt
NURSERY2ndSarah Bernhardt
9thSheesley Family
16thJustian Family
23rdno one scheduled
ALTAR2nd
16thCarolyn Koski & Karen Chamberlain
23rdMcKenzie - in honor of Ethan's bday!