ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMING EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 11/18/18

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK
DateDayTimeEvent
18Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS/Jr/Sr Youth Study
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
19Monday8:30 amMen's Bible Study
20Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
7:00 pmChoir Practice
7:30 pmCantata Practice
21Wednesday7:30 pmThanksgiving Worship Service
22ThursdayAll dayHappy Thanksgiving!
23FridayAll dayOffice closed



Thanksgiving Service
Wednesday, 11/21 at 7:30 pm.



Welcome!
Check Out Russell's Letter to the Congregation on the bulletin board in the narthex!



Thank you!
A Big Thank You for all of the cards, thoughts, and prayers as my family and I mourned the loss of my dad. Your kindness touched my heart! A special thank you to Pastor Brooks for all he did for my family.
  Blessings ~ Cathy Hissong



Free Will
Thank You So Much for your donations to our Love Family last week. We collected $587 in the freewill offering. Thank you for your support!



Thanks
Thank you for opening your doors for our community health screening in your community. It is because of your generosity that Life Line Screening continues to be able to bring these health screenings into your area and for that, we are very appreciative. We look forward to working together again! We appreciate all your help and support with hosting this community outreach event.
  Sincerely, Jenifer Seboek, Life Line Screening



Note
December Newsletter items are due to the office by Monday, November 19th!



Good Shepherd Preschool
Please stop by the preschool room & write down the gifts you are thankful for. Write them on the fingers of the hand to add to "Our Tree of Thanks". Let's fill up the tree. Thanks for your help!



Bell Ringers Needed
We are in need of bell ringers to perform some Christmas music at the cantata on December 9th. We will probably have two practices in advance, November 28th and December 5, but we can be flexible with that. If you are interested, please call Sue Miller at 750-8100 ASAP. Thank you!



Sunday School
No Sunday School, Jr Youth or Sr Youth Bible study on Sunday, 11/25.



Christmas Parade
Sunday School is asking for bags of candy for the Christmas parade. Halloween candy is on clearance...we still need more! Donations can be left in the tote under the Sunday School bulletin board in the narthex.



Plug In!
The Board of Education is looking for two new members? Anyone interested can reach out to Alan Mayville (231-638-7282) or any other board member.



Bulletin Prayer List
Many of you have added friends/family to our weekly prayer list. Can you please review the list and give an update on your person's status? Please call the church office at 231-894-8471. Thanks so much!



Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, 11/28, at 7:30 pm. If you have something you would like on the agenda, please contact the office by Wednesday, 11/21!



You're Invited
The Congregation of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (1215 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon) invites you to celebrate the ordination and installation of Alexander J. Koppel as Pastor of our congregation. The service will be held Sunday, December 2 at 4PM, with a reception following. Any questions, please call (231) 773-2667.



Freewill Offering
We will be having a freewill offering on Sunday, 12/2, to help offset Russell & Emilie's moving expenses!



Christmas Event
Michigan Youth Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker
December 1st at 4 pm & 7 pm, and December 2nd, at 3 pm in the MHS Auditorium ~ See the bulletin board for ticket prices!



Advent Service Refreshment Schedule
Wednesday, 12/05 ~ the Elders
Wednesday, 12/12 ~ Bd of Ed
Wednesday, 12/19 ~ the Choir



National Youth Gathering Fundraiser!
Don't forget to fill and return your M&M tubes! All funds raised will go toward our youth who are going to the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis next summer! Please return them by Sunday, December 2nd! We appreciate your support!



Babysitting
The Senior Youth will be hosting free babysitting on Saturday, December 8th! You can drop your kids off from 9:00 am-1:00 pm and go take care of Christmas shopping or just go have a long cup of coffee! If you would like to include your kids, please sign them up on the Youth board! We need to know how many kids to plan for! Lunch will be provided.



Reminder
Nation Youth Gathering 2019
REAL. PRESENT. GOD.
LCMS 2019 Youth Gathering
Minneapolis - July 11-15, 2019



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 PARTNERSMatt SchultzCasey Seymour
Jeff O'ConnellJason Rice
COFFEE HOURAlicia Koski & April LipkaPat Smith & Carolyn Koski
GREETERSM/M Randy ZellerM/M Tom Blink
Carol HansonMarty Tyler
MULTI-MEDIAAlicia KoskiJeri Wonders
Jeri Wonders (Thanksgiving Eve.)
Eric DeremiahJackson VanBergen
Julie TrevinoNo one scheduled




SERVING IN NOVEMBER
8:1510:45
ELDERSKeith RamthunRusty Streblow
TRUSTEESJames RamthunJoe Goodrich
ACOLYTESKeira Lindstrom
USHERSKeith RamthunRusty Streblow
Jay MulderJarrod Moore
Ron BaileyArt Jones
Rich Kessler, Jr.Greg Neubauer
ALTAR CAREMarge Block & Angie Lindstrom
PRAYER PARTNERS4thBrent RogersJarrod Moore
11thMatt SchroederGreg Neubauer
18thMatt SchultzJeff O'Connell
25thCasey SeymourJason Rice
GREETERS4thM/M Rex AllenM/M Ken DuBois
11thM/M Louie MayvilleM/M Ron Cober
18thM/M Randy ZellerCarol Hanson
25thM/M Tom BlinkMarty Tyler
MULTI-MEDIA4thApril LipkaMarek Bernhardt
11thEric LindstromFriday Family
18thAlicia KoskiEric Deremiah
21stJeri Wonders (Thanksgiving Eve.)
25thJeri WondersJackson VanBergen
COFFEE4thAmy Jandt & Angie Lindstrom
11thEileen Schroeder & Dianne Gardner
18thAlicia Koski & April Lipka
25thPat Smith & Carolyn Koski
NURSERY4thTina Timmich
11thKaren Neubauer
18thJulie Trevino
25thno one scheduled
ALTAR4thVirginia Roesler
FLOWERS11thRuth Ann Francis
18thJeri Wonders & Sandy Veltman
25thJeri Wonders & Sandy Veltman