FOR THE WEEK OF 10/02/22

02Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS/Jr/Sr Studies
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
03Monday8:30 amMen's Bible Study
04Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
5:00 pmBible Refresher Class
6:30 pmChoir Practice
05Wednesday9:00 amPew Sisters Study
5:00 pmFamily Dinner
6:30 pmConf/Midweek Classes
Thank you!
Thank you so much to our church family for your support during the recent loss of our mom, Marge Babcock. Your hugs, cards, and prayers have helped us through this difficult time. The luncheon was beautiful - thank you to those who prepared and served it! She loved her church family so much! Thank you, again!
The children of Marge Babcock ~ Kathi, Connie, Dan, Lori, & Jeanne
Sending a BIG Thank You to my loving church family for all the visits, dinners, extra help that I needed, cards, and all the prayers sent my way. I am truly blessed to have you all in my life!
~ Kim Wackernagel
Our Last 150th Celebration Event
Oktober Fest, Saturday, October 8th, Fest 5:00-11:00 pm
Dinner will be served from 5:00-7:00 pm
Please sign up on the bulletin board if you plan on attending. We need to know how much food to prepare!
Sunday Worship, October 9th, at 10:00 am
Pastor Paul Gaschler
Guest Organist Patrick Winningham
Danishes served after service
Portals of Prayer for Oct-Dec are available on the shelf beside the usher's table. Pick yours up today!
Oktoberfest Planning
We are looking for some hands to help with the meal portion of this event. A sign up sheet with details has been made. Check it out.
Friday, Oct. 7th, 12 - 4 pm
8 people needed for food prep. Saturday, Oct. 8th, 5 - 7 pm
6 people serving hot foods
6 people as runners (reloading food)
6 people serving cold foods
8 people helping with kitchen clean up
"Sign Me Up" ~ Last Day to Sign Up!
There are MANY facets that help make a church service function! WE NEED YOU! Please check out the sign-up table in the narthex! Sign up where you can!
It's for our Trunk or Treat event! Donations can be placed in the tote in the narthex. Thank you!
Special Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, October 12th, at 7:30 pm
We will have Michigan District Representative Pastor Randy Johnson here. He will be explaining the Intentional Interim Pastor ministry and the process for St. James to eventually call your new pastor. This meeting will be in the sanctuary.
Youth Group (6th - 12th) - Lewis Farms
October 16th Immediately following 2nd service. Pizza provided for lunch. $10 tickets to Lewis Farms. Sign up and give money to the church office. Friends invited. Must sign up by Oct. 9th to get $10 tickets, otherwise the cost is $20 + tax.
Bible Refresher Class ~ Tuesdays @ 5:00 pm
Each class we review one book of the Bible. Anyone is welcome.
Medicare Seminar
Thursday, October 20th, at 10:00 am, in the Youth House. Greg Borgeson from Capstone Insurance will be presenting. This is a free event but you do need to sign up on the board! Refreshments will be served.
Creation Museum and Ark Encounter
We are tentatively planning an adult trip the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. The estimated cost is: $97/ticket and $135/night hotel (can be split) The date we are considering is Sunday, 11/27-30. If you are interested, please sign up on the bulletin board. We need to start planning right away!
Free Resources
Our Church received various resources through a partnership between Concordia Gospel Outreach, the charity arm of CPH and the LCMS Youth Ministry. In Houston, at the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering, youth from around the country helped compile these resources to support our community. These resources are free! They are on the book shelf under the bulletin boards.
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 29th, 2:00 pm - 4:01 pm. Sign up for trunks, helping with food, or set up!
Senior High Youth Gathering
June 25th - 28th, 2023 Any youth in 8th grade through graduate 12th grade are invited. Cost will be ~$500 for this event. This covers all details for this trip. (lodging, food, gathering, parking). Sign up for this incredible trip. For more details, check out St. James' facebook page for gathering videos.
Love in the name of Christ Muskegon County (Love, Inc)
We are doing a collection for Love, Inc. for items needed for their pantry. All donated items can be put in the labeled tote in the narthex.

Items needed:
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Soap
  • Bleach
  • Hand Soap
  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex
  • Toilet paper
  • Bath Wash
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Q-Tips
  • Shaving cream
  • Disposable razors
  • Feminine napkins
  • Lotions
  • Men's deodorant
  • Women's deodorant

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 PARTNERSMatt SchroederNo prayer partner
Casey Seymour
GREETERSM/M Frank MorningstarJim Neubauer
M/M Brad VanBergen
COFFEE HOURVicki Vanderlaan & Lisa SiedenstrangNo coffee hour
MULTI-MEDIANo multi-mediaNo multi media
NURSERYSarah BernhardtTina Timmich

ELDERSE. Paul SchroederJeff Boulet
TRUSTEESAllen RamthunCasey Seymour
ACOLYTESNo Acolyte ScheduledPeyton Turpin
USHERSRon BarrsTom Rabe
Alan MayvilleRon Cober
Ethan KoskiCasey Seymour
Rich Kessler, Jr.Henry Friday
ALTAR CAREEileen Schroeder & Becky Winters
PRAYER PARTNER2ndMatt SchroederCasey Seymour
16thPastor on vacation
23rdMatt SchultzSam Bender
30thBob StevensTodd Tryska
GREETERS2ndM/M Frank MorningstarM/M B. VanBergen
16thMarge BlockDiane Babcock
23rdRich LaFranceM/M Steve Urban
30thM/M Ray GrowM/M Henry Friday
MULTIMEDIA2ndApril LipkaFriday Family
9thAlicia Koski (10 am only)
16thEric LindstromJill Squire
23rdJeri WondersLizbeth Bentz
30thAlicia KoskiFriday Family
COFFEE HOUR2ndVicki Vanderlaan & Lisa Siedenstrang
9thNo coffee hour ~ 150th Anniversar Danishes
16thJustian Family
23rdAmanda & Katelynn Cooper
30thAllison Rant & Nikki Seymour
NURSERY (Service Only)2ndSarah Bernhardt
16thJustian Family
23rdKaren Neubauer
30thJulie Trevino
ALTAR FLOWERS2ndDan & Kim Hardy
9thMichael & Grace Kool
16thTom & Karen Mott
23rdTodd & Kellie Rachow