ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMING EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 1/13/19

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK
DateDayTimeEvent
20Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS/Jr/Sr/Adult Studies
After 2nd ServiceCanoe Meeting
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
21Monday8:30 amMen's Bible Study
22Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
7:00 pmChoir
23Wednesday5:30 pmKids supper in Youth House
6:30 pmConf/Midweek Classes
6:30 pmWomen's Study
24Thursday3:30 pmPew Sisters Bible Study



Communion Cards
We are discontinuing our use of "Communion Cards". All communion participation information is enclosed in every communion Sunday bulletin, explaining the belief and practice of the LCMS church. We used communion cards as a form of attendance tracking but we are exploring other, more accurate options.



Muskegon County Community Foundation
The Community Foundation for Muskegon County awards over $1.2 million in new and renewing scholarships every year to Muskegon area students. If you're a high school/homeschooled senior, current college student, early college senior, or someone entering college after a break, the Foundation may have a scholarship for YOU! And it isn't just college - the Foundation has a number of scholarships for technical or trade school, too. The application for 2019 scholarships IS OPEN! More information and the online application located at: www.muskegonfoundation.org/scholarships. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2019.



His Arms
Items for this month are: Multi vitamins & Aspercreme!
Your support through items and prayers is greatly appreciated!



Scrip News
Can you help us clear out our Christmas inventory? The Scrip table has an assortment of gift cards for sale, please stop by the table in the narthex if you are interested in purchasing any of these: Barnes and Noble 2-$25; Bath & Body Works 4-$10 and 2-$25; Best Buy 8- $25; Lowe's 4- $25; Red Robin 2-$25; Speedway 1-$25. Don't forget, we carry your favorites and our local retailers year round!



Coming soon...
Senior Citizen's Thank You Dinner! Sunday, February 10th! Watch for your invitation in the mail!



Don't forget to direct Choice Dollars®
Grant funding from Thrivent Financial through its Thrivent Choice® program can help support organizations you care about. Don't let Choice Dollars expire. Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have Choice Dollars available have until March 29, 2019, to direct any remaining 2018 Choice Dollars. Help support our church. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more. Or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt.



Chili Cook-Off to benefit the NYG participants!
Sunday, March 3rd, from 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Categories are: Hot, Regular Red, Other, Chili Snacks & Non-Chili Items. (Youth, 14 and under are judged separately)
All food entries must be here by 2:30 pm to be ready for taste testing by 3:00 pm.
Participation in the cook-off is not required... just come and eat some really good chili ~ all are welcome!
Menu: chili, cornbread, coffee, milk & cookies
Fun for the whole family! Warm your bones and enjoy the fellowship for this worthy cause! Don't forget to bring a friend!
The cost of this event is a freewill donation. All monetary donations will be given to the Youth going to the 2019 National Youth Gathering in Minnesota this summer!



Camp Arcadia on Lake Michigan
Check out the Youth board to learn about all of the exciting camp opportunities for 2019! There are camp retreat weeks for all ages! Men, Women, Youth, & Families... check it out!



Worship Night to Fight Hunger
When: Wednesday, 2/6, from 7-9 pm
Where: Book Nook & Java Shop
Who: Lauryn Trudell & Isaac Riddle
Info: Please bring a canned goods donations to benefit local families facing food insecurities.



You are cordially invited to...
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
15395 Rannes Street
Spring Lake, MI 49456

Saturday, January 26 at 1:00PM

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Spring Lake To begin the year of festivities, a community-wide gathering to celebrate our support to the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church for the past 10 years. Bishop Vsevolod Lytkin will present the details of the growing church in Siberia and how the pastors in Siberia have established churches and reach remote areas where the Gospel has not been preached. A light lunch will be served. A freewill offering will be collected. Visit the Siberian Lutheran Mission Society at www.siberianlutheranmissions.org



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 BaileyRon Barrs
Jeff BouletJim Campbell
COFFEE HOUREllen Grimm & Terri ZellerFrank & Sandi
GREETERSMarva RiggsM/M Ray Grow
M/M Jared JustianM/M Bill Van Frank
MULTI-MEDIAJeri WondersApril Lipka
Jackson VanBergenMarek Bernhardt
Deb BrooksNo one scheduled




SERVING IN JANUARY
8:1510:45
ELDERSE. Paul SchroederMerle Bernhardt, Jr.
TRUSTEESJay MulderJoel Best
ACOLYTESLizbeth BentzSummer Turpin
USHERSGeorge LohmanTom Rabe
Jordan LohmanRon Cober
E. Paul SchroederBrian Bentz
Matt Schroeder
ALTAR CARENancy & Sarah Bernhardt
PRAYER PARTNERS6thElijah TowneBrian Bentz
13thPhil AlbrechtMerle Bernhardt, Jr.
20thRon BaileyJeff Boulet
27thRon BarrsJim Campbell
GREETERS6thRich LaFranceM/M Tom Mott
13thM/M Phil AlbrechtAmy Urban
20thMarva RiggsM/M Jared Justian
27thM/M Ray GrowM/M Bill Van Frank
MULTI-MEDIA6thEric LindstromFriday Family
13thAlicia KoskiEric Deremiah
20thJeri WondersJackson VanBergen
27thApril LipkaMarek Bernhardt
COFFEE6thDoris Grover & Gloria Alvarez
13thNo Coffee Hour ~ Pancake Breakfast!
20thEllen Grimm & Terri Zeller
27thFrank & Sandy Morningstar
NURSERY6thDuBois Family
(2nd service only)13thSweeney/Birkhofer Families
20thDeb Brooks
27thNo one scheduled
FLOWERS6th
13thJim Neubauer
20th
27th