17Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS/Jr/Sr/Adult Studies
18MondayNo Preschool ~ Mid Winter Break
8:30 amMen's Bible Study
Tuesday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
19Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
7:00 pmChoir
20Wednesday5:30 pmKids supper in Youth House
6:30 pmConf/Midweek Classes
7:30 pmCongregational Meeting
6:30 pmWomen's Study
21Thursday3:30 pmPew Sisters Bible Study
23Saturday2:30 pmSr. Youth Self-Defense Class

Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, February 20th, at 7:30 pm!

Sr. Youth Self-Defense Class, February 23rd!!
We are planning a self-defense class in the Youth House for our Sr. Youth on Saturday, February 23rd, at 2:30 pm, with a meal to follow. Any Sr. Youth interested in attending is asked to please sign up on the Youth bulletin board, next to the kitchen door.
Sign up deadline is February 17th.

St. James Lutheran Thrivent Members
You are invited to the St. James Annual Thrivent Brunch on Sunday, February 24th, after 2nd service, approximately 11:30 am, in the Fellowship Hall. We will be discussing available money (Action Team Cards) for St. James and also ways we can use our Thrivent Choice Dollars. Ideas are: bus to Ark Encounter/Creation Museum, hockey or baseball game, enhance something at church, an overnight trip to Frankenmuth at Christmas time, curtains for the youth house, etc. If you have any questions, please call Marci Bentz at 1-231-675-0500.
Sign Up Deadline, February 20th

His Arms
Thank you for your continued and generous support of "His Arms". This month's items are: Stickers, Pedialyte (powdered) & Snack Size Ziplocs

His Arms Mission Team
Please keep the His Arms Mission Team in your prayers. A medical team of 4 men and 6 women leaves Tuesday, February 19th and will be gone 2 weeks. This group includes Nancy Rowe, her daughter Becca, and Rachel Weesies, Diane Babcock's daughter.

Chili Cook-Off
The Chili Cook-Off to benefit the NYG participants is 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!

Learning How to Live with a Loved One with Dementia
~ This is a Three-Class Series as follows...
Classes will be held immediately following 2nd service each Sunday and a light lunch will be served. Classes will be conducted by Jaimie Medema from White Lake Assisted Living. The class is limited to 20 people and is for anyone who wants to learn about the early signs of dementia. Sign up on the bulletin board today! If you have any questions please call Ruth Ann Francis at 231-292-1171.

Attention Canoe Guys
Just a reminder there is a $100 payment due by Sunday, February 24th!

Christian Education Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
The St. James Board of Christian Education is hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for all of those who work with our Children and Youth! Child care will be available! Please join us on Sunday, March 24th, at 11:45 am!
We ask that you please sign up on the bulletin board so we know how many to plan and set up for!

There's still time to sign up to help with Sunday Morning Duties!
We are looking for Ushers, Greeters, Nursery Helpers, & Coffee/Treat Servers. These are short term ways to serve here at St. James! All of the above mentioned are on a rotating list. The more people we have, the fewer times your name comes up. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you can help in any of these areas. If your name is already on the list, it will remain on the list. šŸ˜Š

Direct Thrivent Choice DollarsĀ® by March 29
Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have available Choice DollarsĀ® have until March 29, 2019, to direct them.
Don't miss this opportunity to recommend that Thrivent Financial provide outreach funding to our church! Go to to learn more. Or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt.

West MI Christian Owned Businesses
I am writing a series of articles in a magazine that will have national exposure and am including a list of West MI area Christian-owned businesses, to show the general climate here in West MI for those unfamiliar with this area. If would be willing to have your business included in this list, please email me at Thank you, Kristen Collier, St. Matthew secretary.

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.

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M/M Al TrevinoM/M Dan Osborn
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TRUSTEESJosh HulsBecky Winters
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Louie MayvilleGary Mason
Alan MayvilleChristian Mason
ALTAR CAREBetty Ross & Becky Winters
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10thJim EastmanEric Deremiah
17thRick GiffordNick DuBois
24thJosh HulsArt Jones
GREETERS3rdM/M Gary KittridgeM/M Henry Friday
10thM/M Brent RogersM/M Jim Campbell
17thM/M Jerry GardnerM/M Al Trevino
24thM/M Roger BuchbergerM/M Dan Osborn
MULTI-MEDIA3rdEric LindstromFriday Family
10thAlicia KoskiEric Deremiah
17thJeri WondersJackson VanBergen
24thApril LipkaMarek Bernhardt
COFFEE3rdPat Ramthun & Jennifer Mulder
10thRon & Marilee Bailey
17thWendy Kessler & Jen Huizenga
24thDeeDee Treptow & Kelly Bantien
NURSERY3rdMeacham Family
10thBentz Family
17thJustian Family
24thno one scheduled
10thBill Van Frank Family (Bill's 90th)
17thDale & Annlyn McKenzie (Ethan's bday)
24thPhil & Mary Albrecht