Sunday Morning Services
8:15 am and 10:45 am
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMING EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 12/09/18
Wednesday Night Advent Services
All services begin at 7:30 pm ~ "What Child is This?"
- 12/19 ~ "The Child Who is John's Joy"
During the Advent season, Confirmation & Midweek Classes are excused at 7:15 pm.
Advent Service Refreshment Schedule
- Wednesday, 12/19 ~ the Choir
Just a reminder...
Special Service Coverage
1st Service people are on for Wednesday, 12/05 @ 7:30 pm, Wednesday, 12/19 @ 7:30 pm, & Monday, 12/31 @ 5:30 pm
2nd Service people are on for Wednesday, 12/12 @ 7:30 pm, & Monday, 12/24 @ 7:00 pm.
The Sr. Youth cover the 10:00 pm Christmas Eve Service.
Thank you to our outstanding bell choir, vocal choir, readers, and tech support for the very beautiful and moving Christmas Cantata last Sunday! Well done!
A big thank you to all who were able to support the M&M fundraiser for the National Youth Gathering! We collected $1,505! We have a few more that came in after the count... stay tuned!
NYG Can Drive
Our NYG can drive was a great success as well! We were able to raise $320 in returns! We have currently stopped collecting cans until we find another place to store them! Watch the newsletter and bulletin for our next can drive!
Thank you to everyone who works so hard to put together the exceptional services we have at St. James. To Pastor, choir, bell ringers, organists, acolytes, special music, ushers, elders, greeters, trustees, multimedia, videographers... your efforts are sincerely admired and appreciated!
Ruth Ann Francis
Christmas tags are due back December 16th. Please have the tag with the item. Thank you!
The cost is $9.00/ea. They can be taken home after the 10:00 pm Christmas Eve Service. Please sign up on the bulletin board and make your payment at that time! Deadline is Sunday, 12/16!
You are invited to a choral celebration of Christmas. The Muskegon Chamber Choir performs the annual Wreath of Carols December 16th, at 4:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven. Located at 508 Franklin Ave., Grand Haven, MI 49417. A freewill donation will be collected.
The Scrip program is stocked up for Christmas! Scrip sales will be available at all services through Sunday December 16th, but Wednesday December 19th is the last day to place special orders for Christmas!
January newsletter items are due to the office by Wednesday, December 19th!
Coming January 6th
We will be having a congreational "Pancake Breakfast" between services on Sunday, January 6th. We will be celebrating Installation Day for Russell Baumann, our new Family Life Director! Please sign up on the bulletin board so we know how much food to get!
2019 Flower Chart
The 2019 Flow Chart has been posted. Sign up today for your special date!
Sr. Youth Lock-in
The Senior Youth Lock-In is scheduled for Thursday, January 3rd. Sign up on the bulletin board today!
Pew Sisters Bible Study
The Pew Sisters will begin the book of 2nd Samuel on Thursday, January 3rd at 3:30pm All are welcome! Please sign up on the bulletin board by December 23rd so we know how many books to order!
Christ The Rock
Thank you to Gloria Alvarez for stepping up and taking over the Christ the Rock Donation Barrel. We were going to end donation collection but will now continue with Gloria's help. So... keep the donations coming!
|SERVING IN DECEMBER|
|ELDERS||Greg Neubauer||Jeff O'Connell|
|TRUSTEES||Ron Bailey||Joe Goodrich|
|ACOLYTES||Aidan Buchberger||Maddie Meacham|
|USHERS||Ray Grow||Brad VanBergen|
|Bob Wackernagel||Ken VanBergen|
|Jake Wackernagel||Jeff Stevens|
|Sam Wackernagel||Bruce Baxter|
|ALTAR CARE||Marge Block|
|PRAYER PARTNERS||2nd||Bob Stevens||Brad Nordlund|
|16th||Bob Wackernagel||Rusty Streblow|
|23rd||Jake Wackernagel||Bill Van Frank|
|30th||Sam Wackernagel||Todd Tryska|
|GREETERS||2nd||M/M Rich Kessler Jr.||M/M Tom Kring|
|9th||Marge Block||M/M Ken VanBergen|
|16th||Jim Neubauer||M/M Bruce Baxter|
|23rd||M/M Frank Morningstar||M/M Jeff O'Connell|
|30th||Pat Ehlke||M/M Todd Tryska|
|MULTI-MEDIA||2nd||April Lipka||Marek Bernhardt|
|5th||Eric Lindstrom (Advent ~ 7:30pm)|
|9th||Eric Lindstrom||Eric Lindstrom|
|12th||Alicia Koski (Advent ~ 7:30pm)|
|16th||Alicia Koski||Eric Deremiah|
|19th||Jeri Wonders (Advent ~ 7:30pm)|
|23rd||Jeri Wonders||Jackson VanBergen|
|24th||Eric Lindstrom (Christmas Eve ~ 7:00pm)|
|Friday Family (Christmas Eve ~ 10:00pm)|
|30th||April Lipka||Marek Bernhardt|
|31st||Eric Lindstrom (New Year's Eve ~ 5:30pm)|
|COFFEE||2nd||Mary & Phil Albrecht|
|9th||Diane Babcock & Erika VanBergen|
|30th||Sandy Veltman & Tara Sikkenga|
|9th||no one scheduled|
|23rd||no one scheduled|
|30th||no one scheduled|
|ALTAR FLOWERS||2nd||Connie & Tom Kring ~ 45 years|
|16th||Tom & Tracy Sheesley|