FOR THE WEEK OF 01/23/22

23Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS/Jr/Sr Youth Study
9:30 amAdult Study
11:45 amSr. Citizen's Thank You Dinner
6:00 pmYouth Event
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
24Monday8:30 amMen's Bible Study
6:30 pm150th Anniversary Meeting
25Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
5:00 pmBible Refresher Class
6:30 pmChoir Practice
26Wednesday9:00 amPew Sisters Bible Study
10:00 amBlood Drive
5:00 pmFamily Dinner
6:30 pmWomen's Bible Study
6:30 pmConf/Midweek Classes
7:30 pmElders Meeting

Adult Bible Study
The Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class resumes Sunday, January 23rd at 9:30 am!
Sr. Citizen's Dinner
Just a reminder, if you RSVP'd to the Sr. Citizen's Thank You Dinner, it is Sunday, January 23rd at 11:45 am!
Youth Group
6th - 12th grade ~ Sunday, January 23rd, at 6 pm. We have a guest speaker coming for this youth night. Come listen to Kim Hardy as she shares about her ministry and how she has helped thousands of people across the country! We will play games and have snacks as well. Don't miss out.
The 150th Anniversary
The 150th Anniversary Committee meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, January 24th, at 6:30 pm!
Blood Drive
Wednesday, January 26th, from 10:00 - 3:15 pm
Lutherans for Life
Come join us on Saturday, January 29th, for a Memorial walk for the unborn. We will meet at church at 9:00 am and travel together to St. Patrick Anthony Church in Grand Haven for a Service of Prayer at 10:30 am for healing and hope with a Memorial walk to follow. A sign up sheet has been posted if you want to join. We will be back at church around 2:00 pm.
NYG Sub Sandwich Sale
NYG Sub Sandwich Sale ends Sunday, January 30th! Order yours TODAY! Subs are $3 each or 6 for $15! Pick up your order on Sunday, February 13th!
2021 Giving Statements
2021 Giving Statements are available on the table in the narthex. Pick yours up today. Also, offering envelopes are available for pick up as well. Don't forget to grab yours!
Support the Muskegon Pregnancy Services
Please consider picking up a baby bottle from the MPS display in the narthex. Fill it with clink or fold money and return it here to church by Sunday, 2/6. Check out the other resources on the table!
Youth Breakfast Sunday Mornings
We are looking for volunteers to come on Sunday morning and spend some time with our youth over breakfast. We are looking for people to help prepare breakfast. It can be as simple as cereal or you can be creative. A new sign-up sheet has been placed on the youth board. Come hang out with our crew.
Vanco Faith
Vanco Mobile App is replacing the GivePlus Mobile App for online giving as of 1/31/22. Use Vanco Mobile for your financial support of the church, just as you did with GivePlus Mobile. You can use it for recurring or one-time contributions and payments. You can log in using your GivePlus Mobile username and password if you already have one or set up your account in minutes. Download the app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Remember, scheduled gifts in GivePlus Mobile will continue to be made after January 31. However, members should start using Vanco Mobile today.
Winter Sports Complex ~ Sign Up Today!
Family Day on Sunday, February 6th. $8 per person. This price includes rentals. You will have the options of ice-skating, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Sign up quickly. We will leave from Church at 12:30 pm and arrive back at church around 4 pm.
Wait Listed
The Brew & Canvas Event at North Grove Brewers on Thursday, February 17th IS FULL! You can put your name on a waiting/cancellation list in case someone has to cancel.
Don't forget to direct Choice Dollars by March 2022
It's that time of year again! Eligible Thrivent members who have 2021 Choice Dollars have until the end of March 2022 to direct them. However, if you are directing by phone, we recommend calling by March 15 to avoid potential long wait times as the phones get busy!! Through the Thrivent Choice charitable grant program, you can contribute to organizations and causes you care about, including helping to support your church. Don't let your 2021 Choice Dollars expire! You can direct them by logging in online to and click on Direct Choice Dollars OR by calling the Thrivent home office at 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt. Press 1 and a representative will work with you.
Marci Bentz and Tony DeNicolo, your Whitehall Office Financial Advisors, can be reached at 231-894-8886 to assist with questions.
We Need You!
We are looking for 5-7 men to help: prepare, serve, and clean up dinner for the Women's Retreat on Saturday, March 12th, (dinner is scheduled for noon) If you are able to help please sign up on the board in the narthex or call the church office at 231-894-8471.
Women of St. James
Get ready for a Life-Changing Event!
Time is precious, but please invest yours on March 11th & 12th at the Women's Retreat. Your life will be changed and you will be amazed. Becoming a champion of rest will revolutionize God's work in and through us. Let's realign our lives together as Sisters in Christ. Please Join Us!
Retreat cost is $30 for the first 50 people to REGISTER AND PAY by Sunday, 2/20, you will also receive a FREE book. (After 2/20, registration is $40 with no book.)

Ways to Sign-up & Pay:
Mail in your payment along with your first & last name.
~ OR ~
Drop a payment with your first & last name in the office mailbox when you're here on Sunday.
~ OR ~
Stop into the church office during the week.

Questions? See or call Ellen Grimm at 231-730-1726.

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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GREETERSM/M Paul SchroederM/M Eric Vanderlaan
Jill & Sheryl SquireM/M Lee Strahl
COFFEE HOURKim Wackernagel & Beth MeachamEileen Schroeder & Dianne Gardner
MULTI-MEDIAEric LindstromApril Lipka
Friday FamilyJill Squire
NURSERY 2NDAmanda & Katie Cooper

ELDERSKeith RamthunBrian Bentz
TRUSTEESJames RamthunChristian Mason
Garrett Birkofer
USHERSGeorge LohmanGary Mason
Paul SchroederChristian Mason
Jordan LohmanJoe Goodrich
Matt Schroeder
ALTAR CARENancy & Sarah Bernhardt
PRAYER PARTNERS2ndJosh HulsJeff Boulet
9thJordan LohmanArt Jones
16thAlan MayvilleJarrod Moore
23rdEric LindstromHenry Friday
30thLouie MayvilleJeff O'Connell
GREETERS2ndM/M Tim RossAngie Wigren
9thM/M Scott MillerRuth Ann Francis
16thLeah StevensM/M Chris Hasenbank
23rdM/M Paul SchroederJill & Sheryl Squire
30thM/M Eric VanderlaanM/M Lee Strahl
MULTI-MEDIA2ndApril LipkaJill Squire
9thJeri WondersLizbeth Bentz
16thAlicia KoskiValerie Vihtelic
23rdEric LindstromFriday Family
30thApril LipkaJill Squire
COFFEE HOUR2ndKelly Bantien & DeeDee Treptow
9thKim DuBois & Lauren Mills
16thFaith Mayville & Candy Stevens
23rdKim Wackernagel & Beth Meacham
30thEileen Schroeder & Dianne Gardner
NURSERY2ndTina Timmich
9thBentz Family
16thJulia Hasenbank
23rdKatie & Amanda Cooper
30thJustian Family
ALTAR FLOWERS2ndJim Neubauer
30thFriday Family