FOR THE WEEK OF 11/08/20

22Sunday8:15 amOn Line Worship
25Wednesday12:00 pmRed Cross Blood Drive
6:30 pmThanksgiving Service On-line!
26ThursdayAll dayNational Day of Thanksgiving!
Just a reminder...
Please practice social distancing during our services unless you are in the same family.
Quilters Collection
Through the month of November we will be collecting socks for men, women, and children! There is a tote in the narthex where donated items can be placed!
Thrivent Action Teams
Russell is looking for congregation members who are willing to help financially with their Action Grants to be a part of these ministry opportunities; Operation Christmas Child, Advent in a Box, Junior High Youth Christmas Party, Senior High Youth Christmas Party, Sunday School Christmas Program, Midweek dinners, Senior Appreciation Dinner, Rally Day 2021, Men's and Women's Bible studies (including our newest study Bible Refresher Class, Hand bells, and Midweek Festivities. The goal of all these programs is to help bring our congregation together, so show support and ultimately to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you are interested in being a part of any of these ministry opportunities, come talk to Russell.
Love Family Program
Items donations have been limited for our Love families in the past couple years. As a congregation we need to decide if we keep this ministry the way it is, only do monetary/gift cards and meals, or eliminate it all together. Please keep this in mind for the following year.
Blood Drive
A new sign-up sheet has been added to the Youth Board. We are looking for people to help throughout the entire day. Sign up for as many blocks as you want. This is a great way to get service hours for NHS or just connect with people. There is still time to register to give blood by going to the American Red Cross website.
Eye Glasses Donations
Unfortunately the trips to Honduras and Mexico for year 2020 had to be canceled due to the timing of the pandemic. There are also concerns that future trips may have to be cancelled. Meanwhile we are still collecting and processing glasses so donations are greatly appreciated. We encourage your members and friends to continue to donate their used glasses! Thanks, Douglass Totten OD, MBA
A Christmas Journey
Our Annual Christmas Cantata has been given a new look for 2020....instead of canceling the event, we decided to reshape it!

Please join us on Sunday, December 13th, for a service of praise and worship! We will walk through the Christmas story together...singing our favorite hymns, and hearing Bible readings, and special music! Here is where we need your help: Because of seating, we are looking at possibly having (3) services that morning, 8:15a, 9:30a, ... 10:45a, so we don't have to turn anyone away. If you are planning on attending, we need you to sign up on the bulletin board or call the church office at 894-8471. We will not be assigning seats....we are just looking at numbers. If there are not enough people to fill three services, we will stay with 8:15a ... 10:45a. Please watch your bulletin or our Facebook Page for updates.

Special Music ~ We are looking for members who are interested in doing some special music for this service. This could include instrumental, voices, or reading of Bible verses. Please call the office at 894-8471 if you are interested.
Just a reminder... Ways to Give
Download the eGiving App "GivePlus" to set one-time or recurring donations. You can also manage and view your giving from the convenience of your smartphone! Text ~ set up a one time or recurring donation by texting the amount you wish to give to 231-674-8049. When using electronic giving please consider checking the "optional" box -Give additional 2.75% to help offset the processing fee.

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 PARTNERSJordan LohmanAlan Mayville
Merle BernhardtJeff Boulet
COFFEENo coffee hourNo coffee hour
GREETERSNo greetersNo greeters
MULTI-MEDIAApril LipkaJeri Wonders
Marek BernhardtEric Deremiah
NURSERY 2NDNo nurseryNo nursery

ELDERSBob WackernagelRusty Streblow
TRUSTEESJames RamthunJoel Best
ACOLYTESNo one assigned for November
USHERSSam WackernagelArt Jones
Jake WackernagelJason Rice
ALTAR CARESue Streblow & Karen Neubauer
PRAYER PARTNERS1stJosh HulsBrian Bentz
8thJordan LohmanMerle Bernhardt
15thAlan MayvilleJeff Boulet
22ndLouie MayvilleJim Campbell
29thGeorge McLaughlinEric Deremiah
GREETERS8thNo one assigned for November
MULTI-MEDIA1stEric LindstromFriday Family
8thApril LipkaMarek Bernhardt
15thJeri WondersEric Deremiah
22ndAlicia KoskiLizbeth Bentz
25thEric Lindstrom (6:30pm Thanksgiving Service)
29thEric LindstromFriday Family
COFFEE1stNo one assigned for November
NURSERY1stNo one assigned for November
ALTAR FLOWERS1stVirginia Roesler
22ndSandy Veltman & Jeri Wonders