FOR THE WEEK OF 03/29/20

29Sunday8:15 amOnline Service
01Wednesday7:30 pmOnline Service

Lenten Journey
"By His Wounds We are Healed"
Tune in on Facebook for our 2020 Lenten Journey, All Wednesday Services begin at 7:30 pm.

2nd Service Elder, Trustee, Acolyte, and Ushers are also responsible for covering the following Lenten Services: March 4th & March 18th
1st Service Elder, Trustee, Acolyte, and Ushers are also responsible for covering the following Lenten Services: March 11th & March 25th

Maundy Thursday Service

4/9/20, at 7:30 pm - On-Line Service

Good Friday Service

4/10/20, at 1:00 pm - On-Line Service

Easter Sunday

April 12, 2020
7:00 am - Sunrise Service
On-Line Service

Easter Basket Auction for His Arms Kenya!!
There are several beautiful Easter baskets up for bid. They are across from the Library Conference Room. We are extending the bidding to 2nd service on Easter Sunday, 4/12. Baskets will be available for pick up after 2nd service that day! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Justian!

Special projects
Russell has a list of projects that he is looking to start for this coming Spring. If you are a Thrivent member especially, please consider talking to him as he is looking to get paint, outdoor supplies, youth supplies, craft supplies, VBS supplies, Midweek supplies, and so much more. :D

Jr. Youth Gathering in Frankenmuth
The Jr. Youth Gathering is still happening. The date is June 5-7. The registration cost is $75 and is due Monday, 4/13. Total cost will depend on the number attending. Please call Russell (920-889-7395) with any questions.

Colorado Servant Event
We have a crew of 11 going to serve at Lutheran Valley Retreat this summer. Our goal is to grow in faith and provide a service to the camp by cleaning, painting, and trail building. This group has put out jars in the fellowship area to help raise funds to go on this trip. Each jar is labeled with a job that they are willing to complete if the money is donated. (Details of each job is posted on the table) This group is ready to paint, clean, and get a little dirty to get ready for this trip.

Mackinac Island
We have 10 youth going to the Senior High Youth gathering! Please keep these youth in your prayers as they prepare for this gathering; "Anchored in Hope".

Love Family
Donations for the Love family are paper products, Easter dinner and a few items for the children’s baskets. They can always use gas cards also as they have one to two (or more) doctor appointments every month in Grand Rapids. A list will be on the sign-up board. Thank you!

HIS Arms Mission Donation Requests
Donations now through the month of March are: Vitamin tablets, Tylenol kid's tablets, and Advil tablets
There is a box in the narthex for your donations. Questions? ask or call Diane Babcock, 894-4636. Thank you for supporting HIS Arms Mission!

Trivent Choice Dollars
IF YOU HAVEN'T DIRECTED YOUR THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS YET, THERE IS STILL TIME BUT ONLY UNTIL MARCH 31. Don't let your 2019 Choice Dollars expire! You can direct them by going online to or by calling the Thrivent home office at 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt. Your Whitehall Office Thrivent Professionals, Marci Bentz and Tony DeNicolo, can be reached at 231-894-8886 to assist with questions.

Attention ALL Thrivent Members
We are setting up a "generosity" tree of Action Team events. In the hallway by the nursery, there's a Thrivent banner on the wall. We will have ideas with the date of an event and the contact person in charge of that event. We need you to choose which event you'd like to support. Simply pick an event from the banner and go online to apply for the event. If you need more detailed information, seek out the contact person. Questions? See Russell or Marci

Anniversary Committee Meeting
The next meeting is Monday, 4/20, at 6:30 pm. Anyone is welcome to join us!

150th Anniversary Slogan Campaign
As a reminder, the 150th Anniversary Committee met and our slogan campaign is in full swing! We need a slogan to kick things off! We would like you to create a slogan or theme for the celebration. An example might be "Rooted in Christ" or whatever you come up with. The slogans will be collected, placed on display in the coffee area, and the congregation will vote to select the winner. The winner will receive a $100 gift card for their entry. We would also like you to create a logo using that slogan. These will also be displayed, and the congregation will select the winning logo. The winner of the logo contest will receive a $250 gift card. Entries for the slogan contest must be received by Sunday, April 19th. The winner will be selected and announced on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10th. So get those creative minds in gear so we can make 2022 a real year of celebration! Ideas can be submitted to the church office!!

VBS "Two by Two"
Summer is rapidly approaching! Save the dates for July 26th - July 30th for our VBS programs! Follow St. James Facebook page for more updates!

Unity Fest 2020 ~ August 6th - 8th
Here is your chance to purchase Unity tickets at the lowest prices available (with no service fees!)

3-day passes $60 each
1-day tickets $35 each
Family 3-day passes $250

Sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex beginning Monday, April 13th. Sign up deadline is May 17th. Please pay when you sign up!
Any questions, please contact Sarah Justian.

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
MULTI-MEDIAEric LindstromApril Lipka
April Lipka (Wed. Lenten Service)

ELDERSGreg NeubauerRusty Streblow
TRUSTEESSam WackernagelChristian Mason
ACOLYTESAddy DeanAddy Dean
USHERSRon BarrsHenry Friday
Bob StevensJason Rice
Louie MayvilleCaleb Rice
Alan MayvilleBrad Nordlund
Ethan Koski
ALTAR CAREDiane Babcock & Angie Wigren
PRAYER PARTNERS5thon-line services only
12thon-line services only
Regular worship schedule resumes (tentatively)
19thAlan MayvilleJason Rice
26thLouie MayvilleLance Fichter
12thon-line services only
Regular worship schedule resumes (tentatively)
19thLisa SiedenstrangM/M Chris Hasenbank
26thMarsha RameyJill & Sheryl Squire
MULTI-MEDIA1stApril Lipka ~ (Lenten Service - Online)
5thApril Lipka! ~ (Church Service - Online)
9thJeri Wonders ~ (Maundy Thursday - Online)
10thJeri Wonders ~ (Good Friday - Online)
12thJeri Wonders ~ (Easter Service - Online)
Regular worship schedule resumes (tentatively)
19thAlicia KoskiEric Deremiah
26thEric LindstromFriday Family
COFFEE5thon-line services only
12thon-line services only
Regular worship schedule resumes (tentatively)
19thMary Albrecht & Cathy Hissong
26thPat Ramthun & Jennifer Mulder
NURSERY5thon-line services only
12thon-line services only
Regular worship schedule resumes (tentatively)
19thJulia Hasenbank
26thno one scheduled
FLOWERS12thon-line services only
19thPhil & Mary Albrecht
26thRon & Eilene Cober - 40th Anniversary!