ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMING EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 10/15/17

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK
DateDayTimeEvent
15Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS/Jr/Sr Youth
9:30 amAdult Study
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
16Monday7:00 pmBook Club
17Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
7:00 pmChoir Practice
7:30 pmCantata Practice
18Wednesday5:00 pmSr. Youth Group
6:30 pmConfirmation/Midweek
7:30 pmBudget Meeting
19Thursday3:30 pmPew Sisters Study begins!



Thank You!
Helen Schmiedeknecht would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all of the birthday cards and well wishes sent to her on her 98th birthday! She had a great day and is truly appreciative of her church family!



Send Cards!
Loraine Hughes-Kosnick is currently recuperating at:
Select Specialty Hospital - Hackley Campus, Rm S276
1700 Clinton St., Muskegon, MI 49442.
Let's shower her with cards of encouragement!



Send Cards
Pastor Bob & Jeann Brown are in Ohio for time as Pastor Bob recovers from his illness. The address is: Robert Brown, 6222 Edwards Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004
Cards of encouragement would be appreciated!



LWR Soap Collection Deadline TODAY (10/15)
The Quilters are collecting "wrapped bar soap" for LWR. Everything collected will go out in October when the quilts are shipped. All donations need to be here by TODAY, 10/15. Thank you to all who have donated so far!



2018 Offering Envelopes
The 2018 Offering Envelopes are available today in the narthex. If you are unable to find yours or if you have any questions, you can call the church office at 894-8471. Just a reminder....please do not start using the new envelopes until January, 2018!!



Pew Sister
The Pew Sisters will begin a new study on the book of Romans. The new session begins on Thursday, 10/19, at 3:30 pm. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are interested in participating. If you have any questions please call Angie Lindstrom at 231-674-5444.



Midweek Help Needed!
If this is something you can do, please contact Sarah Bernhardt at 231-903-5353!



Harvest Dinner Sign-Ups
Harvest Dinner sign-ups and donation sheets are posted on the bulletin board in the narthex. Please check it out and see if there is someplace you can help!!



Harvest Dinner Desserts
If you would like to donate a homemade dessert for the Harvest Dinner, please sign up on the bulletin board! We need lots of donations! Questions? Please call Doris Grover at 894-4753.



Harvest Dinner Bake Sale Sign-Up
Help support the Muskegon Rescue Mission by donating your yummy homemade treats to our Harvest Dinner Bake Sale...sign up today!! All donations need to be here by 3:30 pm the day of the dinner. Please do not price your donations! Questions? Please call Ruth Ann Francis at 292-1171.



His Arms Mission Ministry
His Arms Mission Group will be going to Kenya in February! They are requesting donations of: children's vitamins, antibiotic ointment, muscle cream (Ben Gay, Icy Hot, etc.), & children's Tylenol or Motrin. Donations can be placed in the "His Arms" tote in the narthex. We will be collecting donations until January 1st! Thanks so much for your help!!



Hey Senior Youth
Join us for "Sr. Youth Group" every Wednesday, at 5:00 pm, at the Youth House. Dinner is provided!



College Student Addresses
Attention parents of our college students, can we please get your son/daughter's address from you?? You can turn them in to the church office?



October is Reformation Month ~ Featured Church Library Books -
Martin Luther - Selections from his writing told in his own words - Luther's thoughts are presented against a world of changing discoveries and social changes. His own spiritual growth and understanding demanded a break with the Catholic church that helped spark the Reformation.

Luther the Reformer - The story of the man and his career. The story of Luther written by Prof. Kittleson, director of the Lutheran Brotherhood Foundation Research Program at Luther Seminary.

Here I Stand, a Life of Martin Luther - Supposedly the most readable Luther biography in English. The author was a specialist in Reformation history.

Martin Luther; a Man who Changed the World - A nice book for our younger readers!

DVD - Luther - A fairly well acted movie depicting the highlights of Luther's life.

Martin Luther A Journey to the Heart of the Reformation - An expanded history of the 95 Thesis.



White Lake Giving Tree (St. James Catholic Church)
The White Lake Giving Tree provides Christmas gift boxes of food and clothing to families in need who LIVE IN the Whitehall and Montague School Districts. If you are in need or know of someone who is, please take an application from the bulletin board in the narthex! Applications need to be mailed or delivered to St. James Catholic Church before 10/23/17. There are many ways you can help with the Giving Tree Program! Please see the letter along with the flyer on the bulletin board. If you have any questions please contact Sue Conroy (231)955-1509.



Pastor's Prayer Partners

Phil AlbrechtGeorge McLaughlin
Ron BaileyJarrod Moore
Ron BarrsJay Mulder
Brian BentzGreg Neubauer
Merle BernhardtJeff O’Connell
Jeff BouletLeif Oquist
Jim CampbellTodd Rachow
Lee CarpenterKeith Ramthun
Jason CooperJason Rice
Eric DeremiahBrent Rogers
Nick DuBoisMatt Schroeder
Jim EastmanMatt Schultz
Henry FridayCasey Seymour
Rick GiffordBob Stevens
Ed GilbertsonRusty Streblow
Chris HasenbankTodd Tryska
Josh HulsChuck Vanderlaan
Art JonesBill Van Frank
Eric LindstromBob Wackernagel
Jordan LohmanJake Wackernagel
Alan MayvilleSam Wackernagel
Louie Mayville



HARVEST DINNER

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

St. James Lutheran Church

Open Seating
4:30 ~ 6:30 pm
Bake Sale ~ 4:30-6:30 pm
Silent Quilt Auction ~ 4:30-6:30 pm
Tickets: $12.00 (Adults), $6.00 (6-12), 5 and under are free

The Menu: Roasted Pork Loin, Oven Fried Chicken, German Style Sauerkraut, Real Mashed Potatoes, Pork Gravy, Stuffing, Squash, Green Beans, Applesauce, Rolls, Pies, and Beverages

All Dinner Proceeds will go to: Montague Senior Center, InterChange Ministries (Martha Huls), and Every Women’s Place

All Bake Sale Proceeds will go to: The Muskegon Rescue Mission

Reservations recommended! To reserve tickets call 894-2290
or the church office at 894-8471
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This is a large community event at our church!
We need a lot of volunteers, so please check out the bulletin board and see where you can help! Thank you!!



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.



SERVING US
This WeekNext Week
PRAYER PARTNERSLee CarpenterJim Eastman
Eric LindstromHenry Friday
COFFEE HOURKathi Strahl, Sarah Justian & Carrie SherrellConnie Kring & Marge Babcock
GREETERSDoris GroverM/M Rich Kessler, Jr.
M/M Tom MottM/M Steve Urban
MULTI-MEDIAApril LipkaEric Lindstrom
Eric LindstromFriday Family
NURSERYno one scheduled




SERVING IN OCTOBER
8:1510:45
ELDERSGreg NeubauerJeff O'Connell
TRUSTEESJosh HulsJoe Goodrich
ACOLYTESAddison Bluhm
USHERSKeith RamthunBrad VanBergen
Jay MulderKen VanBergen
Ron BaileyJeff Stevens
Rich Kessler, Jr.Bruce Baxter
Jackson VanBergen
ALTAR CAREBetty Ross & Becky Winters
PRAYER PARTNERS1stRon BaileyJeff O'Connell
8thBob WackernagelArt Jones
15thLee CarpenterEric Lindstrom
22ndJim EastmanHenry Friday
29thAlan MayvilleMerle Bernhardt, Jr.
GREETERS1stM/M Tom BlinkM/M Jeff O'Connell
8thM/M Rex AllenM/M Kevin Buchberger
15thDoris GroverM/M Tom Mott
22ndM/M Rich Kessler, Jr.M/M Steve Urban
29thM/M Frank MorningstarM/M Jared Justian
MULTI-MEDIA1stZach BuchbergerEric Lindstrom
8thJeri WondersJackson VanBergen
15thApril LipkaEric Lindstrom
22ndEric LindstromFriday Family
29thAlicia KoskiJackson VanBergen