FOR THE WEEK OF 05/09/21

09Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS Mothers Day/ Closing Party
9:30 amNYG Meeting in Youth House
6:00 pmYouth Night!
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
10Monday8:30 amMen's Bible Study
6:30 pm150th Committee Mtg.
7:00 pmBoard of Education Mtg.
11Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
12Wednesday6:30 pmElders Meeting
5:00 pmBible Refresher Class
13Thursday3:30 pmPew Sisters
15Saturday11:00 amDonna Schneider's Memorial Service
2:00 pmKathi Strahl's Retirement Open House!
Happy Mother's Day!
We celebrate our MOMs today! Thank you for all you do... you are truly a gift from God!
Please join us downstairs Sunday, May 9th, for a Mother's Day celebration and our end of the year party. This is our last day of Sunday School until Rally Day in the fall.
NYG Meeting
It's Sunday, May 9th, from 9:30-10:00 am in the youth house. Parents and youth should come learn what the National Youth Gathering is all about. This is for youth who will be between the ages of 14-19 years old (and confirmed) come the time of July 2022.
Youth Group... This Sunday
Sunday, May 9th, 6:00-7:30 pm, for 6th-12th graders.
Games, fellowship, and Jesus. Bring a friend!
Let's talk summer plans!
Lois Hickman's new address:
SKLD Whitehall
916 E. Lewis St. ~ Rm #105
Whitehall, MI 49461
Meeting Reminders...
150th Committee Mtg. ~ Monday, 5/10, @ 6:30 pm
Board of Education Mtg. ~ Monday, 5/10, @ 7:00 pm
Elders Mtg. ~ Wednesday, 5/12, @ 6:30 pm
Kathi Strahl's Retirement Open House
Saturday, May 15 from 2:00-4:00pm
Join us as we celebrate Kathi's years of service here at
St. James. Her love of God's children has shined through her work as Sunday School Superintendent, Praises Choir Director, and Good Shepherd Preschool teacher. We are collecting cards to give Kathi at her celebration...please mail to the church or bring a card with you, sharing memories of your time with Mrs. Strahl.
Youth Party
Sunday, May 16th, from 2-5 pm, we will be kicking off our summer youth ministry with a party! Games, activities, food, come celebrate with us! This is open to all youth 5th - 12th grade.
Preschool Closing Service
Join us Monday, May 17th, at 7:00 pm, as we celebrate a year filled with learning, discovering, friends, and fun. We plan at this time to gather in the parking lot for a fun-filled time with our families.
Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, May 19th, at 6:30 pm If you would like anything added to the agenda please contact the church office by Monday, May 17th.
Youth Bowling
Sunday, 5/23, from 12:00-3:30 pm. For any youth 5th-12th grade. Cost is $4.00/person. This includes (2) games and shoe rental. You can't beat that price! Sign up deadline is 5/16!
Blood Drive
Our next blood drive is Wednesday, 5/26. If you are willing, please take a flyer from the youth board and hang it up around town. We are looking at filling all the time slots.
Thrivent Cards
Russell is looking for help with Thrivent cards for: youth nights (bowling/Defy/food/lake days), a Blood Drive, VBS, and Summer outdoor worship. If you are a Thrivent Member or if you just want to help out. Contact Russell.
Logo Contest to partner with the slogan
"Faith of Generations" for the 2022 150th Anniversary! Entries may be submitted to the office over the next few weeks. They will be displayed and voted on, and the winner will be announced after the committee's June meeting. The lucky winner of the logo contest will receive a $250 gift card. So get those creative juices flowing and put them to paper and get them submitted.
Sign up TODAY for Vacation Bible School
Two by Two VBS 2021
July 25th- 29th
3 year olds - 5th graders (just completed)
Call the office or visit our Facebook Page.
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 PARTNERSBob WackernagelJake Wackernagel
Eric LindstromJeff Boulet
MULTI-MEDIAAlicia KoskiJeri Wonders
Eric LindstromLizbeth Bentz
COFFEE HOUREileen Schroeder & Becky Winters Russell & Emilie Baumann
NURSERYAvailable but not staffed.

ELDERSKeith RamthunBrian Bentz
TRUSTEESJen HuizengaJoel Best
ACOLYTESKendall Rachow
USHERSKevin BuchbergerJeff Stevens
Claude BabcockGreg Neubauer
ALTAR CAREAngie Lindstrom & Becky Winters
PRAYER PARTNERS2ndBob StevensBrian Bentz
9thBob WackernagelEric Lindstrom
16thJake WackernagelJeff Boulet
23rdSam WackernagelHenry Friday
30thPhil AlbrechtMerle Bernhardt
We are asking for Greeter volunteers for each service, to stand behind the bulletin table and greet people as they come in. Sign up on the Bulletin Board!
MULTI-MEDIA2ndApril LipkaEric Deremiah
9thAlicia KoskiEric Lindstrom
16thJeri WondersLizbeth Bentz
23rdEric LindstromFriday Family
30thApril LipkaEric Deremiah
We are asking for volunteers for weekly coffee hour to make coffee and bring in store bought treats. Please sign up on the Bulletin Board if you are interested!
COFFEE2ndLisa Siedenstrang & Becky Winters
16thRussell & Emilie Baumann
NURSERYThe nursery is available but not staffed.
ALTAR FLOWERS2ndConfirmation