FOR THE WEEK OF 04/18/21

18Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
NoonYouth Roller Skating
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
19Monday8:30 amMen's Bible Study
20Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
5:00 pmBible Refresher Class
21Wednesday6:30 pmConfirmation Classes
7:30 pmElders Meeting
22Thursday3:30 pmPew Sisters
To My St. James Family
Thank you so much for the many surprises you have given me. The candy, perch dinner, and Easter lily are just a few of your many gifts, and your cards are always appreciated. Pastor’s visit with communion was such a blessing after so long. I miss all of you. ~ Betty Hager
Lois Hickman's temporary address while recuperating:

Lois Hickman c/o
Mercy Health Campus ~ Room 219
1500 E. Sherman Blvd.
Muskegon, MI 49444
Congratulations to Chris Rogers!
Her slogan "Faith of Generations" was chosen as the 2022 Anniversary slogan. Thank you to all those who submitted entries for the contest. Chris will receive a $100 gift card for her winning entry. Now strap on those thinking caps again because we need to come up with a logo to go along with the slogan. 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.
Roller Skating
Youth Roller Skating Sunday, Aprill 18th, Pizza at noon! Leaving St. James at 12:40 pm. Tickets are purchased!
VBS Volunteer Meeting on Sunday, April 25th, at 11:45 am. We will be discussing roles and opportunities this summer. Sign up for different volunteer positions. Need roughly 30 - 35 helpers!
Youth Night... Next Sunday!
Sunday, April 25th, 6:00-7:30 pm, for 6th-12th graders. Snacks, fellowship, friends, and Christ. Don't miss out!!
Meeting Reminders
  • Elders Meeting, Wednesday, April 21st, at 7:30 pm
  • VBS Volunteer Meeting, Sunday, April 25th at 11:45 am
VBS volunteers
Check out the volunteer sign-up sheet on the Midweek/Sunday School board. We need at least 30-35 volunteers to make this go smoothly.
Greeters / Coffee Servers
If anyone would like to volunteer to be a greeter or would like to provide store bought treats for coffee hour, please sign up on the bulletin board! Thank You!
Shower of Love! for Mrs. Strahl
Help us shower Kathi Strahl with love from her church family. She is Retiring at the end of this school year. She has shared her love with many families in our church and our community - she will certainly be missed. Not only has she been a teacher here at Good Shepherd Preschool for 34 years, but she has also served as a Sunday School Superintendent and Youth Choir Director. Help us show her our love by sending a card with your thoughts. Send a card to:

Kathi Strahl c/o
St. James Lutheran Church
8945 Stebbins
Montague, MI 49437

We will present them at an Open House coming in May. Date and Time will follow. Thanks for taking the time to share your love with her.
Blood Drive
Our next blood drive is Monday, May 26th. 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.
Two by Two VBS 2021
Sign up TODAY for Vacation Bible School
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 PARTNERSTodd RachowKeith Ramthun
Art JonesJeff O'Connell
MULTI-MEDIAAlicia KoskiEric Lindstrom
Lizbeth BentzFriday Family
COFFEE HOURBecky Winters & SchroederMayville
NURSERYAvailable but not staffed.

ELDERSGreg Neubauer
TRUSTEESSam WackernagelAllison Rant
ACOLYTESPaige Ramthun
USHERSJay MulderJeff O'Connell
Ron BaileyJoel O'Connell
ALTAR CAREDiane Babcock & Angie Wigren
PRAYER PARTNERS7thJay MulderTodd Tryska
14thGreg NeubauerEric Deremiah
21stTodd RachowArt Jones
28thKeith RamthunJeff O'Connell
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-MEDIA1stEric Lindstrom (Maundy Thursday Service)
2ndEric Lindstrom (Good Friday Service)
4thEric LindstromFriday Family
11thJeri WondersEric Deremiah
18thAlicia KoskiLizbeth Bentz
25thEric LindstromFriday Family
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!
COFFEE4thEaster Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall
NURSERYThe nursery is available but not staffed.