ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMING EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 11/19/17

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK
DateDayTimeEvent
19Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS/Jr/Sr Youth
9:30 amAdult Study
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
20Monday7:00 pmBook Club
21Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
7:00 pmChoir Practice
7:30 pmCantata Practice
22Wednesday7:30 pmThanksgiving Worship Service
23Thursdayall dayHappy Thanksgiving!
24Fridayall dayChurch Office Closed



Please Join us for our

Thanksgiving Worship Service

on Wednesday, 11/22, at 7:30 pm
2nd Service Elder, Trustee, Ushers, & Acolyte
are scheduled for the Thanksgiving Service.



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



6th Grade Confirmation
We are in need of a 6th grade teacher for our Confirmation Program. This could be one person or a few people to share the task. If you are available and willing to help, please contact the church office at 894-8471! Thanks!



Christmas Parade Candy Collection
Sunday School is collecting bags of candy for the Christmas parade on 12/2. Can You Help? There is a tote in the narthex for any donations! The collection will go through November! Thanks for your help!!



Love Family
The list for our Love Family Thanksgiving meal is on the sign up board. Please have the items in by Sunday, 11/19. Thank You!



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



Church Decorating
This year we thought we would try something different....Please Join us on WEDNESDAY, 11/29, AT 6:30 PM, as we decorate the church for the Advent/Christmas season! Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are able to help! If you have any questions, please call the church office at 894-8471.



Lutheran Witness Subscription Renewal
It's time to re-subscribe or subscribe to the LUTHERAN WITNESS at a discounted rate. The Lutheran Witness is the official periodical of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is published 11 times a year. It provides Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective. Subscriptions ordered through the church will include the Michigan In Touch supplement at no extra cost.

The new subscription year doesn't begin until March 2018, but the sign-up deadline is Sunday, December 10, 2017. The subscription cost is $11/60. (Individual subscriptions ordered directly from CPH are $19.99/year.) Subscriptions do not automatically renew....you need to sign up! When signing up, please use the envelope provided for your payment and put it in the box outside the office door. Payment needs to be made when you sign up. If you have any questions about subscriptions, contact Terri in the church office at 894-8471.



Christmas Poinsettias
Sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex. Cost is $9.00/ea. They arrive in time for our Christmas Eve Service and can be taken home after those services! Please leave your payment in the envelope when you sign up! Order deadline is Sunday, 12/10.



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!!



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 PARTNERSBrent RogersSam Wackernagel
Jarrod MooreJason Rice
& Terri ZellerMorningstar
GREETERSM/M Scott MillerLeah Stevens
David & Tina RamthunM/M Merle Bernhardt, Jr.
MULTI-MEDIAApril LipkaEric Lindstrom
Eric Lindstrom (Thanksgiving Eve)
Jackson VanBergenFriday Family
NURSERYJustian Familyno one schedule




SERVING IN NOVEMBER
8:1510:45
ELDERSKeith RamthunRusty Streblow
TRUSTEESJames RamthunBecky Winters/
Joel Best
ACOLYTESOlivia JohnstonMarek Bernhardt
USHERSTom BlinkMike Griffith
Jake BlinkKen DuBois
Kevin BuchbergerDaniel DuBois
Claude BabcockNick DuBois
ALTAR CAREMarge Block & Angie Lindstrom
PRAYER PARTNERS5thRick GiffordEric Deremiah
12thChris HasenbankNick DuBois
19thBrent RogersJarrod Moore
26thSam WackernagelJason Rice
GREETERS5thJim NeubauerM/M Mike Griffith
12thMarge BlockRosie Eppard
19thM/M Scott MillerDavid & Tina Ramthun
26thLeah StevensM/M Merle Bernhardt Jr.
MULTI-MEDIA5thZach BuchbergerFriday Family
12thJeri WondersEric Lindstrom
19thApril LipkaJackson VanBergen
22ndEric Lindstrom (Thanksgiving Eve. 7:30)
26thEric LindstromFriday Family
COFFEE5thSandy Veltman & Tara Sikkenga
12thDoris Grover, Kit Wackernagel, & Gloria Alvarez
19thEllen Grimm & Terri Zeller
26thFrank & Sandi Morningstar
NURSERY5thMeacham Family
12thBentz Family
19thJustian Family
26thno one scheduled
FLOWERS5thVirginia Roesler
12thChuck & Carolyn Flagstead
19thJeri Wonders & Sandy Veltman
26thLois Wissner