ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMING EVENTS
FOR THE WEEK OF 02/25/24

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK
DateDayTimeEvent
25Sunday8:00/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS/Jr/Sr/Adult Studies
26Monday8:30 amMen's Bible Study
27Tuesday9:00 amQuilting
6:00 pmChoir Practice
28Wednesday9:00 amPew Sisters Study
5:30 pmMidweek Lenten Service
5:30 pmFamily Dinner
6:30 pmMidweek/Confirmation Classes
01Friday5:45 pmBINGO! In the Fellowship Hall
02Saturday9:00 amWOMEN'S RETREAT in Café

Lenten Service Schedule
We are partnering with Faith Lutheran on our Lenten journey. The same service will be offered at both churches.
Faith Lutheran services will be at 10:30a
St. James Lutheran services will be at 5:30p
Pastor Guina and Pastor Gilson will rotate every other week.

  • 2/28 ~ Service Three: BEHOLD! (Pastor Gilson)
  • 3/06 ~ Service Four: FORSAKEN! (Pastor Guina)
  • 3/13 ~ Service Five: THIRST! (Pastor Gilson)
  • 3/20 ~ Service Six: FINISHED! (Pastor Guina)
Giving
2023 Giving Statements & 2024 Offering Envelopes are located on the table across from the church office.
February Fund Drive for Good Shepherd Preschool
Please consider supporting Good Shepherd Preschool during our February Fund Drive. Use the envelope found in your February newsletter or pick one up from the usher's table. Place your donation in the offering plate or drop it off at the church office. All funds will be used for classroom materials and supplies. Thank you for your love and support!!
Gift Basket Silent Auction
(Sponsored by the Alaska Mission Team and our Youth)
If you are interested in donating a gift basket, please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex. Put your name with the basket "theme" or items you would like to include. The Silent Auction begins on 3/10; baskets need to be here no later than 3/9!
Women's Retreat
Sunday, February 25th is the LAST DAY to sign up for the St. James Women's Retreat, The Voice of Truth by speaker Sarah Schultz. Gathering in the CAFE on Saturday, March 2nd, from 9:00-2:00 pm. Light breakfast and lunch provided. $25/person. Fee is due prior to event. Any questions call Ellen Grimm at 730-1726.
Helpers Needed for Women's Retreat Lunch on 3/2
Russell is looking for 10-12 guys to help prepare a lunch for the women's retreat. Sign up today to let him know you can help out.
Bingo!
Join us Friday, March 1st, from 5:45-7:45 pm, for a fun night of fellowship and laughs! This is a fundraiser for the Alaska Mission Team for the August mission trip.
Upcoming Event
Youth Night will be Sunday, March 3rd!
The Gift Baskets Silent Auction
Youth and Missions fundraiser begins Sunday, 3/10, and will run through 3/23 and will end with a Spaghetti Dinner from 5:00-7:00 pm. You'll have two weeks to bid on the baskets. Bidding will wrap up at the Spaghetti Dinner!
Adult Gathering Mackinac Island
The Lutheran Adult Gathering is Friday-Sunday, October 11th - October 13th, 2024, at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island!
Cost is: Registration is $50 (which includes ferry ride)
Single occupancy is $799
Double occupancy is $484.50/per person ($969/couple)
Triple occupancy is $420.00/person
Quad is $390.00/person
$50/ea Deposit deadline: March 17th
VBS Volunteers
I am looking for any and all volunteers (6th grade and up) to join me on April 14th after 2nd service in the conference room. We will talk about the theme verse, all of the opportunities to volunteer, and brainstorm ideas to make this the best VBS yet!
Emilie Baumann
VBS 2024 WAY/TRUTH/LIFE
Adventure Expedition, July 22nd-26th
Opportunity List
Our church leaders have been compiling a list of projects that need to be done for our church building and also various things members have requested. The list was discussed at the February Congregational meeting. In the next few weeks this "Opportunity List" will be posted in the narthex. Our hope is that all members will see this list and take the opportunity to use the time/talents/treasures God has given each of us, where ever help is needed! We are a family here at St. James... when we work together great things happen!


SERVING US
This WeekNext Week
PRAYER PARTNERSAlan MayvilleGeorge McLaughlin
GREETERSEthan KoskiJ.Gifford/D.Hammersley
Brad & Erika VanBergenFriday Family
READERSGreg NeubauerKaren Neubauer
Ruth Ann FrancisRuschel Friday
COFFEE HOURKelli Rachow & GirlsKatie & Lilly Rice
NURSERYJulie TrevinoKim DuBois
MULTIMEDIAEric LindstromJeri Wonders
Friday FamilyEric Lindstrom
Jeri Wonders (Lenten Service, Feb 28th)



SERVING us in FEBRUARY
8:00 10:45
ELDERS Chris Hassenbank Merle Bernhardt, Jr.
TRUSTEES Josh Huls Christian Mason
ACOLYTES
 
 
USHERS Ron Barrs Bob Meacham
Alan Mayville Merle Bernhardt, Jr.
Ethan Koski Jeff Boulet
Rich Kessler, Jr. Jarrod Moore
ALTAR CARE Becky Winters & Betty Ross
PRAYER PARTNER 4th Josh Huls
11th Eric Lindstrom No Second
18th Jordan Lohman Service Prayer Partner
25th Alan Mayville
READERS 4th Sandi Morningstar Courtney Friday
11th Alicia Koski Jeff Boulet
18th George McLaughlin Diane Babcock
25th Greg Neubauer Ruth Ann Francis
GREETERS 4th Phil & Mary Albrecht Tom & Karen Mott
11th Brent & Chris Rogers Steve & Amy Urban
18th Jerry & Dianne Gardner Jared & Sarah Justian
25th Alicia Koski & Ethan Brad & Erika VanBergen
MULTI-MEDIA 4th April Lipka Jill Squire
11th Alicia Koski Friday Family
14th Jeri Wonders (Ash Wednesday Service 5:30pm)
18th Jeri Wonders Lizbeth Bentz
21st Eric Lindstrom (Lenten service 5:30pm)
25th Eric Lindstrom/Michael Kool Friday Family
28th Jeri Wonders (Lenten Service 5:30pm)
COFFEE HOUR 4th April Lipka & Alicia Koski
11th Kim Wackernagel & Beth Meacham
18th Eileen Schroeder & Dianne Gardner
25th Kelli Rachow & Girls
NURSERY (2nd Service Only) 4th Sarah Bernhardt
11th Tina Timmich
18th Karen Neubauer
25th Julie Trevino
ALTAR FLOWERS 4th Leilani Schenck
11th
 
18th Friday Family
25th Phil & Mary Albrecht