Saturday, November 3rd

Two Settings
4:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Bake Sale ~ 4:00-6:30 pm
Silent Quilt Auction ~ 4:00-6:30 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, Rolls, Pies, and Beverages

All Dinner Proceeds will go to:
50% to Kitchen Supplies,
25% to White Lake Food Pantry,
25% to Christ the Rock Food Pantry

All Bake Sale Proceeds will go to the Emergency Fund

Reservations recommended!

To reserve tickets call 894-2290 or the church office at 894-8471

(This is a Thrivent Financial Sponsored Event)

People of God!

Greetings in the name of JESUS, our Risen and Living Savior!

First, THANK YOU for the many cards, calls, and texts of well-wishes and encouragements as I recovered from my surgery. All has been going well and on schedule. When you read this I will have been back in worship and at work and steadily making a strong recovery.

Second, I want to thank our OUTSTANDING CALL COMMITTEE and ALL OF YOU who helped host both Russell and Ingrid who visited us over two weekends in October. So much time and effort went into all of this by all involved! Special thank you to Marci Bentz, who did an excellent job scheduling and coordinating it all! When you read this, a Call has been extended to Russell Baumann from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Carroll, Iowa, for our Family Life Ministry. Now we prayerfully await a response. Lord willing, we will be installing our new staff member very soon!

Third, our Harvest Dinner Feast is on Saturday, November 3rd, with servings at 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Profits this year go to support kitchen supplies, White Lake Food Pantry, and Christ the Rock Food Pantry. All Bake Sale Proceeds will go to the Emergency Fund. Come and enjoy a great meal, fellowship, and invite your family or friends to come with you!

Fourth, as we enter November we officially enter the Holiday Season that leads us through Thanksgiving and then in December, Advent and Christmas and New Year's Eve! I invite you to join us for our Thanksgiving Worship Service on Wednesday, November 21st, at 7:30 p.m. Come and let us join together in lifting our praise and thanksgiving to our Great, Good, and Gracious God!

Fifth and finally, please don't forget the TIME CHANGE on Sunday, November 4th. Turn your clocks back one hour. Don't be late for church! ;-)

I thank the Lord for all of you!
  ~ Pastor Brooks

Baptisms1 Elliot James Bantien (10/28/18)
Funerals1 Rev. Robert Brown (10/6/18)

Good Shepherd Preschool

Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming in November.

Conferences are November 5th & November 6th for MWF classes

Conferences are November 12th and November 13th for T-Th classes

A schedule will be sent home to make a time selection that works for you.

Family Fun Night

Tuesday, November 27th, at 7:00 pm This is a fun night for Good Shepherd Preschool families to join together and create Christmas decorations.

Tumblers & Water Bottles

Thank you to all those who ordered. Orders should arrive by about November 6th. Announcements will be placed in the bulletin, so that yours may be picked up.

  Blessings ~ Ellen Grimm

Time Change

Sunday, November 4th
Turn Your Clocks Back one hour!

Sunday School

Every Sunday at 9:30 am, down in the Fellowship Hall!
We are collecting candy NOW for the White Lake Christmas Parade on December 1st, at 2:00 pm. Grab some Halloween candy when it goes on sale!

Just a note, all Sunday School kids need to be at the parade by 1:00 pm over in Whitehall! There is a basket by the Sunday School bulletin board where candy donations can go!

Looking Ahead...
The Sunday School Christmas Program is December 15th, down in the fellowship hall!

Midweek ~ Operation Christmas Child
Midweek will be preparing gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child this year. The church has supported this in the past and we would like to continue it. We will be accepting donations until November 7th. A list of donation item ideas is on the bulletin board in the narthex. Monetary donations can also be given and we will purchase items to include in the boxes! A collection box is there also.

Jr. Youth

Every Sunday at 9:30 am, in the Blue Room!

Sr. Youth News

Sunday Mornings ~ 9:30 am every Sunday!
We serve breakfast every week. We have a lesson, talk time, and an activity. Come and have some fun with us!

National Youth Gathering Can Drive!

We are collecting returnables... You can drop your cans and bottles off in the breezeway of the parsonage…OR You can sign up on the Youth Bulletin Board to have your returnables picked up!! Please make sure to put your name/address/phone. Thanks so much for your support!
LCMS 2019 Youth Gathering
Minneapolis - July 11-15, 2019
The Age to participate: Entering into 9th grade summer 2019 through 12th grade.

Love Family

We will be having a freewill offering on Sunday, November 11th, to help our Love Family purchase mattresses and bedding! November ideas for the Love Family will be posted on the sign up board in the narthex. Thank you for helping out this family over the past year. Another family will be starting in December!


Our National Day of Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 22nd. Please join us on WEDNESDAY, November 21st, at 7:30 pm for our Thanksgiving Worship Service.

Congregational Meeting

(formerly called the Voters Meeting)

Wednesday, November 28th, at 7:30 pm If you have something you would like to get on the agenda, please contact the office by Wednesday, November 21st.

We Need You!

Board of Education The Board of Education is looking for two new members? Anyone interested can reach out to Alan Mayville (231-638-7282) or any other board member.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee is looking for volunteers! There will be a vacancy and we need someone to fill out the term. If you can help, please contact Tom Mott at 231-557-8118, or contact the church office at 894-8471.

Quilting Update

Quilts – 300, School Kits – 30, Fabric Kits – 21, Soap – lots!

It’s that time again! October 17th, 300 quilts, 30 school kits, 21 fabric kits, and a couple boxes of soap, were shipped to Lutheran World Relief. There are many involved in making this project go well.

Our thanks to those who faithfully come each Tuesday (all year long), to Thrivent for making money available for notions needed, such as thread, for other donations of sheets for the backs, for the donated materials from Arvid Brown, to Roger and Pat Smith for making the delivery to Grand Rapids, and to Fay Townsend for getting us boxes for shipping!


Can you help? A beautiful quilt was dropped off in the quilting area and they would like to know where it came from. If you have any information, please contact the church office.

His Arms Kenya

Each month's items are so important as trips in February & June are being planned.

November items are: Tylenol, Advil, and Neosporin
December ~ the 2nd Annual Bake Sale is being planned, possibly Sunday, December 9th!

Thank you to all who are helping to make these life-changing differences at His Arms!
  Kathi Strahl

2018 Christmas Cantata

Sunday, December 9th!
8:15am, 10:45am, & 7:00pm

Offering Envelopes

The 2019 Offering Envelopes are available in the narthex. If you can’t find yours, please talk to Tom Mott (Finance Committee). PLEASE DON’T USE THEM UNTIL JANUARY 2019!!

Trinity Lutheran’s Annual Bazaar

The Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, from 9 am to 2 pm, in the Church Parlor at 3225 Roosevelt Rd., Muskegon. We offer homemade gifts & decorations, baked goods, preserves, canned items, candies & treats, and great bargains on gently used items and like-new jewelry.

Community Event

Community Foundation for Muskegon County presents “Understanding Our Past: Healing Our Future”, Dr. Joy DeGruy, acclaimed author, educator, and speaker. This event is Tuesday, November 6th, at 7:00 pm, at the Frauenthal Theater. Tickets are FREE! For more information, please call 231-727.8001.

Life Line Screening

Life Line a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings here at St. James Lutheran Church on Monday, 11/12/2018, in the Youth House.

Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word "circle" to 797979.

St. James 150th Anniversary

St. James Lutheran's 150th Anniversary Celebration is in 2022! Before we know it, this event will be here. We are still looking for names of church members, past and present, that served in the military. Check the poster in the narthex and add anyone we have missed. Thank You!
  Marge Block & Judy Best

November Birthdays
11/01Julie Kessler11/17Travis Evans
11/02Jay Mulder11/19Kaelyn Lohman
11/02Ron Bailey11/19Wesley Hasenbank
11/03Heidi McLaughlin11/21Jeff Stevens
11/04Presley Smith11/22Casey Seymour
11/06Rex Allen11/22Ellery Mayville
11/08Jeremy Goodrich11/23Marge Babcock
11/10Lauren Mills11/24Ed Gilbertson
11/10Paul Schroeder11/25Corey Hawkins
11/11Casey Huizenga11/26Judy Gilbertson
11/11Tom Kring11/27Brad VanBergen
11/13Jan Lohman11/27Hailey Jones
11/13Sue Lohman11/27Kaylynn Moschke
11/14Lisa Siedenstrang11/28Dianne Lohman
11/15Bruce Baxter11/29Ken DuBois
11/15Judd VanBergen11/30Jim Eppard
11/16Carolyn Koski11/30Sue Miller
11/17Louie Mayville

ELDERSKeith RamthunRusty Streblow
TRUSTEESJames RamthunJoe Goodrich
ACOLYTESKeira Lindstrom
USHERSKeith RamthunRusty Streblow
Jay MulderJarrod Moore
Ron BaileyArt Jones
Rich Kessler, Jr.Greg Neubauer
ALTAR CAREMarge Block & Angie Lindstrom
PRAYER PARTNERS4thBrent RogersJarrod Moore
11thMatt SchroederGreg Neubauer
18thMatt SchultzJeff O'Connell
25thCasey SeymourJason Rice
GREETERS4thM/M Rex AllenM/M Ken DuBois
11thM/M Louie MayvilleM/M Ron Cober
18thM/M Randy ZellerCarol Hanson
25thM/M Tom BlinkMarty Tyler
MULTI-MEDIA4thApril LipkaMarek Bernhardt
11thEric LindstromFriday Family
18thAlicia KoskiEric Deremiah
21stJeri Wonders (Thanksgiving Eve.)
25thJeri WondersJackson VanBergen
COFFEE4thAmy Jandt & Angie Lindstrom
11thEileen Schroeder & Dianne Gardner
18thAlicia Koski & April Lipka
25thPat Smith & Carolyn Koski
NURSERY4thTina Timmich
11thKaren Neubauer
18thJulie Trevino
25thno one scheduled
ALTAR4thVirginia Roesler
FLOWERS11thRuth Ann Francis
18thJeri Wonders & Sandy Veltman
25thJeri Wonders & Sandy Veltman

Funeral Families
If we have a funeral, Eileen Schroeder, our Luncheon Coordinator will contact you for help. Each funeral luncheon requires table/chair set up, food donations, food servers (kitchen staff), and table/chair take down. Eileen will let you know what is needed.

If you are unable to fulfill your assigned duty, please make arrangements with someone before or after you on the list. Thanks!