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Mark Your Calendars!
New Christmas Tradition

Beginning  December 1st, read one chapter of the Book of Luke in the Bible every day.  There are 24 chapters. On Christmas Eve you will have read an entire account of Jesus's life and wake up on Christmas morning knowing WHO and WHY we celebrate!

Get Out Your Recipe Books

Can you provide something to share with our St. James family on one of the following dates Advent Vespers Services December 4, 11,18 - reception to follow 7:30pm service 
Lessons & Carols Service December 22 - dessert reception to follow the 10:45am service
Lenten Suppers March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 – Looking for a team to help coordinate and others to provide the meals.

Annual Cookie & Care Exchange (and light breakfast)
Saturday, December 7 -
 This lovely Advent  tradition helps us prepare and center our focus on much more than baking and eating cookies!  We plate half of everything provided for a free will donation bake sale in the narthex Sunday morning, 12/8 starting at 8:15am – the proceeds will benefit an outreach organization. We also package cookies to take to some of our members who are unable to attend. In addition, we hope to plate several  platters of goodies to share at the PADS Dinner on 12/10. A win-win for more than our tummies!  

Please bake  4-6 dozen of your holiday favorites, divided equally into two separate containers.  Thank you in advance for your generosity. Sign-up sheet will be on the kiosk on November 10. Please let Kathy know if you require childcare.

Fellowship and Service

Altar Guild - Gail Morgan, Altar Guild Coordinator, invites you to explore being a member of the guild.

Sanctuary Christmas Decorating - Saturday, December 21, 9:30-11:00am -  Join the Altar Guild in decorating the tree and preparing the sanctuary for Christmas! The more the merrier. Come for as long as you are able.

Friendship Potluck Dinner Sunday, January 26, 2020 - There is nothing like a Lutheran potluck dinner! Bring enough to share and enjoy a time of fellowship and a service project with friends.

WSJ Annual Retreat
April 24-26 (Friday-Sunday) - At the home of Carole Tanner in South Haven, Michigan. One and two evening options are available. Watch for specifics in early 2020.

Worship is at the center of the Word and Sacrament life of our church. We regularly have communion as a part of our worship. All are welcome to come worship our Lord Jesus Christ with us.  Read more

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