Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

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On the night before Lent begins, St. James will be having a Pancake Supper.  This pre-Lenten tradition is practiced by Christians in many Anglican countries.  Pancakes will be provided.  Bring your favorite ‘indulgent’ topping to share (be creative and don’t worry about the calories).  

Pancakes will be served from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.   Cost: Free

Ministry Hosts: SPARK Team and Megan Kuneli.

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Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

Ash Wednesday

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Lent begins on Wednesday, March 6.  

St. James offers two worship opportunities to start your Lenten journey on the right foot.

Noon -  (spoken; half hour)

7:30 p.m.  - (full sung liturgy)

Both of these worships offer communion and ashes to all who attend.

 

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Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Growing Through Loss

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Topic/Presenter:

“Grief Demystified” An Overview of Grief

Brenda DeMotte, MSW, LICSW Professional Counseling and Grief Services, Inc. Author of “Grief Demystified”

Location:

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd

Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-432-6351

 

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Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Growing Through Loss

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Topic/Presenter:

Grief and Resiliency

Beryl Schewe, Dir. Pastoral Care Our Lady of Grace Church, Edina

Author of Habits of Resilience: Learning to Live Fully in the Midst of Loss

Location:

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd

Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-432-6351

 

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Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

April Meal Pack & Worship

Come out for an evening of service, fellowship, and a good home-cooked meal.

On the first Wednesday of the month, St. James hosts a MEAL PACK.

Come at 6:00 p.m. and we will feed you. Then help to pack the meals. This opportunity is part of our confirmation students’ faith formation.

A brief, informal worship is held at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall after we clean up from the packing.

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Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Growing Through Loss

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Topic/Presenter:

“Sensing the Presence of Our Loved Ones After Death” How God Comforts and Reassures Us

Pastor Candee Moser, Redeemer Lutheran Church, White Bear Lake

Location:

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd

Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-432-6351

 

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Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00

Maundy Thursday-Noon Worship

Sitting at tables, we will pray, hear God’s Word, share a glass of wine (or sparkling grape juice), eat a light snack, and share in Communion.  Worship will happen around the table.  We will share the liberating story of God’s love—as found in the life that Jesus offers to us and invites us into as he commands us to love one another.

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Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Maundy Thursday-Evening Worship

Sitting at tables, we will pray, hear God’s Word, share a glass of wine (or sparkling grape juice), eat a light snack, and share in Communion.  Worship will happen around the table.  We will share the liberating story of God’s love—as found in the life that Jesus offers to us and invites us into as he commands us to love one another.

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Feb
18
6:30 PM18:30

College Care Packages

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It's the time of year again when we are going to be sending some love from St James to our college kids. We will be packing boxes on Monday, February 18, 6:30 p.m. in the Games by St James room. If you would like to donate items they can be left in the old office area where the Sunday School and Craft supplies are located. We would appreciate items for 11 boxes.

For more information please contact Jennifer Corcoran at

 jsmcorcora@mchsi.com 

Thanks in advance for your help to warm hearts in winter.

 

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Feb
13
12:30 PM12:30

Widow/Widower Valentine's Luncheon

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The Pastoral Care Team is hosting its annual gathering of those who have lost a spouse.  It is a time of sharing memories, practical advice, and friendship with others who 'know what it is like."  All widow/widowers are welcome.  

Date:   Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Place:   Olive Garden, Cty. Rd. 42, Burnsville

Reservations under:  St. James Lutheran

Cost:   Free!  (funded by St. James Pastoral Care mission budget)

Please RSVP by February 11 Sign up below,
at the Answer Booth, or call the church office at 952-890-4534.

 

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Registrations open until February 11th. 

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Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Forming Our Story Team

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We are gathering those who are interested in helping to tell the story of St. James ministry through words and pictures. Do you have gifts of writing, creativity, and photography that you would like to share? Come and see how you can be a part of this exciting new Mission Team.

We will meet at a table in the Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour

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Feb
10
10:30 AM10:30

Hearts and Hands Yarn Ministry

Calling all Yarners (Knitters or Crocheters)!!!
St. James is starting a new yarn ministry that will include fellowship to create prayer shawls, baptismal shawls, baby booties, baby blankets, hats, mittens, scarfs etc.  All of the items made will be donated either to St. James members in need, area hospitals or others that are in need.  Yarn will be provided or you are welcome to donate yarn.

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We are setting up a table in the Narthex at church to show shawls and other already yarned items on Sunday, February 10 after the 9:30 worship service.  You can also contact Pam Larson at pamelalarson135@gmail.com , call her at 612-859-9616 or contact the church office to indicate your interest.  Volunteers of all ages and gender are welcome!

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Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

February Meal Pack & Worship

Come out for an evening of service, fellowship, and a good home-cooked meal.

On the first Wednesday of the month, St. James hosts a MEAL PACK.

Come at 6:30 p.m. and we will feed you. Then help to pack the meals. This opportunity is part of our confirmation students’ faith formation.

A brief, informal worship is held at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall after we clean up from the packing.

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Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Smile, God Loves U - A Special Event for Kids

St. James Lutheran loves kids…

On Saturday morning, February 2, kids ages 3 and up are invited to attend a fun-filled event that focuses on God’s love.

There will be magic, story-telling, balloons, puppets, snack, and goofy-antics presented byPastor Walt and his son Mark. Cost is free. Sign-up below.

 

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Feb
2
8:30 AM08:30

Handy Men of St. James Feb. 2

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Come fix up and give a fresh look to the church. This is an opportunity for men of faith to get together, eat donuts and work on projects around St. James. Sign below, at the Answer Booth or call the church office.

Ministry Hosts: Dave Osterkamp & Del Bloch

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Jan
31
7:30 AM07:30

Cancelled: Thursday Bible Study at Rise and Wine

On account of extreme weather conditions, we will NOT be having Bible Study at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine on Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 a.m.


This is out of concern for the early morning hour of this meeting and the projected cold temperatures.


In lieu, you are invited to attend either the 9:00 a.m. Bible Study at Augustana Regents, Burnsville or the 11:00 a.m. Bible Study at Savage Senior Living.



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Jan
13
11:00 AM11:00

Joy and Vision - A Time for Sharing

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During the Adult Faith Formation Hour, there will be a conversation that looks back on the year of ministry that has just past. Leaders from the Executive Mission Team will be sharing perspectives, their joy, and vision for St. James future. You are invited to grab a cup of coffee and do the same.

Sunday - January 13

11:00 -11:40 a.m.

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Jan
6
11:00 AM11:00

CREATE HOME BLESSING

On Sunday, January 6, during the Adult Faith Formation Hour (11:00 - 11:45 a.m.), you are invited to create a blessing to hang over the door of your home. At the start of worship, we will be using a blessing used by Eastern European Christians on Epiphany to bless their homes. As a church family, we will mark the names of the wise men - Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar - over the main entrance to our sanctuary - asking for God’s blessing over us we we enter throughout the new year. During the Adult Faith Formation time, materials will be provided for you to make a version of this same blessing for your home.

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Jan
2
6:30 PM18:30

January Meal Pack & worship

Come out for an evening of service, fellowship, and a good home-cooked meal.

On the first Wednesday of the month, St. James hosts a MEAL PACK.

Come at 6:30 p.m. and we will feed you. Then help to pack the meals. This opportunity is part of our confirmation students’ faith formation.

A brief, informal worship is held at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall after we clean up from the packing.

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Dec
26
to Dec 31

Year-End Giving

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We are so thankful to receive monetary gifts that help strengthen the mission we share in Jesus’ name.


IRS regulations require that charitable contributions be delivered to the church by Dec. 31, or be postmarked by Dec. 31. 

 

Any gifts received after that date will be recorded as 2019 offerings.

 

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Dec
19
5:30 PM17:30

Christmas Caroling and and Holden Evening Prayer at Savage Senior Living

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Come one, come all for a night of spreading Christmas cheer. We will gather at Savage senior living for an evening of song and worship. We will share a meal at 5:30pm and sing Christmas Carols at 6:00pm.

All ages are invited to join the Confirmation Small Groups and the Chancel Choir for this experience in the neighborhood.  Address: Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe (5950 W 130th LN, Savage)
Sponsored by Thrivent Financial

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