A PLACE FOR YOUR OLD GLASSES

St. James continues to help The Lions Club collect old, outdated- even broken glasses to be repaired, improved and sent to those in need.  The collection box is being moved to the Answer Booth for easy drop off now through the month of September.  Look around.  Your donation can become someone else's treasure.    No cases please.  Thank you!  

Thank You St James

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Thank you for supporting 360 Communities Burnsville Food Shelf with your gift of 128 pounds of food and household items.

Minnesotan's average three million food shelves visits every year.  With every ask for food support, there is a complex and unique set of circumstances.  At 360 Communities' food shelves, our staff and volunteers work to build trusting relationships while providing access to healthy food as well as other resources to support individuals as they build safe and stable lives.

Thank you for making a difference in our community!

Warm Regards, Laurie Bolin, Director of Development

Annual Food Drive for Students at Luther Seminary

Seminary: a college that prepares students to be priests, ministers or rabbis

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We have seen our own Sherri Lawrence, Pastor Scott and others before them,  enroll and graduate from Luther Seminary in St. Paul.  This fall 165 new students will begin their formal spiritual studies and hundreds more returning students to serve in God's world.  

St. James is again hosting our Annual Food Drive for the students at Luther Seminary.  International and local students are blessed to have access to a food shelf stocked with food choices that fit their needs.  

Our church has played an important role providing hundreds of pounds of food.  Last year, in early October, 20 bags of food were delivered to the Sem.  This September we are again asking St. James folks for your generous support.  

Most needed items include:

Dry beans, rice, cooking oil, pasta, spaghetti sauce

Canned tuna, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables

Taco shells, crackers, nutritious cereals

Personal bath soap and paper products

Thank you in advance for your continued care and support.  The Seminary and students are grateful.  

Calling All Little Lambs!

Little Lamb ministry is being refreshed, beginning on Rally Day (September 9).  

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If you were previously (a few years back) given a St. James lamb - find it and bring it back to church.  You will receive a special gift.

If you have not received a St. James lamb - we have one waiting for you, along with a welcome bag as soon as you register.

Check out the New Features for the Little Lamb ministry.

Weekly check-in at the Little Lamb pasture.  Each week your child will receive a sticker to put on their "lamb tag." They will hang their tags on the fence in the pasture.  When they accumulate five stickers, they get a prize.

Little Lamb Sunday. On the fourth Sunday of every month, children will be invited to bring their lambs up for the Children's Message.

Baptism Celebration.  On the anniversary of your child's baptism, they will receive a gift at worship.  They will also get to wear the Baptism Birthday sash and help Pastor Walt pour the water into the font at the start of worship.

Whether you already have a lamb, or you need to get one, we are asking that EVERYONE register anew for this ministry.  

 

Questions about this ministry?  Things we should know?  

Calling all Kids/Youth in Grades 2-8!

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Do you like to sing? Join us for a fun & exciting 2018-2019 choir season!

Everybody's Got a Place in This Choir!

◦     1st graders are welcome to come and try us out!

◦     Rehearsals start on Wednesday, September 12, from 5:15 – 6:00 pm

◦   We sing once a month, starting Sunday, September 23, 2018!

◦     Sign up at the Answer Booth or come to the September 12th rehearsal!

Contact Barbara Kleinfeldt, Director, at bjkleinfeldt@integra.net with questions.

 

Thank You--School Supply Drive

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Thank you to all who participated in this year’s school supply drive for our Armful of Love families.  We helped 10 children in 4 families have the supplies they need to start school.  A total of $791 was collected in school supplies and Target or Walmart gift cards.  The families will use the gift cards to buy additional school supplies such as backpacks as well as new shoes and clothes.

Salad Luncheon

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You are invited to a salad luncheon on Saturday, Sept 29 sponsored by the st James women beginning at 10:30 am. 

Icy Mackley will be speaking Growing up in  Birmingham, AL.   No cost but a free will offering will be taken.   Guests are welcome.

Sign up at the answer booth

Blessing of the Backpacks

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Bring your backpack to church on September 9 at the 9:30am worship service and participate in the Blessing of the Backpacks.

Students of all ages will be able to come forward during the worship service wearing their backpacks and receive a blessing for the coming school year. Begin the Sunday School year and the public or private school year with this blessing.

 

Needed: School Supplies for Armful of Love Families

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ALL school supplies need to be returned by this Sunday, August 26! 

Some of the students start school on Monday, August 27, and will need them!  Please place the school supplies in the bag with the child’s name and family number on it.

There are still a few tags left on the table if you are interested in helping our Armful of Love families.  Tags for gift cards for Target and Walmart are also appreciated to help our families buy backpacks, shoes, and school clothes for the students.

Thank you for your generosity! 

A PLACE FOR YOUR OLD GLASSES

St. James continues to help The Lions Club collect old, outdated- even broken glasses to be repaired, improved and sent to those in need.  The collection box is being moved to the Answer Booth for easy drop off now through the month of September.  Look around.  Your donation can become someone else's treasure.    No cases please.  Thank you!  

Trimester Ministry Planning Night with Pizza Dinner

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We gather as a church on Tuesday, August 21 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Koinonia Room to plan our ministry for the last four months of 2018.

All are welcome and needed! Bring your ideas and desires for ministry. We will start with Pizza and conversation from 6pm to 6:30pm and spend the last hour planning ministry.

Questions? Contact Doreen Evans, Director of Ministry Operations.

Worship Teams Thank You BBQ

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On Monday, August 20, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Doreen and Pastor Walt will host a THANK YOU WORSHIP TEAM BBQ to share the appreciation of the whole
St. James community. All who have served on a WORSHIP TEAM this past year are
invited to attend.  PLUS... those of you who are interested in serving in this way are
invited to attend. Mark your calendars if you are in either group.  For the purpose of having enough food - please sign-up at the Answer Booth or online if you are able to attend.

We will share a meal and appreciation. Following dinner (which the church will provide), we will look ahead at the coming year. There will be an opportunity for conversation about how we welcome folks and a chance for feedback and
suggestions on how we can do even better.  
Thanks, Pastor Walt and Doreen Evans

August 9, 2018 -- Blood Drive Results!!

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Appointment slots filled-44

Presenters-43

Units collected-41!      

It was a very good day!  123 lives could be impacted with these results.  

Thank you to St. James and community donors, food contributors and volunteer workers!!         

Karen and Sylvia

Annual Food Drive for Students at Luther Seminary

Seminary: a college that prepares students to be priests, ministers or rabbis

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We have seen our own Sherri Lawrence, Pastor Scott and others before them,  enroll and graduate from Luther Seminary in St. Paul.  This fall 165 new students will begin their formal spiritual studies and hundreds more returning students to serve in God's world.  

St. James is again hosting our Annual Food Drive for the students at Luther Seminary.  International and local students are blessed to have access to a food shelf stocked with food choices that fit their needs.  

Our church has played an important role providing hundreds of pounds of food.  Last year, in early October, 20 bags of food were delivered to the Sem.  This September we are again asking St. James folks for your generous support.  

Most needed items include:

Dry beans, rice, cooking oil, pasta, spaghetti sauce

Canned tuna, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables

Taco shells, crackers, nutritious cereals

Personal bath soap and paper products

Thank you in advance for your continued care and support.  The Seminary and students are grateful.  

Needed: School Supplies for Armful of Love Families

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There are several St. James’ families who need help obtaining school supplies for their children this year. Tags and bags with the child’s name, family number, and requested item(s) are in the Narthex.

Please place your item(s) in the appropriate bag and return them no later than Aug 26.

If you are in need of school supplies for your child or have any questions, please click here to contact St James organizer.

Thank you for your generosity! 

Trimester Ministry Planning Night with Pizza Dinner

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We gather as a church on Tuesday, August 21 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Koinonia Room to plan our ministry for the last four months of 2018.

All are welcome and needed! Bring your ideas and desires for ministry. We will start with Pizza and conversation from 6pm to 6:30pm and spend the last hour planning ministry.

Questions? Contact Doreen Evans, Director of Ministry Operations.

AED / CPR Training

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  • Monday, July 23, 2018
  • 6:30 PM  8:00 PM

St. James has a new AED and we are having a hands on training.
Everyone is welcome to sign up.
Where: St. James Fellowship Hall
What: Bystander hands-only CPR/AED Training: Covers the difference between heart attack and cardiac arrest, identify cardiac arrest, how to do chest compressions and why rescue breaths are no longer advised, how to operate an AED, when to connect it to a victim, touch base on Heart Disease/Stroke signs/symptoms and legalities. Course completion card issued. Length of class is 90 minutes. 
Sign up at the Answer Booth. Or email Doreen@stjameslc.com

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D  y u kn w when St. J mes' next  l  d drive is?

Thursd y,  ugust 9

WH T'S MISSING HERE?

With ut A, B & O  Red Cr ss c n't s ve  ny  dy!

Wh t else is missing? 

YOU

Please sign up online or at the Answer Booth come mid-July.  Thank you, Karen & Sylvia