Calling all Handy Men of St. James

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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.

Saturday, March 3: 8:30-11:30am

Ministry Hosts: Dave Osterkamp & Noah Lichtenberger

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College Care Packages

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The St James Church Ladies were at it again! Last week they sent out 11 care packages to St James College Youth for the beginning of Lent. Up next they will be sending out care packages for Finals. If you have any boxes they can utilize for shipping, the Church Ladies would love to take them off of your hands. Contact the church office for more information on how to donate boxes.

Did someone say Pancakes?!?!

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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: $2

Have a Heart, Give from Yours!

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It's still time to make a New Year's Resolution to donate blood at St. James, Feb. 15, 1-7 pm!

St James is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, February 15 from 1:00-7:00pm.

THANK YOU to those who have made a commitment to donate. PLEASE we need more of you, 

who are able, to share your life-saving blood!  Please encourage family members, friends, neighbors, 

and any others to make a donation.You may sign up:  www.redcrossblood.org   sponsor code:  STJAMESBV

 

*When you give blood, you give another birthday, another anniversary, another day at the beach, another night

 under the stars, another talk with a friend, another laugh, another hug, another chance! (Red Cross Quotes)

St. James Ministry in Africa

This picture was recently taken by Birdie Olson as she visited Luntangilo School in Tanzania.  St. James helps with student fees to send these children to school.

This picture was recently taken by Birdie Olson as she visited Luntangilo School in Tanzania.  St. James helps with student fees to send these children to school.

For decades, St. James has been connected with the church in Tanzania.  Our partnership with the Idunda parish has been a tremendous mutual blessing.  We are thankful for this opportunity to share in Jesus' love that closes the distance between us and strengthens Christ's church around the globe. 

Thanks Guys!

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On last Saturday, February 3, the Handymen of St. James, came together and checked a few things off the list of things that need to get done around our church home.  Fresh paint in a hallway, a fixed toilet, and repair to locks on bathroom stalls.  

Mark your calendar if you can help out next month.  March 3 from 8:30 to 11:00 - and yes, there will be donuts!

 

Get Ready to Walk this Lent

Do you want to be healthier in body and spirit?   

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Lent is a wonderful opportunity to grow as a person in both.  To this end, and starting on Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, February 14), Pastor Walt is looking for a group of folks with which to walk and pray.  We gather at 7:00 a.m. at Applebees in the Burnsville Center for a quick devotion (nothing weird - we are in public after all).  We will walk for thirty minutes (or longer if you want and have the time).  

We will do this on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout the season of Lent. 

A Funeral Planning Conversation

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Join Senior Moments on Tuesday, February 6 at 10:00am in the Fellowship Hall for a panel discussion regarding funeral planning. 

Pastor Walt, White Family Funeral Home of Burnsville, and McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation of Shakopee will come together to answer your questions regarding funeral planning. 

Sunday Morning Listening Post

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As part of our ongoing discernment of ministry at St. James, Pastor Walt is hosting two Listening Posts to look at our Sunday morning schedule.  Come share your idea and perspectives on what the "perfect" Sunday morning schedule would look like for you. 

Pastor Walt will host Listening Posts on:

1) Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

2) Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Pastor's Coffee and Conversation

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On Thursday, January 18 from 11:00-12:00pm, Pastor Walt will be hosting a morning conversation with the congregation. This is an opportunity to ask questions, share perspectives, and dream about where God is leading us as a church.  Coffee and treats will be served.  All are invited.

Annual Meeting and Potluck

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On Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 11:30am-2:00pm St James will gather for our Annual Meeting and Potluck.

11:30-12:00p Potluck

12:00pm meeting begins.

Please bring a dish to share.

Bad weather backup date: February 4 (same time)

It's a Sledding & Skating Party!

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On Saturday, January 20 from 3-5pm St James will be hosting a sledding and skating party at Neill Park in Burnsville!!! 

Bring your own sleds, skates, and/or hockey equipment. 

The skate rink and warming house are free to the public and hot chocolate will be provided by St. James Lutheran. 

For any questions, please contact ministry host, Paul Wojahn

Christmas Caroling and Advent worship at Cherrywood Pointe senior living

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Come one, come all for a night of spreading Christmas cheer.  On Wednesday, December 20  we will gather at Cherrywood Pointe senior living in Savage 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. 

Mid-week Advent four worship will be held as part of this joyous experience at 7:00 p.m.  
Sponsored by Thrivent Financial

 

Youth Christmas Worship Service

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On Sunday, December 17, 2017 our children and youth of all ages will lead the 9:30 a.m. worship service.

They will follow the liturgy and tell the Christmas story through traditional hymns, prayer and readings.

Soul Fire, the youth choir, will also sing and several youth will be part of the band. Come early to hear the prelude music that will be played by the children and older youth!

Poinsettia Order Form Available

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Help us decorate our church home this Christmas season! 

 If you would like to purchase one in memory or honor of someone, please fill out an envelope and place it in the offering plate or turn it in at the church office by noon on Wednesday, December 20. Cost is $20.  Order forms can be found at the Answer Booth or in the alcove near the church office.

First Confirmation Speaker of the Year

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On November 29, the Confirmation Ministry will host its first Faith Speaker of the year.  We welcome Dave Fuerst, Senior Director of Philanthropic Engagement for Lutheran World Relief.  Dave, who goes to St. James, has traveled around the globe to help raise awareness and funding for LWR's ministry.  Dave will share his faith with the Confirmation students and answer their questions.  Confirmation class happens each week on Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 unless otherwise announced.  For a complete schedule and description of Confirmation Ministry  (click here)

Christmas Caroling and Advent worship at Cherrywood Pointe senior living

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Come one, come all for a night of spreading Christmas cheer.  On Wednesday, December 20  we will gather at Cherrywood Pointe senior living in Savage 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. 

Mid-week Advent four worship will be held as part of this joyous experience at 7:00 p.m.  
Sponsored by Thrivent Financial