FOR THE WEEK OF 02/21/21

21Sunday8:15/10:45 amWorship Services
9:30 amSS/Jr/Sr Studies
Monday-Friday9:00 amPreschool
22Monday8:30 amMen's Bible Study
6:00 pmCPR Class
23Tuesday9:00 amQuilters
5:00 pmBible Refresher Class
24Wednesday5:00 pmConf/Mid Family Dinner
6:30 pmConfirmation/Midweek
7:30 pmLenten Service
25Thursday3:30 pmPew Sisters
26Friday5:00 pmYouth Tubing at Double JJ
A Big Thank You to Pastor Cate for conducting our services this morning! Pastor Brooks will return to the office on Wednesday, February 24th. While he is gone, in the event of an emergency, please contact Keith Ramthun at 231-301-5070.
Youth Night!
Sunday, February 21st, 6:00-7:30 pm, for 6th-12th graders. Bring a flashlight!
Lenten Service
Join us for our Wednesday Lenten Service on Febryary 24th, at 7:30 pm. Our theme for this Lenten season is "The Places of the Passion". In this service for Week 1 of Lent, the place of the Passion is Bethany, as we remember that Jesus is anointed for burial by his friend Mary, at her home in this small town. We are called to prepare our hearts for Christ's death as well, while still looking toward the fragrant surprise of the empty tomb. The meaning, history and spiritual inspiration associated with Bethany help us to grow to understand more deeply the hard road our Lord took that the way to heaven might be open to us.
The CPR/First Aid class is Monday, February 22nf, from 6:00-9:00 pm. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall.
Double JJ's Tubing
If you signed up, tickets have been ordered for you. Please come to the church on Friday, February 26th, at 5:00 pm for food. We will be at the hills until 9:00 pm. Pick up at the church around 9:15 pm. Can't remember if you signed up, check the youth bulletin board for your name. (Sorry, can't add new people anymore.)
Family Devotions
New family devotions are available. These are great for kiddos! They are free. Make sure to grab one!
Lenten Family Calendar
Lent is a time to reflect on what Christ has done. Many people give something up for lent to focus more on what Christ took on. I want to encourage you to build a healthy habit this Lent Season. This calendar... It's simple, colorful, and gives direction. Put it on your fridge and follow the tasks. Pick it up on the table by the office.
Bible Study Opportunities

  • Men's Study on Monday mornings - Book of Job - 8:30 am (men)
  • Tuesday Bible Refresher class - Old Testament - 5:00 pm (anyone)
  • Wednesday Women's group - Fellowship and Prayer - 6:30 pm (women)
  • Thursday Women's Pew Sisters - Prayer - 3:30 pm (women)
  • Sunday Breakfast Study - God's Tough Questions - 9:30 am (Jr/Sr high)
Canoe Trip
There is one opening for the Men's Canoe Trip, scheduled for June 26-July 3. If interested, please contact Pastor at 231-578-7024.
Opening Available
The Board of Education is taking applications for the position of Preschool Teacher Assistant. You can find the job description on the bulletin board.
To apply, please send resume and letter of interest to:
Alan Mayville ~ Chair, Board of Education
Deadline to apply: February 28, 2021
Don't forget to direct Choice Dollars by March 2021

It's that time of year again! Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have 2020 Choice Dollars have until the end of March 2021 to direct them. Grant funding from Thrivent Financial through its Thrivent Choice program can help support your church. Don't let your 2020 Choice Dollars expire! You can direct them by going online to and click on Direct Choice Dollars OR by calling the Thrivent home office at 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt. Press 1 and a representative will work with you. Your local Whitehall Thrivent Professionals, Marci Bentz and Tony DeNicolo, can be reached at 231-894-8886 to assist with questions.
Camp Concordia Summer Camp
A time to unplug, be outdoors, develop life values, build skills, be mentored, grow in your faith, kayak, sail, shoot archery, zip line, gaga ball, 9 square in the air, fishing, mountain bike riding, and so so much more is offered here! Grab a camp brochure from the youth board or go to
Just a reminder... Ways to Give
Download the eGiving App "GivePlus" to set one-time or recurring donations. You can also manage and view your giving from the convenience of your smartphone! Text ~ set up a one time or recurring donation by texting the amount you wish to give to 231-674-8049. When using electronic giving please consider checking the "optional" box -Give additional 2.75% to help offset the processing fee.

Church Tent Use
Two tents were purchased in memoriam of Mert and Dorothy Raschke. The tents are 20 ft x 30 ft and are available for rent to St. James members. Family and friends may use the tents but members must call to schedule and submit the fee. The rental fee of $25 per tent per day is to cover replacement parts and the purchase of additional tents. To rent the tents call Melinda O'Connell at 894-9535. There is a crew available to help with set up and take down. Make checks out to St. James Lutheran Church. Availability is first come, first serve.

This WeekNext Week
PRAYER PARTNERSJason CooperRick Gifford
Greg NeubauerJeff O'Connell
COFFEE HOURBob & Candy StevensWendy Kessler
Ruth Ann FrancisAngie Wigren
MULTI-MEDIAEric LindstromApril Lipka
Friday FamilyMarek Bernhardt
April Lipka (Lenten Service 7:30pm)
NURSERYAvailable but not staffed.

ELDERSKeith RamthunJeff Boulet
TRUSTEESAllen RamthunBecky Winters
ACOLYTESPaige Ramthun
USHERSRon BaileyJason Rice
Henry BaileyCaleb Rice
ALTAR CAREBecky Winters & Betty Ross
PRAYER PARTNERS7thRon BaileyArt Jones
14thRon BarrsJarrod Moore
21stJason CooperGreg Neubauer
28thRick GiffordJeff O'Connell
GREETERS7th We are asking for Greerer volunteers
for each service, to stand behind the
bulletin table and greet people as they come in.
Sign up on the Bulletin Board!
MULTI-MEDIA7thJeri WondersEric Deremiah
14thAlicia KoskiLizbeth Bentz
17thEric Lindstrom (Ash Wednesday)
21stEric LindstromFriday Family
24thApril Lipka (Lenten Service)
28thApril LipkaMarek Bernhardt
COFFEE7th We are asking for volunteers for weekly coffee hour
to make coffee and bring in store bought treats.
Please sign up on the Bulletin Board if
you are interested!
NURSERYThe nursery is available but not staffed.
14thCharles Vanderlaan