September 15th thru September 21st (Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
PLEASE NOTE: Our Sunday Worship schedule:
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
“Called by God, centered in the Word and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we rejoice in the Lord,
OUR STAFF AT ST. JAMES
Pastor ............................................................................................................The Rev. Keith Getz
ST. JAMES LUTHERAN SCHOOL
Office Manager ................................................................................................... Kristin Ross
2018 Average Attendance
Pastor Keith Getz may be reached during office hours at 803-418-0005. At times of crisis: 803-607-5956 (Cell); Email - firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular Office Hours: Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:30-12:30am. Pastor Keith has discontinued their home phone (landline). Please call his cell phone if you need to contact him.
Welcome Visitors: If you’ve been baptized and wish to receive Holy Communion, you may come forward and participate. Those unable to come to the altar will commune in the pews first. If you are a first time visitor, please take home a welcome coffee mug located in the back of the Sanctuary. We thank you for worshipping with us today and hope you will come again. Small children are welcome in the worship. Busy Bags are available in the Narthex and scribble pads are in the back of the church. If your children become restless, we have a nursery available where they will be cared for with love. An usher would be happy to direct you.
Today’s Music: The opening Voluntary will be Fantasie on “Nettleton” by Fred Binckes. Children of the Heaven King, Tune: Pleyel’s Hymn, will be the Introit. The Offertory will be On Eagles’s Wings I Lift You by Felix Mendelssohn. The Closing Voluntary will be Chaconne by Andre Campra.
Flowers today are given to the Glory of God and in Memory of Alex’s Mother, Susan Augusta McLeod, by Alex and Sherry McLeod.
Remember in your Prayers : Brenda Bailey-cancer (Karen’s sister-in-law), Harold Chandler, George Getz, Tom Lovett, Norman McLeod (Alex’s brother), Betty Moore, Art Nerheim, Dee Osborne, Ann Reynolds, Stan Salter and Margaret Taylor.
Announcements: Reminder - Please remember to coordinate with the Church Office prior to scheduling events so that Valerie may reserve the date and include your event on the Church Calendar.
2018 Annual Congregational Meeting Election Results:
Council Executive Team for 2019
Newly elected members of Council (three year term 2019-2021)
Nominating Team Members (2019-2020)
The Church Office will be closed on Friday indefinitely. If anything urgent comes up on Friday, please feel free to call me (Valerie) at 803-491-5853
IMPORTANT Change : Pastor Keith’s day off September thru May is now Monday.
**NEW** The Christ in our Home devotional books for the fourth quarter of 2019 (October through September) are in the Narthex. Large Print versions are also available. Please pick up your copy today.
Confirmation Classes: If your child is a 7th - 9th grader and has not been through Confirmation classes, please contact Pastor Keith. Classes will begin September 8th, during Sunday school class, for students interested and eligible.
CHANGE IN NOON SERVICE—due to diminished attendance, our Noon Service will now be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Council Meeting will be held on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.
School Board Team will meet on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library.
Holy Communion Service at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18th.
Choir Practice will be held on Wednesday, September18th at 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study will resume on Thursday, September 19th at 10:30 a.m. in the Library. We will be studying Galatians.
Evangelism-Outreach Team will meet on Thursday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor.
Kairos will meet on Saturday, September 21st at 8:00 a.m. in the FSH.
Church Women United will have their Annual Salad Luncheon on Saturday, September 21st starting at 11:30 a.m. at Aldersgate Methodist Church on Alice Drive. Tickets can be purchased at the door or contact Judy Lessard at 803-499-3799.
If you would like to have a visit from Pastor Keith, please give him a call or send an email.
During worship, we will be standing for the Hymn of the Day which is after the sermon.
Distribution of Holy Communion—We will be distributing Holy Communion to those who are unable to come up to the Altar first, followed by the rest of the Congregation.
When folding the kneelers back up, please try to do it quietly.
Amplified Hearing Assistance System—We now have Hearing/Hearing Aid amplification devices (using wireless telecoil technology) available for those that are hearing impaired that can pair to compatible hearing aids or using a free loaner headset. Please speak to one of the Ushers. They will assist you obtaining a compatible loaner kit.
Flower Calendar: Please sign-up on the Flower Calendar in the Narthex. Altar flowers can be dedicated to remember a loved one or to commemorate a special event, such as a birthday or anniversary. Fresh flowers are always a blessing. The cost for the two arrangements are $54.00 – if you choose, the arrangements may be shared/split between two families.
NURSERY: We have a nursery available during the 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. Thank you to all of those who have volunteered to assist with this much needed ministry. The primary attendant will be Shantel Taylor, who is the Related Arts and Extended Care Teacher in our school.
Silence (in the Nave): We enter the church in silence, being respectful of God’s house and mindful of those who are already there praying. Also, during the distribution of Holy Communion, we sit in our pews in silence or in silent prayer, acknowledging the sanctity of the moment and being respectful of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament of His Body and Blood.
Prayer and Meditation Time—Prior to the service, only the altar lights will be on for a time of prayer and meditation.
As part of our mission to proclaim Jesus Christ in word and deed, the Evangelism team encourages you to be on the lookout for those in your community who are in need and see how you can help make their day a little better. This random act of kindness can be anything from paying for someone’s meal behind you at the fast food drive-through to opening the door for someone. The important thing is to be aware of someone in need and show them the love of Jesus Christ. We have cards located in the narthex that say: “This random act of kindness has been passed on to you by St. James Lutheran Church. Baptized to Serve.” The card also has our church’s physical address and email on it. This is an easy way for us to help those in our community and to show others that St. James and Jesus Christ cares about them. Please pick up some cards after worship if you wish to participate.
ELCA Disaster Relief Fund - If you would like to make a donation to the ELCA Disaster Relief Fund you may do so by sending your check to (or use the Internet DRF link on home page):
Lutheran Disaster Response
St James Lutheran School News:
Change for SJLS - The SJLS School Board has decided to use the green Change for SJLS jugs for specific projects needed for the school. Our first project will be for a safe to put in the school office. Please donate your extra change by dropping it into the jugs. We will keep you updated on our progress. We invite members of the congregation to visit the school anytime and we thank you for your generous support!
SJLS has joined up with Food Lion for their classroom rewards program. You can help the school when you use your MVP Customer Card. Applications are available on the school table in the narthex. If you have any questions, please call the school at 934-8727 or email: email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support of our school.
What’s going on with the Youth Next!
Sunday, September 15th : Youth Group - None
Evangelism News: St. James Lutheran Church Car Window Clings with our sword and shell symbol are now available for $1.43 each and may be purchased from any member of the Evangelism Team. Team members will be located in the Library after each worship service and in the Fellowship Hall before Sunday School. This is not a fundraiser as the clings are being sold at cost. We just want to give everyone an opportunity to show that St. James is a vibrant part of our community!
St. James Lutheran Church E-mail addresses: The Church Administrative Assistant Ms. Valerie Johnson can be reached at Office: 773-2260 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
St James Lutheran School (SJLS) office & teacher e-mail accounts, SY 2019-2020
SJLS Office (Administrator/Director - Kristin Ross): email@example.com
SJLS Kindergarten (K-3) Class Room 3 (Susan Hepler): firstname.lastname@example.org
SJLS Kindergarten (K-4) Class Room 6 (Judie Lindsey): email@example.com
SJLS Kindergarten (K-5) Class Room 5 (Susan Tucker): firstname.lastname@example.org
SJLS First Grade Class Room 8 (Lori Forester & Candi Altman): email@example.com
SJLS Second Grade Class Room 7 (Suellen Pemberton): firstname.lastname@example.org
SJLS Third Grade Class Room 1 (Laura Ferrell): email@example.com
SJLS Fourth Grade Class Room 4 (Windy Bonser): firstname.lastname@example.org
SJLS Related Arts Room 2 (Shantel Taylor): email@example.com
SJLS Extended Care Program (Margaret Jeffcoat): firstname.lastname@example.org
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