This Week at St. James:

April 16th thru April 22nd (Resurrection of Our Lord)

PLEASE NOTEOur Sunday Worship schedule:
              9:00 am – Sunday School
            10:00 am – Worship Service

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

“Called by God, centered in the Word and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we rejoice in the Lord,
Proclaim his gift of Grace through liturgical
worship and service and share Christ’s love and forgiveness in all we do.”

OUR STAFF AT ST. JAMES

Pastor ............................................................................................................The Rev. Keith Getz
Director of Music and Organist .......................................................................................Bill Scobee
Administrative Assistant ......................................................................................... Valerie Johnson

ST. JAMES LUTHERAN SCHOOL

Office Manager ................................................................................................... Kristin Ross
Telephone ........................................................................................................ 803-934-8727
Email ....................................................................................................... sjls1137@sc.rr.com

ATTENDANCE AND FINANCIALS
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Traditional Worship Service: 104 Sunday School: 28
Wednesday, April 5 Noon Service: 10 Evening Service 9
Offering 04-02-17: $2,677.00 Month-to Date: $7,668.50
Offering 03-26-17: $3,282.00 Month-to Date: $15,558.00
$ shown are less pass thru, synod & benevolence gifts

2016 Average Attendance
Sunday Worship Service – 88
Sunday School – 23
Wednesday Noon Service - 12

Pastor Keith Getz may be reached during office hours at 803-418-0005. At times of crisis: 803-607-5956 (Cell) or 803-607-9056 (Home); Email - revgetz@yahoo.com. Regular Office Hours: Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:30-12:30am.

Welcome to worship! This bulletin is designed to be inserted inside the back cover of the hymnal so that the order of worship is visible for ready reference. We thank you for worshipping with us today and welcome you to St. James.

Visitors, if you’ve been baptized and wish to receive Holy Communion, you may come forward and participate. Also, please sign the attendance booklet and then place the completed sheet in the offering plate. Thank you! Feel free to take home a welcome folder which is found in the pew rail.

Small children are welcome in the worship! Busy Bags are available in the Narthex. Scribble pads are available in the back of the church. If your children become restless, we have a nursery where they will be cared for with love. An usher can help you find it.

Today’s Music: The Opening Voluntary will be Introduction and Fugue on a Theme by Handel by Alexande Guilmant. Alleluia! by Philip Stopford will be the Introit. The Anthem will be Christ, Victorious; Christ, Now Risen by Stephen Caracciolo. The Closing Voluntary will be Fanfare by Jacques Lemmens.

Brass Ensemble: 1st Trumphet—Ray Francis, III, 2nd Trumpet—Jonathan Roberts, 1st Trombone—Victor Wesley, Euphonium—Anthony Degrazia and Timpani—Tyler King.

We want to thank our guest musicians who have added so much to our Easter worship service. In addition to our Brass Ensemble, we welcome to the choir Kathryn McElveen, Judith Cuttino, Justin Floyd and Logan Smith. Three of our brass players are from Lakewood High School and three of our choristers are from Sumter High School.

Flowers for Easter Sunday are Lilies donated by the many members of St. James.

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.

2017 Annual Congregational Meeting Election Results:

Council Executive Team for 2017
Joann Bruce, President
Lisa Bratton, Vice President
Susan Caulkins (non-voting), Secretary
Treasurer (non-voting), Glenn Hesselbart

Newly elected members of Council (three year term 2017-2019)
Brian Crawshaw
Robert "Rob" Easley
Dr. Tim Wagner

Nominating Team Members (2017-2018)
Susan Caulkins
John Kinser
Tony Meyers
Art Nerhiem
Judith Terry

Greeters—There will be extra monthly newsletters on the table in the Narthex to give to visitors when they sign in or identify themselves as visitors. The SJLC website address is posted in the newsletter as a reminder we have a way of reaching both members and guests with up to date events happening at St. James.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Pastor Keith’s day off is now Monday instead of Friday.

Pastor Keith will be on vacation Monday, April 17th through Sunday, April 26th. No services on Wednesday, April 19th and Wednesday, April 26th.

Council Meeting on Monday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.

SJLS Chick-fil-A Spirit Night will be on Tuesday, April 18th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Broad Street. Don’t forget to mention the school’s name.

To say thank you seems inadequate; however, I don’t know what else to say for all the MANY cards, for all the inquiries about my condition and most of all for the Prayers for my recovery —’Thank You.” You are a loving, caring Church Family and I love each and every one of you. God Bless.
Yours in Christ, Gary Harbath

The Christ in our Home devotional books for the second quarter of 2017 (April through June) are in the Narthex. Please pick up your copy today.

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.

C:\Users\Admin_Asst\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\RQW8AJ0Y\MC900203092[1].wmf Remember in your Prayers : Jeanne Bessel, Carolyn Brandt, Bultman Family, Nit Cohen (Kim Strange’s sister), Rob Easley, Elvin Fowler (Carolinda’s brother), Judy Friend, George Getz, Lee Haas, Gary Harbath, Bill Hentges (friend of JoAnne Bruce and Lois Heal), Ray Louis, Margaret Lutz, Jerry Marshall (Vien’s son-in-law), Dee Osborne, Florence Piver, Ann Reynolds, Irene Stanbrough (Dee Osborne’s sister and the passing of her brother-in-law Cecil Stanbrough) and Judith Terry.

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 DRF link on home page): Lutheran Disaster Response
39330 Treasury Center
Chicago, IL 60694-9300

 

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: sjls1137@sc.rr.com. Thank you for your continued support of our school.

What’s going on with the Youth Next!

Youth News

Sunday, April 16th : Little Lutherans/Youth Group - none scheduled

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: stjamesoffice@sc.rr.com.

St James Lutheran School (SJLS) office & teacher e-mail accounts, SY 2016-2017

SJLS Office (Administrator - Kristin Ross): sjls1137@sc.rr.com

SJLS Kindergarten (K-3) Class (Tiffany Saarheim): sjlsi-cans@sc.rr.com

SJLS Kindergarten (K-4) Class (Jennifer Ritch): sjlsgentilehearts@sc.rr.com

SJLS Kindergarten (K-4) Class (Judie Lindsey): sjlsgraciousgiraffes@sc.rr.com

SJLS Kindergarten (K-5) Class (Kyleen Cook): sjlsdo-bees@sc.rr.com

SJLS First Grade Class (Suellen Pemberton): sjlspromises@sc.rr.com

SJLS Second Grade Class (Tammy Strunga): sjlsbelievers@sc.rr.com

SJLS Third Grade Class (Susan Tucker): sjlsguardians@sc.rr.com

SJLS Fourth &Fifth Grade Class (Susan Hepler): sjlshappyhearts@sc.rr.com

SJLS Related Arts (Eileen Cuddy): sjlsrelatedarts@sc.rr.com

SJLS Extended Care Program (Shantel Taylor): sjlsecp@sc.rr.com

 

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