Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Acolytes at St. James

Our church kids had fun this week completing a session of acolyte training. They learned how to put on their acolyte robes; light candles; receive and hand out offering plates; assist with communion, and process with the cross, the bible, the torches and the banners. Wow! There's a lot of work for an acolyte to do, but we all have a great time serving God in this place.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Boxing for Hunger

Our youth held their annual boxing for hunger drive this weekend. Calling on their community and church members for help, they camped out in boxes in front of the church with a goal of collecting 1,000 cans before they could go inside. As they withstood the cold evening wind and hoped for help from their community, they considered what life must be like for those living on the streets on a daily basis. The words of Matthew 25:40 rang in their ears, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Weiner Roast!

The Adult Sunday School classes at St. James got together with their families for a bonfire and weiner roast this past weekend proving that not only do they study the Scriptures well together, but they play well together, too! Afterwards, they shared a great time of fellowship over some rounds of bingo. Bingo winners were awarded various prizes including quarts of shrimp, packages of cookies, and even miniature tool boxes. We welcome all adults to join us at any of our 3 Adult Sunday School classes each week starting at 9:30AM.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lenten Services

It's the season of Lent, when we return to the Lord our God, who is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love. During this season, we remember our baptism, when God washed us clean from our sins and called us his children. We also take time on Sunday evenings for prayer services. Everyone is welcome to worship with us during these solemn times of prayer and renewal. Before our 6:45 PM service, we meet in the Fellowship Hall for a meal at 6PM.