Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday Sisters

The Saturday Sisters is a group of women from St. James that meets together on the first Saturday morning of every month at 8:30AM for study and prayer. All ladies of the church are invited to join us this Saturday, March 5, in the parlor as we begin discussing our newest book, One Month to Live, by Kerry and Chris Shook. At this meeting, we will also be organizing our new monthly project, which is supporting the Cancer Center at Lexington Medical Center.

WELCA Sunday

This Sunday, February 27th, was Bold Women's Day, a day when the Women of the ELCA led us in celebrating all women followers of Jesus, who take risks on account of the gospel. The mission of the Women of the ELCA is to mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. During our worship service, we honored Mrs. Helen Monts, (11/5/26-10/10/10), a woman who was bold in her faith and who was a faithful member of the Women of the ELCA throughout her lifetime. We give thanks for Helen and for so many others like her, who make Christ known in this church and in the world.
All Lutheran women are invited to take part in monthly Women of the ELCA meetings beginning with a shared dinner with the Lutheran Men in Mission at 6:30PM, and then breaking up into our groups for bible study and service projects. Check our church calendar online to find out when our next meeting will be held.
The Women of the ELCA at St. James is also starting a new group for the girls of our church called Lutheran Girl Pioneers, that will meet regularly to hear about women in the Bible and to practice basic skills together including sewing, cooking, babysitting, and other fun activities. Our first Lutheran Girl Pioneers meeting will be held on Saturday, March 26, at 9:30 AM. Please call the church office for more details.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sharing God's Love

Last Sunday, in honor of St. Valentine and in thankfulness for the love of God shown to us in Christ Jesus, we had a marriage and friendship blessing during worship at St. James. We also sang lots of hymns about God's love, and we heard again about God's call for us to love one another. A few days later, the children of our church created blooming Valentines for the shut-ins.
Currently, the toddlers in our church are collecting new toys for Happy Wheels, Columbia. These toys will be given to children in our local hospitals. People of all ages at St. James love sharing God's love with others.