Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Decor For Those In Need

Are you in need of free Christmas ornaments and seasonal decorations this year? Be sure to stop by St. James at 9AM on Saturday, December 3. Our Saturday Sisters are sharing the joy of the upcoming Christmas season as they give away their gently-used Christmas and seasonal decor to those who are in need in our community.

Or, perhaps you have your own gently-used Christmas and seasonal decor that you might be able to donate to a family in need of some Christmas cheer this year. The economy is not good for many in our community, so share your wealth by donating seasonal items that you no longer use. As you decorate over the Thanksgiving Holidays, put some items aside to share with those who are less fortunate than you and drop them off at the church on the morning of our Christmas Decor Giveaway.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hunger And Thirst No More

The Women of St. James as well as our Lutheran Girl Pioneers used our time and our skills to put on a bake sale and a cake auction this month. The purpose of all of our baking was to earn money for our sister synod in Tanzania, as our Christian brothers and sisters miles and miles away continue to suffer through a time of drought. The money we earned will go toward the purchase and building of pipelines to make water accessible to these Tanzanian village people.

Another exciting project that we have taken on this Fall has been to help school children at nearby Red Bank Elementary School who go hungry on the weekends because of no food in their homes. We are currently accepting donations of individually pre-packaged foods, such as mac and cheese, ramen noodles, juice boxes, poptarts, fruit or pudding cups, and chef boyardee food items.

Together, we fight hunger and thirst in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who came to set the prisoner free, to make the blind to see, the deaf to hear, the hungry to be filled, and the world to know of his love!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spooky Stories of The Bible at St. James

We had a great time this week at St. James in our Spooky Forest!
Kids got the chance to walk into the belly of a whale to hear the story of Jonah,knock down the giant, Goliath, with a rock and a slingshot,

help Jesus raise up the dead from their graves,
taste locusts, wild honey, and other natural delicacies at John the Baptizer's Feast,
and participate in many other spooky Bible stories and adventures along the way. Thanks to everyone who helped make the event such a fun and spooky one!