Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt at St. James

St. James invites all kids to join us at our annual Easter Egg Hunt on the afternoon of Palm Sunday, April 1, at 3PM. Refreshments will be served. Join us for an exciting time of celebrating the risen Lord Jesus.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Give Blood

The American Red Cross will be in the Fellowship Hall at St. James on Monday, March 26, from 2PM-7PM. Please joing us in giving the gift of life this Lenten season.

Lowman Home Luncheon at St. James

The Women of the ELCA at St. James are hosting guests from the Lowman Home for a luncheon in our fellowship hall on Saturday, March 24, at 12PM. They will enjoy food, fellowship, and music provided by our God Rockz handbell choir.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jamming This Winter

The St. James Youth Group had an awesome time at Winter Jam this month, with hundreds of other Christians across Columbia. They enjoyed the music of Skillet, Sanctus Real, Kari Jobe, Peter Furler, Building 429, Group 1 Crew, and Newsong. What a powerful way to worship God alongside fellow believers! Next month, they are planning to be a part of our churchwide prayer vigil, attend a USC Baseball Game together, plan and carry out worship for a Youth Sunday at church, and do a service project on our upcoming Operation Inasmuch Day at the end of April. God is alive and at work in the hearts of the youth at St. James.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lenten Bible Study

Throughout the 40 days of Lent, our congregation has enjoyed Bible study and weekly devotional readings based on Max Lucado's Outlive Your Life. In this study, we have read through the first 12 chapters of Acts and have learned about how our calling is the same as that of the early church, to share the gospel through love and service. We hope to "outlive" our lives, sharing the gifts God has given us, and making a difference in this world so that all may know the love of Christ in us.