Please remember the first Sunday of each month is Brown Bag Sunday. Please bring your donations to the food shelf and leave them in the basket by the west entrance. Remember, this is always the first Sunday of the month.
ATTENTION: We are doing a bi-monthly newsletter to cut down on expenses. Please have all information for the month’s newsletter to the church secretary the Tuesday before the last Sunday of the month by noon to ensure it makes it into the newsletter.
Pastor Clint’s office hours will be Mondays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. if anyone wishes to meet with him.
Attention: If you would like to add a prayer request, you need to specifically say it. Telling someone and expecting it to be put on the prayer chain does not work. Also, it needs to come from the FAMILY of the person wanting prayer.
Pray for Missionaries: Remember to keep praying for Ardell & Gordon Graner, the two Methodist missionaries in the Dominican Republic that our church is to pray for this year. They need our constant prayers as they carry on the work for the church.
Needed for the Mission Quilts: Old blankets, bedspreads, mattress pads, etc. to be used as filling for the mission quilts. Also in need of old sheets to use as backing. There is such a need for quilts, as there are still so many terrible things happening around the world. If anyone would like to buy and donate washable battings for quilts, that would be great too. Thank you.
Watonwan County Humane Society
The Watonwan County Humane Society needs volunteers. If you can help one morning or several mornings from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., it would mean so much! We need help cleaning cages and colonies, litter boxes and giving fresh food and water. Then spend special time with the cats and kittens giving them the love and attention they long for. It’s rewarding for all involved. For more information please call: Dogs: Sue Leach at 507-388-5006 Cats: Peg Lewis at 507-380-5884
Running a church involves many things. We need…
A healthy dose of prayer.
A sense of commitment and connection to community and future. A dedicated staff and volunteers. Hard work.
And yes… money. Which we hate to ask for but…We need money to cover building expenses, operating expenses, worship expenses and salaries.
We now have on-line giving available. We would like to encourage you to use our on-line giving on our website http://stjamesumcmn.org/ Please remember to check it out and encourage others to use also.
Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign is the largest food drive in the state. Watonwan County Food Shelf will participate in the 38th Annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. All donations of food and dollars stay at the local food shelf. All monies received by Minnesota FoodShare will be distributed to all participating food shlves in proportion to what was collected state-wide. All donations received February 25-April 7, 2019 are weighed and $1=1 pound. Please consider donating food or cash to help the Watonwan County Food Shelf continue to help our neighbors in need. Current needs: mayonnaise, dry pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, noodles, coffee, saltine crackers, instant potatoes, hamburger/chicken/tuna helper, jello, pudding, jam, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix and syrup, ketchup, mustard, fruit sauce, fruit juice, vegetables, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, soup, tuna, meal in a can (spaghettios, stew, etc.), baby food, sugar, shortening/oil, flour, cake mix, pie filling, salt, pepper, toilet tissue, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, dish/bar/laundry soap. Please contact Debbie Schmillen for more information by calling the Watonwan County Food Shelf at 375-2527 and leave a message. Your continued support is greatly appreciated!