Notices

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

On-line giving

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.

 

Joint Thanksgiving Service will be Sunday, November 18th at 6:30 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church. .  Pie and coffee after service.  If some of our congregation would like to furnish some pies (3-4 if possible) please feel free to do so.  All extra pie will be served at the Community Thanksgiving Day Meal located at the First Presbyterian Church.  If you would like to participate in the Joint Choir, practice will be shortly before that evenings service.  If you would like to sign up to help or to attend the Thanksgiving Day meal please call the First Presbyterian Church at 375-3431, dinner will be from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

 

Again this year we will be donating Christmas gifts to the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter.  If you would like to donate, please leave your gift in the box provided at the back of the sanctuary.

 

Hygiene– Shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, and  toothbrushes,  (deodorant in stick form no aerosols.)

XX and XXX large–Sweatshirts men and women, shirts/blouses, sweat pants, and Men and women’s PJ’s.

 *Costume Jewelry, craft kits, etc. yarn, sewing kits, patterns for knit and crochet items. (No needles sewing kits. No sharp items.

Puzzles, board games, magazines and books.

 

Remember these are Christmas Gifts, so we are asking that they are new gifts.  We have to remember that these are often forgotten people and these may be the only gifts that they receive.