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Youth Group Rally

August 11, 2016
By Stephanie Scott

You are invited to the 

2016 High School Youth Rally

When: Sunday, August 13, 2016

Time: 5-8 pm

Where: The Scott home

                       6714 Indian Bluff Rd.

          Battle Ground

What to bring: a side dish to share

The Scott Family will provide the meat, drinks and s’mores fixings.  

We would love for parents to join us for a family meet and greet event and youth group planning for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Please spread the word and invite any High School Youth from St. James.

Tags: youth group
Posted in Events

Update from Men's Fellowship Group Meeting on April 30th

May 11, 2016
By Donnie Fahler
Update from Men's Fellowship Group Meeting on April 30th:
15 Men attended.
May 14th, 1PM, Bowling at Aulby's Arrowhead Bowling just off Teal Road
May 15th, St. James Church/School Clean-up, bring your garden tools and wheelbarrows
May 26th-28th Demolition and preparation for installation of cabinets/sinks in preschool/daycare area (need trailers and truck beds).
June 10th, 6 PM, Barbecue at my place at 5821 Prophets Rock Road W. Lafayette. 
We need to locate a smoker for Elder's Barbecue near the beginning of school year next year.  Let us know if you have access to one.
Talk to Chris Northington if you need bulk bacon/pork at or just above cost.
Fishing at Grotts off 600 North, to be determined depending on weather and interest in late summer/fall.  Stay posted for updates.
Also discussed:
Baseball at either Purdue, Aviators (at Loeb Stadium), or Indianapolis Indians 
Coffee drinking/tasting 
Making home brewed beer.
Beer nights to be scheduled on a regular basis
Card nights during the fall/winter time
Camping/Canoeing on Sugar Creek to be determined
Fishing on Lake Michigan to be determined
Pool Party at Klines' house pending approval from Shawn's boss.
Please contact me if you have any questions otherwise especially if you have not received any prior e-mails concerning the Men's Fellowship Group and you would like to participate.
In Christ,
Posted in Church Groups

May 1st LWML Dinner

May 05, 2016
By Grace Gillespie

The LWML dinner was held on May 1, 2016.  The 8th graders and their families enjoyed a homemade lasagna meal made by Joann Depew and Nancy Sattler.  Wayne and Eileen Luke headed up a big crew of volunteers.  The event has been hosted by the LWML women of St. James for at least 40 years!


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The Lamb Pulpit Cloth

April 26, 2016
By Chris Rowan

The Lamb Pulpit Cloth:

"Worthy is the lamb who was slain." Once a year, and only for the Easter season, our altar is adorned with the gold and red embroidered ALLELUIA superfrontal, and from the pulpit hangs the EMBROIDERED LAMB antependia.  Certainly this set of creamy white paraments is one of the great treasures of our church and are used for the Easter season through the Feast of the Ascension.  White, as a liturgical color, symbolizes purity and eternity, perfection, celebration and joy.  We have two sets of white paraments, and the Altar Guild prefers to use the Alleluia set for Easter.  On Pentecost we will change to the red paraments, and then we will have the long season of green paraments.  The liturgical colors used for the altar paraments, the vestments, and banners have been standardized for the Western rite church since the 16th century.  Since the Lutheran Church is part of the Western rite, it usually follows the customary liturgical practices.  In 1570 the high festivals of Christmas and Easter were established as white.  Preparatory season of Advent and Lent were purple.  (Later in the 20th century blue became an alternate color for Advent).  Penitential days of Ash Wednesday and Good Friday were black.  Days of zeal, Pentecost, were red.  All other days were green.
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Spring Clean Up Day

April 26, 2016
By Church Properties

Spring Clean Up Day:

Please come and join the Board of Church Properties in the upper parking lot at noon on Sunday, May 15 to kick off Spring Cleanup Day at St. James!  Join in on a time of fellowship and joy in sprucing up the church and school grounds -- from noon until 4:00 p,m.  Many hands make light work!  After the work in done, please stay for some refreshments and fellowship!  In the event of bad weather, the rain date for the cleanup will be the following Sunday (May 22).  Please bring rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows to help!
Posted in Church Groups

Ice Cream Social

April 26, 2016
By Stephanie Scott

Join Us For an Ice Cream Social:

Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it (1 Corinthians 12:27
Join us on Sunday, May 1 in the cafeteria after the 10:30 a.m.. service for ice cream and info about all the great ways to be a part of St. James.  Our church has grown and changed in many ways, and the opportunities for fellowship and fun and service continue to grow and change as well.  There is guaranteed to be something for everyone.  Feel free to bring you favorite flavor or a fun topping.  We will have vanilla and chocolate flavors available.
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Quilters Group Meeting 3-28-16

March 25, 2016
By Jody Gibson

Join the Quilters every fourth Monday of the month:

Cut/sew/tie quilts or just support our group. We make quilts for so many needy people locally and around the world. We meet in Fellowship Hall from 8:30-noon and you are welcome any amount of time you can.

  • We always need flat sheets and blankets but mostly people.

The more we have the more quilts we can make. Check us out!!

For and additional information contact Jody Gibson, 497-9275.

Posted in Church Groups

Give Your Used Glasses to Most Ministries

March 25, 2016
By Grace Gillespie

Gloria Haak Bredehoeft, sister of Grace Gillespie, will be going on a mission trip to Nicaragua to deliver eyeglasses.  Please watch the video to see how the glasses are prepared and distributed.  Then, search your drawers and bring your eyeglasses to church and put them in the BIG LWML mite box on the information counter in the narthex.  We do not need the cases.  Thank you!

To learn more please click here

Tags: , giving, MOST
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Historic Altar Cloth

March 17, 2016
By Chris Rowan
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Beautiful, Purple Historic Altar Cloth:

One of our three historic embroidered altar cloths (called frontals as they hung in front of the alter) is now on display in the east lobby area (between the santuary and the fellowship hall).  The one on display has a beautiful crown embroidered on it, which is a sign of royalty and is used as a symbo for Christ, the King of Kings.  The royal crown also reminds us of the crown of thorns; both are strong Lenten symbols.
Besides this purple frontal, we have red and green ones.  These will be displayed during the appropriate seasons.  These three frontals were used during Fellowship Communion in the past, when the service was conducted from a small altar in the fellowship hall.  Matching antependia, lectern bands, were also used.  The colors correspont to three liturgical colors: purple for Lent and advent, red for Pentecost, and greeen for the of the year.  The Altar Guild is interested in knowing a bit more about these three frontals.
  • Who made them?  Are they hand-embroidered
  • Why don't we have a white one for Easter and Christmas seasons?
  • Can anyone describe or tell us about Fellowship Communion when it was held in teh fellowship hall?

Fellowship Communion service is currently held in the sanctuary on the last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 in the morning.  The next two are March 30 and April 27.  A light lunch follows the service.

If you have any information that may help us with this please email us at the church 

Posted in News


March 13, 2016
By Junior High Youth

1-2-3-4 The Junior High Youth are having a Nerf War!

The Junior High Youth activity for March will be a Nerf War inside the cafetria and the parish center on Sunday, March 20 from 3-5 p.m. following the potluck.  Everyone is invited to bring Nerf guns and darts for the activity.  Please make sure you label your Nerf gun and darts before you come to the activity so we can find your equipment when the activity is finished.  Anyone with extra Nerf gunsor darts are invited to bring them to the activity so those without equipment can participate with the group.  Drop off and pick up will be at the Cafeteria.

We Hope To See You There!

Tags: nerf, youth
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