Sermon Series – Authentic Faith

It’s not uncommon today to hear claims of “fake news,” which can leave you wondering what is real anyway?  During the Easter season we will study the book of 1 John and what he says about Authentic Faith – finding what’s real in a world of fake news.  Join us each week as lives are transformed by the Easter message.  May 13  – Authentic Prayer

The second quarter Voters’ Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 20th at approximately 11:30am. The Guatemala Mission Team will be serving lunch following late Service with a free-will offering. You do not have to be a current Voter to attend the lunch or the meeting.  Pick up your Voter’s Packets today.

     TLO Youth Night – All Youth are invited to join us Sunday, May 20, at 6:00pm.

St. James Lutheran School News   - TWO TEACHING POSITIONS AVAILABLE – St. James is currently searching for a fulltime 7th/8th grade teacher and a part-time PreK3 teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. If interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Principal Landskroener.

 FAMILY PAINT NIGHT - Sunday, JUNE 3rd beginning at 4:00 PM -  You will be guided by Erica Perry-Broekemeier as you create your own painting of “Beautiful Grace”.  Adult Panels: $15.00; Children Panels: $10.00 (smaller).  Painting will begin at 4:00pm. Event is sponsored by the Board of Youth & Family. All proceeds will go toward event expenses and funding of future family events.  There are 40 spots available so sign-up early!    Reserve your spot and panel by filling out a reservation card and dropping off with payment in the office or give to a Board of Youth & Family member. (Erin Dickhut, Julie Dietrich, Alyssa Hummel, Heather O’Hearn, or Michelle Soltwedel).  Sign-up by Tuesday, May 29.

All youth are invited to join us at Camp Cilca, June 10-12.  Remember the fun you had on the confirmation retreat?  This will be another memorable event that will include a service project, team building, games and Bible study.  Cost is only $30 each.  Friends are invited.  Reserve your spot by May 20.

Vacation Bible School will be June 25h -29th, 9:00am – 12Noon.  Mark your calendar for the 2018 Vacation Bible School of SHIPWRECKED.  Register your child(ren), age 4 to Grade 6 online at or forms are available in the office.

    VBS Volunteers:  We are currently recruiting volunteers to help make June 25-29 an amazing week.  Volunteers are needed for all areas:    setup on Sunday, June 24th, Group Leaders and helpers, preparing and serving snacks, Game time, and Registration – signing in and signing out.   Contact Pastor Steve, Pastor Kendall or Marilyn if you can help.

Thrivent Members – If you are a Thrivent Financial member and eligible to apply for Action Team Seed money, we are looking for volunteers who would apply for seed money to help with the purchase of supplies and refreshments for Vacation Bible School.  See Marilyn in the office.

Gardening Day - Saturday, May 19th, 9am-12pm - Come one, come all to Quincy LWML Zone’s annual servant event! This year we will be gardening for Good Shepherd Home in Golden and Timberpoint Health Care Center in Camp Point. This event is for all who wish to serve: men and women of all Quincy Zone Congregations.  Go to the site that is most convenient for you. Bring gardening tools and gloves.  Let Marilyn know on Monday, if you can help, and if you were staying for lunch.  Lunch provided afterwards at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Golden.  Good Shepherd Home, 101 Prairie Mills Road, Golden,  Timberpoint Health Care Center, 205 Spring Street, Camp Point, or  Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 205 West 3rd Street, Golden. 

THANK YOU to everyone who made Music Mayhem such a wonderful success!!! The musicians and singers, the decorating crew, the equipment crew, the delicious food, the baskets and raffle items, and of course everyone who attended made it a very special evening. It was a great fundraiser, but it was also a perfect example of Grace Overflowing among us and to the community. We look forward to upgrading and purchasing some new music equipment that will enhance our musical offerings each Sunday and at special events. If you were unable to attend, but would like to help financially, donations are always appreciated (just use an envelope marked “music equipment”).

The Camp CILCA Hog Roast is scheduled for Sunday, May 27 from 11:30-2:30. Pulled pork sandwiches, sides, drinks, and desserts will be served for $8 per adult, $5 per child (4-12). A worship service will be held at 10:30 in the Indoor Chapel. Come for the day or camp out for a whole weekend of swimming, games, devotions, and friends.

     Care Net’s Baby Bottle Blitz!    Take home an empty baby bottle from the laundry basket in the Narthex on Mother’s Day, May 13th.  This is CareNet Pregnancy’s biggest fundraiser – this organization helps women who are experiencing crisis pregnancies.  Please consider filling the bottle with your donation or spare change and return it to the basket in a month on Father’s Day, June 17th.

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