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Variety Show & Youth Fundraiser
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm
Variety Show & Youth Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for the annual youth fundraiser and variety show.  Come and enjoy a lunch and a variety show by our talented youth! They will be raising funds for their summer mission trip with an envelope fundraiser. Support them with your presence at the show and if you have the financial ability, pick an envelope and donate the amount suggested on the front. Turn your envelopes in during the variety show, to youth in the Narthex or to the church office. Thank you for your support!


All Ages Activity (A3)
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
All Ages Activity (A3)

Join us for a meal and fun activities for all ages!

All Ages Activity (A3)
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
All Ages Activity (A3)

Join us for a meal and fun activities for all ages!

Theater Week Final Performance
Jun 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Theater Week Final Performance

Come see the hard work and dedication of our Theater Week attendees, and enjoy some treats afterwards!

Church Picnic
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Church Picnic @ Cherokee Regional Park

Welcome to the Saint James Congregational Picnic at Cherokee Park!

Everyone is Welcome!

Something for the whole family!  Come and enjoy the worship, the food, the fellowship, new friends, and the great outdoors!

Picnic Menu

From the grill:

  • Hot dogs, hamburgers, brats & chicken breast
  • Potato salad, baked beans & chips
  • Soda & bottled water
  • Ice cream treats
  • Chicago Style Popcorn


Meal Tickets:

(If you buy tickets online, please bring the email receipt printout or on your mobile device)

  • $6.00 per person
  • $3.00 for 12 and under


Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m.    Outdoor worship service

12:00 p.m.   Food served

1:00 p.m.     Games for all ages


Lively music and entertainment throughout the day

Picnic shelters available in case of rain


Games for Kids of All Ages

  • Piñata
  • Bingo
  • Legendary Raw Egg Toss
  • The Tom Clawson Treasure Hunt
  • Door Prizes


What to Bring

Last names:

A-M: a salad to share

N-Z: a dessert to share

Serving utensil if needed

Lawn chairs or blankets

A big appetite for food, fellowship and fun!

Come and sit and rest in the shade or the sun!

VBS Volunteer Meeting
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
VBS Volunteer Meeting
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm
Confirmation Camp
Sep 11 – Sep 13 all-day
Confirmation Camp @ Lutheran Island Camp

This weekend camp is an opportunity for the 6th, 7th & 8th grade classes and their families along with Pastor Dale, Pastor Volker & Terese to dig deeper into the curriculum and goals for confirmation. We will be working through a challenge course and go horseback riding. There will be opportunities for free time and family activities such as kayaking, hiking and games on the island. The Family Confirmation Camp begins Friday night and includes 3 meals on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, lodging & activities. Families should pack a meal or bring money for meals while traveling on Friday & Sunday afternoon.

Fall Festival
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fall Festival

High school youth and adult volunteers will host the free annual fall festival for families at Saint James with activities for all ages! To celebrate Martin Luther’s reformation, a German inspired meal of brats, sauerkraut, hot dogs, hot apple cider and a few other treats will be served! Don’t miss the 12:30 devotion, the infamous maze, games, candy, and the bouncy house for the little ones. A freewill offering will be accepted to help with the cost of food.

Youth Progressive Dinner
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm
Youth Progressive Dinner

High school youth and adult volunteers will have the opportunity to have some fun as we serve with various local charities and pack care packages during a progressive dinner on Friday night followed by an Amazing Grace Race on Saturday. Contact Pastor Dale or Terese to get involved.