|Happy Mother’s Day
After her mother’s death in 1905, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children. With financial backing from Philadelphia department store owner John Wanamaker, in May 1908 she organized the first official Mother’s Day celebration at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia.
Following the success of the first Mother’s Day, Jarvis—who remained unmarried and childless her whole life—resolved to see the holiday added to the national calendar. She started a massive letter writing campaign to newspapers and prominent politicians.
By 1912 many states, towns and churches had adopted Mother’s Day as an annual holiday, and in 1914 President Wilson officially set the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
| MINISTRY THIS WEEK
To watch the videos of our services, please use the following link to our website:
SATURDAY, May 9
· 8:30 a.m.—Men’s Bible Study via conference call
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, May 10
· Video of service posted on the Saint James website and YouTube
· 9:15 a.m.—Pastor Albrecht’s Bible Class via conference call.
MONDAY, May 11
· 11:00 a.m.—Pastor Volker’s Facebook Live Bible Study
TUESDAY, May 12
· 10:00 a.m.—Pastor Albrecht’s Bible Class via conference call
· 6:30 p.m.—Church Board via Google Meet
WEDNESDAY, May 13
· 4:00 p.m.—Support Group
· 5:00 p.m.—Youth Group via Google Meet
YOUR SAINT JAMES OFFERINGS
Thank you for giving online and mailing your offerings to Saint James. If you would like to drop off your offerings, contact Tam in the church office. Please note that offerings will be deposited in the bank on a week-by-week basis.
LENTEN SELF-DENIAL OFFERINGS
Each year, members of Saint James are invited to set aside a Lenten Self-Denial offering. This year, offerings will be split between Neighbors, Inc. and the Saint James Care Corps. The Church Board has set a goal of $5,000. You can find a Self-Denial envelope in your envelope box or write Self-Denial in the memo line. You may mail your envelope to the church office or you may give online at give.4gvn.us. To date, Self-Denial offerings amount to $6,973.
WOULD YOU LIKE A PHONE CALL?
If you or someone you know would like a phone call from a church member so that you can have someone to visit with, please contact Terese at 651-336-2117.
DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE?
If you are not working during this time and need assistance, please call the church office and we will connect you to someone who can help you.
If you or someone you know is in need of pastoral care, please call Tam in the church office ator one of the pastors directly:
Please contact Tam in the church office atif you would like any of the following:
- DVDs of Sunday Services
- Audio recordings of Pastor Albrecht’s Bible Study
- Meditations and/or Portals of Prayer
FULL SAINT JAMES SERVICES ON LOCAL CHANNELS
SPNN – Channel 14
Wednesdays – 12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Town Square Television – Channel 16
Monday – 6:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 3:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 12:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 9:00 p.m.
Thursday – 6:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Friday – 3:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Saturday – 12:00 a.m., 9:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Sunday – 9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
TWO WAYS TO ACCESS PASTOR ALBRECHT’S BIBLE CLASSES
These instructions work for Sunday morning Bible class and for Tuesday morning Bible class and for Saturday morning Bible class. Lord willing, these numbers should not change from week to week.
One way to join the discussion is to follow these instructions:
When you are asked for the conference you wish to join, dial 99#.
When you are asked for the password, dial 14215#.
We have discovered that there is a limit of ten callers per session.
A second way to join the discussion is to follow these instructions:
When you are asked for the PIN, dial 401-952-400#
As you can see, this number is long distance. On most cell phones it will not cost you extra to dial this number. But if you have to pay extra for long distance calls, please call the 612 number listed above.
If you can dial the 929 area code without having to pay extra charges, please use the 929 number and leave the 612 number for those who need it.
PASTOR VOLKER’S BIBLE STUDY
I recorded on Saint James’ Facebook page four different methods of studying your Bible: Devotional, Chapter Study, Biographical and Verse-by-Verse method. If you missed these and they sound interesting to you, I encourage you to check them out on the Saint James Facebook page.
Beginning May 11, I’m leading a new topic on the Saint James Facebook page: Sacred Sorrow. It’s based on the Book by Michael Card. I’m having a hard time putting words and thoughts together to offer comfort from God’s word. Instead, I find myself saddened by the state of affairs in which we find ourselves. American society encourages moving on as quickly as possible after a loss. Its not always possible, and sometimes in the Bible, people lamented such a predicament. That is what we’ll explore the next couple of weeks. If you want a copy of the notes from this study, here is a link to the document:
I hope this is helpful to the growth of your faith. Peace be with you.
PASTOR ALBRECHT’S RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
Unfortunately, we are unable to proceed with our original plans for Pastor Albrecht’s retirement celebration due to Covid-19. However, the committee has come up with a few alternate ways to show our appreciation and bid a farewell. Details on how you and your family can participate will be emailed and sent by postcard. Please watch for this information coming to you soon!
A LITTLE HUMOR . . .
Special children’s rate…
A little child was in church for the first time and watched as the ushers passed the offering plates. When they neared the pew where he sat, the youngster said in a little voice loud enough for everyone to hear: “Don’t pay for me, Daddy. I’m under five.”
(Contributed by Dick Miller)