The season of Epiphany (January 6th- March 2nd) is a time to bask in the light of Jesus Christ and hear the call to follow him in the world. Throughout the season, Pastor Debbie will lead a time of worship on Monday evenings at 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
This small group worship service is being created for those who work on Sundays, have to be away on weekends, or just prefer and evening time to worship. In Jesus’ day, the synagogue was that small, intimate place to gather with other believers, worship God, and be refreshed for your daily life calling. Jesus told his followers to “Feed my sheep”. Come and be fed in community, God’s living Word, and Holy Communion. Go and be the church, God’s beloved, in the world.
The Movers & Shakers will meet on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calvary Fellowship Hall. We will enjoy a pizza lunch and make plans for 2019. The program will be provided by Susan Norris. Please let Anne Hough know if you will attend. (704) 782-9390 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Our mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
Volunteer for Our Meal Packaging Event
Date: February 2, 2019 Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: St. James Lutheran Church
Contact: Debbie Wilkinson
As last year, Our Evangelism ministry has chosen two Sundays in the season of Epiphany, January 13th and 27th, to be Evangelism Sundays. We are setting aside these Sundays as a special reminder that, together, as one body of Christ, we are called to share the good news of Jesus Christ with all the world. On these Sundays, here are some ideas to practice sharing the good news through building compassionate relationships:
1. Wear your name tag and reach out to someone that you have never talked to before in our community of faith or renew a friendship that needs rekindling.
2. Invite a friend or family member with whom you already have a relationship outside our community of faith to share Sunday School or worship with you. Introduce them to members of our church family. Help them feel comfortable in worship or in church by answering their questions and showing them the way.