Matthew 14:22-33. Living in faith is a challenge; anyone who says otherwise is selling something. Yet, as daunting as it may seem we are called to step out in faith, to live in faith, to be shaped by faith. The story we are looking at together this week is the story of a BIG step in faith, a “walking on water” story. What do we learn from this story of Peter’s daring and Jesus’ call on our lives? Join us Sunday to discover that!
Join us at the Mission House next Saturday August 12th starting at 9:30, where we will have VBS for the first time in a long time! The theme is Gadgets and Gizmos, all about knowing and understanding how unique we all are. If you are interested in attending or volunteering please e-mail Hannah at email@example.com.
Saint James is partnering with Wesley Housing to provide Elementary school children with school supplies for the fall. You can be involved in one of two ways: (1) donate $26 which will buy the supplies for one child–note B2S on your check or your donation online; (2) pick up the list in the lobby or download here and purchase the items and return them to Saint James. Checks and supplies need to be received by August 20th! Questions? Talk to Linda, Linda@sjumc.net. We will need helpers to drop off at Wesley Housing on Monday, August 21st.
The residents of Springdale House are eager to reconnect with their Saint James friends! We’re in the process of making ongoing plans and forming a team for a variety of activities. We have several dates (Saturday’s in August and early September) where we will help the residents clean up their common areas, do some yard work and then share dessert. Please sign up in the lobby or talk to Ann Patterson if interested, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our various centering prayer leaders are on a mission trip this week. We will resume on Tuesday, July 25. Of course, as always, you can be in centered prayer at home, too!
Tuesday night, July 11, the young adults will gather again at the Mission House at 8:00PM to study/contemplate/discuss/challenge the book of Mark. We are still in in the first chapter so it is not too late to join us in this conversation! Does the story of Jesus in Mark apply to our lives today? How might we live and make it more a part of who we are and what we are doing? Late teens and twenty-somethings- feel free to join us.
Just a reminder that we will not have Centering Prayer or the Young Adult Bible Study on Tuesday, July 4. We will resume the following week.
Men, if you are interested in the breakfast, James needs to know by Friday afternoon that you are coming to the 7:00AM breakfast on Saturday at 7:00AM at the Silver Diner in Springfield. Email James by Friday, June 23 at 3:00PM.
Beginning Tuesday, June 27 at 8:00PM and continuing on some Tuesdays throughout thee Summer, Saint James’ late teens and twenty-somethings will study the book of Mark. The first week, we are reading the first four chapters of the book. Ask LeeAnn Richards or Joshua Henry about it!
“Networking” is all about making connections and everyone is encouraged to network. This “networking thing is nothing new. What if it is wired into us, it is the very core of who God created us to be, to make connections? This week we begin a series about Making Connections and talk about how we can maintain healthy relationships all around. We begin with how we connect more deeply with ourselves.