News & Notes 

ST. JACOBI NEWS & NOTES  

SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES THIS WEEK
If you are looking for a way to read your Bible every day, you might want to use this list for a
chapter of God’s Word for each day this week.

 2 Samuel 14, 15, 16; Psalm 82; 2 Corinthians 10, 11, 12
 
PRAYERS: We continue to pray for Mr. Matthew Groth and Mrs. Tricia Hackmann whom we have called to teach Grades 5 and 3 respectively.        

HOSPITALIZED: Sharon Pede (Muskego Health Care Center), Vernon Stern (Froedtert).

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP: We will gather for Thanksgiving worship services on Wednesday, November 24th at 7:00 P.M., and on Thursday, November 25th at 9:30 A.M. May we join our hearts and minds in praising our good and gracious Savior and King!

USHERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE COMING HOLIDAY SPECIAL SERVICES. At least three are needed for all the services, except for the Wednesday Advent 3:00 PM services, where one adult is needed, and the school upper graders will assist. Please go to this link and sign up for as many services as you wish:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AA8AB2FA6FBC07-stjacobi

WOULD YOU LIKE OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2022? A membership list is available in the back of church on which you may indicate whether or not you would like an offering envelope packet next year. Many members are opting for electronic giving options which means they do not require envelopes. Please check “yes” or “no” beside your name.

WE WILL AGAIN BE COLLECTING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS at the church and the school.  They will be donated first to those members of ours that need help and then also to the food pantries that we support.  The drop off location for the food items at church will be in the old Ladies Lounge room (next to the cry room).  There will also be a box inside the lobby of the school for donations as well. Thank you in advance for your food donations!

THE GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE GROUP is looking for 2 individuals who enjoy using their God-given talents to serve the Lord and St. Jacobi by performing basic maintenance and service repairs in the church, school, and parsonage. Training is provided. If you are interested, please let one of the pastors know and/or contact Ryan Rayeske at 414-559-8004. Thank you!

COMMUNION WARE HELPERS:  The new schedule which begins with January  1, 2022 is in the altar guild room where we set up.  Please take your copy (which also has phone numbers) in case you need to switch a shift.  Thank you for serving by helping with communion set up/reset and/or clean up!  You are appreciated so much!

THE NEXT GAME NIGHT will be Sunday, November 21, 5-8pm. Our game will be “Bags” and we will be serving Chili. There will also be Childcare available in the school MPR, where the kids will have snacks and watch the movie “Sing”. Please sign up in the narthex if you plan to come since we will need the right number of bags and boards. If you have a favorite chili recipe and would like to bring a pot of it, there’s a sign-up in the narthex. Also the kids will be eating hotdogs, pretzels, and fruit snacks. If your child has a special dietary need please send them with their snacks. We hope to see you there, and feel free to bring a friend!

THE CHOSEN CHRISTMAS MOVIE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY
WHEN: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5TH @ 2:30PM
WHERE: MARCUS RIDGE CINEMA (NEW BERLIN)


Invite an unchurched neighbor, friend, or family member to come and see the new Christmas movie The Messengers! from the makers of The Chosen. The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season TV series about the life of Christ told from a faithful, biblical perspective. Because funding for the show comes completely from private individuals, this series is not your typical Hollywood watered-down and loose retelling of the Bible. The Chosen is also very well-produced and filmed in such a way that transports you into the stories of Scripture. This movie event will be an opportunity for you to help others hear the good news of our Savior’s birth and the joy he brings to our fallen world. If you plan on attending, you must indicate your name and how many tickets you will buy on the sign up sheet in the narthex. Tickets will cost $13 each. The deadline to sign up is this weekend! Please speak with the Vicar for more details.

ST. JACOBI WILL BE HOSTING AN ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT event for women as a preparation for the Advent season. A program and dessert will be served in a candlelight setting in the large church community room at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 28. The program highlighting the theme, “Jesus, the Light of the World”, will be presented in Word and song. Come join us as we prepare our hearts for God’s Christmas gift to us, the birth of his Son, Jesus. Please feel free to bring a guest(s). All ages are welcome, with being mindful of the attention span of the program. Sign-up sheets are located on the decorated table in the atrium.

KIDS’ CLUB MEETS AT 9:30 A.M.  We start off with large group devotion in the church sanctuary, then break off into individual classes. The Armory, which is the group for the older kids, meets in the small conference room. We could use donations of prepackaged snacks, including some gluten-free, dairy free, and peanut free foods. Bring donations to the ushers’ room marked “Kids’ Club.” Thank you in advance!


OUR SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS WILL BEGIN A NEW TOPIC on Sunday, November 28th. Vicar Alair will lead us in a study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians under the theme, “THE GLORIOUS GRACE OF JESUS.” Come to the church community room at 9:30 A.M. on Sunday. The spiritual food is outstanding, and the food for the body has been out of this world too! Our study of “ONE ON ONE” gospel witnessing will conclude this weekend.

ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, THE BRASS CHOIR from Wisconsin Lutheran High School will take part in our services. A free-will offering will be taken to thank them for enriching our worship.

THE ST. JACOBI AV COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR HELP.  During each worship service the slides on the screens are operated by a volunteer assistant.  This entails sitting at the AV desk during worship and clicking through the slides for the service.  The slides are created in advance and the system is set up – you just need to click through.  Anyone grade 6 and up can be a volunteer assistant.  We’ll provide training to make sure you are comfortable and answer any questions.   If your technical expertise is more advanced OR you want to learn we also have opportunities to help with the streaming of the 8:15am Worship Service.  Training will be provided and apprentices are welcome!  Interested?  Please email Fran Sutter franceswalczak@gmail.com.

LUTHERANS FOR LIFE is requesting donations of clean, gently-used or new winter clothing for their clients' families. Useful items would be jackets, coats, hats, and mittens.  Of particular need is toddler clothing of this sort, as well as pants and long-sleeved shirts in sizes 2T to 5T.  Other sizes would also be acceptable.  If you have any questions, please contact Pam Manske at 262-679-9575. Donations can be placed in the box in the atrium or in the school lobby.
 
KICK OFF THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT SEASON with the Lutheran Chorale of Milwaukee! This year’s concert will take the form of a hymn festival, featuring selections from the last Sundays of the Church Year through Christmas as beyond. Included will be arrangements from prominent Lutheran composers John Behnke, Carl Schalk, Kevin Hildebrand, Charles Ore, and of course J.S. Bach. During the concert we will also honor former Chorale members Lynn and Cal Kozlowski for over 50 years of service. As her final performance with the Chorale, Lynn will play about 20 minutes of music before the concert, so come early!
         
Ministry Financial Support Update for October        
YTD Operating Fund Regular Contributions $660,153   (+5.9% over 2020)
         
YTD Operating Fund Income--All sources*** $1,331,864      
YTD Operating Fund Expenses $1,235,797      
Gain or Loss (Income less Expenses) $96,067   (Gain)  
         
YTD Operating Fund Transfers -$14,852      
Operating Fund Balance as of October 31 $81,215   (Surplus)  
         
YTD Mission Fund Regular Contributions $149,522   (+4.9% over 2020)
         
YTD Building Expansion Mortgage Contributions $310,378      
         
         
***School fees and School Choice revenue received in October      
 
 
This Week at St. Jacobi
Nov. 19-20                  -           Girl Pioneer Lock-in
Sat. Nov. 20                -           5:00 P.M. Worship Service with the Lord’s Supper
Sun. Nov. 21               -           8:15 & 10:45 A.M. Worship Services w/ the Lord’s Supper
                                    -           9:30 A.M. Bible Classes and Kids’ Club
Mon. Nov. 22              -           5:00 P.M. Public School Instruction Class
                                    -           7:00 P.M. Worship Service with the Lord’s Supper
Tues. Nov. 23             -           10:00 A.M. God’s Time for Seniors
                                    -           11:00 A.M. Senior University
Wed. Nov. 24              -           7:00 P.M. THANKSGIVING WORSHIP SERVICE
Thurs. Nov. 25            -           9:30 A.M. THANKSGIVING WORSHIP SERVICE
Fri. Nov. 26                 -           NO SCHOOL
Sat. Nov. 27                -           5:00 P.M. Worship Service