Servers for Sunday, October 8:
- Celebrant: Rev. Carol Mader
- Organist: Alice Van Wambeke
- Acolyte: Jackie Shock (October 15: Wendy Arntson)
- Reader: John Oberg (October 15: Pete Schaberg)
- Ushers: Ben Curtis, Patty Griffin (October 15: Ben Curtis, Diane Dues)
- Altar Guild: Julie Frost, Janet Tornow (October 15: Robin Meloche, Lynne Slager)
- Coffee Hour: Grace and Jerry Brand (October 15: John and Sandy Hansen)
- Sunday, October 8:
Holy Eucharist, with nursery, 9:30am
Coffee Hour, Adult Forum, and Christian Formation after service
- Monday, October 9:
Overeaters Anonymous, 6pm, Library
- Tuesday, October 10:
Painting Group, 9:15am-12:15pm
- Wednesday, October 11:
Closed women’s support group, 4-7pm
Choir rehearsal, 7;30-9pm
- Thursday, October 12:
Listening Session regarding Washtenaw County Millage, 6pm
- Friday, October 13:
Bible Study, Library, 10am
Joy of Living AA, Library, 8pm
- Altar Flowers on October 8 are given by Kathie and Bob Sandmaier in memory of their grandparents.
- Save the date: November 5th, All Saints’ Sunday!
- Adult Forum: At coffee hour on October 8, we begin a two-part conversation about Christian/Episcopal ethics. How do we know right from wrong? Good from evil? What are our guiding principles, and where do they come from? Join us in the Parish Hall.
- On November 7th, Washtenaw County voters will vote on Proposal 1, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage, a proposal “to improve the treatment of people with mental health needs, provide increased financial support for mental health crisis, stabilization and prevention, and for continued law enforcement services provided by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, and for local governments which have their own police force.” In part, this is an effort to decrease the number of persons with mental health issues who enter the legal system through arrests and convictions. St. James is hosting a listening session on Thursday, October 12th, at 6:00 pm, for interested citizens.
The event will begin with a brief presentation on the status of mental health services in Washtenaw County and the details of how the millage will operate, if passed. A longer Q&A session with the committee chairs and other community leaders will follow the presentation. Speakers are still being confirmed but may include Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, Manchester Village Council President Pat Vailliencourt, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation Director Marianne Udow-Phillips, NAMI Michigan President Mark Creekmore, and County Commissioner Andy LaBarre. The event is organized by Yes to Our Mental Health and Public Safety.
- The young people of St. James are asking for your assistance with their In-gathering project. We are collecting aluminum “pop tops” for Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor. We are also collecting “box tops” that are specially marked for schools. They can be found on a wide variety of products. Bring them to any of the Atrium kids, and we will take care of the rest. Thank you.