Community Service

God’s Work, Our Hands 2017

Worship was held at Keller Park. Student backpacks were blessed and teachers were commissioned. People then provided community service by cleaning up the cemetery and writing letters to shut-ins. A fellowship picnic concluded the morning.

Fall Creek Fun Fest Parade, 2017

St. James Trinity folks shared candy and smiles at the FALL CREEK FUN FEST parade today. Thanks to the Pastor and volunteers who strolled along the parade route in front of the parsonage. We appreciate you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Quilting – March, 2017

 

Women from St. James Trinity sew over 100 quilts per year. These quilts are donated locally in friendship, not necessarily hardship, and also to Lutheran World Relief http://LWR.org where they are distributed to over 16 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Read more about the mission quilting at St. James Trinity here: 

http://stjamestrinity.org/blog1/uncategorized/mission-quilting

Dartball – March, 2017

The Fall Creek Valley Church Dartball League regularly spends Tuesday evenings in the basement at St. James Trinity throwing darts against five teams from other Lutheran churches. Read more about SJT dartball here: http://stjamestrinity.org/blog1/uncategorized/dartball

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packing Bags for the Homeless – Nov., 2015

Packing Bags 11-15 c

Packing Bags 11-15 bPacking Bags 11-15 a

Opal Kunz led a Thrivent Action Team to stuff back packs with personal items for women.  Items included tooth brushes and paste, socks, towels, scarves, home-made mittens, personal care items and other essentials.  A $250 Thrivent Community Impact Card was used to defray expenses. The bags will be distributed to women who are supported by the Plymouth Homeless Ministry and to others in need. A special thanks to all those who contributed and gave their time to this project. They have followed His teachings, that it is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35)

 

 

God’s Work, Our Hands

On September 13th, 2015 St. James Trinity met at Keller Park for Worship and Sunday School Kickoff with Blessing of the Back Packs during worship.

Cleaning up the Cemetery
Cleaning up the Cemetery
Washing Windows
Washing Windows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afterwards, members went out into the community for “God’s Work, Our Hands” service day. Members participated in activities such as writing letters to service men/women across seas, cleaning the cemetery, weeding the cemetery garden, visiting Nursing Home residents, weeding along curbs in town, and washing car windows/pumping gas/checking oil and greeting customers at the 2 local gas stations.

Nursing Home Visit
Nursing Home Visit
Writing Letters
Writing Letters
Lunch Cooks
Lunch Cooks

 

 

 

Plymouth Street Ministry

The congregation at St. James Trinity recognizes the importance of community service and is actively involved in the Plymouth Street Ministry. This Ministry, led by Pastor Mike Henry, helps to serve the local homeless population by providing items for daily living along with support for a healthier physical and mental life.

Street Ministry 2015 (1)a

Through this Ministry, teams of individuals from several churches meet with the homeless in their environment.  Members from St. James Trinity have been active in doing this important work. The church youth and others have packed hygiene bags and food treat bags that are distributed as needed. Clothing and other items have been donated by church members to help the homeless. The choir is currently collecting items such as diapers, backpacks, sleeping bags, umbrellas and other necessary things for survival on the streets.

 

He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.(Luke 3:11)

Street Ministry 2015 (3)a

On May 31, 2015, the members of the St. James Trinity choir surprised Pastor Mike Henry by presenting him with all the items on the Plymouth Street Ministry’s needs list. This included an adult bicycle that a choir member joyfully rode down the aisle!

 

 

Picture of Youth group at Taco Dinner Fundraiser
Youth Group Fundraiser – Taco Night at St. James

Youth Group Action Team & Fundraiser Event

On November 19th, the Youth Group of St. James Trinity held an “Action Team” fundraiser Taco Dinner & Sundae bar. The money raised will be used to send 4 of the youth and the leaders to the National Youth Gathering in Detroit, MI next July. Many people attended the event which included special music and door prizes.

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A huge thank you to the Kaeding family for donating the beef for the taco’s and to Thrivent Financial for also donating $250 towards the community event. Also thank you to all the youth & leaders that helped make the event possible!

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On September 7th, 2014 St. James Trinity met at Keller Park for Worship and Sunday School Kickoff with Blessing of the Back Packs during worship.

Afterwards, members went out into the community for “God’s Work, Our Hands” service day. Member participated in activities such as writing letters to service men across seas, cleaning the cemetery, weeding the cemetery garden, cleaning the Fire Department shop and windows, visiting Nursing Home residents and washing car windows and greeting customers at the 2 local gas stations.