November 8, 2020
Me & My House

Our church color is green for a few more weeks!

Here are the readings for this Sunday:
When we can't gather in person, let's learn and play in a virtual way!
Here's what we're wondering about: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25

Joshua, who was Moses' helper, became a leader after Moses died. Joshua is going to lead the people into the Promised Land - at last! In today's reading, he's making sure that the people are committed to what's happening. He reminds them of their ancestors and choices made long ago, and where they are now, and where they are going. It's time to make an important choice. Joshua asks them: "Who will you serve? Will you serve the Lord?"

Joshua encourages them, "Put away those other gods, from times before and long ago. Choose instead to serve the Lord! Make your choice. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

I wonder what is the most important part of this story?
I wonder what the people in Joshua's house felt?
Have ever had to make a choice?
Who serves you? Whom do you serve?
I wonder what you might leave out of this story, and still have everything you need?
I wonder where you are in this story?

Make your own house and fill it with the people and things you love and share. Here's a house that will serve the Lord!

P.S. These days, you may have lots of paper bags or boxes. Follow the PDF or any design on your own unfolded bags, or craft with cardboard any way you like, to create a village filled with love!

Details and a PDF are here.
"Me & My House Will Serve the Lord"

Listen to the singers of the Royal Voice, Living Word Fellowship International, Cameroon, Central Africa
Here's a house we can help out, together: Pettengill House!

What do you think of this fundraising idea, recently sent to me?:

"We could make a little cookbook (just a pamphlet), with favorite St James family recipes, illustrated by the kids - and use it as a fundraising gift for donations."

Let's make a start & see what happens!
Please email me a recipe (one or a bunch) for something that you like to eat. What's the story behind the recipe?

Or ask your child how to make something, and write down exactly what they say - make & share a memory!

Everyone - all ages - from St James, please submit your faves! (We'll work on pictures next.) Don't wait! Click here
Tell me - what can St James do for you?

NEW! Twice-a-month Zoom classes are here; current students & families, look for info and link in your special email! Can't wait to "see" you! (We'll be opening up to others later, thank you for your patience!) Email me for details

Our Online Sunday School emails (like this one) continue, every weekend.

Sending prayers for your health and well-being, peace, joy - and LOVE! - Linda