St. James' Dexter



May 12, 2023

This drive is always greatly appreciated!

FIA collection for

Mother's Day, May 14

We are continuing to collect feminine hygiene products (tampons, pads, and liners) for Dexter food pantry clients. If you wish to purchase a large, economy size, be assured that food pantry workers will divide into smaller quantities. Or you can always write a check, and Outreach members will do the shopping. (Please note FIA Mother's Day.) Thank you!

Plant donations for our garden

If you would like to donate perennials for our garden, please bring them to church on Mother's Day, May 14. This is also Rogation Sunday, the 5th Sunday after Easter, when we ask for God's blessings on agriculture and industry. 

Bishop’s Committee meets Tuesday, 5/16

If you would like to see a copy of the agenda or if you would like to attend by Zoom, please contact Julie Lowery 

Email Julie

Women's Lunch is Thursday, 5/18

Join us at Aubree’s in downtown Dexter at 11:30! Please contact Alice to let her know if you plan to attend.

Email Alice

Congregational Meeting

Sunday, May 21

There will be a congregational meeting during coffee hour on Sunday, May 21. We will be discussing the status of our budget deficit and plans for addressing it. 

Read more or order

Wednesday, May 31, 7 pm

We will be meeting by Zoom to discuss Poverty, By America (by Matthew Desmond). It is already a #1 New York Times Bestseller. The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a “provocative and compelling” (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it. Mother Carol has copies if you would like to borrow one.


Comfort and heal those

in sorrow, need, sickness

or any other trouble.

Give them courage and hope

in their distress,

and bless those

who minister to them.

Prayers are needed for:

  • Victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria
  • A just end to the war in Ukraine
  • Tom Spiess
  • Gia Kullgren, Alice's daughter
  • Sherry Novak, Kristen Novak's sister-in-law
  • Pat Fuller, friend of Louise and David French
  • The repose of the soul of Brown Kinnard. For his wife Evelyn and their family
  • The repose of the soul of Dee Chappell, friend and neighbor of Brenda Thalacker, Louise & David French
  • Ellen
  • Chuck Single
  • Emma, Melissa's friend
  • Ramona, Deb's friend
  • Janet, Janet Cook's friend
  • Nancy, Sue, Barb and David, friends of Mother Carol
  • Eric, Leslie, and Charlotte Milton
  • In the Diocesan and Anglican Cycles of Prayer: Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit; and The Church in Wales

Happy Birthday!

May 14: Emily Hewitt

Many thanks to our Sunday service team!

Celebrant: The Rev. Carol A. Mader

Organist/Choir Director: Alice Van Wambeke

Reader: John Oberg

Intercessor: Sandy Perkins

Altar Guild: Robin Meloche, Lynne Slager

Usher: Pete Schaberg

Coffee Hour: Janet Cook

If you can't attend in person,

join Sunday's service online via Zoom

9:30 a.m.

Link to online service

FIA Dexter Food Pantry needs:

  • Laundry detergent, esp. fragrance free
  • Dish soap
  • Shampoo, conditioner, children's body wash
Questions? Contact Grace Brand

Eastertide Bible study continues on Thursdays at noon

Each session stands alone so that you may pick and choose which session(s) to attend. Contact Kathie Sandmaier for information on next week's topic. 

Contact Kathie to attend via Zoom