Sunday Funday

The Education Committee is hosting a Sunday Funday at Mercury Gymnastics on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm for children 3 – 18 years of age.

What to wear: Boys or girls may wear t-shirts and shorts or leotards for girls.  No dangling jewelry.  Hair should be pulled neatly and securely away from the face.  The children will be barefoot during this activity.  We would like the children to wear their St. James t-shirts from last year.  If your child doesn’t have a t-shirt or needs a different size, please contact Julie Sherbo.

Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.

Please arrive by 1:45 pm to sign the participation waiver.


Mercury Gymnastics
10551 N Ambassador Drive 
Kansas City, MO 64153

Date & Time:
August 19, 2018, at 1:45 p.m.



Beat the Heat – Summer Fun and Ice Cream Social

We’ll gather right here at church on Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 2-4 p.m.  Play outdoor games in the shade, or stay cool with indoor games and conversation.  Everyone can enjoy lots of dessert and ice cream!  The committee will provide vanilla ice cream, so please sign up in the Narthex to bring your favorite dessert, cold treat, or sundae topping to share.  There will be a prize for most raved-about dessert or homemade ice cream!  We look forward to seeing everyone for an afternoon of FUN!

Kansas City PrideFest 2018

kc-pride-2015-love-is-the-cure1[1]St. James is proud to be an vendor/exhibitor at the 2018 KCPrideFest.  This is the festival’s 40th year.  It will be held at the beautiful Berkley Riverfront Park June 1-3, 2018.

Festival hours are:

  • Friday 6:00-11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday Noon-11:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Noon-7:00 p.m.

We could use volunteers to help with staff the booth during festival hours.  We will have games and an opportunity to share our faith and St. James with the Kansas City LGBTQ community.

We have purchased a limited number of parking passes and tickets for volunteers.  Tickets are $7.50 in advance, $10.00 at the door (credit cards accepted).  Parking is $5 (cash only).

We are also in need of a 100′ industrial grade (“yellow, orange or blue style”) extension cord.

Sign up sheets are on the Evangelism Team’s bulletin board outside of the St. Timothy room.

Helpful links:


Book Club 20 Year Celebration

The St. James Book Club is turning 20.  We would welcome all former members to join us for a 20 Year Celebration.  We will be discussing HIDDEN FIGURES.  Before the book discussion we will be asking everyone to share their favorite book club read.

St. Timothy Room
St. James Lutheran Church
1104 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO 64118

Date & Time:
May 21, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Wartburg College 2018 Spring Concert Tour

WClogoThe Wartburg Choir, under the direction of Dr. Lee Nelson, will appear in concert at Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.  The program will feature works by René Clausen, Stacey V. Gibbs, J.s. Bach, Tom Trenney, Jake Runestad, F. Melius Christiansen, and more.  Free-will donations will be accepted to support scholarships and future tours.

Atonement Lutheran Church
9948 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS

Date & Time:
April 28, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

Restart Lunch

reStart-logoMany thanks to everyone who supported the February outreach meal at ReStart, Inc.  We served lunch to just under 80 residents and friends of the shelter.

Our next visit there will be SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018.   We learned a few things about the eating preferences of the clients last time and are adjusting our menu accordingly.  Thus, we’ll need donations of desserts, hot dog buns, apples, and halos (cuties).  We could also use cash donations toward the purchase of potato salad and canned chili.  If you wish to make a financial contribution to this mission, just make the check payable to St. James, but write ReStart on the line.

We will also need a crew of drivers and servers to deliver, set up, and serve the meal.  Clean-up takes a few more minutes and we’ll be ready to leave around 1 pm.

If you are able to help in any way, please sign up on the sheets located in the Impact Center.  Thanks in advance!


Faith Formation Summit

Mark your calendar to attend the Faith Formation Summit on April 27-28, 2018 at Carol Joy Holling Camp near Ashland, NE; sponsored by the Central States, Nebraska and Western Iowa Synods.  We will spend two days living into the how-to’s of generating and sustaining a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ for today’s world; focusing on two key areas:

  • Transforming Relationships- Understanding the kinds of relationships we need in the church; learning methods and practices for creating relational environments.
  • Digital Engagement – How to move websites, social media and digital communications from information-only to opportunities for faith formation

This event is for everyone who is interested in enhancing faith formation in their ministry settings.  Your only cost is for overnight lodging and meals.