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When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere.

When we study the Bible and pray, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.

When we serve others and address social issues that affect the common good, we live out our Christian faith.

 

Church Services:

Worship Schedule

Saturday

5:00 PM Worship Service

Sunday

10:15 AM Worship

Upcoming Events:

February 24th
Dinner Belle 5:00-6:30pm

More information on all of these events and more read our Church Newsletter.

St. James DVD

Church Service on DVD. If you had been listening to the radio service of St. James Lutheran Church for years, you may have noticed that we are no longer on the radio. Instead we have been making DVD's of the church services each Sunday, and copies of the services have been distributed to friends and members who would like one. We are currently only recording the Sunday worship services, but recordings can also be made of special services as well. If you would like to have a copy of the services, please let Ann in the church office know, and it can be provided.

 

St. James Lutheran Church

 

Whether you are a new member or just visiting, we want to let you know how excited we are in having you here. Our web site contains helpful information about the varied ministries and programs of St. James Lutheran Church.

St. James membership is comprised of individuals of all ages and diverse backgrounds. We faithfully preach and teach the living word of God to help you further develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Then, we nurture Christian lives by meeting spiritual needs and make disciples through our witness. We are, by the grace of God, the St. James Lutheran Church.

Please consider yourself an important part of the St. James Church family. Here you will find a church in which you will be welcomed, greeted, loved, and cared for, in the name of Jesus the Risen Savior. There is a very special place for you at St. James, and if you haven't already, we hope you will consider making St. James your church home.

 

Many Members, Yet One Body

1 Corinthians 12:27 - “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”

When I cross-country ski, I know I’m alive because my goggles get foggy as I breathe the freezing cold air. Even when the outside temperatures plunge to single digits, I find myself huffing and puffing as I work to glide on my skis.

Living. Breathing. Moving. Being.

The more effort that I expend, the more I notice that every part of my body has to cooperate as I struggle to ski uphill. My frozen toes, my tired arms, my aching back and the pain in my knee: every part of me is going to make it to the top of the hill at the end of the road in Higgin’s Gulch…and every part of me will (hopefully) ski back down. One body, many members!

On January 27th, our church family met together for the Annual Meeting. That same Sunday, one of our scripture readings was from Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth. Paul wrote that the Church contains “many members, yet one body.” What a timely reminder that the universal Church is the body of Christ, with every individual member a vital part.

The Body of Christ is alive!

Paul wanted the people in Corinth to understand that they are a part of a living organism, called the Church. The Church is the body of Christ on earth. And, we also are members of this dynamic, living, breathing, moving, growing organism!

The Church breathes!

When our church comes together to worship, it is breathing in and breathing out. We are taking a deep breath of good fresh air when we read the word of God, and when we pray together. The air that sustains us in the Lord’s Supper, the presence of Christ among us.

When our church comes together, we ask the question, “What does my neighbor need from me, now?” And, we answer that in many different ways, depending upon our own unique contributions to the body of Christ. The Annual Meeting was a great demonstration of what it means to be “many members, yet one body.” The church family enjoyed a February 2019 delicious meal together, elected officers, discussed missional outreach, approved the budget and made decisions about shared ministries and charitable giving. Sometimes “church work” is like skiing uphill, and sometimes it is like gliding downhill on the best snow on a sunny winter’s day. Both are the grace of God. Many members, yet one body.

I am thankful to be included in the ministry of St. James. I will be working part-time as Vicar to the congregation while continuing my studies at Wartburg Theological Seminary. We will learn together. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside you as we press on in our journey—sometimes working toward an uphill goal, and sometimes smooth sailing on a downhill stretch! Whatever the miles hold in the future, I’m glad to be a part of the body of Christ at St. James Lutheran Church for this season. Many members, yet one body.

Vicar Kari Webb

 

Church Notes:


Meet Your 2019 Church Leaders

The following individuals were installed as church leaders this past Sunday, February 3: President – Larry Shoemaker; Vice President – Tim Speidel; Treasurer – Carolyn Kindsfater; Secretary – Paul Turbiville; Trustees – Steve Jakober, Sandra Kane, Mike Keolker, Jeri Olson, Mary Shoemaker, Brian Stambaugh; Deacons – Sandy Bader-Lesmeister, Rhonda Johnson, Betty Kozur-Baker, Karen McLennan, Ronda Mehrer, Ann Turbiville; Board of Education – Tara Knapp, Sara Nehl; Youth Committee – Kelli Leitner, Jason McLennan, Nicole Weishaar. At the same time, we recognized Kari Webb as the Vicar at St. James Lutheran!

 

World Day of Prayer

This year's World Day of Prayer will be at St. Paul's Catholic Church on February 28 at 1:00 PM. The country represented will be Slovenia. Volunteers from our church are needed to be a part of the program or to help with making some ethnic food. Practices for the program are scheduled for February 7, 14, & 21 at 1 PM at the Catholic Church. Everyone is invited to enjoy an afternoon of hymns, scripture, and an ethnic lunch.

 

 

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