Welcome

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

Christmas Eve Service
There will only be one Christmas Eve Service - Monday, December 24th at 5:00pm.

No Christmas Day service.

Upcoming Events:

December 9th
Immediately following service will be a special congregational meeting.

December 9th 6:30-7:30pm
Living Nativity @ the Methodist Church

December 22nd 5:00pm
St James Sing-a-Long & Supper

 

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.

 

December Notes

Hark, the Glad Sound!

When I walk into our house from the garage, Truman the Doberman doesn't budge from his sleep on the couch. He twitches his long Doberman nose. He stretches a bit and acknowledges my presence with a low, grumpy dog-sigh. Truman is still waiting.

It may be hours later, but when the garage door goes up for a second time, “Hark! The glad sound!” Truman catapults himself into the air and over the coffee table to sit at attention. Ears up. Eyes raised. Shaking with anticipation. Truman is poised and ready at the door to greet his best friend, James, who will burst into the house with equal enthusiasm.

It's a joyful reunion. Every. Single. Day.

During the month of December, the church calendar begins again. Instead of counting the “time after...” we now count the “time before...” Maybe we've been sleeping on the couch for awhile, but not anymore! In Advent, we are waiting with eagerness for the door to swing open. Jesus tells us, “When these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28)

“Hark! The glad sound!” Let your ears be opened to hear the familiar Christmas songs, which pull at your heart strings. We will fill our worship with favorite hymns and carols to sing together during Advent. I would encourage you to find your own special Christmas music and let it fill your house. Music opens your ears to hear God's words, for you.

“Hark! The glad sound!” The scriptures which surround this season are also deeply famliar. Take a moment to pull out your Bible and read out loud the first few chapters of the gospel of Luke. The words will resonate in your ears like the voice of a dear old friend. “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Scripture opens your ears to hear God's words, for you.

“Hark! The glad sound!” Join us in worship during the season of Advent. Many need a word of comfort. Many need a word of peace. Many need a word of healing. Many need a word of love. Listen for God's word for you in the sounds of the season. Jesus promises us that “heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” (Luke 21:33) Worship opens your ears to hear God's words, for you.

“Hark! The glad sound!” The season of Advent gives us all permission to jump off the couch and wait with exceitment. We wait with ears up and ready to hear the good news that God has for each of us. God has come to us, is here with us and will return again to us. Open your ears to hear God's words, for you.

Kari Webb, S.A.M., Synodically Authorized Minister

 

 

Church Notes:


Thanksgiving Feast

A BIG THANK YOU you goes to everyone who helped make our Thanksgiving Feast such a success! Thanks for your help cooking and serving at the church as well as for your donations of food. Thank you also to those who loaned their roasters for the event; because they had names on them, all roasters went back to their rightful owners after the feast! We fed almost 260 people this year and collected $695.00 for the Compassion Cupboard.

 

Advent Potluck

Our Advent Potluck will be Sunday, December 2, immediately after the church service. Hospitality Group 1 (Gary & Deb Alickson to Diane Feist) is in charge of the potluck. Come join us as we celebrate the season, and please bring a dish to share.


St James Sing-a-Long and Soup Supper

We will be holding a special event in place of our regular Saturday evening worship service on December 22 at 5:00 PM. Everyone is invited to join for a joyful time of singing, scripture reading and a skit from our iPraise kids! Put on your Christmas sweaters and get ready to sing along as the kids lead us in our favorite Christmas carols. After the sing-a-long, we will enjoy a soup supper together in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like to participate by bringing food for the dinner, please sign up with Ann in the church office.

 

 

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