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


5:00 PM Worship Service


10:15 AM Worship

Upcoming Events:

January 12
Pickers play at 5pm Worship

January 20
Thrivent Pancake Lunch after services

January 27

Annaul Meeting after services/w lunch

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.


A New Year's Day Hike, 2019

It came upon a midnight clear, a winter storm on the Eve of the year. The world in solemn stillness lay, under deep blankets of snow on New Year's Day.

“And you, beneath life's crushing load, Whose forms are bending low Who toil along the climbing way With painful steps and slow Look now for glad and golden hours Come swiftly on the wing Oh, rest beside the weary road And hear the angels sing.” Verse 3, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

When the storm subsides and winds quiet, we venture outside. The snow is pristine, except for the marks of our efforts to move through the knee-deep drifts. We aren't moving fast. Snow pants, heavy coats, poles and boots keep our pace painfully slow, toiling along the climbing way.

The trees are bending low, beneath a crushing load of ice and snow.

We do not talk, and the silence is solace. The road is uphill and I haven't the breath to talk, anyway. My heart is beating fast. My hands and feet are cold. I'm not sure that I can make it to the top, where the sun is shining in the distance. I rest beside the weary road. January Notes St. James Lutheran Church

Do I hear angels singing? No, I can't say that I do.

Yet the sky is blue, the air is clear and the snow is sparkling. Look now for glad and golden hours come swiftly on the wing.

We keep climbing toward the sun. The new year has begun.

“For lo! The days are hast'ning on, by prophets seen of old, when with the ever-circling years shall come the time foretold, when peace shall over all the earth its ancient splendors fling, and all the world give back the song which now the angels sing.” Verse 4, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

The day is hast'ning on and the shadows in the gulch grow long on the imposing rock walls. We will need to turn back soon. I pray as I climb, to give back the song. May this be the year of the time foretold, when peace shall over all the earth its ancient splendors fling like a blanket of fresh-fallen snow.

I thank God for the ever-circling years while I listen for angels.

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



Church Notes:

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting will be Sunday, January 27, 2019, immediately after the church service. Instead of eating donuts during the meeting, this year we will order some sandwiches from Subway. In case you didn't realize, all committees are to give an annual report which will be included in the handouts at the annual meeting. If you don't know who is responsible for writing the report, please check with your various committee representatives to see who should write it. Please get your year-end reports to the office by Sunday, January 20, 2019. If you would rather email your report, you can email it to annstjames@rushmore.com.


Thriven Pancake Lunch Fundraiser

St. James will be holding a Pancake Fundraiser on Sunday, January 20, immediately after the church service. All of the funds raised for this event will be used to purchase some new equipment for our parish nurses. Thrivent Action Team Funds are being used to purchase items for the pancake feed.



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