St. James Lutheran Church
"By My Works I Will Show My Faith."-JAMES 2:18


The people of St. James Lutheran Church extend to you a hearty welcome in the name of Christ Jesus!

As believers in Jesus, we are not perfect, but we are forgiven all because of God’s boundless love for us and for all people, including you!

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Rev. Dr. Glenn Schaeffer has accepted the call to become the next Pastor at St. James Lutheran Church! Hear what he said to the congregation on Sunday September 2nd, 2018.

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ISJ Academy Lutheran School

Our faith-based curriculum will help develop students of all ages to grow in knowledge and their faith. We welcome the opportunity to show how the love of Jesus is at work in the hearts of ISJ! Contact us at 616-363-0505 or through our website at

Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m.
Holy Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays
Sunday Bible Classes 9 a.m.
Monday Vespers 6:30 p.m.

Recent News

Parents Night Out

Parents, if you are looking for that elusive time to yourselves to get “stuff” accomplished, Friday, December 14th, is your lucky day! Our YOUTH GROUPS will be providing safe & reliable babysitting on that evening here at St. James. Please contact Kelsey Butler to sign-up your kid(s) for a great evening of entertainment while you check off those items from […]

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Advent Supper Schedule

December 5 – Friends in Faith December 12 – Deacons December 19 – LWML All Suppers are completely furnished by the group or organization listed above; clean-up too! The church provides all the table service.  What is needed from you is the pleasure of your company!  Join us for a furnished meal before you prepare your hearts for the coming […]

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Mini Children’s Choir Program

REMINDER to all Sunday School parents: Practice for the December 16th mini Children’s Choir program is on Thursday evenings from 5-6pm for grades 2nd through 8th grade. Younger children may come to the choir room Sunday mornings at 9:50am prior to the worship service to learn a song.  If you have any questions, please contact Kim Urbanski, Carol Bifulco or Beth […]

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ISJ Outreach

ISJ will be working with NECM (North End Community Ministry) to provide Christmas gifts for their North (East) Pole Christmas store program.  This is a program designed to provide a dignified shopping experience for parents and grandparents of families in need this Christmas season. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys from a NECM provided list for children ages newborn all […]

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Trunks of Treats Update

We served probably close to 350 children last Saturday afternoon and around 180-200 adults who came with them!!  Along with candy, donuts and cider, these families received a warm welcome by many of our church members inside and out, a Christian tract, bookmarks, activity pamphlets, pencils, even a frisbee to remind (or teach) them of Jesus’ redeeming love.  Again, much thanks […]

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St. James Lutheran Church
2040 Oakwood Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 363-7718