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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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
Summer Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Classes 9:00 a.m.
Monday Vespers 6:30 p.m.

Recent News

Vacancy Pastor

Our Vacancy Pastor will be Rev. Cary M Richert, retired from Redeemer Lutheran in Birmingham, Michigan. He has recently moved to the Caledonia area. He will be conducting our Sunday services, Adult Bible classes, and also our Monday Vespers. He has agreed to serve for the month of January.

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2018 Begins a New Era

In 1929 St. James Lutheran was organized as the “North Mission” congregation by the Michigan District. This year our congregation is 89 years old! All through these years – including the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War and the War in Vietnam – God has blessed and sustained this congregation. He will faithfully do so for us once […]

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Groups Resume in January

Now that the Christmas holiday season is done, we will resume the following organizations: Wednesday Bible Class will resume January 10th at 10am led by Mr. Darrell Pfannkuch. Menservants will not resume this month, but on March 20th, 2018. All music groups (children, adults, choirs, and hand bells) will resume January 25th.

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Confirmation Classes

During the pastoral vacancy our Confirmation Classes for public school students grades 6 & 7 will remain at their regular time of Sunday evenings 5pm-6pm. We are pleased to have Dr. Rachel Palmer teach these classes during the pastoral vacancy. Rachel is a retired professor of Concordia University – Ann Arbor, and so is very well versed in the Bible […]

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Youth Room Renovation

Exciting news! St. James Youth Room is going to be redone! Here are some of the new things that are going in. Entertainment system Kids bar and bistro Mini fridge Hard surface flooring New furniture New carpet

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