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


View photos from Pastor Schaeffer’s installation on March 10, 2019.

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Rev. Glenn Schaeffer
Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m.
Holy Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays
Sunday Bible Classes 9 a.m.
Monday Vespers 6:30 p.m.
Lenten Vespers 7 p.m.

Recent News

Pastor Schaeffer Installation Photos

Take a look at photos from the installation of Pastor Schaeffer on March 10, 2019.

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ISJ Fundraiser at Elk Brewing

All are welcome! Come support ISJ at Elk Brewing on Monday March 18th. A percentage of sales goes toward our school. They have graciously offered to host us anytime from 11am-close! Perfect for lunch or dinner. Just show this flyer on your smartphone or stop by the school office to pick one up.

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Schedule Your Photo Session!

Please use the link below to schedule your photography session for the new photo directory. When you click the link, you will need to start with “Photography Session Locator” and proceed from there. At the end of the sign up session you will be asked to create your own username and password.

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Youth News

March 17th– Bowling with the other churches, 1-3pm March 24th– The Amazing Race event at church! Kidz Club & Jr. Youth 3-5pm Sr. Youth 5-7pm Questions?  Contact Kelsey

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Sunday School Schedule

Just a reminder that there will NOT be any Sunday School classes on March 31, April 7 and April 21. Our last Sunday School session for this year is May 19.Have a great Spring break!

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3/18 ISJ Fundraiser at Elk Brewing
3/19 ISJ Open House 6-7:30pm
3/20 Lenten Supper 6pm
3/20 Lenten Vespers 7pm

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St. James Lutheran Podcast
ISJ Academy
Camp Concordia
The Lutheran Hour

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