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

Easter Breakfast

The Easter Breakfast Buffet will take place at 8:30am Easter morning prior to our Easter Festival Worship service. Tickets are available in the Gathering Room. Please see Holly Damstra to purchase your ticket. We will have a scrumptious Buffet of all sorts of goodies. Family ticket: $20 Individual ticket: $5 Children 3 years old and under are FREE! Kids! Join […]

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Cleaning Bee

If you missed the first Cleaning Bee the second one will take place on Saturday, March 24th. The goal is to wash and polish the pews. The hymnals & Bibles will be removed and wiped down with sanitizing wipes. Nooks & crannies will be dusted and vacuumed. It is an ALL HANDS ON DECK kind of project. If you can […]

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Acolytes Needed

Please speak with Usher/Deacon Bryan Ensing or contact the office about being an Acolyte. This contribution to our worship service is very important. Jr. & Sr. High members are needed!

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Second Best Sale

Yes! The 2nd Best Sale storage room is open to receive all donations to the upcoming sale. Your donations can be dropped off at the church any time the doors are open. Friends in Faith will be overseeing the Sale. If you have any questions please see Walt Kryzanowski, Mary Ward, or Dale Rosema.

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Future Expansion

There is a rendering of a potential expansion of our ISJ Academy in the main entryway. Please take the time to view the proposed building expansino project. It will be discussed, and possibly voted on, at the next Voters’ Meeting in March. If you have questions contact ISJ principal Jason Alexander or Dale Rosema.

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