St. James Lutheran Church


PLEASE NOTE: The Summer Schedule hours have begun. Our Worship service will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a Bible Study to follow in the Gathering Room.


Join us this summer July 8-12, 9am-Noon, for VBS! (Potty-trained) 3 yr. olds through children entering 6th gr. this fall will travel daily through Storytelling, Game, Craft, Bible Challenge/Science, and Snack sites.

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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 9 a.m. (summer)
Sunday Bible Classes following worship
Holy Communion on 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays
Monday Vespers 6:30 p.m.

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Please come to St. James Lutheran Church this summer July 8-12, 9am-Noon, for VBS! (Potty-trained) 3 yr. olds through children entering 6th gr. this fall will travel daily through Storytelling, Game, Craft, Bible Challenge/Science, and Snack sites. All students will join together in the Openings and Closings each day to have more fun with songs, etc. and parents will sign in […]

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Quilting group

Exciting news! The QUILTING group is forming! If you would like to get in on the planning of this opportunity, please speak with Arlene Porter, Marjie Weiss or Karen Kryzanowski. No commitment is asked of you. Rather learn if this is an area of service you would like to get involved in.

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Lutheran Laymen’s League Men’s Retreat at Camp Arcadia

September 5-9, 2019 | Arcadia, Mich. Join us for a long weekend of study, fellowship, and recreation as together with Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz we explore putting our temporal Liberties to work for our Eternal Liberty in Christ. All laymen are invited. Membership in the Lutheran Laymen’s League is not a prerequisite. For more information contact John Weiss. 

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Out of town for the weekend?

Your opportunity to Worship is available on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. This 35-45 minute service specifically caters to those weekend warriors or those returning from a get-a-way. It is informal so the casual dress of summer shorts and flip-flops is okay!   Come as you are and give praise to our Lord! 

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Immanuel VBS Family Nights

This year, Immanuel Lutheran is trying something a little different for their VBS experience. They will be holding a VBS Family Night throughout the Summer. This will begin on June 12th and run every other week through August 21st, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. For registration, contact Brianna at briannajclark (at)   

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