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

Recap Video: 102nd Convention of the Michigan District, LCMS

Summer Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays
Sunday Bible Classes 8:30 a.m.
Monday Vespers 6:30 p.m.

Recent News

Catechism Parents & Students

If your child is entering 6th – 8th Grade, please call or e-mail the church office and sign up for Catechism instruction in the Fall.  ISJ Academy students will receive instruction as part of their curriculum and therefore do not need to sign-up.  ( or 363-7718).  Thank you.

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ISJ Fall Vendor & Craft Show

The ISJ – PTL 2ndAnnual Fundraising Event: FALL VENDOR & CRAFT SHOW Save the date… ISJ Academy is hosting a vendor and craft show on Saturday, November 3 10:00am – 2:00pm at New Community Church 2340 Dean Lake Ave. NE We are currently looking for vendors and crafters to participate in this fundraiser. i.e. but not limited to…Avon, Lularoe, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Wild Tree, […]

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Joyful Action Ministry

J.A.M. is sending out a gentle reminder that our members appreciate hearing from us and knowing we care about them. Sending them a card is a simple way to let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers.  If you hear about someone in prayers, give them a quick phone call to see what’s up and offer your help  (i.e. […]

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Men’s Retreat

The 73rd Annual Lutheran Layman’s League MEN’S RETREAT is September 6-9 at Camp Arcadia.  The guest speaker is LC-MS President Matthew C. Harrison.  For more information, see the flier posted on the bulletin board outside the office door or speak with John Weiss.

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THANK YOU to the many volunteers who made our VBS possible this Summer: Christina Shourds, Brianna Popma, Kelsey Butler, Lynelle Butler, Deb Butler, Steve Kaminski, Irene Talen, Suellen Pfannkuch, Bee Ruble, Noelle Kaminski, Katia Wiles, Orlin Bowman, Phyllis Schultz, Rie Wiles, Sarah Harper, Jamal Mesinovic, Isaak Soddy, Eli Kaminski, Missy Leverett, Shirley Genther, Shirley Thielke, Lois DeLano, Karole Baar, Marjie […]

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8.15 Bible Study
8.16 Family Bible Hour

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