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.

Recent News

Cottage Meetings

You’re invited to participate in a “Cottage Meeting” with Pastor Schaeffer and other members of St. James. It’s an informal visit with pastor and other members as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to the people of St. James these past ninety years; reminisce and reflect on the highs and lows of St. James’ past; express our hopes about its future ministry; […]

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ISJ Apparel Sale

We are excited to be able to offer ISJ Apparel to you. Attached you will find the information to order online. The embroidered polo shirts, 1/4 zip and crew sweatshirts can be used as part of the school uniform so think ahead for next school year. The screenprinted hoodies, t-shirts and shorts will be for casual wear. The deadline to […]

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2nd Best Sale

The 2nd BEST SALE is May 2-4.  Friends in Faith extends an invitation to bring all your clean, gently used items to church on Saturday, April 27th, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Simply DRIVE UP and our Youth and members of Friends in Faith will UNLOAD YOUR CAR for you! If you need help with large items, please contact Walt Kryzanowski.   […]

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ISJ Academy Golf Outing

ISJ Academy is hosting its 11th Annual ISJ Golf Outing at Scott Lake Golf Club on May 18. It’s 18 holes of golf, a steak dinner, a silent auction and so much more. It costs $75 per person or $300 for a team. Registration forms are at St. James Church and available through the school.

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VBS Splash Canyon is scheduled here at St. James for July 8-12!  Of course more details will follow but please put it on your calendars, start spreading the word and pray howyoumay be able to serve in this community outreach.  Questions? Contact Cindy McAuliffe. 

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4/23 ISJ Fundraiser at Herb & Fire
4/24 Cottage Meeting 7pm
4/25 Cottage Meeting 1pm

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