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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Rev. Dr. Glenn Schaeffer has accepted the call to become the next Pastor at St. James Lutheran Church! Hear what he said to the congregation on Sunday September 2nd, 2018.

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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

Summer 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

2nd Best Sale

The 2nd Best Sale is September 27-29.  Donations of clean, gently used items are needed.  Please bring your items to the basement as usual. Questions?  See a member of Friends in Faith.

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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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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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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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Camp Arcadia Update

Dear Friends of Camp Arcadia, We have loved seeing so many of you over these first few weeks of Family Camp 2018! The heat of summer has come and has sent so many of our guests out to our new beach spaces.  How exciting to be able to use these new spaces so well! We are also working on plans for […]

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