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

ISJ Academy 10th Annual Golf Outing

Sign up today to be part of the 10th annual golf outing for ISJ Academy. This year’s event will include 18 holes of golf and a dinner. During the round, many games and events will take place to add to the fun. After the round, join us for a steak dinner, fellowship and an awards ceremony. Help support our school […]

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Join with all the family, friends, staff, students and alumni as we celebrate Mari-Beth Jansen who is retiring at the end of the school year. Mari-Beth has faithfully served as one of our ISJ teachers for 31 years. The celebration Reception for Mari-Beth is Sunday, May 20th, 9:45am-10:45am in the Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Gathering Room.

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Diaper Drive

It is that time for the annual St. James Diaper Drive to begin. From now until Father’s Day, June 17th, we will be accepting donations of diapers of all sizes and quantities. These diapers will then be delivered to the Grand Rapids Pregnancy Resource Center and distributed to needy mothers & babies. Thrivent Financial will provide additional help for this […]

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May Worship Schedule

Sunday Worship: May 6 – Rev. Cary Richert; May 13 – Rev. Cary Richert; May 20 – Rev. Pete Larson; May 27 – Rev. Pete Larson. Monday Vespers: May 7 – Rev. Cary Richert; May 14 – Rev. Cary Richert; May 21 – Rev. Pete Larson; May 28 – NO VESPERS.

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Bible Class

Family Bible Hour is the new Bible Study that is happening on Thursdays at 6:00pm. Join in with Eunice Florip, Steve, Kristen, Noelle & Eli Kaminksi, Karyl Donald, Judy Johnson, Arlene Schwartz, Jackie Mieras and Mary Ward for a faith-filled hour of fun in God’s Word. No question or topic is too big, small or “stupid” for this group! Try […]

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