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.

Rev. James H. Blain, Pastor

Recent News

ISJ Preschool Christmas

The little ones of our ISJ Lutheran Academy Pre-School will be presenting their precious “Christmas Program” on Tuesday December 12th at 6:30pm in the church sanctuary. Even if you don’t have any little ones, this is a wonderful and beautiful program which tells the great story of Baby Jesus.

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A Very MARY Christmas

That is the theme of our mid-week Advent Vespers Services which takes place each Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. The two remaining meditations are: A Very Mary Visit to Elizabeth (Dec. 13) and A Very Mary Trip to Bethlehem (Dec. 20). There will be an Advent Taco Supper in the church basement at 6:00pm prior to the Service hosted by LWML.

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Angel Tree

Next Sunday (12/17) is the last day to participate with Angel Tree. Our Angel Tree is up in the Gathering Room. For those of you who are new to our congregation, this tree helps families in need for Christmas and provides a small gift to our college students. Each “ornament” has an item listed on it. Simply pick an ornament […]

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Chorale Sunday

All the musical groups of our St. James Lutheran congregation will be leading us in a festive Chorale Service on Sunday, December 24th at 10:15am. With all the special choir, hand bell, and congregational music it is a great opportunity to do a little “evangelism through music!”

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Christmas Festival Services

The 4th Sunday of Advent is also Christmas Eve this year! So here is the schedule of festival services: Chorale Morning Service at 10:15am on December 24th. It will be a festival Service of Matins. Christmas Eve Festival Communion Service will be at 7:00pm. The culmination is the sharing of the Light of Christ in the darkness as all join […]

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