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

ISJ Dine to Donate

“DINE TO DONATE” is back! ISJ PTL is having a Dine to Donate Event on Monday, October 22.  20% of sales will be donated to our school!!! So, take the night off from cooking and cleaning up!  Come to the new Panda Express on Alpine Ave. in Comstock Park any time between 4:00 and 9:00 pm. Too busy running kids to […]

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Trunks of Treats

Church members (mostly in costume) will be passing out candy to children in the church parking lot and in the church hallways on Saturday October 27 from 3-4:30. There will also be a craft table, games, and refreshments available. All are welcome!  

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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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WML Coffee, Tea, and Fudge Sale

WML is partnering with Herman’s Boy to offer deliciously rich coffee, time-honored tea favorites, and creamy Mackinaw style fudge. Coffee is available in one pound bags. Fudge is also available by the half pound with 4 choices. Don’t forget a 24 oz. bag of gourmet hot chocolate. There is also a $20 decorated gift box which includes a coffee or […]

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