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

Summer Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays
Sunday Bible Classes 8:30 a.m.
Monday Vespers 6:30 p.m.

Recent News

VBS Registration is Open!

  Set Your Watch! VBS “Time Lab” is coming soon! We are looking for your youngsters; potty-trained preschoolers through kids entering 6thgrade.  We are eager to share the “TIME LAB” with them!  The start date is Monday, June 16th, through Thursday, July 19th, from 9:00 a.m. until noon.   To preregister, call the church office at 363-7718.  Registration isn’t essential but […]

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Summer Day Camps at ISJ Academy

ISJ is offering summer day camps for kids ages 3 through 3rd grade. We have some fun weekly themes this summer for our Kindergarten through 3rd grade campers, like Edible Engineering, Artistic Creations, Shipwrecked (treasure map decoding), Jurassic Party, and more. If your child would like to participate please call the school at 363-0505. Flexible scheduling is available. Cost is […]

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School Expansion Plan

The school building expansion for ISJ is as easy as 1-2-3. This summer, St. James Lutheran Church will contract with a construction company to add bathrooms, storage space, and classroom to the school. St. James is contributing $100,000 from its building fund and ISJ Academy is raising funds to pay for the remaining costs. Below is a summary of the […]

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Diaper Drive

We are off to a great start on the Diaper Drive! Lutherans For Life, along with Friends in Faith & Thrivent Financial, are hosting our annual Diaper Drive through Father’s Day, June 17th.  All diapers will be donated to the Grand Rapids Area Pregnancy Resource Center. They are looking for disposable diapers sizes; NEWBORN, SIZE 5 AND SIZE 6. The collection table […]

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June Worship Schedule

Sunday Worship Services June 3 – Rev. Hoogerhyde June 10 – Rev. Cary Richert June 17 – Rev. Dieter Haupt June 24 – Rev. Hoogerhyde Monday Vespers June 4 – Rev. Hoogerhyde June 11 – Rev. Cary Richert June 18 – Rev. Dieter Haupt June 25 – Rev. Hoogerhyde

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