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

Recap Video: 102nd Convention of the Michigan District, LCMS

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

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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Recap Video of the Michigan District Convention

A playlist of the videos from all convention worship services, essayists, president’s address, and other presenters can be accessed by clicking here. PDF files of the order of worship for each service can be downloaded here. Election results and resolutions adopted have been added to the website. Please note that Convention Proceedings & Bylaws will be mailed to each congregation […]

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