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

Calling All Youth!

Next Sunday, November 11th, ALL Youth groups will be meeting at St. James for NERF WARS!  Plan to be here at 3:30 to 5:30pm.  PIZZA will be provided! The next Youth Event will be on Sunday, November 18th, at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  This year our Youth are combining with five other local LC-MS churches for a great opportunity of fellowship and fun!  […]

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Trunks of Treats Update

We served probably close to 350 children last Saturday afternoon and around 180-200 adults who came with them!!  Along with candy, donuts and cider, these families received a warm welcome by many of our church members inside and out, a Christian tract, bookmarks, activity pamphlets, pencils, even a frisbee to remind (or teach) them of Jesus’ redeeming love.  Again, much thanks […]

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Sub Sale

ISJ ACADEMY PTL invites you to participate in their Russo’s Italian Specialties Sub & Breakfast Sandwich Sale and Pizza Kit Sale. There is an order form on the table by the elevator.  The Sale runs from Monday, October 20 – Friday, November 9. We ask that all order money be collected prior to turning in the order form (you can […]

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Stamps for Missions

We are collecting commemorative stamps for Missions!  If possible cut a ½ inch border on all 4 sides of the stamp.  You can place your stamps in the box located on our LWML table in the Gathering Room.  The money the LWML Michigan District receives for these stamps will be used to help support the ministry of Becky Grossman, a […]

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ISJ will be working with NECM (North End Community Ministry) to provide Christmas gifts for their North (East) Pole Christmas store program.  This is a program designed to provide a dignified shopping experience for parents and grandparents of families in need this Christmas season. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys from a NECM provided list for children ages newborn all […]

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