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

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

Youth Group News

February 17 – Youth Event with the other churches preparing supper packs for Kids Food Basket at Messiah Church. We will meet at St. James at 12:30 and be back at 3:15.  ALL groups are invited. February 24 – Youth Meetings at Church.  Bring a snack to share! 3-5pm Kidz Club and Junior Youth 5-7pm Senior Youth

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Paint & Sip

On Friday our ISJ Academy PTL is sponsoring another Paint & Sip class.  The cost is $35 per person and includes a glass of wine/beer, snacks and all the paint supplies to complete your masterpiece! The event will be held at Immanuel. Please RSVP to ISJ Academy at 363-0505. It is first come- first serve for the 25 available openings!  Questions? Contact […]

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Directory Photos

Our LIFE TOUCH PHOTO DIRECTORY is scheduled for April 15th & 16th, 2-9pm.  Mark your calendars and plan to say, “Cheese!” Questions?  Contact Cindy McAuliffe.

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Nursery Coordinator

We are still in need of a Nursery Coordinator. We do not have a schedule of Nursery volunteers during the worship services at this time.  If anyone would be willing to coordinate volunteers for this service to our church, please contact Cindy McAuliffe or Karen Swanson. Thank you!

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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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2.11 Lutheran Schools Week
2.14 Dorcas Society
2.15 Paint and Sip

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