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

Bake Sale

Our 5th/6th Grade from ISJ Academy will be hosting a free will Bake Sale on Sunday, January 20th. All proceeds help defray the cost of going to YMCA Camp Pendalouan in Montague, MI.

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Knit/Crocheted Together in Love

Sponsored by LWML Where: St. James Lutheran Fellowship Room When: After Church on Sunday, January 20, 2019 11:45 am – 2 pm Who: Anyone, male or female, ages 13 and up interested in: learning the basics of knitting/crocheting advancing knitting/crocheting skills sharing knitting/crocheting skills and patterns visiting with others while working on own project fun and Christian fellowship What to […]

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Paint and Sip

It was a great time last year so due to popular demand we are doing it again! Mark your calendars for: FRIDAY, JANUARY 25TH! Please sign up on the sheet on the table outside the office door. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Urbanski.

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