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When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere.

When we study the Bible and pray, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.

When we serve others and address social issues that affect the common good, we live out our Christian faith.

 

Church Services:

Saturday

5:00 PM Worship Service

Sunday

9:00 AM Sunday School

10:15 AM Church Worship Service

Upcoming Events:

Holy Week is the last week of March and the first week of April.

• The labyrinth will be set up in the Fellowship Hall on Palm Sunday, March 29. Please feel free to come in at any time during Holy Week to use the labyrinth as a special way to meditate and pray.
• Wednesday, April 1, there will be a Labyrinth Service using Holden Evening Prayer at 7 PM.
• The Maundy Thursday service will be April 2 at 7 PM with communion and hands & feet washing.
• Our Good Friday service will be April 3 at 7 PM.
• The worship service on Saturday, April 4, will not be an Easter service. If you want to come to the Easter service, please join us on Sunday and come for the potluck brunch as well.

Easter Services

There will be 2 services for Easter (April 5) with a potluck brunch between the services.
The early service will be at 8 AM with the potluck beginning about 9 AM. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck.
The second Easter service will be at 10:15 AM. Come celebrate the resurrection of our Lord!

April 29th

Last day of iPraise

May 3rd

Graduation Recognition

 

More information on all of these events and more read our Church Newsletter.

St. James Radio

St. James Radio Broadcast

Did you realize that on those days that you just can’t make it to church, you could listen to the broadcast on local radio stations? Turn your radio to either KBFS-AM at 1450 or KYDT-FM at 103.1, and you will hear our worship service at 10:15 AM every Sunday. We know we have a number of regular listeners, and we do greatly appreciate your input on how the service is coming over the air. Please call the church at 723-3923 and let us know if there is some way we can improve the broadcast.

 

St. James Lutheran Church

 

Whether you are a new member or just visiting, we want to let you know how excited we are in having you here. Our web site contains helpful information about the varied ministries and programs of St. James Lutheran Church.

St. James membership is comprised of individuals of all ages and diverse backgrounds. We faithfully preach and teach the living word of God to help you further develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Then, we nurture Christian lives by meeting spiritual needs and make disciples through our witness. We are, by the grace of God, the St. James Lutheran Church.

Please consider yourself an important part of the St. James Church family. Here you will find a church in which you will be welcomed, greeted, loved, and cared for, in the name of Jesus the Risen Savior. There is a very special place for you at St. James, and if you haven't already, we hope you will consider making St. James your church home.

 

A Message from Pastor Jeff

To the wonderful members of St. James Lutheran and to the many friends and family that keep us in prayer, grace and peace to you all as we journey into Holy Week and end up in the Easter Celebration Season.

Not very many people seem to attend Maundy Thursday or Good Friday services anywhere anymore, and also not here at St. James Lutheran. If you haven't been to one of those two services in a while, I would challenge you to find your way to both this season on April 2 and April 3, both at 7 PM. If you have been faithful in walking throughout the Lenten season and have found your way to Wednesday worship events and then also have come to Palm Sunday and only show up to Easter Sunday, then you miss the point entirely. Please find your way to church to walk the labyrinth during Holy Week, and then come and participate on Wednesday for Holden Evening Prayer, on Maundy Thursday, and again on Good Friday. Then tell me if indeed you are not a richer person for coming.

Maundy Thursday is many different aspects of the Christian tradition of the events leading up to the
Passion, and Maundy Thursday is the beginning of the three days. It is the remembrance of the last
supper, it is Jesus washing the disciples' feet, it is prayer time and confession of sins, it is Jesus' capture, stripping, and being prepared for His ultimate end/beginning for all humanity. Maundy Thursday is such an important worship event, and most of you miss it because you do not understand the significance. I will pray you read this and make the effort to come and worship Jesus Christ on Maundy
Thursday.

In India, a particular church we visited in Candolim, Goa, India has a cross that is the length of the
floor section that is hanging on its side waiting to be used on Good Friday. On Good Friday, the entire
church at dusk carries the largest cross I have ever seen for miles up a hill. The cross cannot be carried
by one person but can only be carried in shifts by every member of the church. Women, men, and children rotate places going up the hill to carry this very heavy large cross. It probably weighs several hundred pounds, and it is the Christians' honor to carry the cross of Christ for a long journey up a hill to
remember Good Friday and why Jesus died for us.

Maybe we should carry a cross as a church as a reminder of the price Jesus paid for our sins. When we meet to sing hymns and listen to the story of Jesus' death and burial, we know something more has happened, and yet there is a waiting that all of us must do every year. Will God raise Jesus from the dead, yet again? Will St. James Lutheran and all the churches with names and places close and far
away find the risen Lord?

On Easter Sunday at 8 AM and again at 10:15 AM I will await to see if you indeed have risen to meet
our Lord Jesus Christ or whether the congestion of life, the worries and fears of things unknown, will
keep you in your homes afraid of what the day might hold. Will I have to prod you to shout what you
believe? Will you find in your hearts, with your voices raised high, what you actually believe? Jesus is
Risen! Jesus is Risen, Indeed! Hallelujah! Yes! I hope to see you not only during Holy Week but every
Sunday we worship, and may you carry the cross and then find yourself awaiting Jesus at the tomb on
Easter morning wherever you may be. May Christ be ever in your walk, and may you seek Him daily
and seek His listening ear in all that you carry to Him as you live out your days. Amen.

Peace be with you.
Pastor Jeff M. Otterman

 

Church Notes:


Holy Week Schedule


Holy Week is the last week of March and the first week of April. The following is the schedule we will follow:
• The labyrinth will be set up in the Fellowship Hall on Palm Sunday, March 29. We would appreciate some help moving tables after the church service on Palm Sunday to make room for the labyrinth. Please feel free to come in at any time during Holy Week to use the labyrinth as a special way to meditate and pray.
• Wednesday, April 1, there will be a Labyrinth Service using Holden Evening Prayer at 7 PM.
• The Maundy Thursday service will be April 2 at 7 PM with communion and hands & feet washing.
• Our Good Friday service will be April 3 at 7 PM.
• The worship service on Saturday, April 4, will not be an Easter service. If you want to come to the
Easter service, please join us on Sunday and come for the potluck brunch as well

 

Easter Sunday Services and Potluck Brunch


There will be 2 services for Easter (April 5) with a potluck brunch between the services. The early service will be at 8 AM with the potluck beginning about 9 AM. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck. The
second Easter service will be at 10:15 AM. Come celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.

Mowtown BBQ

The LYO will be having a fundraiser on April 26 immediately after the church service, approximately from 11 AM to 1 PM. Everyone is invited to enjoy a Motown BBQ to help send our youth to Detroit. Vern Fritz was famous East River for barbecuing some great food, and he has graciously offered his service to help our youth raise some money. At this time, we do not know what kind of meat he will be barbecuing,
but we know it will be great! The youth would also like to attempt having some of this food available as take out if people are interested. No tickets will be sold for this event; a freewill offering will be taken.

 

Outlaw Ranch

Please see the newsletter for a complete listing of the upcoming ranch retreats.

 

 

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