A note about worship at St. James from Minister of Music, Timothy Braband:

For Lutherans, worship is an ever-changing and growing experience.  Central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in faith. At St. James Lutheran Church, we celebrate Word and Sacrament using traditional forms with new vigor to reach new generations of believers.  A rich variety of music supports and inspires our worship. Come to worship God here and expect to encounter God in this community of faith. Worship services are open to the public, and we welcome you to worship at any time.

Service Times:

Saturday – 5:30 pm: A quiet service of Word and the Sacrament of Holy Communion

Sunday – 8:15 am and 10:45 am: Services celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion

Fourth weekend of every month – Prayers for Healing offered at the conclusion of every service

Welcome Statement:

Welcome to long-time Lutherans, Christians from every tradition, and people new to faith.  Welcome to all who have no church home, want to follow Christ, have doubts, or do not believe.  Welcome to new visitors and old friends.  Welcome to people of every age and size, color and culture, every sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, marital status, ability and challenge.  Welcome to believers and questioners, and to questioning believers.  This is a place where you are welcome to celebrate and sorrow, rejoice and recover. This is a place where lives are made new.  Come and listen for the Holy Spirit calling you to love your neighbor wholeheartedly, seek justice, create peace and practice compassion.

As members of the body of Christ, we are called to be ministers of reconciliation both in the church and in the world.  Through our baptism, we are reconciled to God through the saving grace of Christ Jesus and challenged by the Gospel to be agents of healing and love within our church and society.  As a community of faith, we proclaim this statement of welcome.

 

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