Serving is an important way in which we at St. James try to live out our vision statement:
“Forgiven and invited to live and love like Jesus.”
There are many ways to serve within St. James and in the surrounding community. (Just don’t try to do them all at once!) If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact the church office and we will connect you:
St. James Service Opportunities
- Worship Leadership: serve as: Assisting Minister, Acolyte, Bell Ringer, Bread Baker, Communion Assistant, Communion Usher, Evangelism Visitor, Flower Deliverer, Greeter, Lay Reader, Sacristy Attendant, Usher, Choir member, special musician, etc.
- Help with Youth: serve as Sunday School teacher, chaperone youth events, Confirmation leader, provide snacks for youth groups, help with Wednesday Morning Breakfasts, Vacation Bible School, etc.
- Help in the Office: help collate monthly newsletter, help with various office tasks, etc.
- Visitation: serve as home communion visitor, Stephen Ministry, etc.
- Join a Committee:Art & Design, Child Care Center Governance, Christian Education, Evangelism, Finance, History & Archives, Mission Fund, Mission Support, Prayer Shawl Ministry, Property, Gardening Sub-committee, Social Ministry, World Outreach, Worship & Music, Youth Ministry.
Community Service Opportunities
St. James members participate in innumerable ministries which take place in Gettysburg and throughout Adams County. If you are interested in learning more about a particular area of service, we would likely be able to put you in touch with a member who is active there.
Examples of places where St. James members serve are:
- Adams County Rescue Mission
- Camp Nawakwa and Camp Kirkenwald
- Gettysburg Area School District
- Gettysburg C.A.R.E.S.
- Gettysburg Soup Kitchen
- The Gleaning Project
- Habitat for Humanity
- Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Pennsylvania
- Meals ‘n More
- SCCAP Food Pantry
- Seminary Food Pantry
Serving the Community and Beyond
St. James also participates in numerous ministries affiliated with Lutheran World Relief (LWR), including the sewing of quilts two times a year. The quilts are shipped around the world to those in need, following natural disaster or violence. There is even a Facebook group for all LWR quilters–click here to join them!