Welcome to St. James

Please join us for worship or come to one of the many activities of the church. It is the hope of the congregation and Pastor of St. James that you will know God’s grace, peace, joy, and love as you worship with us. We worship together in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord through hearing the Holy Scriptures and the Word of God preached and receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion.


St. James Lutheran Church 25 N. Adams St. York, PA 17404

PRESENTS… everest_smVacation Bible School July 13-17, 2015

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Disciple or Member?

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Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. – Matthew 28:19-20a The word member was first used in the 14th century. The first use of the word membership is in 1643 (according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary website). The definition of member is “someone or something that belongs to or is a part of a group or an organization.” Usually the member has something in common with the organization he or she belongs. There are usually dues to pay and rules to follow to continue the membership. There may be some learning involved and activities to participate in. A good member will take the membership seriously and will work with other members to achieve goals of the organization. In most organizations, you do not have to live your daily life according to rules or standards according to one person. A Christian Disciple is one who studies the teachings of Jesus and lives his or her life as Jesus lived. There are, according to the ELCA’s website “A call to discipleship-now!” seven practices of a Christian Disciple. These are: prayer, study, worship, … Continue reading


Youth and Family Ministries

Check out the Youth and Family Ministries page for our upcoming events.