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.


CHRISTMAS SEASON WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Dec. 24th – CHRISTMAS EVE

4:00 p.m. – Family and Friends Service – This service is designed for everyone who enjoys Christmas in the presence of children. For children, families, and all of those who have in the past been unable to attend the later service due to family events scheduled during the time before or during the service time, or because of driving concerns later in the evening. All are welcome at this service. Consider coming and inviting your friends, neighbors, and family to this enjoyable and meaningful service. A brief order of Holy Communion will be offered following this service.

9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Prelude Music

10:00 p.m. – Music, Candlelight and Communion Service – This is the traditional candlelight service with Holy Communion. Invite your family and friends to this service and experience the real meaning of Christmas, “The nativity of Jesus Christ our Lord!”

Dec. 30th – 9:00 a.m. Service of Lessons and Carols – Installation of Church Council Members (NO SUNDAY SCHOOL)


Holiday Blues

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, As we enter into another Advent season yet again, memories of summer and autumn fade almost as quickly as the crimson and yellow leaves detach from the branches of trees and fall to the ground. The days continue to grow colder, daylight hesitantly gives way to the darkness of night, and we approach the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, December 21st, the winter solstice (literally – “standing still”). For some, the seasons of Advent and Christmas can be a difficult time. Those who grieve the loss of loved ones, employment, income, or whom experience life altering circumstances find that this time of year causes some to feel depressed, stressed, frustrated, sad, etc. … Continue reading