"We share God's inclusive and eternal love with everyone!"“Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.” -Isaiah 41:10
From Pastor David:
Welcome to this expression of St. James Lutheran Church. During this time when the pandemic limits the extent to which we can meet physically, I hope you will:
- Gain hope through the prayer, readings, sermons and music each week on our “Worship & Sermons” page (click on “Communications > Worship & Sermons” above.)
- Feed those in need who live on our streets. Each weekday at Noon we offer needed items to the 50-70 individuals who gather in the Park Blocks outside our building. Through your donations (both money and in-kind) we provide: bottled water, fresh fruit, protein or fruit bars, Ensure drink, cup-a-soup, hygiene products, new socks, used books, etc.
- Stay healthy and pray for others. Check on your neighbors. Support our weekday meals for the houseless.
- Continue your financial support of our St. James ministry (click on “E-Giving” above or drop a check in the mail.)
- Be inspired by the poetry and prayers listed on our “Reflections” page (click on “Communications > Reflections” above.)
We want you to REMAIN HEALTHY during these uncertain times. We hope that by restricting group activities we will be able to REACH OUT IN LOVE to those near our homes.
-Pastor David Knapp
Worship ServicesWELCOME TO WORSHIP AT ST. JAMES!
Sunday Morning WorshipEvery Sunday, 9:30am and 11:00am
During this pandemic, St. James is pleased to provide these Sunday Worship options:
1.) In-person Sunday Worship in our beautiful sanctuary at 9:30am and 11:00am.
- Maximum of 50 people. Online sign-up required via our online form: https://signup.com/go/JVKxRwx. Contact Karin Hatch if you have difficulty with the online form.
- Masks and social distancing will be required. Seating will be six feet apart.
Whether you sign-up online to physically attend in-person at St. James -- or you listen online to our audio-worship recordings on your digital device -- we invite you to join us for worship!
Jazz VespersThis month, the video of Jazz Vespers is available starting on Sunday, October 18th, when we welcome our guest musician Israel Annoh on percussion.
Musical accompaniment by Mike Horsfall on piano, Laurent Nickel on bass, and Brent Follis on drums. Pastor David Knapp is the liturgist, and Valarie Griffiths Brown is the vocalist. We invite you to send a donation (offering) to help support our musicians during this pandemic. Until we resume our Jazz Vespers series in-person at St. James -- we hope you enjoy Jazz Vespers on video.
You can find links to all of our Jazz Vespers recordings by navigating to "Communications > Music" on the main navigation menu at the top of the page. Or you can click here to be linked directly to the "Music" page.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIVING TO ST. JAMES
We have experienced record giving (offerings and other income) for ministry in Christ’s name in 2020. Thank you for your faithfulness.
Our 2021 Stewardship theme “Season of Gratitude” (October 4th — November 11th, 2020) will emphasize thanks to God and to you for your gifts. Your 2021 pledge will remain the same as 2020 unless you wish to change it.
ST. JAMES EXCEEDS ITS GOAL OF $20,000 FOR LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF
To date, you have given $22,500 to our fund raising goal for Lutheran World Relief. Thank you for exceeding our goal of $20,000. All monies over our goal go to help those affected by Oregon wildfires. The fund drive concludes October 11th.
On August 4th, the port explosion in Beirut, Lebanon destroyed three forty-foot shipping containers full of LWR quilts and health and school kits. Our St. James kits were most likely among them. This left 24,550 people in the region without needed supplies as the chilly weather sets in. The St. James Council voted unanimously on August 18th to conduct this $20,000 fund drive for those beyond our doors. Your gifts will aid those same people in need. Thanks for your generosity.