Worship & Sermons

Current Worship & Sermon

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This audio recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, January 29th, 2023, includes a Prelude: “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele” by Donald Busarow; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!” ELW 873; First Reading: Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12; Sermon: “Too Much, But Not Enough” by Pastor Barry Rogge; Hymn of the Day: “Let Streams of Living Justice” ELW 710; Prayers; Anthem: “Blessed are the Pure in Heart” by H. Walford Davies, sung by St. James Choir; Communion; Communion Music: “What does the Lord Require?” by Erik Routley, “When the Poor Ones” ELW 725; Sending Hymn: “We Are Called” ELW 720 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Fugue in C” by G.F. Handel, played by Director of Music Ministry Colin Stave on the St. James Organ …


Worship & Sermon Archive

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This audio recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, January 22nd, 2023, includes a Prelude: “All Glory Be to God on High” by Johann Pachelbel; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “Lift High the Cross” ELW 660; First Reading: Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 4-9; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23; Sermon: “Seeing in the Dark” by Pastor David Knapp; Hymn of the Day: “Christ, Be Our Light” ELW 715; Prayers; Anthem: “The Lord is My Light” by Heinz Werner Zimmerman, sung by St. James Choir; Communion; Communion Music: “The People that Walked in Darkness” by G.F. Handel with soloist Scott Swope, “I Come with Joy” ELW 482; Sending Hymn: “Lord, You Give the Great Commission” (verses 1, 2 & 5) ELW 579 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Fugue in C” by Pachelbel, played by Director of Music Ministry Colin Stave on the St. James Organ …

This video recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 15th, 2023, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Elsa Dougherty (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artist John Stowell (guitar) … and includes a Prelude: “Beautiful Love” by V. Duke, and “Compassion” by M. Jackson; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 40:1-11; Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; Reflection by Pastor David Knapp; Song: “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” by F. Waller; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “Be Thou My Vision” ELW 793 … and concludes with Sending Music: “Ambrosia” by K. Barron, and “The Song is You” by J. Kern, O. Hammerstein II …

This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 15th, 2023, includes a Prelude: “Adagio” by John Bennett; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “God, Whose Almighty Word” ELW 673; First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; Gospel: John 1:29-42; Sermon: “You’ve Gotta Serve Somebody” by Pastor David Knapp; Hymn of the Day: “Take My Life That I May Be” ELW 583; Prayers; Anthem: “Lamb of God Most Holy” by F.M. Christiansen, sung by St. James Choir; Communion; Communion Music: “Ave Verum Corpus” by Edward Elgar, “Lamb of God” ELW 336; Sending Hymn: “Shine, Jesus Shine” ELW 671 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Fugue in G” by Dietrich Buxtehude, played by Director of Music Ministry Colin Stave on the St. James Organ …

This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Baptism of Our Lord, Sunday, January 8th, 2023, includes a Prelude: “How Brightly Shines the Morning Star” by Max Reger; Thanksgiving for Baptism; Gathering Hymn: “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise” ELW 310; First Reading: Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Second Reading: Acts 10:34-43; Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17; Sermon: “Baptismal Optimism” by Pastor David Knapp; Hymn of the Day: “Baptized and Set Free” ELW 453; Prayers; Anthem: “We Have Seen His Star” by Everett Titcomb, sung by St. James Choir; Communion; Communion Music: “The Baptism of Jesus” (Jesus Autem Hodie) by Peter Hallock, “Brightest and Best of the Stars” ELW 303; Sending Hymn: “Arise Your Light Has Come!” ELW 314 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Jordan” Sacred Harp, played by Director of Music Ministry Colin Stave on the St. James Organ …

This video recording of our 9:30am New Year’s Day Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the First Sunday of Christmas, January 1st, 2023, includes a Prelude: “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” by David N. Johnson; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “Once in Royal David’s City” ELW 269; First Reading: Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Second Reading: Hebrews 2:10-18; Gospel: Matthew 2:13-23; Sermon: “Numbers” by Pastor David Knapp; Hymn of the Day: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” ELW 632; Prayers; Solo: “Coventry Carol”; Communion; Communion Music: “Carol of the Birds” (solo) by John Jacob Niles, “In the Bleak Midwinter” ELW 294; Sending Hymn: “From Heaven Above” (verses 1-3, 13, 14) ELW 268 … and concludes with a Postlude: “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” by Johann Pachelbel, played by Director of Music Ministry Colin Stave on the St. James Organ, with soloist Caitlin Stave …