Worship & Sermons

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This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the First Sunday of Advent, November 29th, 2020, includes a Welcome and Confessional Prayer by Pastor David Knapp, Opening Hymn “People Look East” ELW #248, a Reading of Isaiah 64:1-9 read by Martha McKay, Psalm 80 sung by Cantor Scott Swope, the Gospel Reading from Mark 13:24-37, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “The Advent Question”, Advent Theme Hymn “O Come, O Come Immanuel” ELW #257, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Wachet auf” by Johann Gottfried Walther performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …


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This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for Christ the King/Reign of God Sunday, November 22nd, 2020, which includes a Welcome and Confessional Prayer by Pastor David Knapp, Hymn #855 “Crown Him with Many Crowns”, a Reading of Psalm 95:1-7, the Gospel Reading from Matthew 25:31-46, Pastor David Zellmer’s Sermon, titled “New Eyes – Christ Eyes”, Hymn #838 “Beautiful Savior”, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Trumpet Tune” by Henry Purcell performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for Christ the King/Reign of God Sunday, November 22nd, 2020, includes a Welcome and Confessional Prayer by Pastor David Knapp, Hymn #855 “Crown Him with Many Crowns”, a Reading of Psalm 95:1-7, the Gospel Reading from Matthew 25:31-46, Pastor David Zellmer’s Sermon, titled “New Eyes – Christ Eyes”, Hymn #838 “Beautiful Savior”, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Trumpet Tune” by Henry Purcell performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, November 15th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocalist), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Eddie Parente (violin) … and includes a Prelude: “What A Difference a Day Makes” by Stanley Adams and Maria Grever, and “Nuages” by Django Reinhardt; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Matthew 25:14-30; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Pure Imagination”; a Message Song: “Pure Imagination” by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “Not Without You” by Eddie Parente, and “Autumn Leaves” by Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, and Jacques Prévert. Video by Carson Dunbar; Audio by Jeff Ward …

This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, November 8th, 2020, which includes an Opening Welcome, Confession and Forgiveness, Theme Hymn #695 “As Saints of Old”, the Gospel Reading from Matthew 25:1-13, Pastor David Zellmer’s Sermon, titled “Life in the Kingdom of God”, Hymn #858 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir” by Johann Pachelbel performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, November 8th, 2020, includes an Opening Welcome, Confession and Forgiveness, Theme Hymn #695 “As Saints of Old”, the Gospel Reading from Matthew 25:1-13, Pastor David Zellmer’s Sermon, titled “Life in the Kingdom of God”, Hymn #858 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir” by Johann Pachelbel performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for All Saints Sunday, November 1st, 2020, which includes an Opening Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #422 “For All the Saints”, Remembering Our Faithful Departed, a Reading from Revelation 7:9-17, as well as the Gospel Reading from Matthew 5:1-12, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Four Minutes, Thirty-Three Seconds”, Theme Hymn #695 “As Saints of Old”, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Missa Octavi Toni: Fugue” by Gaspard Corrette performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for All Saints Sunday, November 1st, 2020, includes an Opening Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #422 “For All the Saints”, Remembering Our Faithful Departed, a Reading from Revelation 7:9-17, as well as the Gospel Reading from Matthew 5:1-12, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Four Minutes, Thirty-Three Seconds”, Theme Hymn #695 “As Saints of Old”, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Missa Octavi Toni: Fugue” by Gaspard Corrette performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …