Worship & Sermons

Current Worship & Sermon

Watch a video recording of our Jazz Vespers Service here:

This video recording of our Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Second Sunday After Epiphany, January 17th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest Marilyn Keller (vocals) … and includes a Prelude: “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King, and “Time After Time” by Sammy Chan and Jule Styne; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from 1 Samuel 3:1-20; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “What Song Is In You”; a Message Song: “Don’t Go To Strangers” by David Mann and Arthur Kent; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “In The Garden” by C. Austin Miles, and “Keep Your Eyes On The Prize” by Alice Wine. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …


Worship & Sermon Archive

Click the links below to listen to past sermons from the St. James Worship Service:

This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for The Baptism of Our Lord, Sunday, January 10th, 2021, which includes a Welcome and Baptismal Confessional Prayer by Pastor David Knapp, the Epiphany Theme Hymn “Let Streams of Living Justice” #710, a First Reading from Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, The Gospel Reading from Mark 1:4-11, Pastor David Knapp’s Epiphany Justice Theme Sermon, titled “The Flood”, the Hymn “Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized” #304 played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer … and concludes with The Benediction …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for The Baptism of Our Lord, Sunday, January 10th, 2021, includes a Welcome and Baptismal Confessional Prayer by Pastor David Knapp, the Epiphany Theme Hymn “Let Streams of Living Justice” #710, a First Reading from Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, The Gospel Reading from Mark 1:4-11, Pastor David Knapp’s Epiphany Justice Theme Sermon, titled “The Flood”, the Hymn “Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized” #304 played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer … and concludes with The Benediction …

NOTE: The following service was recorded prior to the death of St. James member Margie Lee at age 70. Please keep Robert and the family in your prayers.

This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Second Sunday after Christmas, January 3rd, 2021, which includes a Welcome and Confessional Prayer by Pastor David Knapp, the Hymn “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” ELW #632, a Reading from Ephesians 1:3-14, The Gospel from John 1:1-18, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “New Year Recipe”, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer, The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

NOTE: The following service was recorded prior to the death of St. James member Margie Lee at age 70. Please keep Robert and the family in your prayers.

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Second Sunday after Christmas, January 3rd, 2021, includes a Welcome and Confessional Prayer by Pastor David Knapp, the Hymn “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” ELW #632, a Reading from Ephesians 1:3-14, The Gospel from John 1:1-18, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “New Year Recipe”, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer, The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the First Sunday after Christmas, December 27th, 2020, includes a Welcome by Pastor David Zellmer, Confession and Forgiveness, Prayer of the Day, Christmas Carol “O Come, All Ye Faithful” ELW #283, The Gospel from Luke 2:22-40, Pastor David Zellmer’s Sermon, titled “Angel Words”, Christmas Carol “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” ELW #270, Prayers, Blessing, Sending … and concludes with a Postlude played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church of our Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship for The Nativity of Our Lord, December 24th, 2020, which includes a Welcome by Pastor David Knapp, Gathering Carol “O Come, All Ye Faithful” ELW #283, Christmas Greeting, Carol of Praise “Angels We Have Heard on High” ELW #289, a First Reading of Isaiah 9:2-7 read by Alison Dillon, Solo “O Holy Night” sung by Megan Scott, a Second Reading of Titus 2:11-14, The Prophet’s Carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem” ELW #279, The Christmas Gospel from Luke 2:1-20, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “The Guest At The Door”, Carol of Joy “The Bells of Christmas” ELW #298, Nicene Creed, Prayers from the Manger, The Lord’s Prayer, The Candlelighting Rite (light a single candle in your home), Solo “Mary, Did You Know” sung by Valarie Brown, Carol “Silent Night, Holy Night!” ELW #281, and The Christmas Blessings … and concludes with a Sending Carol “Joy To the World” ELW #267 with accompaniment by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church of our Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship for The Nativity of Our Lord, December 24th, 2020, includes a Welcome by Pastor David Knapp, Gathering Carol “O Come, All Ye Faithful” ELW #283, Christmas Greeting, Carol of Praise “Angels We Have Heard on High” ELW #289, a First Reading of Isaiah 9:2-7 read by Alison Dillon, Solo “O Holy Night” sung by Megan Scott, a Second Reading of Titus 2:11-14, The Prophet’s Carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem” ELW #279, The Christmas Gospel from Luke 2:1-20, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “The Guest At The Door”, Carol of Joy “The Bells of Christmas” ELW #298, Nicene Creed, Prayers from the Manger, The Lord’s Prayer, The Candlelighting Rite (light a single candle in your home), Solo “Mary, Did You Know” sung by Valarie Brown, Carol “Silent Night, Holy Night!” ELW #281, and The Christmas Blessings … and concludes with a Sending Carol “Joy To the World” ELW #267 with accompaniment by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This video recording of our Special Christmas Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director, piano, and vibraphone), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (cello), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Kevin Deitz (bass) … and includes a Prelude: “The First Noel” traditional English carol, and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” by Edmund H. Sears; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Luke 1:26-38; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Coffee With Mary”; a Message Song: “Mary, Did You Know” by Buddy Greene; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” traditional carol, and “Sing We Now Of Christmas” French carol. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …

This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20th, 2020, which includes a Welcome and Confessional Prayer by Pastor David Knapp, Opening Hymn “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending” ELW #435, a Reading of 2nd Samuel 7:1-11, 16 read by Alison Dillon, Psalmody Luke 1:46-55 sung by Scott Swope, the Gospel Reading from Luke 1:26-38, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Two Pregnant Cousins”, Advent Theme Hymn “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” ELW #257, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Noel Suisse” by Louis Claude Daquin performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20th, 2020, includes a Welcome and Confessional Prayer by Pastor David Knapp, Opening Hymn “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending” ELW #435, a Reading of 2nd Samuel 7:1-11, 16 read by Alison Dillon, Psalmody Luke 1:46-55 sung by Scott Swope, the Gospel Reading from Luke 1:26-38, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Two Pregnant Cousins”, Advent Theme Hymn “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” ELW #257, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Noel Suisse” by Louis Claude Daquin performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …