Worship & Sermons

Current Worship & Sermon

NOTE: Unfortunately — there is no recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from September 19th, 2021.

Watch a video recording of our Worship Service here:

This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 19th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Adagio” by John Bennett; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “O Day of Rest and Gladness” ELW 521; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; Second Reading: James 3:13–4:3, 7-8a; Gospel: Mark 9:30-37; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “Someone Else’s Bag”; Hymn of the Day: “I Love to Tell the Story” ELW 661; Prayers of Intercession; Anthem: “Whoever Would Be Great Among You” by Ronald A. Nelson; Communion; Sending Hymn: “All My Hope on God Is Founded” ELW 757 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Voluntary” by Samuel Jackson, played by Director of Music Ministry Colin Stave on the St. James Organ …


Worship & Sermon Archive

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

This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 12th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Elegy” by Anton Wilhelm Leupold; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “If God My Lord Be for Me” ELW 788; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 116:1-9; Second Reading: James 3:1-12; Gospel: Mark 8:27-38; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “If You Want To Go Far…”; Hymn of the Day: “Will You Come and Follow Me” ELW 798; Prayers of Intercession; Anthem: “Grant Us Thy Peace” by Felix Mendelssohn; Communion; Sending Hymn: “Savior, Again to Your Dear Name” ELW 534 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Concerto Voluntary, Mvt. III” by David Dahl, 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 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 5th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Voluntary in A minor” by William Boyce; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “Rise Up, O Saints of God!” ELW 669; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Isaiah 35:4-7a; Psalm 146; Second Reading: James 2:1-17; Gospel: Mark 7:24-37; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “Perspective”; Hymn of the Day: “Gather Us In” ELW 532; Prayers of Intercession; Communion Meditation: “Litanei” by Franz Schubert; Communion; Sending Hymn: “For the Fruit of All Creation” ELW 679 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Toccata in F major” by Dieterich 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 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 29th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Adagio in D minor” by John Stanley; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” ELW 834; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalm 15; Second Reading: James 1:17-27; Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23; Pastor Patricia Hughes’ Sermon: “Sacred Cows”; Hymn of the Day: “Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways” ELW 772; Prayers of Intercession; Communion; Sending Hymn: “Go to the World” ACS 991 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Voluntary in F major” by John Stanley, 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 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 22nd, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier” by Max Reger; Choral Introit: “Praise the Lord, Our God Forever” by W.A. Mozart; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “Dearest Jesus, at Your Word” ELW 520; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Second Reading: Ephesians 6:10-20; Gospel: John 6:56-69; Pastor Vic Pavlenko’s Sermon: “God and All Things”; Hymn of the Day: “I Am the Bread of Life” ELW 485; Prayers of Intercession; Communion Meditation: “Ave Verum Corpus” by Karl Jenkins; Communion; Sending Hymn: “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus” ELW 392 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Fugue in F Major” by Johann Pachelbel, played by Director of Music Ministry Colin Stave on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Feast of Mary, Mother of Our Lord, Sunday, August 15th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Tim Rap (drums), and our special guest artist Dmitri Matheny (flugelhorn) … and includes a Prelude: “On the Sunny Side of the Street” by D. Fields, J. McHugh, and “Over the Rainbow” by Y. Harburg, H. Arlen; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 34:9-14; a Reading from Ephesians 5:15-20; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “This Little Light of Mine” ELW 677 … and concludes with Sending Music: “Peace” by H. Silver, and “Get Happy” by T. Koehler, H. Arlen …