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This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, August 2nd, 2020, includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #641 “All Are Welcome”, a Reading from Isaiah 55:1-5 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 14:13-21, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Bank Heist” based on Isaiah 55, Prayers of Intercession, the Lord’s Prayer and Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “Fugue in G fur Organ, K. 401” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 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 the Festival of St. James, the Apostle, Sunday, July 26th, 2020, which includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #576 “We All Are One in Mission”, a Reading from Acts 11:27–12:3 and the Gospel Reading from Mark 10:35-45, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “In Spite of Us”, Prayers of Intercession, the Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “Prince of Denmark’s March” by Jeremiah Clarke performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ, in honor of the wedding of Emily and Matthew …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Festival of St. James, the Apostle, Sunday, July 26th, 2020, includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #576 “We All Are One in Mission”, a Reading from Acts 11:27–12:3 and the Gospel Reading from Mark 10:35-45, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “In Spite of Us”, Prayers of Intercession, the Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “Prince of Denmark’s March” by Jeremiah Clarke performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ, in honor of the wedding of Emily and Matthew …

This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 19th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valerie Brown (cantor), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Devin Phillips (tenor sax) … and includes Gathering Music: “I Love You” by Cole Porter, and “A Time For Love” by Paul Francis Weber and Johnny Mandel; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Jazz Vespers Opening Liturgy: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light, Psalm 141; a Reading from Romans 8:12-17; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “My Shining Hour”; Jazz Sermon Tune: “My Shining Hour” by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen; Gospel Canticle: “My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness”; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; Blessing … and concludes with Sending Music: “African Flower” by Duke Ellington, and “Alone Together” by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz. Video by Carson Dunbar; Audio by Jeff Ward …

This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 12th, 2020, which includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #367 “Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds”, a Reading from Isaiah 55:10-13 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Collision at the Intersection”, Prayers of Intercession, the Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Christ ist Erstaudeu” by Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 12th, 2020, includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #367 “Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds”, a Reading from Isaiah 55:10-13 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Collision at the Intersection”, Prayers of Intercession, the Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Christ ist Erstaudeu” by Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 5th, 2020, which includes a Welcome and Confessional Prayer, Hymn #502 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”, a Reading from Romans 7:15-25 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “A More Perfect Union”, Prayers of Intercession … and concludes with a Postlude: “Processional in E Flat Major” by David N. Johnson performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 5th, 2020, includes a Welcome and Confessional Prayer, Hymn #502 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”, a Reading from Romans 7:15-25 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “A More Perfect Union”, Prayers of Intercession … and concludes with a Postlude: “Processional in E Flat Major” by David N. Johnson performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …