Worship & Sermons

Current Worship & Sermon

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This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Third Sunday of Easter, April 18th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Christ ist Erstanden” by Heinrich Bach; Thanksgiving for Baptism; Gathering Hymn: “At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing” ELW 362; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-7; Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “Life Boat #3”; Hymn of the Day: “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” ELW 596; Prayers; Communion; Sending Hymn: “Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain” ELW 363 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Fugue” by Francois Couperin, played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

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This video recording of our Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Third Sunday of Easter, April 18th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our featured artist John Moak (trombone) … and includes a Prelude: “Sometimes I’m Happy” by I. Caesar & V. Youmans, and “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning” by R. Rodgers & O. Hammerstein II; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from 1 John 3:1-7; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon; a Message Song: “On The Sunnyside Of The Street” by J. McHugh & D. Fields; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “Look For The Silver Lining” by J. Kern & B.G. DeSylva, and “This I Dig Of You” by H. Mobley. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …


Worship & Sermon Archive

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This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 11th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Christ lag in Todesbanden” by Johann Pachelbel; Thanksgiving for Baptism; Gathering Hymn: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia!” ELW 369; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; Second Reading: 1 John 1:1—2:2; Gospel: John 20:19-31; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “Luggage Carousel”; Baptismal Hymn: “We Know That Christ Is Raised” ELW 449; The Sacrament of Holy Baptism; Prayers of Intercession; Communion; Sending Hymn: “That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright” ELW 384 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Jesus Christus unser Heiland” BWV 626 by Johann Sebastian Bach, played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This video recording of our 9:30am Eucharistic Easter Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Sonata, opus 5/iv (Adagio, Allegro, Vivace)” by Arcangelo Corelli; “Gavotte in D-Dur” by Johann Sebastian Bach; “Bourée” by Bach; “Gavotte” by Giovanni Battista Martini; “Minuet” by Luigi Boccherini; “Konzert Nr. 5 in D-Dur, opus 22/I” by Fredrich Seitz; and “Concierto en la menor” by Antonio Vivaldi; The Gospel for the Resurrection of Our Lord: Mark 16:1-8; Gathering Hymn: “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today” ELW 365; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Anthem: “Easter Anthem” by William Billings; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “Weave Me the Sunshine”; Hymn of the Day: “Thine Is the Glory” ELW 376; Nicene Creed; Prayers of Intercession; Communion; Sending Hymn: “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus” ELW 392 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Christ lag in Todesbanden” BWV 625 by Bach, played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording of our Easter Matins Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021, includes a Welcome; Hymn: “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” ELW 365; Morning Prayer Liturgy; Easter Gospel: Mark 16:1-8; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “Weave Me The Sunshine”; Hymn: “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus” ELW 392; Prayers of Intercession; The Lord’s Prayer; Easter Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude, played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

 

This video recording of our 12:00 Noon Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for Good Friday, April 2nd, 2021, includes: “Ah, Holy Jesus” by Johann Cruger; Prayer of the Day; Hymn: “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” ELW 351; First Reading: Isaiah 52:13–53:12; Psalm 22; Second Reading: Hebrews 10:16​-25; Gospel: John 19:16​-30; Pastor David Knapp’s Homily: “The Cross and the Lynching Tree”; Hymn: “Were You There” ELW 353; The Solemn Reproaches; The Lord’s Prayer; Adoration of the Cross … and concludes with the Hymn: “Go To Dark Gethsemane” ELW 347, played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This video recording of our 12:00 Noon Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for Maundy Thursday, April 1st, 2021, includes a Prelude: “O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig” BWV 618 by Johann Sebastian Bach; First Reading: Exodus 12:1–14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23​-26; Gospel: Luke 22:7-23; Pastor David Knapp’s Homily: “Day Is Done”; Hymn of the Day: “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart” ELW 484; Post Communion Hymn: “Go To Dark Gethsemane” ELW 347 … and concludes with the Stripping of the Altar: “My Song Is Love Unknown” by John Ireland, played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for Palm/Passion Sunday, March 28th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Erbarm’ dich meine, O Herre Gott” by Johann Sebastian Bach; Processional Gospel: Mark 11:1-11; Processional Hymn: “All Glory, Laud and Honor” ELW 344; First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Second Reading: Philippians 2:5-11; Pastor David Knapp’s Palm Sunday Homily: “Politics and Religion: One”; Hymn of the Day: “Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!”; Passion Sunday Hymn: “Jesus, Remember Me” ELW 616; Reading: Mark 15:21-39; Pastor David Knapp’s Passion Sunday Homily: “Politics and Religion: Two” … and concludes with a Sending: “Jesus, Remember Me” ELW 616, played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 21st, 2021, includes a Prelude: “The Peace may be exchanged.” from Rubrics by Dan Locklair; Gathering Hymn: “Here I Am, Lord” ELW 574; First Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Second Reading: Hebrews 5:5-10; Gospel: John 12:20-33; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Blowin’ in the Wind”; Hymn of the Day: “Canticle of the Turning” ELW 338; Sending Hymn: “O Master, Let Me Walk with You” ELW 818 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Grand plein jeu” from Suite du Premier Ton by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault played by guest organist Colin Stave, candidate for Music Minister, on the St. James Organ …

This video recording of our Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 21st, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest Cheryl Alex (flute and alto flute) … and includes a Prelude: “Man Come Into Egypt” by Hillerman & Minkhoff, and “Spring Is Here” by Rodgers & Hammerstein III; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Jeremiah 31:31-34; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Blowin’”; a Message Song: “Blowin’ In the Wind” by Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “If I Had A Hammer” by Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, and “I Hear a Rhapsody” by Dick Gasparre, George Fragos. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …