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 Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 6th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether” by James Biery; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “God Is Here!” ELW 526; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 130; Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1; Gospel: Mark 3:20-35; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “What’s On Your Shoe”; Hymn of the Day: “All Are Welcome” ELW 641; Prayers of Intercession; Communion; Sending Hymn: “God of Grace and God of Glory” ELW 705 … and concludes with a Postlude: “God of Grace and God of Glory” by J. Bert Carlson, played by Director of Music Ministry Colin Stave on the St. James Organ …


Worship & Sermon Archive

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This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for The Holy Trinity, Sunday, May 30th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “La Folia” by Archangelo Corelli; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “All Glory Be to God on High” ELW 410; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Second Reading: Romans 8:12-17; Gospel: John 3:1-17; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “Arthur Murray Dance Lessons”; Hymn of the Day: “Come, Join the Dance of Trinity” ELW 412; The Sacrament of Holy Baptism; Prayers of Intercession; Communion; Sending Hymn: “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!” ELW 413 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Wir glauben all an einen Gott” by Frederich Zachow, 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 Day of Pentecost, Sunday, May 23rd, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Sonate” by Arcangelo Corelli; Pentecost Story: Acts 2:1-21; Hymn: “Come Down, O Love Divine” ELW 804; Hymn of Praise; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Second Reading: Romans 8:22-27; Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “Post-It Notes”; Hymn of the Day: “Spirit of Gentleness” ELW 396; Prayers of Intercession; Communion; Sending Hymn: “O Spirit of Life” ELW 405 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Veni Creator en taille a 5” by Nicolaus DeGrigny, 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 Ascension of Our Lord, Sunday, May 16th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Christ lag in Todesbanden” by Georg Philipp Telemann; Thanksgiving for Baptism; Gathering Hymn: “Look, the Sight Is Glorious” LBW 156; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Second Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23; Gospel: Luke 24:44-53; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “A Pack of Gum”; Hymn of the Day: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” ELW 632; Reception of New Members; Prayers of Intercession; Communion; Sending Hymn: “Hail Thee, Festival Day!” ELW 394 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Christ lag in Todesbanden” by Johann Sebastian Bach, played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This video recording of our Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Ascension of Our Lord, Sunday, May 16th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artists Attila Csikos (guitar) and Zsofia Csikos-Tardy (vocals) … and includes a Prelude: “Solar” by Miles Davis, and “Road Song” by Wes Montgomery; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Luke 24:44-53; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “It’s Still There”; a Message Song: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by H. Arlen, Y. Harburg; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “The Love Of You” by Z. Csikos-Tardy, A. Csikos, and “Once I Had a Secret Love” by S. Fain, P. F. Webster. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …

This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 9th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Christ ist erstanden” by Georg Philipp Telemann; Thanksgiving for Baptism; Gathering Hymn: “Christ Is Arisen” ELW 372; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; Second Reading: 1 John 5:1-6; Gospel: John 15:9-17; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “Five Feet of Living”; Hymn of the Day: “We Know that Christ Is Raised” ELW 449; The Sacrament of Holy Baptism; Prayers of Intercession; Communion; Sending Hymn: “Good Christians, Friends, Rejoice and Sing” ELW 385 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Christ ist erstanden” BWV 627/iii by Johann Sebastian Bach, played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …