Worship & Sermons

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This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Second Sunday in Lent, February 28th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig” BWV 618 by Johann Sebastian Bach; Gathering Hymn: “There in God’s Garden” ELW 342; First Reading: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Second Reading: Romans 4:13-25; Gospel: Mark 8:31-38; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Name Change”; Hymn of the Day: “Borning Cry” ELW 732; Sending Hymn: “Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow” ELW 327 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Sonate II: Ruhig bewegt” by Paul Hindemith played by Director of Music Michael Lindner 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 First Sunday in Lent, February 21st, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Cello Suite no. 1: Prelude” by Johann Sebastian Bach; Gathering Hymn: “O Lord, throughout These Forty Days” ELW 319; First Reading: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22; Gospel: Mark 1:9-15; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “If I Had A Hammer”; Hymn of the Day: “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word” ELW 517; Sending Hymn: “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed” ELW 337 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Christe, du Lamm Gottes” BWV 619 by 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 First Sunday in Lent, February 21st, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest John Stowell (guitar) … and includes a Prelude: “Alone Together” by A. Schwartz and H. Deitz, and “Crystal Silence” by Chick Corea; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Genesis 9:8-17; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon; a Message Song: “How Deep Is The Ocean” by Irving Berlin; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “Isfahan” by Billy Strayhorn, and “United” by Wayne Shorter. Audio by Jeff Ward; Video by Carson Dunbar …

This video recording of our 7:00pm Ash Wednesday Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for February 17th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig” BWV 618 by Johann Sebastian Bach; Gathering Hymn: “O Lord, throughout These Forty Days” #319; First Reading: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51:1-7; Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21; Pastor David Knapp’s Homily, titled “Your Kindness” (based on Joel 2); Hymn of the Day: “Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow” #327; Invitation to Lent … as well as the Imposition of Ashes, and Music during the Imposition: “Tiento” by Juan Cabanilles played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Sunday, February 14th, 2021, includes Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “The Only Son from Heaven” #309; Hymn of Praise; Prayer of the Day; First Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Gospel: Mark 9:2-9; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Last Lines”; Hymn of the Day: “How Good, Lord, to Be Here!” #315; Apostles’ Creed; Prayers of Intercession; Great Thanksgiving; Lord’s Prayer; Lamb of God; Post Communion Blessing and Prayer; Announcements … and concludes with the Blessing …

This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany, February 7th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Die Kunst der Fuge: Contrapunctus I” by Johann Sebastian Bach; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” #858; Hymn of Praise; Prayer of the Day; First Reading: Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-11, 20c; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Gospel: Mark 1:29-39; Pastor David Zellmer’s Sermon, titled “Where Does It Hurt?”; Hymn of the Day: “Healer of Our Every Ill” #612; Apostles’ Creed; Prayers of Intercession; Great Thanksgiving; Lord’s Prayer; Lamb of God; Post Communion Blessing and Prayer; Announcements; Blessing; Sending Hymn: “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” #886; Dismissal … and concludes with a Postlude: “A Fuge or Voluntary” by William Selby 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 Fourth Sunday After Epiphany, January 31st, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Suite Gothique: Priere a Notre Dame” by Leon Boellmann; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “Rise, Shine, You People!” #665; Hymn of Praise; Prayer of the Day; First Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Gospel: Mark 1:21-28; Pastor David Zellmer’s Epiphany Season Justice Theme Sermon, titled “Not Just Us – But Justice”; Justice Theme Hymn: “Let Streams of Living Justice” #710; Apostles’ Creed; Prayers of Intercession; Great Thanksgiving; Lord’s Prayer; Lamb of God; Post Communion Blessing and Prayer; Announcements; Blessing; Sending Hymn: “Son of God, Eternal Savior” #655; Dismissal … and concludes with a Postlude: “Gott sei gelobet und gebendeiet” by Heinrich Scheidemann played by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …