Worship & Sermons

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This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, October 24th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Voluntary” by Charles Zeuner; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” ELW 886; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126; Second Reading: Hebrews 7:23-28; Gospel: Mark 10:46-52; Sermon: “Homecoming” by Pastor David Knapp and St. James CDC Director Patrick Earnest; Hymn of the Day: “We All Are One in Mission” ELW 576; Prayers of Intercession; Anthem: “God So Loved the World” by Gerhard Krapf; Communion … (unfortunately this video ends during Communion — before the Sending Hymn: “O Christ, Your Heart, Compassionate” ELW 722 — and Postlude: “March” by B. Yarnold, played by Director of Music Ministry Colin Stave on the St. James Organ) …


Worship & Sermon Archive

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This audio recording of our 5:00pm Jazz Vespers Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, October 17th, 2021, features Mike Horsfall (piano), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocals), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and our special guest artist Israel Annoh (percussion) … and includes a Prelude: “Autumn Leaves” by J. Kosma, and “Soul Eyes” by M. Waldron; Welcome and Invocation by Pastor David Knapp; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; Psalm Prayer; Psalm 91:9-16; Reading from Isaiah 53:2-6; Reflection by Pastor David Knapp; “I Can’t Get Started” by V. Duke, I. Gershwin; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing; Sending Hymn: “I’ve Got Peace Like a River” TFF 258 … and concludes with Sending Music: “Purple Gazelle” by D. Ellington, and “All The Things You Are” by J. Kern, O. Hammerstein II …

This video recording of our 9:30am Worship Service from St. James Lutheran Church for the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, October 17th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Voluntary” by John Keeble, “Voluntary” by Thomas Thorley; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “O Christ, What Can It Mean for Us” ELW 431; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Isaiah 53:4-12; Psalm 91:9-16; Second Reading: Hebrews 5:1-10; Gospel: Mark 10:35-45; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “Do What You Are”; Hymn of the Day: “Take My Life, That I May Be” ELW 583; Prayers of Intercession; Anthem: “Saviour, Teach Me, Day by Day” by John Holler; Communion; Sending Hymn: “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve” ELW 551 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart” by Michael Wise, 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 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 10th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Ricercare in C minor” by Johann Pachelbel; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said” ELW 667; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Psalm 90:12-17; Second Reading: Hebrews 4:12-16; Gospel: Mark 10:17-31; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “Jigsaw Puzzle”; Hymn of the Day: “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” ELW 773; Prayers of Intercession; Anthem: “Take My Life and Let it Be” by Hal Hopson (after Grieg); Communion; Sending Hymn: “Rejoice in God’s Saints” ELW 418 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Fugue in F major” attr. G.F. Handel, 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 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 3rd, 2021, includes a Prelude: “Pastorale” by Léon Boëllmann; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness” ELW 843; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Genesis 2:18-24; Psalm 8; Second Reading: Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Gospel: Mark 10:2-16; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon: “And God Said ‘I’m Lonely'”; Hymn of the Day: “Children of the Heavenly Father” ELW 781; Prayers of Intercession; Anthem: “Let Heavenly Music Fill This Place” by Gordon Young; Communion; Sending Hymn: “Jesus Loves Me!” ELW 595 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Ricercare” by Floriano Arresti, 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 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 26th, 2021, includes a Prelude: “C Cipher” by Wilbur Held; Confession and Forgiveness; Gathering Hymn: “Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer” ELW 618; Hymn of Praise; First Reading: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; Second Reading: James 5:13-20; Gospel: Mark 9:38-50; Sermon: “Borders” by Jennica Stephenson and Pastor David Knapp; Hymn of the Day: “Christ, Be Our Light” ELW 715; Prayers of Intercession; Anthem: “Give Thanks to God” by L. Beethoven, arr. Richard Proulx; Communion; Sending Hymn: “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life” ELW 719 … and concludes with a Postlude: “Toccata in D major” by Johann Pachelbel, played by Director of Music Ministry Colin Stave on the St. James Organ …