Worship & Sermons

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This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 18th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocalist), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Israel Annoh (percussion) … and includes a Prelude: “Teach Mr Tonight” by Gene DePaul and Sammy Cahn, and “La Paz Del Señor” by Anders Ruuth; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “St. Paul Send His Love”; a Message Song: “I‘m Glad There Is You” by Jimmy Dorsey and Paul Madeira; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “A Time and a Place” by Jimmy Heath, and “Our Day Will Come” by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson. Video by Carson Dunbar; Audio by Jeff Ward …


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This slideshow accompanies an audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 11th, 2020, which includes an Opening Welcome, Announcements and Prayer, Season of Gratitude Hymn #695 “As Saints of Old”, a Reading from Philippians 4:1-9, as well as the Gospel Reading from Matthew 22:1-14, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Backwards” based on Philippians 4, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Grand Plein Jeu” by Gaspard Corrette performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 11th, 2020, includes an Opening Welcome, Announcements and Prayer, Season of Gratitude Hymn #695 “As Saints of Old”, a Reading from Philippians 4:1-9, as well as the Gospel Reading from Matthew 22:1-14, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Backwards” based on Philippians 4, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Grand Plein Jeu” by Gaspard Corrette 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 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 4th, 2020, which includes an Opening Welcome and Prayer, Season of Gratitude Hymn #695 “As Saints of Old”, a Reading from Isaiah 5:1-7, as well as the Gospel Reading from Matthew 21:33-46, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Love Song” based on Isaiah 5, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Introduction” by Leon Boellmann performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 4th, 2020, includes an Opening Welcome and Prayer, Season of Gratitude Hymn #695 “As Saints of Old”, a Reading from Isaiah 5:1-7, as well as the Gospel Reading from Matthew 21:33-46, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Love Song” based on Isaiah 5, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Introduction” by Leon Boellmann 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 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 27th, 2020, which includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #660 “Lift High the Cross”, Readings from Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 and Philippians 2:1-13, as well as the Gospel Reading from Matthew 21:28-32, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Flight Plan”, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “The Prince of Denmark’s March” by Jeremiah Clarke performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 27th, 2020, includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #660 “Lift High the Cross”, Readings from Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 and Philippians 2:1-13, as well as the Gospel Reading from Matthew 21:28-32, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Flight Plan”, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “The Prince of Denmark’s March” by Jeremiah Clarke performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …

This video recording of Jazz Vespers from St. James Lutheran Church for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 20th, 2020, features Mike Horsfall (director and pianist), Valarie Griffiths Brown (vocalist), Laurent Nickel (bass), Brent Follis (drums), and guest musician Dan Balmer (guitar) … and includes a Prelude: “September Song” by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson, and “All God’s Children Got Rhythm” by Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn, and Bronislaw Kaper; Processional Verses composed by Marguerite Luc: Hymn of Light, Thanksgiving for Light; Psalm 141; a Reading from Jonah 3:10 – 4:11; Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “Detours”; a Homily Song: “Detour Ahead” by Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo, and Lou Carter; Gospel Canticle; Announcements; Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer; The Blessing … and concludes with a Postlude: “God Bless the Child” by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr., and “Minority” by Gigi Gryce. Video by Carson Dunbar; Audio by Jeff Ward …

This audio recording from St. James Lutheran Church for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 13th, 2020, includes a Welcome and Prayer, Hymn #385 “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing”, a Reading from Romans 14:1-12 and the Gospel Reading from Matthew 18:21-35, Pastor David Knapp’s Sermon, titled “A Matter of Life and Death”, Prayers of Intercession, The Lord’s Prayer and The Benediction … and concludes with a Postlude: “Praeambulum in D, WV35” by Heinrich Scheidemann performed by Director of Music Michael Lindner on the St. James Organ …