Embrace your ‘imperfection’ and get real


Our culture teaches that if you work hard enough, smart enough, and long enough you can achieve near-perfection in every aspect of life. It is possible for us to have it all: from vibrant health to functioning family; from attentive friends to productive children; and from financial success to long-term security. So we search high and low for the right plan, the right program, the right pill, or the right prayer.

Frustration sets in when we discover that life is more complicated than the easy answers offered by advertisements, pundits, and celebrities. Somehow, we are never satisfied. We become discouraged and judge ourselves and others for our failures. We might even blame God for not listening or caring.

This Lenten season, St. James is offering an alternative. Instead of seeking ‘perfection,’ we will head in a different direction. We will embrace imperfection.

Six Groups to Nurture Your Faith

St. James is offering six different small groups to read scripture, pray, and share life. Choose the one that works best for you. All will be using materials developed by Pastor Walt that connect with a daily devotional and mid-week sermon series by the same name. Participants in each of the groups will be invited to attend a weekly ZOOM video-conferencing event with Pastor Walt.

Group A - (Monday Night)

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. on Mondays (March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8)

Meets: Koinonia Room, St. James

Host: Starlett Drader

Group B- (Tuesday Night)

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9)

Meets: Serenity Room, St. James

Host: Megan Kuneli

Group C- (SPARK youth)

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays (March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10)

Meets: Youth Room, St. James


Group D- (Sunday Morning Adult Education: highlight version)

Time: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. on Sundays (March 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7)

Meets: Fellowship Hall, St. James

Host: Pastor Walt

Group E- (for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners)

Time: 9:00 - 10:30 on Wednesdays (March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10)

Meets: Serenity Room, St. James

Host: Casey Fuerst

Group F- (Wine/Beer Happy Hour )

Time: 7:30— 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays (March 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11)

Meets: Jo Jo’s Rise and Wine in Burnsville

Host: Pastor Walt