Beautiful Wednesday Evening Worship

Throughout the summer until the Wednesday prior to Labor Day, we worship outdoors with campfire communion.  Bring your lawn chair and a beverage.  Hot dogs and chips are served from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Worship starts at 6:30 p.m. and lasts forty-five minutes.  Beautiful sunsets to follow.  

Fun "Out of the Box" Worship

During the summer, Pastor Walt is taking the Children's Message "Out of the Box."  

A box with a lid is in the narthex.  Children (and parents too) are invited to put whatever items fit into the box.  At the time of the Children's Message, Pastor Walt opens the box and uses the items to share his children's message.  They are a mystery to him until the time of the Children's message.  

Bring your items to church on Sundays and see if you can "stump the pastor."    Kids, be creative.  With your parent's permission, find something to bring in each week.  

Summer Sunday and Wednesday Worship

Sunday Worship:
8:00 am(spoken sermon and sacrament)
9:30 am (full sung liturgy).
Communion is served at all services.

Wednesday Worship:
Campfire Communion begins at 6:30 p.m.  At 6:00 p.m. a free hot dog supper is provided (you are invited to roast hot dogs over the campfire or one of our youth would be happy to do it for you).   This informal gathering is for all ages on Wednesday each week from May 31 through August 30.

Bring your lawn chairs and your favorite beverage!

Following worship at 7:15 p.m.  Pastor Walt will be having a conversation about the Bible and theology for adults who wish to stay.     

Summer office hours
       Monday-Thursday
                  9 am- noon –front desk staffed
                  Noon to 3pm -call to confirm
                  Friday—closed

 

V.B.S. Closing at Worship Tomorrow!

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At our regular 9:30 a.m. worship tomorrow, we will be doing things a little different.  Our sanctuary will be decorated like a Northwoods camp.  The children from our V.B.S. will be leading songs.  Our Word/Sacrament Worship will be filled with up beat music and stories of their adventures at CAMP OUT V.B.S.   All are welcome, we hope you can take part.    

May 31, 6pm -The first Campfire Dinner & Worship

Starting on Wednesday night, May 31, St. James hosts a mid-week worship opportunity that lasts the whole summer.  Campfire Communion begins at 6:30 p.m.  At 6:00 p.m. a free hot dog supper is provided (you are invited to roast hot dogs over the campfire or one of our youth would be happy to do it for you).   This informal gathering is for all ages on Wednesday each week from May 31 through August 30.

Bring your lawn chairs and your favorite beverage!

Following worship at 7:15 p.m.  Pastor Walt will be having a conversation about the Bible and theology for adults who wish to stay.     

Rain or Shine!   If it is raining, we gather inside in the narthex for hot dogs and worship.  

EASTER JOY IGNITED!!!

Photo taken at the Easter Sunrise worship - just before dawn and the Easter message was proclaimed. 

Photo taken at the Easter Sunrise worship - just before dawn and the Easter message was proclaimed. 

What joy to have so many people in worship at St. James on Easter Sunday.  There was a 23% increase in participation from Easter last year!   Over forty people attended the Sunrise worship - we gathered before dawn around a campfire, light the Christ Candle, heard the Easter gospel, shared Thanksgiving for Baptism, and celebrated Communion.  The 8:30 and 10:30 worship indoors were both full with energy, joy, and people. Beautiful music from the organ, piano, a combined choir, handbells, and youth brass ensemble celebrated our Lord's Resurrection.  Eucharist was served to all ages.  The children who participated in the Good Friday Crosswalk saw the tomb transformed.  

Christ is Risen!  Christ is Risen Indeed!