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Welcome to St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA


Here you are among the friends and followers of Jesus as we make our way on a journey through the scriptures!


We invite you to share in worship with us as God gives us this gift of grace. We also ask that your sign your name in the blue book at the end of the pew. This is one of our ways of staying in touch and caring for each other.


We enjoy the presence of children in our worship at all times, but we have an unstaffed nursery space with closed circuit television connection to the worship in case your little one needs a break.


Preaching and Presiding: Pastor Merle Brockhoff

Office Staff:  Shelly Waite

Music Director:  Barbara Menefee


About St. James

St. James is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and a part of the Central States Synod.


St. James is a “Reconciling in Christ” congregation, which is to say that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God; are welcome within the membership of this congregation upon making a common, public Affirmation of faith; and that as members of this congregation, are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this congregation.


St. James is a congregation committed to outreach and service.   We give generously beyond our own doors to the community, the wider church, and to needs and causes as they occur.

St James is a congregation that cares deeply about Justice and working with those who have economic and social need.   We partner with Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries to host a site on campus, and operate a supplemental pantry program and “BackSnack” program for youth on free or reduced lunch program by providing nutrition to young people and their families.