Thank you for visiting our website!

Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age


In His Care,
The Members of St. James




  • Evangelism Team is selling St James window decals - see sign up sheet at Welcome Station.
  • Youth are selling hoagies now through Jan 31st - see any youth member to order.
  • Kid's Hope Bake Sale February 2nd
  • Hoagie Pick up/Delivery February 2nd
  • Youth Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser February 16th
  • Special Congregational Meeting - Informational Meeting on Call Feb 16th
  • Men's Ministry - Fort Wayne Komets - February 22nd 7:35pm

Food Barrel

The blue food barrel that is located in the church Narthex was emptied on January 6th and donations benefitted the Salvation Army Food Pantry. We are currently collecting for the Flannery-Keal Home.  Specific items needed are:  canned soups, canned fruits/vegetables, canned tuna, canned chicken, jelly, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salad dressings, pickles, relish, bbq sauce, hamburger helper, taco seasoning, taco shells, flour tortillas, pasta sides, rice sides, cake/brownie/cookie mixes, jello and pudding mixes, pudding/jello cups, fruit snacks and graham crackers. Please consider picking up a few extra items to donate the next time you are at the grocery. It would be very much appreciated!

Church Office Hours Noon - 4:00pm

Prayer Requests

If you have a prayer request during regular church office hours (Noon-4:00pm, M-F), please call the church office at 765-662-3092 and the request will be shared. If there is a prayer request need after church office hours, please call Jerry Whitton at 765-667-9991. He will share the request with everyone. If you would like to be included on the email list, please provide the church office with your email address.

Friendship Call Ministry

Below is a list of those that could use a visit, card or phone call:

  • Mel Aldridge
  • Vern Brown
  • Edna Cardwell
  • Shirley Courtney
  • Barb Foust
  • Amelia Gutierrez
  • Marcia Hamaker
  • Bill & Marilyn Hendricks
  • Sue Hostetter, Suite Living
  • Mark Jackson
  • Barb Miller
  • Suzanne Morris
  • Penny Schroder
  • Betty Whitham, Suite Living

Please contact the church office for current addresses/phone numbers or if there are any additions to this list.

Kids Hope USA

There is a huge need at Kendall for more mentors. It takes very little of your time, and the blessings you receive are far greater than the time put in. Training takes about 3 hours and you meet with your student for 1 hour a week for about 25 weeks. That's just a little more than 1 DAY out of 365 days. Please prayerfully consider joining our KIDS HOPE program as a mentor. Contact Joyce Rosel for more information. We are currently collecting clothing items for Kendall.  Please look for list of items needed in Narthex!

Lutherans for Life

The mission of the Lutherans for Life is "Equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for life". We want Lutherans to be educated about Life Issues and how God wants us to respond when our modern culture decreases the value of Life. Lutherans for Life supports a culture of Life; all human life is precious. June was membership renewal month. For individuals who are members, we hope you sent your renewal letter. For those who wish to become members, please pick up a membership brochure at the Welcome Station. Membership includes the quarterly publication "Life Date" and part of your donation supports our local Life Chapter. For more information check out our website at www.lutheransforlife.org.

Pregnancy Help Center

The Pregnancy Help Center in downtown Marion offers a variety of free services to families of Grant County. Some of the services offered include: Pregnancy tests, One-on-One mentoring, Sexual Integrity, Earn-While-You-Learn, post-abortion Bible Study, and (men only) The Journey Ahead. Katie Willman has taken the role of CEO at the Help Center. Information and brochures are located on the tract rack in the Church narthex. The Help Center's website is: www.mypregnancyhelpcenter.org and their number is 765-664-4467.

LWML Mite Boxes

An ongoing ministry at the Welcome Center is our LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League) cross filled with Mite Boxes. Simply take a mite box home, fill it with coinage and return it to the cross. The money is used for world-wide misstions of the LWML.

Families Helping Families

Our Families Helping Families Ministry Team is seeking everyone's help to let us know when someone from the St. James family is facing surgery or confined at home with an extended medical problem.

Our Ministry will bring them a main food dish, along with our prayers for a speedy recovery. Elda Ivey is the coordinator. Please contact Elda if you know of someone facing a need.

We welcome new cooks; to add your name, please contact Elda.

  January 2020  
Upcoming Events


Community Men's Breakfast
7:30 AM
Meet at IHOP. Speakers are brought in for topics, as well as for a time of prayer.
JAM/Jesus and Me
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Men's Bible Study / Lunch
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Community Men's Breakfast
7:30 AM
Meet at IHOP. Speakers are brought in for topics, as well as for a time of prayer.
JAM/Jesus and Me
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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