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This Week at St James

St James United Methodist Church is a caring community of faith that welcomes individuals from all walks of life. You are invited to join us this Sunday for a time of worship, learning, and interaction as we celebrate our Savior and explore what it means to follow Jesus in every day life!

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Ancient Wisdom for Today

  Each week, we will look at a different psalm. The books of Psalms is the worship and prayer book of Israel--it is the prayer book for worship Jesus would have used. The Psalms were written between 2500 and 3000 years ago! Yet these ancient poems and prayers can give...

A Simple Test

In Matthew 12.46-50, we find the story of Jesus' family coming to visit him. Apparently Jesus was in a house speaking to a crowd of people. Someone called to him, "Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you." How did Jesus reply?...

Is Christianity about rules?

Last Sunday, our theme was "Killjoy God". The premise was that some people's obstacle to faith is that Christianity has too many rules--that God doesn't want us to have fun or enjoy our lives. This is part of our "I Want to Believe, But..." series that is covering...

When God Seems Distant

Just as a deer in the wild may come to a dry arroyo looking for water, so the psalmist looked for God. Our text is Psalm 42-43.     Notes for the Sermon Sometimes God may seem near and sometimes God may seem distant. How do we deal with that? 1-Hold on to your faith....

What, Me Worry?

Our current study is "Ancient Wisdom for Today" and we are looking each week at one of the Psalms. The Psalms were written between 2500 and 3000 years ago, yet they speak to us today. The Psalms are poetry and songs and were often used in worship by the ancient...

How to Be Happy-Psalm 1

"They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season..." The audio for the sermon is here:   Sermon notes from the bulletin: Psalm 1 is a call to action for all who would claim to be followers of God. Psalm 1 teaches us the path to a...