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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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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...

Led by Prayer

  Here are the notes for the sermon: “All prayer is listening to the voice of the One who calls us ‘beloved’.” -Henri Nouwen “Why is that when we speak to God we are called pray-ers; but when 
He speaks to us, 
we are called schizophrenic?” -Lilly Tomlin "God speaks...

Letting God Lead in the Church

In John 17.20-23, we read what Jesus prayed for the church. If this is Jesus' prayer for us, surely we must fulfill this to be let God lead!   Here is the John 17 prayer: Lord Jesus, I ask that your followers may all be one. As you are one with the Father, may we also...

Be Open to God

If we are going to Let God Lead, we must be open--receptive--to God. Scriptures are John 9, John 10, and Luke 8.11-15. Notes for the Sermon "Be Open to God" The teaching of Jesus in John 10 is based on his healing of a blind man in John 9, and the subsequent reaction...