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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!

Join us for Worship, Sundays at 10:00am!

OUR MINISTRIES

    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...

What Did Jesus Really Teach? Sacrificial Love

  Our Scripture texts were John 13.31-34 and John 15.9-12. Here are the notes from the worship bulletin: "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” John 13.34 This was not really a new...

I Want to Believe, BUT…

If you are a believer in Jesus, there are probably some things that bother you about your faith--some questions you can't answer, some things you can't explain, some realities you don't understand. You have committed yourself to follow Jesus and have put your faith in...

Your Own Elevator to God

Last Sunday, we talked about Theresé of Lisieux and her desire to find some way for her to ascend in her faith even though she felt that she was a small soul (an "elevator"). Theresé decided that love--loving others--would be her way to grow in her holiness. (You can...

Does Jesus Cause Conflict?

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword." -Jesus Matthew 10.34 Hey, isn't Jesus called the Prince of Peace? And in John 14, Jesus says this: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give...

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...

What Did Jesus Really Teach? Faith

The 4 weeks after Easter, we are talking about four things that Jesus taught. Jesus taught MANY more things, but I have identified 4 that I want to focus on. Sacrificial love (How can I love others?) Radical Justice (How I can make the world a better place?) Eternal...

What Did Jesus Really Teach? Eternal Values

During the 4 weeks after Easter, we are going to talk about four things that Jesus taught. Jesus taught MANY more things, but I have identified 4 that I want to focus on. Sacrificial love (How can I love others?) Radical Justice (How I can make the world a better...