Enduring Faith

led by Grace Gillespie every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in room P206 (5th grade classroom)

St. James Sunday school uses the Enduring Faith Bible curriculum. As students progress from preschool through adult, they learn all about their Savior Jesus Christ, what their Savior means for them, how to defend their faith, and how to teach the faith to others. The adult Bible class led by Grace Gillespie is also using the Enduring Faith curriculum, written for adults, to study the same lessons as the children and youth. This is an excellent weekly way to connect with all ages around the same Bible story. 

Peace: Overcoming Anxiety and Conflict

led by Pastor John Westfall every Sunday at 10:45 in room F202 (fellowship hall)

How can you experience the “peace that transcends all understanding”? How can you guard your heart and mind from the stress of everyday life? Together we will discover how we can cope with anxiety, how we can feel safe in God’s care, and how we can live at peace with others. This study will run for seven weeks. The first six weeks will each focus on only one or two passages that will allow us to see each passage in its context. Questions will be discussed to help us discover what the Bible says rather than simply telling us what it says. The final week will be a review and summary of the prior weeks. Please join us!

  • Week 1 (April 7) - Philippians 4:4-9
  • Week 2 (April 14) - Matthew 6:25-34
  • Week 3 (April 21) - Psalm 46
  • Week 4 (April 28) - Psalm 91
  • Week 5 (May 5) - Romans 12:17-21
  • Week 6 (May 12) - Ephesians 2:11-22
  • Week 7 (May 19) - Final Thoughts

Above All Else (New Member Class)

led by Pastor Ed Morrow in room F202 (fellowship hall)

New member classes will be starting soon! If you are interested in attending, please contact the church office at 423-1616. The classes will meet for 12 weeks. Each session presents the essentials of faith based on God's Word. The topics are not ancient stories with little relevance for life today. Instead, you will hear the Good News of forgiveness, life, and salvation; Good News for the challenges, problems, and tribulations you experience every day. This class is a great refresher for current members too. Please prayerfully consider joining us! 

The Sunday class will be at noon (child care and snacks will be provided).
The Tuesday class will be at 6:00 p.m.

This class is on hiatus April 8-19.

Coffee Club

led by Pastor David French every Thursday at 7:00 a.m. in the conference room (church office)

The Thursday morning “Coffee Club” will be resuming our weekly 7:00-7:45 a.m. Bible study. We use an informal format. The first 15 minutes is coffee and a pastry followed by reading a chapter and plenty of discussion. If it works for you, just give us a try!

Men's Bible Breakfast

led by Pastor Jim Barton & Doug Schroeder every Friday at 7:00 a.m.

This group meets on Fridays from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. at The Downtowner restaurant in Market Square. More men are always welcome!

Podcast with Pastor Barton


You are welcome to go to Pastor Barton’s Podcast at any time at lutheransermons.podbean.com. There are Bible studies (most recently on Zephaniah), thoughts on preparing for worship each week, and sermons you can listen to or read including recent Saturday night sermons. If you scroll back, you can find earlier materials too.