May 2017  
This Week's Events


Men's Lunch Bible Study
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Ascension Thursday - Worship Service
7:00 PM
Service Theme "Celebrate Jesus". Bible Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53.
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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


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St. James Lutheran Church
1206 N. Miller Ave.
Marion, Indiana 46952
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Phone 765-662-3092
Regular Schedule  
  • 8:00 AM
    Traditional Worship Service
  • 9:15 AM
    Sunday Education Time
  • 10:30 AM
    Contemporary Worship Service
Ascension Day Special Worship Service

We began the celebratory half of the church year last year with Advent at the end of November. The end of this half of the church year is on the first Sunday of June, Pentecost. Toward the end of this time is a special event of the church year that is not often celebrated on the actual day. The Ascension of our Lord is commemorated 40 days after the resurrection; this year it is on Thursday, May 25th. We are going to "CELEBRATE JESUS" (the theme) and His blessing over us. Mark your calendars and plan to join with others around Word and Sacrament.

LifeWalk - Pregnancy Help Center

LIfeWalk 2017 to be held on Saturday, June 3rd. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. Bring the whole family and join PHC as they cover the neighborhood in prayer and raise funds and awareness for the ministry of the Pregnancy Help Center. Meet at PHC located at 326 S. Washington Street (Corner of 4th & Washington). See bulletin from the link below:

Vacation Bible School - Mark your calendars!!

VBS Theme this year will be MIGHTY FORTRESS and will be held the week of June 26-30, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Watch for flyers around town soon! Our online form is now accessible also - Go under the "Ministries" tab at the top of our website, select "Vacation Bible School". The link is right below the Mighty Fortress picture.

Friendship Call Ministry

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

  • Louis Schwan, VA Hospital, 1700 E. 38th Street, Marion, IN 46953
  • Penny Schroder, 1109 E. Marshall Street, Marion, IN 46953, (phone) 662-2727
  • Byron Ponte, Wesleyan Health Care Center, 729 W. 35th Street, Marion, IN  46953
  • Jean Titus, Rolling Meadows Health & Rehab, 604 Rennaker St., LaFountaine, IN  46940
  • Mel Aldridge,  612 W. 12th Street, Apt 210, Marion, IN  46953

Please contact the church office if there are any additions to this list.

Margo's Blankets

If you know of anyone who has a serious illness, has lost a loved one, or just needs some special warmth, The Women's Ministry team would like to gift them with one of our handmade blankets. Please contact Pat Bligh at 765-573-4133 if you know of someone who would like a warm blanket.

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 phone her at 765-674-6582 if you know of someone facing a need.

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

Prayer Requests

If you have a prayer request during regular church office hours (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 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.

Food Barrel

The blue food barrel that is located in the church narthex has been empited for the fourth time since the beginning of this year. The contents of this fourth barrel were taken over to the Salvation Army food pantry. Please continue to "feed" our barrel by picking up a few extra food items when you go shopping. Cereal, peanut butter and toilet paper are sought after items. Thank you for helping to fill the hunger needs of others.

Choir Practice

Mark your calendars!! Choir practice will be held on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.  New voices welcome!