COVID-19 precautions and social distancing practices

Welcome to Saint James Lutheran

146 N Main StGlen Carbon IL

Sunday at 9 AM

Limited in–person worship
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Congregational Voters Assembly – May 2nd

Sunday, May 2nd,  all members of St. James Lutheran Church are invited,  after the 10:15 service,  to vote on the final approval for CCLS to start the Microschool in our facility.

CCLS – Microschool

Matt Hoehner will be with us on Sunday, April 18th, after the 10:15 AM service, to update us on the progress of the CCLS Microschool project and answer any questions we may have.

Episode 12: Fearing God

Is fear a good or bad thing? The Bible tells us not to be afraid, but it also tells us to fear God. Chuck and Aaron talk about how fearing God can be a liberating way to relate to a God who is both loving and holy.

Listen to episode 12: Fearing God of Craving Answers, Craving God on your favorite podcast platform or directly from the episode page.

Events and Activities

Join us via Zoom!

Join us via Zoom!

Join us Wednesday evenings 7:00 PM for a group study led by Aaron via Zoom. We are discussing C. S. Lewis' book, The Screwtape Letters. Please contact the church office 618-288-6120 for a zoom meeting invitation.

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Weekly Youth Group

Weekly Youth Group

Junior High and Senior High Youth Group, Tuesdays from 6:30–8:00 p.m. Meet for worship, Bible reading, prayer, games, and more!

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Online Bible study

Online Bible study

Join us Sunday at 12:30 p.m. for an online Bible study as we discuss Deuteronomy: Living in Grace & Love

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Get Involved

Mowers Needed!

Mowers Needed!

St. James is looking for volunteers willing to help mow the grass over the coming months. If you are willing to serve in this capacity, please email Joe Rathert at or you can contact Cheryl in the church office 618-288-6120.

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Our youth are going on mission! God has called us to active ministry for an 8 day Mission trip to the White Earth Indian Reservation in Callaway, MN from June 19th-26th. This is open to all Jr. and Sr. High youth as well as our congregation adults. Please sign up in...

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Be in Community

Community is an important part of life in general, but especially important for Spiritual growth. Learn about our Community Groups and consider joining. We’d love to have you.

Service Times

Due to COVID-19 precautions and social distancing guidelines, some in–person services are limited and require all attendees to sign up. All members and guests attending an in–person service should wear face masks and follow all social distancing guidelines.

Sundays at 9 AM
Live on YouTube with limited in–person sign-up

Sundays at 10:15 AM
In–person with no limit


New to the area? Has it been awhile since you were in worship? We are a welcoming group of Christians that look forward to meeting you.

If you have questions regarding our services or need to talk to the pastor, please contact us.

Have Questions?

Questions about what we believe? Maybe your inquiry is just logistical. Or maybe you’ve been Lutheran your whole life and want to talk with the Pastor. Please, ask away!