Welcome to Saint James Lutheran

146 N Main StGlen Carbon IL

Wednesday (Advent Service)
In-person and live stream at

Limited (click sign up button) in-person, face mask required at
In-person and live stream at

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Children’s Christmas Music

Don't miss this wonderful presentation! Mark your calendar for December 19th! Our Preschool through 4th grade Sunday School students will perform "Away in the Manager" in costume at St. James during the December 19th 10:30 AM worship service.

Upcoming worship services

, Midweek Advent Service
In person worship and live on YouTube at .


If you ordered a fresh Christmas wreath, it is available for pick up in the narthex hallway. Your name will be on the wreath. If you ordered two, your name is on the top one only.

St. James Digital Bible Study Library Available NOW!

St James is making the RightNow Media library available to our members and guests. See what it is all about: RightNow Media

Episode 27: The Rapture

In a culture that is obsessed with the potential of a cataclysmic event leading to the destruction of the world or a dystopian version of reality, stories about the rapture – Jesus coming back to take all his followers out of the world – have taken hold of our culture’s imagination. But the Bible’s teaching about Jesus’ return is very different than this popular conception.

Listen to episode 27: The Rapture of Craving Answers, Craving God on your favorite podcast platform or directly from the episode page.

Christmas Donations Needed

It’s not too late to help sponsor a local family for Christmas.

Mercy Ministries: Madison County Schools – Face Masks, Hats, and Waterproof Gloves

We are collecting new face masks, hats, and waterproof gloves for girls and boys in need!

Sunday Adult Bible Study & Children’s Sunday School

Join us Sunday at 9:15 AM for In-person Bible Study.

Events and Activities

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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Get Involved

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 will require all attendees to sign up. Additionally, some services will require everyone attending to wear face masks and follow all social distancing guidelines.

8 AM: Limited in–person sign-up, face masks are required.
10:30 AM: Live on YouTube and in–person, face masks are optional.

Advent Services, Wednesdays, starting December 1 through December 15, at 7 PM
In–person worship and live on YouTube.

Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24 at 11:30 PM
In–person worship and live on YouTube.

Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25 at 9 AM
In–person worship and live on YouTube.


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!