To understand the hard words of Jesus from Luke 14:25-35, we need to remember whom we love, or more importantly Who loves us, to recognize what we should "hate."

Readings and sermon were delivered by Pastor Jonathan Lange.

Order of service:

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Sep 4, 2022


Assurance of Forgiveness is from Psalm 40:1-3
Psalm reading is from Psalm 1
Old Testament reading is from Deuteronomy 30:15–20
Epistle reading is from Philemon 1–21
Holy Gospel is from Luke 14:25–35


10,000 Reasons
Text and tune by Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman
© sixsteps Music
© Said & Done
© 2011 Thankyou Music
Used with permission, CCLI license # 20286740
Church of God, Elect and Glorious
Text: James Edward Seddon, 1915–83; © 1982 The Jubilate Group
Tune: Cyril V. Taylor, 1907–92; © 1942, renewed 1970 Hope Publishing Co.
Used with permission: LSB Hymn License #110001220
Only By Grace
Gerrit Gustafson, © 1990 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
Used with permission, CCLI license #20286740
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Text by Isaac Watts
Tune by Lowell Mason
Public domain
Jesus Paid It All
Text by Elvina M. Hall
Tune by John T. Grape
Public domain
Take My Life and Let It Be
Text: Frances R. Havergal
Tune: Henri A. C. Malan
Public domain
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
Text by Thomas Ken
Tune by Trente Quatre Pseaumes de David, 1551
Public domain


Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda, © 1990 Concordia Publishing House,
Used with permission, CCLI license #20286740;
Tune: Felix Mendelssohn, public domain.
Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda, © 1990 Concordia Publishing House,
used with permission, One License 728607-A.
Tune: Welsh, pubic domain.
Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda, © 1990 Concordia Publishing House,
used with permission, One License 728607-A.
Tune: John B. Dykes, public domain.
Agnus Dei
Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda, © 1990 Concordia Publishing House,
used with permission, One License 728607-A.
Tune: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872, public domain.


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Sunday, Sep 4:
Adult Bible Study and Sunday School: 10:30 AM


Sunday Evening Prayer: 5:30 PM
New Member Class: 6 PM
Tuesday, Sep 6:
Youth Group: 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Wednesday, Sep 7:
Men’s Bible Study: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Sunday, Oct 2:
St. James Family Picnic

SAVE THE DATE and brush up on your corn hole skills! October 2nd will be the St. James Family Picnic! For more information or if you would like to help, please contact Jen Weber, Fellowship Deaconess, at

Saturday, Oct 15:
Glen-Ed Pantry’s 5K

Save the date for Glen-Ed Pantry’s 5K on Saturday, October 15. Whether you are a runner or not, consider raising funds for food at the pantry’s 5K event, “Trick or Trot.” Find participant, virtual and team sign-ups at Interested in joining a team and getting a $5.00 discount? Call or text Tina Barnard at 618-406-1932 to join Saint James’ Team.

Ministry Spotlight – Education Ministry

Please stop by the display in the entryway to learn more about our Education Ministry at St. James. There are many opportunities to volunteer and/or attend classes and events!

The Education Team NEEDS YOU if you can:

  • Read
  • Operate a Television
  • Love
  • Encourage

Please contact Eric Robinson after worship or or call the church office to see how you can be a part of our education team!

Grief Share

Grief Share is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them and can be started any time during the 14-week session. Meeting weekly Tuesday September 6, through December 6, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1300 Beltline Road, Collinsville. Call 618-344-3153 or email for additional information or registration.

College Care Packages

Attention all St. James members, if you are or have a college student in your family, please send their college address to Cheryl at the church office. 618-288-6120 or

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