In Psalm 148 all creation – the powers of the heavenly beings, all of earthly nature, and all human beings from every conceivable background – spend eternity in endless praise of the creator God and his Messiah.

Readings and sermon were delivered by Pastor Aaron Mueller.

Order of service:

Last Sunday of the Church Year, Nov 26, 2023


Reflection on God's Forgiveness is from Matthew 11:28-30
Psalm reading is from Psalm 148
Old Testament reading is from Isaiah 65:17–25
Epistle reading is from Revelation 21:1–14
Holy Gospel is from John 20:19–22

Songs and Hymns:

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
Text by Henry F. Lyte
Tune by John Goss
Text and tune are public domain
Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
Text: Charles Wesley
Tune: Thomas Olivers
Public domain
Even So Come
Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Jess Cates;
© 2015 S. D. G. Publishing; © 2015 Twelve Lions Music;
© 2015 Worship Together Music; © 2015 Open Hands Music;
© 2015 So Essential Tunes; © 2015 Chrissamsongs Inc;
© 2015 Go Mia Music; © 2015 Vistaville Music;
Used with permission: CCLI license #20286740.
Lord from Sorrows Deep I Call
Text and tune: Matt Papa and Matt Boswell
© 2018 Getty Music
Used with permission, CCLI license # 20286740
Arise, My Soul, Arise
Text: Charles Wesley
Tune: Lewis Edson
Public domain
Water, Blood, and Spirit Crying
Text by Stephen P. Starke, © 1999 Stephen P. Starke
Tune by Jeffrey N. Blersch, © 2003 Jeffrey N. Blersch
Used with permission, LSB Hymn License #110001220
Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
Text: John Fawcett
Tune: Henry T. Smart
Public domain


Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda
Music: Columbian Harmony
Text and music: © 1990 Concordia Publishing House
Used with permission: One License #728607-A
Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda, © 1990 Concordia Publishing House,
Used with permission, One License #728607-A;
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, CCLI license #20286740.
Tune: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872, public domain.


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Sunday, Nov 26:
Worship Service: 9 AM to 10:15 AM
Sunday School: 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM


Adult Bible Study: 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM


Youth Confirmation: 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM


Wednesday, Nov 29:
Men’s Bible Study: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Youth Group: 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Dec 2:
Women’s Bible Study: 9 AM
Christmas Decorating

If you’d like to participate in decorating the church for the Christmas season, please contact Nic Schatte at

Sunday, Dec 3:
Discovering Christianity Class: 6 PM

A Discovering Christianity class will begin next Sunday, December 3rd, at 6 PM. If you’re interested in joining St. James, looking to learn more about the Bible and Christianity, or just want to hang out and talk about theology, let Pastor Aaron know.

Sunday, Dec 10:
Annual Voters Meeting: 11:45 AM

St. James will hold the annual voters meeting on Sunday, December 10 at 11:45 AM in the sanctuary. Agendas and Proposed 2024 Budget are available in the church narthex, or by contacting the church office.

Family Christmas Breakfast

Mark your calendars for December 17th and join us for St. James’ family Christmas Breakfast following the worship service.

Ministry Spotlight – Property Team

In addition to maintaining our building and property, the Property Team has been hard at work researching and collecting bids for renovating the sanctuary/narthex! To see more about what the property team has been up to, go to If you would like to be a part of this team, please contact our Property Deacon, Tim Schnicker at

Mercy Ministries

Help Glen-Ed Pantry Gather Fixing’s for Christmas Dinner Baskets. A special Christmas meal will be provided this year for Glen-Ed Pantry families. Here’s what’s most needed: instant potatoes (mashed or au gratin), gravy mixes, stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce, pineapple, canned fried onions and canned carrots and mixed vegetables.

If you’d like to donate toward the purchase of some perishable items like rolls, turkeys and hams, or pies please visit and designate your donation “holiday baskets.”

St. James Prayer Team

Did you know St. James has a prayer team? This team is devoted to continually praying for our church family, community, leaders and individual prayer requests. If you would like more information about becoming a part of our prayer team, or if you have an individual prayer request, please don’t hesitate to reach out through the church office or at

St. James Youth Group Christmas Party

All junior and senior high students are invited to join us for our youth Christmas party on Friday, December 15th. For more information, please contact Stacey Staake at

Children’s Christmas Program

Please mark your calendars for the children’s Christmas Program which will be on Sunday morning December 17th at the beginning of worship service. Practice will be held during Sunday School for the next three Sundays.