What does the word Gospel mean? This question is connected to the related question, "Why did Jesus live?" Many Christians think they know why Jesus died, but have a hard time understanding the importance of all Jesus' actions and teachings between his birth and holy week. But without the reality that, in Jesus, God has begun his rule and reign over all creation, his death and resurrection make no true sense biblically.

Readings and sermon were delivered by Pastor Aaron Mueller.

Order of service:

Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Jan 21, 2024


Reflection on God's Forgiveness is from Psalm 40:1-3
Psalm reading is from Psalm 62
Old Testament reading is from Isaiah 52:7—53:12
Epistle reading is from 1 Corinthians 7:29–35
Holy Gospel is from Mark 1:14–20

Songs and Hymns:

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Text by W. Chalmers Smith
Tune is Welsh
Public domain
In Christ Alone
Text and tune by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
© 2001 Thankyou Music
Used with permission, CCLI license # 20286740
Brightest and Best
Words and Music: Reginald Heber, public domain
Arrangement: Keith Getty, Ben Shive, Fionan de Barra
Choir Arrangement: Samuel Wilson
© 2021 Getty Music Publishing; © 2021 Fionán de Barra
© 2021 Getty Music Hymns and Songs; © 2021 Junkbox Music
Used with permission: CCLI license #20286740
Just as I Am, without One Plea
Text by Charlotte Elliott
Tune by William B. Bradbury
Public domain
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Text: Liturgy of St. James, 5th century
Tune: French, 17th century
Public domain
Jesus Paid It All
Text by Elvina M. Hall
Tune by John T. Grape
Public domain
Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer
Text: William Williams
Tune: John Hughes
Public domain


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Sunday, Jan 21:
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


High School Mission Trip Information Meeting: 11:45 AM

Information meeting is in the sanctuary today, immediately following Bible Study at 11:45 AM.

All Jr. and Sr. High Students are invited to be a part of something truly special—a mission trip to the White Earth Indian Reservation in Callaway, MN this summer (July 12-20, 2024). This is a chance to make a real difference, to learn, connect with, and share the gospel with a community in need.

Discovering Christianity: 6:30 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.

Wednesday, Jan 24:
Men’s Bible Study: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM


Youth Group: 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Jan 27:
No Women’s Bible Study
Ministry Spotlight – Life Team

Mosaic Baby Bottle Campaign! Please pick up your mosaic baby bottle in the narthex. For more information, please see Janice Lanto or contact the church office.

New Giving Envelopes Are Available

2024 Member Giving Envelopes are available on the credenza in the narthex. If you no longer need envelopes, or you prefer to give online through your financial institution or Tithe.ly, please contact Cheryl in the church office.

2023 Member Giving Statements

Giving statements have been emailed to each member household. If you have any questions or concerns about your statement, or if you would like a print copy, please contact Cheryl at cheryl@stjamesglencarbon.org.

College Students on Mission

If you missed the door offering and would like to help support our college students who are leading mission trips this summer, check out College Students on Mission, or contact Cheryl at cheryl@stjamesglencarbon.org for a link to their mission fundraising page.

Glen-Ed Pantry

Next time you purchase your family’s favorite breakfast cereal, consider getting an extra box to donate to Glen-Ed Pantry. All types of cereal — oatmeal, whole grain or kids’ favorites — are always needed.

Donation Idea: Use your reward points from the grocery store to purchase pantry donations.

Questions about Glen-Ed Pantry? Contact the church office.