Readings and sermon were delivered by Pastor Aaron Mueller.

Order of service:

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Sep 18, 2022


Psalm reading is from Psalm 40:1-11
Old Testament reading is from Numbers 21:4–9
Epistle reading is from 1 Corinthians 1:18–25
Holy Gospel is from John 12:20–33


Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
Text: Latin, c. 8th cent.; tr. John Mason Neale, 1818–66, alt.
Tune: Henry Purcell, 1659–95, adapt.
Text and tune: Public domain
The Power of the Cross
Text and tune by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
© 2005 Thankyou Music
Used with permission, CCLI license # 20286740
Great Are You Lord
David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan
© 2012 Open Hands Music, So Essential Tunes,
Integrity’s Praise! Music, Little Way Creative
Used with permission: CCLI license #20286740
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Text: Liturgy of St. James, 5th century
Tune: French, 17th century
Public domain
Eat This Bread
Text: Stephen P. Starke (sts. 1-2), © 1998 Concordia Publishing House; Robert J. Batastini (sts. 3-5, ref.)
Tune: Jacques Berthier, © 1984 Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, Taizé Community, France,
admin. GIA Publications, Inc.
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
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 18:
Adult Bible Study and Sunday School: 10:30 AM


Tuesday, Sep 20:
Youth Group: 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Wednesday, Sep 21:
Men’s Bible Study: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Tuesday, Sep 27:
Youth Group Glow Party

Come one, come all…youth 6th-12th grade to attend St. James Glow Party in the church sanctuary on Tuesday, September 27th. Questions?? Contact Stacey Staake or the church office.

Saturday, Oct 1:
2nd annual St. James' 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil

Sign-up Now! Join us for the 2nd annual St. James’ 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil Saturday, Oct 1. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex or contact Pam Meister at 618-799-9348. Kids of all ages are welcome and there will be appropriate devotions provided on site.

Sunday, Oct 2:
St. James Family Picnic

There will be outside games and fun for all! Bring a side or dessert for all to share (but if you forget or are unable to bring anything – come anyway!) The church will be providing the meat and drinks! Questions? Text or call our Fellowship Deacon (Jen) at 618-407-5322 or call the church office.

Saturday, Oct 15:
Glen-Ed Pantry’s 5K

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.

Saturday, Oct 22:
St. James Fall Property Workday

Please mark your calendars for the fall property workday. There will be plenty of jobs for everyone! Please do not let this service opportunity pass by…we need everyone to pitch in to maintain and beautify our property. Please contact the church office or Tim Schnicker 618-670-0880 to sign up.

Why join the Education Ministry Team?
  • “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the
       least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
        – Matthew 25:40
  • Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people,
       especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
        – Galatians 6:10

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

Tuition Financial Assistance

St. James provides tuition financial assistance to members who have children enrolled in area LCMS Lutheran elementary schools. To request financial assistance, please complete a form which is available on the church office bulletin board or online at

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

Madison County Schools Mission

Madison County Schools Mission is collecting boy’s and girl’s hoodies for students in need. We need size Youth Medium, Large, XL and Adult Small, Medium and Large. Our goal is to serve 50 students in Collinsville and Granite City. Please deliver your hoodie donations to the collection box at the top of the stairwell.

Craving Answers, Craving God, episode 48

There is a good deal of conversation these days about environmentalism. It is an important topic for discussion. What position should the Christian take on this question? Or is it essentially a secular issue?

Aaron and Chuck address the topic if caring for the planet. Please check it out.

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