Readings and sermon were delivered by Pastor Aaron Mueller.

Order of service:

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Sep 11, 2022


Psalm reading is from Psalm 119:169–176
Old Testament reading is from Isaiah 44:9–23
Epistle reading is from 1 Timothy 1:5–17
Holy Gospel is from Luke 15:1–10


When Peace, like a River
Text: Horatio G. Spafford, 1828–88, alt.
Tune: Philip P. Bliss, 1838–76
Text and tune: Public domain
His Mercy Is More
Tune and text by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa
© 2016 Getty Music Hymns and Songs, Getty Music Publishing,
Love Your Enemies Publishing, and Messenger Hymns
Used with permission, CCLI license # 20286740
He Will Hold Me Fast
Ada Ruth Habershon, Matthew Merker
Copyright © 2013 Getty Music Publishing, Matthew Merker 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
What Wondrous Love Is This
Text is from A General Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1811
Tune is from Southern Harmony, 1835
Public domain
Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us
Text: Hymns for the Young, 1836, 4th ed., London, alt.
Tune: William B. Bradbury, 1816–68.
Text and tune: Public domain.
Go, My Children, with My Blessing
Text by Jaroslav Vajda
Tune by Welsh
© 1983 Concordia Publishing House
Used with permission, CCLI License # 20286740


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 11:
Adult Bible Study and Sunday School: 10:30 AM


Tuesday, Sep 13:
Youth Group: 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Wednesday, Sep 14:
Men’s Bible Study: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Sunday, Oct 2:
St. James Family Picnic

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

Glen-Ed Pantry’s 5K will be 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? Contact the church office.

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

Madison County Schools Mission

Madison County Schools Mission is collecting boy and girl 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.

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