Pastor Kevin Ogilvie
Welcome, and thank you for visiting St. James Church online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
Weddings & Baptisms
Our church offers a traditional setting for your most sacred celebrations.
Our Mission & Vision
Serving & Trusting Jesus by Abiding, Ministering, Embracing & sharing. Vision:
St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation of believers in Jesus Christ -- a people set apart by God for His purposes!
Click "read more" to view our Vision statement.
In person Services are held: Sunday Mornings
Click on "Sermon" below for the most recently recorded service for the week.
Church Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9 am-2 pm
Click on the links below for our weekly Sermon or daily Devotions
Food Pantry - 5/18 4-6pm
If you would like to donate funds please make sure you place it in an envelope for food pantry. Any checks that are given for the food pantry will need to be marked as food pantry donation on the memo line. See Cheryl Austin for questions or volunteering positions.
Please note we are changing our Food Pantry hours to accommodate working community
members who find it difficult to participate in our current hour.
Beginning in May 2021, hours will be 4:00PM to 6:00PM on the 3rd Tuesday of each month going forward. We are not changing the day, only the hours.
Our hope is that this will be convenient for all of you, as well as others who will be able to
participate at this later time and extension of hours.
Or you can watch us on our Facebook page.
Jefferey Clearman (Jeff) is a native of Petal Mississippi. He holds the Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from the University of Memphis where he studied with Dr. John David Peterson. Jeff attended the University of Mississippi where he was a member of the Concert Singers, accompanist in the voice department and also accompanist for the Spirit of Ole Miss, the university’s show choir. He has sung and played under the baton of Robert Shaw, Alan Balter and Jerry Jordan. Jeff has done additional organ study with Diane Meredith Belcher and Dr. Jeff McLelland. He has been organist/choirmaster at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford MS, All Saints Episcopal Church in Mobile, AL, All Saints Memorial Church in Navesink, NJ, and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, NJ. Jeff also has been musical director for musical theater; Joseph and the AmazingTechnicolor Dreamcoat and Once Upon a Mattress for the Stone Church Players in Navesink. In Mobile he was musical director for the Joe Jefferson Players production of Avenue Q and the Chickasaw Community Theater’s production of Mary Poppins and Oklahoma. Jeff lives in Columbia with his husband Kevin Davis, who is Organist/Choirmaster at Mount Tabor Lutheran Church in West Columbia, and their cat Midnight. They have one daughter, one grandson, and one grandson on the way. They live in Sledge, MS just south of Memphis, TN.
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St. Paul writes to the Romans, “So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ.” Lutheran Christian never tire of reminding each other that, to quote Luther, the church is “a mouth-house.” We need to hear the gospel every day, every week. That isn’t always possible and so weekly sermons can be found here to let your faith be challenged and nourished.