We extend a welcome to those who are single, married, divorce, gay, straight, transgender, filthy rich, pauper poor, Black, Latino, Asian, Native American or eccentric, white and pasty or tanned and buff are welcome, too.
We extend a special welcome if you are newborn, first born, re-born, or unborn, and just sitting around waiting for the delivery. The unsure, unaware or unintentionally just on the doorstep are welcome as well.
God works with what shows up and does amazing things not because of who we are but because of who God is and what God is able to do with us! Here you are among the friends and followers of Jesus as we make our way on a journey through the scriptures! We invite you to share in worship with us as God gives us this gift of grace.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
St. James is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and a part of the Central States Synod.
Reconciling in Christ
St. James is a “Reconciling in Christ” congregation, which is to say that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God; are welcome within the membership of this congregation upon making a common, public Affirmation of faith; and that as members of this congregation, are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this congregation.
St. James is a congregation committed to outreach and service. We give generously beyond our own doors to the community, the wider church, and to needs and causes as they occur.
St James is a congregation that cares deeply about Justice and working with those who have economic and social need. We partner with Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries to host a site on campus and operate a supplemental pantry program.
St. James Lutheran Church - ELCA
1104 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO 64118
Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in-person and on Facebook Live
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. for Adults and Children