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St. James Lutheran Church is a small, friendly, diverse, progressive and inclusive group of people, of a variety of ages and backgrounds committed to living the Christian life together.

Our Sunday morning worship style is lively, intimate and participatory.

Worship with communion begins at 10:00 AM. Coffee hour follows.

Babies and children are welcome. We’re wheelchair accessible. Well-behaved animal companions welcome. 

Come and visit. We think you’ll fit right in!

Getting Here

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We are conveniently located near the intersection of Estudillo and Mac Arthur, off of the 580 Freeway. Parking is easy. Walking is easier.

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Park on Estudillo in front of the church or in our lot in back of the church, accessed from Joaquin Avenue. Lock your bicycle to a pole in the courtyard.



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Worship with us on Sundays at 10:00 AM and be sure to stay for coffee hour. On the second Sunday of the month we have Cross+Gen worship, a service for all generations, that really opens up to little ones. Join us for spring and fall evening classes on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, for a prepared supper together followed by teaching, learning and sharing. We love this! Join a small group. Play an instrument. Come out for exercise. Be part of the altar guild. Volunteer with the food pantry. Like to garden? Pull weeds and nurture plants in the front yard. Bring your kids, bring your selves. Come as you are.

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St. James Lutheran Church
993 Estudillo Avenue
San Leandro, California 94577

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Church Office HoursTuesday – Friday 9:30am to 4:00pm

Church and school offices are located on the second floor of Luther Haven/Preschool Building.

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Coming Up

St. James Schools Auction

Our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Saturday, April 16, 2 - 5 PM

Youth Group Organizational Meeting

Sunday, April 17, after church, 11:45 AM

"Feed My Sheep"           Cook-OUT

Sunday, April 24, after church in the courtyard -- all are welcome!


Sunday Evenings, 6:30 PM

Men's Group

2nd Saturdays, 9 AM


3rd Thursdays, in front of the church at 993 Estudillo Avenue, 7:30 - 9 AM


1 Bag per Household; Bring ID

3rd Thursdays, 11 - 11:30 AM, 993 Estudillo Ave Entrance

New Ministry - wiggle break!

Children ages 3-6 exit the service after the children's sermon for a wiggle break: song, story, art, and return for the passing of the peace.