elcalogoWe are Lutheran Christians. This means we have a wonderful Reformation heritage, and we claim that and celebrate it, but more importantly for us it means that we are grace-ful people. Through the grace of Jesus Christ, God’s free gift to us that we did not earn, we are liberated and set free to be Christ in the world, loving each other and serving our neighbors. We try to focus on that, and not get too worked up over the small stuff.

We value worship, learning, and serving others. We support each other in hard times and rejoice together in good times. A lot of our good times are with each other! We also like eating good food, laughing, singing loudly, lots of hugs, and we love having kids around. We’re diverse racially, economically, in physical ability, age, and sexual orientation. Some are single, some are married or partnered, some have kids, some don’t.

We’re all in different places in our faith journey. Many of us have been Christians since we were children, others of us here are just figuring out what we think. We’re all on the road together.

We’re small. That’s the truth. We don’t have a million and one programs and classes (though we have some, and they’re good). What we do have is a loving and supportive community where each person is known, and each person matters.

Come and visit – we think you’ll fit right in.

St. James Lutheran Church is member of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Office Hours

Tuesday – Friday
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Church and school offices are located on the second floor of Luther House Preschool Building. Park in the parking lot off of Joachin Ave., behind the church, and enter throughthe courtyard.