The congregation of Saint James Lutheran Church is committed both to caring for its members and to being an active member of the Grosse Pointe community.

Saint James ministry of Hospitality includes providing a home for community organizations and non-profit groups. Inquiries about using the sanctuary, gathering area, or other church space for events such as concerts, lectures, workshops, and more are always welcome. Please contact the church office for more information.

Friends, members, visitors, and inquirers are welcome to participate in any of the Saint James small groups. Below are some of the groups that meet regularly. These are opportunities to share fellowship and community with others who share similar interests. 

Bible Study: The Bible Study group explores various books of the Bible throughout the year. This study is open to everyone regardless of biblical knowledge. Talk to the pastor for more information.

Book Club: This group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, usually at 7:00 pm in the home of one of the Club leaders.  Topics vary, and everyone is welcome to attend any or all discussions. Discussions have included books such as: Facing Adversity; Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, and Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall. July’s book is The Underground Railroad by Colsen Whitehead.

Morning Glories: All women are invited to join the Morning Glories for their monthly Bible study. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am, September through May.

Men’s Bible Breakfast: All men are invited to participate in the monthly men’s Bible study. The group, which primarily includes men from Saint James and Saint Paul Lutheran Churches, meets the second Wednesday of each month (except August) beginning at 7:00 am. If you have any questions, please speak with either Russ Halleen or Ray Radtke. If you haven’t attended before, you are very welcome to join!

Prayer Shawl Ministry: Prayer shawls become tangible symbols of love; they are warm hugs of empathy and support. We give the shawls not only to members of Saint James, but also to friends of the congregation who are experiencing illness, etc. The group also makes scarves and hats for Heartline House and for the neighbors served by Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church. Heartline House is the residential program operated by Samaritas for homeless women and those leaving the correctional system. Anyone is welcome to join us in knitting or crocheting these items, regardless of experience. Check the calendar or church bulletin for information on the next gathering.

NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) meets the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m..

Saint James welcomes The Grosse Pointe Men’s Club Chorus for their regularly scheduled rehearsals.