St. James Lutheran Church
Welcome to all visitors of the Saint James website.
Many people comment that they know of St. James as one of those two little “white country churches” that they pass on Mays Landing Road on their way to the shore; or where they park to attend a ballgame at the field next door. We also have visitors who have stopped at the cemetery and prayer garden for some quiet time.
St. James is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is a Reconciling in Christ Church.
We may be considered a "small" congregation, but that does not mean we cannot show God's love in a big way. If you visit us you will come to see we are like a large family who love each other - warts and all. We work at being God's hands and feet in our community and helping others to know God's love through our actions, from the littlest of us to the oldest of us.
We invite you to attend our services and get to know us better. Join some of our members for brunch after worship. We always have a good time.
Please join us as we grow together in faith and fellowship. We invite you to become involved in activities that serve and support our community on the local, regional and global levels.
Words from a visitor to St. James
Janet and I travel to America twice a year to visit our youngest Son Ian and his family. We have been doing this for 11 years now since they moved over there permanently.
Over those years Ian and Kim have visited many Churches with the hope of finding one that fulfilled their spiritual needs.
When we visited in August 2019 we were pleasantly surprised when they told us they had found a new Church and that they were very happy there. They asked us if we would like to accompany them on the following Sunday and see what we thought about this new Church.
The Church is called St James and is in a small town called Folsom, New Jersey.
... this Church is Lutheran, and we were really surprised to find how similar the Eucharist service was to our own Anglican Church Eucharist service.
On entering the Church for the first time we were pleased to be welcomed so warmly by everyone we encountered, and to feel that it was genuine warmth and friendship that was being offered. The Pastor, Pamela Werner, was genuinely interested in talking to us and asking what we thought about their service and the welcome we received. She said that they were very pleased that Ian, Kim and the Boys had settled in to their Church and looked forward to seeing us again any time we wanted to visit. We were also very happy with the number of people who wanted to introduce themselves and talk about who they were and ask us about ourselves.
When we got back to Ian’s after the service Janet and I talked about how welcoming and friendly the people were and also how much we enjoyed the service because it was just like being in our own Church. It was as if we had found our own Church away from home. We both feel that we are now regular members of the congregation every time we visit because of the way we were unconditionally accepted into the flock
When we visited in December we were invited to join with the Pastor and other members to visit one of the local Nursing Homes to sing Christmas Carols to the residents which were received with joy and thankfulness. A good end to a good year.
Ken Moran (He and his wife regularly zoom with us from England)