A big church in a small building, where we see God’s love in action.

A big church in a small building, where we see God’s love in action.

Check out our Happenings page for upcoming Advent & Christmas events!

Welcome to our new Seminarian, Elizabeth Peter!

“Hello! I am very excited to be worshiping, serving, and able to have this opportunity to grow with St. James. I am from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State University with a B.A in Telecommunications in 2015. After graduation I worked at CBS21 News in Harrisburg before answering my call and going to seminary. I am a first year Masters of Divinity student at Gettysburg Seminary. I love to sing, cycle, sail, and eat!! I have three sisters who are my best friends, and love to break out in song with them. I look forward to meeting everyone and finding out more about your congregation!”

Welcome to St. James Lutheran Church!

655 S. Tenth Street, Columbia, Pa 17512


Sunday Worship: 10:30 am, Sunday School: 9:15 am 

*Please note! Worship on December 18th will be at 8:30 a.m. instead of 10:30 a.m.

We are an assembly of believers that are called together by the Holy Spirit through the waters of Holy Baptism into the body of Christ. We gather through God’s mercy and grace around the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We also have our faith nourished and strengthened at the Lord’s Table in the Holy Eucharist, a visible sign of God’s continued love and forgiveness for us. The faces you will see here form Saint James Lutheran Church, the body of Christ, His church; and collectively are the face of that church.

Many artists over the years have lent their talents and interpretations to the depiction of the face of our Lord Jesus Christ, however as we collectively form the body of Christ we too collectively are the face of that body. So as you ‘surf’ through this web site may the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. Moreover, as we, the face of the church, are sent into the world with this wonderful blessing let us recall the words of Saint John in his first Epistle, “we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.”


Pastor Mark S. Kopp