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



Welcome to St. James Lutheran Church!

655 S. Tenth Street, Columbia, Pa 17512


Worship: 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. 


Annual Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner on  November 17.  Check out our “Happenings” page for more details


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