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109 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2012

We respond to God’s abundant grace by being hearers, proclaimers, and doers of the Word.

Forgiven, and invited to live and love like Jesus.

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WORSHIP

We hold services on Saturday and Sunday at St. James, with additional special services during some church seasons.

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NEWS

All the latest information through our weekly, monthly, and upcoming event channels to help you get involved.

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CHILD CARE

The Early Learning Center at St. James is an integral part of downtown community life in Gettysburg, PA.

WELCOME

We are Christ’s people, and this is Christ’s house with its doors wide open. If you are passing through, Godspeed. If you are looking for a worship home, stay with us. We invite guests to join us, but most of all, to return often.

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St. James Lutheran is an ELCA Congregation

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States. “The ELCA confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In our preaching and teaching the ELCA trusts the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.”

HISTORIC PARISH IN DOWNTOWN GETTYSBURG

The St. James congregation of Lutherans was founded in 1802, and the cornerstone for the first St. James building was placed in 1848. Worship services in German were common until the 1860s.

LOWER SUSQUEHANNA SYNOD

The Lower Susquehanna Synod is comprised of 238 ELCA congregations in Central and South-central Pennsylvania, including St. James Lutheran in Gettysburg, PA.

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Are you struggling? Stephen Ministry provides high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties.

RECONCILING IN CHRIST

Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation advocate for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of all people. Everyone. St. James is an RIC congregation.

Ministry Leadership

St. James has been blessed through the dedicated leadership of its ministry team.

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Rev. Andrew R. Geib

Associate Pastor

Pastor Andrew was ordained in 2015 before accepting the call as Associate Pastor to St. James. Pastor Andrew has accepted the call to serve as St. James’s lead pastor beginning March 2022.

Jonathan Noel

Minister of Music

Jonathan joined the St. James team in 2021 after holding several similar positions in the region. Upon his arrival, Music Ministry has really taken off again. The organ is tuned, and we sing our praises!

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Adam Michael

Director of Youth and Family Ministry

The newest staff member at St. James Lutheran, Adam has jumped right into the hard and rewarding work of building a youth program to serve young congregation members and community members alike. The church is alive with energy!

We want to hear from you!

FIND US

We’re where you are.

We’ve expanded our presence so that we can be most accessible to best serve our communities.

IN-PERSON

109 York Street, Gettysburg, PA
We’re a quick walk from the square. 717-334-2012

ONLINE WORSHIP

We stream our Sunday 8:15 a.m. service to our YouTube channel, view live… or later!

SOCIAL MEDIA

Whether you have an account in Facebook. Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat, you’ll find us there.

LOCAL AND GLOBAL

St. James members mostly reside in Adams County, but the work done here has a global impact!

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God!

for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me

Matthew 25:35

‘…you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength…. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.

Mark 12:30-31

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:6