St. James Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and is located one block off the square in historic Gettysburg, PA.
We are a diverse community of families and singles, older adults and children, and everyone in-between! On a given weekend, about 300 people come together for worship at one of our three vibrant worship services.
The greater community of Gettysburg knows us especially for our music, our youth programs, and our outreach. We invite you to come and see!
We respond to God’s abundant grace by being hearers, proclaimers, and doers of the Word.
Forgiven and invited to live and to love like Jesus.
Welcome to long-time Lutherans, Christians from every tradition, and people new to faith.
Welcome to all who have no church home, want to follow Christ, have doubts, or do not believe.
Welcome to new visitors and old friends.
Welcome to people of every age and size, color and culture, every sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, marital status, ability and challenge.
Welcome to believers and questioners, and to questioning believers.
This is a place where you are welcome to celebrate and sorrow, rejoice and recover.
This is a place where lives are made new.
Come and listen for the Holy Spirit calling you to love your neighbor wholeheartedly, seek justice, create peace and practice compassion.
As members of the body of Christ, we are called to be ministers of reconciliation both in the church and in the world. Through our baptism, we are reconciled to God through the saving grace of Christ Jesus and challenged by the Gospel to be agents of healing and love within our church and society.
As a community of faith, we proclaim this statement of welcome.