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St. James Lutheran School

St. James Lutheran school serves students in preschool (2.5 years) – eighth grade by offering inquiry-based learning with a Christian worldview. Our curriculum seeks to use the best research-based strategies to challenge students for excellence in the learning process. Students are exposed to a range of academic disciplines that require them to master specific information and to develop the skills to creatively express themselves using the information. We take the approach of educating the whole child by incorporating  inquiry-based learning, which includes three school wide project weeks and a variety of field education experiences.

The school has been serving the needs of families since 1857. Our mission is to form Christian faith in our students and serve each family’s need to develop in their children a strong devotion to the Christ as the Bible teaches us. Your support for this vital ministry is necessary to allow us to continue our faithfulness.


Rev. Brian and Amanda Gauthier

Rev. Brian and Amanda Gauthier serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) as career missionaries in Panama. Brian assists in training leaders for Lutheran congregations in Panama and in pastoral formation in conjunction with Concordia Seminary Buenos Aires. Brian facilitates and mentors seminarians in their field work and helps with the establishment of the deaconess program, teaching when needed. He preaches, teachers and baptizes in multiple church plans of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Panama (IELPa) and mentors Panamanian pastors in their own capacity to carry out theological education.

Brian spent a year of internship here at St. James as a vicar before returning to St. Louis and then to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Stuart, FL. Please keep Brian and his family your prayers as they serve God in this important capacity. If you would like to support their work in Panama please click the donate link below to make a gift restricted to use for support of the Gauthier family.


Concordia Seminary

Concordia has been training pastors to serve the Church through Word and Sacrament ministry since 1839. It is the second oldest Lutheran Seminary in America and one of the largest of any denomination. Her mission to train pastors and other church workers is only possible with our support and prayers.

From Concordia Seminary’s Generation Campaign “To fulfill our promise to our students and build upon the tradition of excellence that has defined the Seminary, we invite you to join us in Generations: The Campaign for Concordia Seminary. Your support will help ensure that future generations will be served by faithful, relevant, and relational pastors who share the Gospel message in ways that advance the great Commission.”


LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs

Lutheran Church Charities’ (LCC’s) mission is to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need.

A dog is a friend who brings a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help for what is affecting them. These are trained Comfort Dogs for Lutheran Church Charities. They interact with people at churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, events and in disaster situations. Please consider donating to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Fund.


Lutheran Church in Norway

At the LCMS convention in Milwaukee, the Lutheran Church in Norway and the LCMS entered into formal altar and pulpit fellowship. Bishop Torkild Masvie of the church in Norway expressed his gratitude and hope for future cooperation. “We are very small,” Masvie said. “If you are small, you need big brothers. We need to draw on your theological expertise and education system.”

While Europe has completely secularized, this small but faithful group of Lutherans have moved in a different direction. They moved closer to God. Beginning in Oslo they have now planted four churches who are faithful to the ideals of the Reformation and in doctrinal agreement with the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Our support of their mission serves to extend the gospel to the post Christian world in a meaningful way.


St. James Lutheran Church

2050 N. Fremont St., Chicago, IL, 60614

Phone: 773-549-1615  I  Fax: 773-326-3645

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