Life Events

Baptism

At St. James, we celebrate baptisms for God’s children of all ages. Many of our baptisms happen with infants, but we believe that anyone can and should be brought to the waters of Baptism.

 

If you’re interested in being baptized or having your child baptized, we would love to invite you to meet with our pastor. There you will learn what Baptism is, what it does, and the promises that are made by people and by God at baptism.

 

To schedule a pre-baptismal meeting with our pastor, click here or call the parish office at 319.267.2274.

 

Please Find Baptismal Frequently Asked Questions here.

Confirmation

Confirmation or the Affirmation of Baptism is a rite of the church that many hold near and dear to their hearts. Within the rite of Affirmation of Baptism, a person affirms their faith and the promises made before God and the congregation at the time of their baptism. Typically, a student enters confirmation class for two years, starting in the fall of their 7th-grade year, and participates in the affirmation of Baptism rite in the fall of their 9th-grade year. For more information on confirmation class, please contact the church office.

Wedding

Thank you for considering St. James as the place for your wedding worship.  We are excited to discuss with you about the opportunity for wedding worship at St. James! You may find a copy of the St. James wedding book here.  If you would like to learn more about having your wedding at St. James please fill out and submit the premarital information form. We look forward to working with you as you plan your wedding worship!

Funeral

The heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church is life! He has promised that those who believe in Him have life, now and forever. Death does indeed come to all—believers and non-believers. However, for the believer there is hope now and beyond the grave. We believe that as we have been baptized into Christ’s death, so also, having passed

through the gate of death, at the resurrection, we shall be raised to new life in Christ (Romans 6.1-8).

 

Because a Christian believes in God’s powerful victory over death, the funeral service can be a thankful and hopeful service. The service is not intended to be a surrender to hopeless grief, nor to mere sentiment. It is above all a witness to faith in our crucified and risen Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

Please find the St. James Funeral Booklet here.