Welcome to St. James Lutheran Church

St. James Lutheran Church & School has been a part of the Quincy community since 1851. Convinced that we do not live on bread alone but on every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God, from the year of its founding, St. James has had a grade school. 

The mission for both our Church & School is, “Seeing Jesus and Causing Him to be seen!” He (Jesus) must increase and we must decrease. (John 3:30) We’d love to have you join us as we “Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). Jesus is the One who gives us life in all of its fullness (John 10:10). It doesn’t get any better than that.  

What We Believe

With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

What to expect when you come to St. James 

When you come to St. James you will find people who enjoy spending time with God and with each other.  You will find people who look for opportunities to serve where God leads.  You will find people who are delighted to have you join them on their walk with God.   

When you come to St. James your will find a church that values God’s Word highly and seeks to teach it faithfully.  We do so through our traditional worship (out of the Lutheran Service Book hymnal) on Sunday mornings, through our day school, and through Bible studies for all ages on Sunday morning and during the week.  At the center of God’s Word is the Good News about God’s love for us in Christ.  Our goal is to plant God’s love into the hearts of people so that it affects our church, our home, and our community.    

If you are visiting, we pray that you feel comfortable when you walk in and that you are greeted with a smiling face.  Please don't hesitate to ask to meet an elder, Pastor Riley, or Pastor Rempfer.

Service Times

Our regular worship time:

  • Sunday Worship; 8am & 10:30am 
  • Sunday School and Adult Bible Studies 9:15am 

Our Location

900 South 17th Street
Quincy, Illinois 62301


Radio Broadcast

To hear our weekly sermon, tune in every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. to radio station 930 AM WTAD.

Shut-in Services

To give those who have difficulty getting out the opportunity to worship together we have the following services each month:

  • 3rd Tuesday -  1:30 p.m. - Good Samaritan Home, 2130 Harrison St.
  • 4th Wednesday - 1:00 p.m. - St. James Lutheran, 900 S 17th St.

These services are communion services and are for anyone who wants to attend.  If you would like to join us or have questions, please call the church office at (217) 222-8447. 

Faces you will see

Pastor Matt Riley

Pastor Marlin Rempfer