Saint James Lutheran Church

Saint James Lutheran Church

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Mrs Bowers! I love her soon much!
To Pastor Kopp. My family will like to thank you again for being with mom these last couple of months. With your support and caring time with her and us. It helped us with the unbearable and long recovery. You were there during both of her falls. Can never thanks you enough for being with her and her family during the long hours in the emergency room. Waiting for families ' members to come and said goodbye. I know I felt the Lord's presence in that room with mom and us. We were just waiting for the angels to come and take her home to the Lord. She was so peaceful and I know she was waiting to be in the Lord's arms. Pastor, you had a touching and caring service for her. I know she will of been very pleased. A lot of people told us that your service was warm and very uplifting to them .Thank you for leaving Samantha speak about her Nanny. She wasn't at the emergency room to said goodbye. Glad the Air Force gave her emergency leave so she could see her Nanny for the last time on earth. Speaking about her Nanny uplifted her a lot. Thanks to Amanda for the organ music. Also thanks to the ladies of the church for preparing a delicious luncheon for us. Pastor with you, our church's families, our families and friends, we could feel the love in the room. Mom will be miss very much, but I know she is in the Lord's arms now. She also with dad. She missed dad a lot. Thanks for all the cards, and prayers for her and her families. We might be a small congregation but we are a caring congregation. Mom love her church's families. We are family. Thanks again and God bless each and everyone. Love, Maxine and families.
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wow, looking at my St. James' information and found this. Sorry for all the misspell words. I kept most of it the way it was wrote. The history is long but I thought people will like the beginning of our church. Hope everyone enjoy? May 1960-Dedication Service. had a couple days to celebrate. History of St. James' Evangelical Church: The Great commission found a fulfillment in the founding of a new Congregation by the mother church. The organizing was begun under the guidance of Rev. A. M. Mehrkam, the pastor of St. John' Church. Christmas exercises were held in December 1902. After a canvass was made, a service of worship was called at the Susquehanna engine house on January 4,1903. The main purpose was to organize a Sunday School. By the year 1906 the need for a more suitable place of worship led to the purchase of ground at 10th and Manor Sts, at a cost o $1200.00. Shortly after this, the contract for the erection of a chapel was awarded at a cost of $1800.00. The consecration of the chapel was held on November 17,1907. The first officers elected at the organizational meeting of the school were: Rev. A.M. Mehrkam, Superintendent; Assistant Superintendent, Mr. F.P. D'Miller; Secretary, Harry Menchey; Treasurer, Walter Lucas; Organist, Miss Julia Simpson; Assisting Secretary, Harry Bartch. These workers continued their labors and by the year 1917 the first organization, the Sunday School began to spread and other organizations were formed. On February 8,1917 twenty-three women formed the Ladies' Aid Society with Mrs. Annie Breu, president. This organization took up the study of missions and has become a strong organization in the church. The present president is Mrs. Breu's daughter, Mrs. Harry Shreiner. In the same year (1917) Mrs. Stuard Hogentogler formed a Junior League, which did such wonderful work among the children of the congregation. In 1919 an Intermediate league was formed consisting of the younger men and women of the Sunday School. This was the group which encouraged the organization to form a congregation. In three years it grew from a membership of eleven to forty-three. In 1920 the second approval was received from the Lancaster conference and Ministerium of Penna. The congregation of Concordia was encouraged to join St. James and on November 10,1920 a constitution was read and a church council elected and installed. Rev. Wessinger, President of Lancaster Conference supplied the pulpit for many weeks. St. John's presented the congregation with the deed to the property. Rev. Arthur Getz was made pastor of the congregation on June 1,1921. On June 12,1921 the congregation was admitted into the membership of the Ministerium of Penna. On April 3,1922 a committee was appointed to purchase a parsonage for the parish. The cost was $4500.00 to be equally divided by the two congregations. The resignation of Rev. Getz took effect on May 1,1924. Rev. S.M. Wenrich became pastor on October 12,1924. It was under his direction that the first Daily Vacation Bible School was conducted. Rev. Wenrich received another call and on November 1,1929 he tendered his resignation. Following a year of vacancy, the Rev. Orlando Yerger took charge on November 10,1927 and departed as pastor of St. James' on October 15,1930. The Rev. William E> Brandt assumed pastorate May 1,1931. It was during Rev. Brandt's pastorate that the basement was made suitable for Sunday School. A junior choir was organized under the direction of Mrs. Harry Shreiner and the Luther League was organized. In 1932 the bell from the old St. Johns' Church was presented to St. James'. On September 22,1935 the Mehrkam Memorial Tower with bell, was dedicated and church was rededicated. Rev. Brandt left the service in St. James' March 1,1937. Rev. George Klick began his ministry in St. James in June 1937. He started week day school and the church bulletin. Rev. Klick relinquished his tasks as pastor in 1942. The Rev. Charles Naugle assumed the work in St. James; on December 7,1942. It was during Rev. Naugle's pastorate that special services were held in honor of the Silver Anniversary of St. James'. Rev. Raymond May, then a student in the Semiary, accepted a call after Rev. Naugle's resignation. After serving two years as pastor of St. James' he resigned. The next pastor to come to St. James' was Rev. Harry Steinmann was the last pastor to serve the dual congregation. The big moment in the life of St. James' came on January 1,1958 when St. James' Lutheran Church was officially on it own. At this time it was necessary to borrow money to purchase half of the parsonage from the Corcordia congregation. It was at this time that the pulpit committee called the Rev. Glenn T. Sullivan. Within six months the parsonage had been paid for and the preliminary plans for the construction of a religious educational unit were began. On August 30,1959 the Gound Breaking Service was held. On November 15, 1959 the Cornerstone was sealed. And now in this first week of May 1960, we continue the history of the church.
another fact about St. James. Need to use a magnifying glass to see the information. Didn't know it went light on me. St. James Lutheran Church, Columbia, Lancaster County, Pa; members on church roll-March 23,1922. Mrs. Faye E. Aurand; Mrs. Claude Barton; Mrs. H.T. Bennett; Mr. Elwood and Pearl Bisking; Miss Bessie Brom; Mr. & Mrs. Coble Wehner; Miss Barbara Eyer; Miss Marie Foss; Mrs. Paul Leithiser; Mrs. Emma Markley; Mr. George Markley; Mr. Harry Markley; Miss Leah Martin; Mrs. Abraham Menchey; Miss Edna Mutzabaugh; Miss Elenor Mutzabaugh; Miss Margaret Stettler; Mr. & Mrs. Fred Stoll; Mrs. Anna May (Markley) Wehner; Miss Mary Wehner; Mrs. William (Minnie Mae Markley) Wehner; Mr. William Yarnall; and Mr. & Mrs. Harry Zercher.
I was redoing my notes from the Columbia Directory in 1916. Found it at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society. Found this: St. James Lutheran Chapel, 10th and Manor Street, Columbia, Lancaster County, Pa. Rev. Geo W. Genszler, and Pastor Park. Wow, didn't know our church was over 100 year old. Have to double check the date when we started at the firehouse? I found an interested information in a book at the museum. Need to find my notes on it? It talked about how and why the people left St. John and started our church at the firehouse.
I found this today at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society. It was in the Columbia, Pennsylvania -it people, culture, religions, customs, educations, vocations, industry-Columbia Bicentennial-200 years of freedom. From Shawanah Indian Town 1736 to Columbia 1975. St. James Lutheran Church at 10th and Manor Streets is a child of St. John's. It began as a Sunday School in 1903 with school sessions held in the Susquehanna Fire Hall. Dedicated members from St. John's served in the school. In 1920 a congregation was formed and with Concordia Lutheran, at Chestnut Hill, became a parish. The first pastor was the Rev. Arthur Getz. Later both churches professed a desire for individual identity. Each church now exits as an individual congregation, and each has it own pastor.

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Saint James is a congregation of the ELCA and it's Lower Susquehanna Synod. Saint James Lutheran Church was organized in the early 1900s after The Reverend Miles Mehrkam, pastor of Saint John's Lutheran Church noted that a large amount of his congregation came from the east end of Columbia. In 1901 the Susquehanna Fire Engine House was built and in 1902 a mission in the east end of town was established. The services were held on the second floor of the firehouse at a cost of $6.00 a month. In 1906 a vacant lot became available at 10th and Manor Street and was purchased by Saint John's for $1200. A chapel was erected in 1907 for $1800. Until 1920 the mission was called Saint James Sunday School. In 1920 the new congregation was born and formed a parish with Concordia Lutheran Church of Chestnut Hill.

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