Welcome to the website of St. James' Episcopal Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa. We're so pleased you have visited us!



207 South Third Street

P.O. Box 545

Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

CHURCH PHONE: 641-673-4218

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REGULAR SERVICE TIME:  9:00 A.M. Sunday Mornings


RECTOR: Fr. Terence J. Kleven

Cell phone:  641-780-3114


Phone:  641-673-6850

JUNIOR WARDEN:  Shane Vernooy

Home phone:  641-660-1292


SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE  -- See Liturgical Schedule page for full details.  Worship services, except for Holy Days, begin at 9:00 a.m.




Next Vestry meeting:  Sunday, August 28 following our morning service.  


Rev. Dr. Terence Kleven [priest-in-charge at St. James'] will be presenting an educational series on CURRENT EVENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST beginning Monday, September 12th.  Fr. Kleven is a professor of Religion in Old Testament and Islamic Studies at Central College and has lived and studied extensively in Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and Jerusalem.  We invite you all to attend this informative series.  The sessions will run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


  • September 12: The emergence of al-Qaida [meaning "The Foundation"]
  • September 19:  Core Islamic texts on Jihad from the Quran and Islamic Scholars
  • September 26:  The continued conflict in Israel and Palestine
  • October 3:  The emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria [ISIS/ISIL]




"May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace to believing through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Amen."

        Morning Prayer service, page 102 of BCP

Updated 8/24/16