"We share God's inclusive and eternal love with everyone!"

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Welcome

Welcome to the website for St. James Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. St. James has served downtown Portland, the city and the larger region for more than 120 years. In the central city, St. James welcomes all and celebrates God’s grace and inclusive love with the gifts of Word, music, classic Lutheran liturgy, hospitality and service. As a Reconciling in Christ congregation, St. James welcomes people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities.


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Worship Services

Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion

Every Sunday, 9:30am

Holy Communion in the Main Sanctuary with refreshments served in the Pioneer Chapel immediately following. Childcare provided 9:15am-12:15pm

Midweek Eucharist

Every Wednesday, 12:00 Noon

in the Pioneer Chapel. Pastor Parker leads Bible Study following the Midweek Eucharist.

Jazz Vespers

Sunday, Aug. 20th, 5-6:00pm

Featuring Thomas Barber on trumpet. Music begins at 4:50 with jazz standards, 5:00 for Vespers.

 

13th Annual 4 x 4 Concerts

13th Annual 4 x 4 Concerts

4 X 4 Piano Duet Series at St. James:  4 Friday Noon Concerts in August — The 13th annual summer Friday noon series of 4 X 4 concerts returns to St. James on August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.  The XX Digitus Duo, the Carlson-Jeffers Duo and the LeRoi Nickel Duo will all return for […]

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Prayer Request

Prayer requests may be sent to Pastor Parker using our secure online form. Click below!

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Upcoming Events

Aug
22
Tue
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Aug 22 @ 7:10 pm – 8:10 pm
St. James Book Club meets on a monthly basis to discuss all kinds of books! In the past year we have read such titles as Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, Cutting for Stone by Abraham[...]
Aug
23
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
A thirty-minute liturgy of Holy Communion takes place in the intimate setting of the Pioneer Chapel. This service provides an opportunity for communal prayer, a brief sermon and reflection. Scriptures may be used from the[...]
12:00 pm St. Michael’s Mass
St. Michael’s Mass
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
12:45 pm Bible Study
Bible Study
Aug 23 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.  
Aug
24
Thu
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
Aug
25
Fri
12:10 pm 4×4 Concerts @ St James Lutheran Church
4×4 Concerts @ St James Lutheran Church
Aug 25 @ 12:10 pm – 12:55 pm
4x4 Concerts @ St James Lutheran Church | Portland | Oregon | United States
4 X 4 Piano Duet Series at St. James: 4 Friday Noon Concerts in August The 13th annual summer Friday noon series of 4 X 4 concerts returns to St. James on August 4th, 11th,[...]
Aug
26
Sat
10:00 am Visual Artist’s Group
Visual Artist’s Group
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. James Visual Artist’s Group is a collection of visual artists who gather once a month to show our art to each other and receive feedback and suggestions! All practicing artists are welcome to attend!
Aug
27
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion Every Sunday, 9:30am Holy Communion is celebrated at each Sunday liturgy.  Refreshments and community time follow the worship service.  Childcare available from 9:15AM-12:15PM.