"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, Oct. 8th, 5-6:00pm

Featuring Marilyn Keller, jazz vocalist. Music begins at 4:50 with jazz standards, 5:00 for Vespers.

Reformation 500

Reformation 500

October 13th-15th, 2017: A weekend of events in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation at historic St. James Lutheran Church in downtown Portland. FRIDAY, October 13th 7:30pm Lecture:  “Why in 2017 Should We Be Interested in the 500th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Protestant Reformation?” presented by Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Reformation […]

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

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Upcoming Events

Oct
20
Fri
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
Oct
21
Sat
9:30 am Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Contemplative Prayer @ St. James Lutheran Church | Portland | Oregon | United States
Contemplative Prayer at St. James meets twice a month.  Weather permitting, we will include a time of walking meditation with the new labyrinth as part of the morning. Anyone interested in contemplative listening to God[...]
Oct
22
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Oct 22 @ 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.  
11:00 am Open Space
Open Space
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education hour following the 9:30 am service and coffee.
11:00 am Sunday School
Sunday School
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pastor Janet and the Christian Education Committee are excited to announce the return of Sunday School to St. James! The class serves children ages 4 through second grade. Parents, bring your children at 11:00 am[...]
Oct
23
Mon
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
Oct
24
Tue
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 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[...]
Oct
25
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Oct 25 @ 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[...]