"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. Its sandstone walls and stained glass windows have sheltered and given light to the sacramental events of individual lives: baptisms, confirmations, weddings, anniversaries, and funerals.


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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

Pioneer Chapel, followed by Bible Study with Pastor Andersen.


Jazz Vespers

Sunday, Sept. 18th, 5-6:00pm

Featuring saxophonist David Evans. Music begins at 4:50 with jazz standards, 5:00 for Vespers.

Eco Film Night

Eco Film Night

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND JAMES CAMERON’S EMMY-AWARD WINNING SERIES ON CLIMATE CHANGE! Eco Film Night returns on alternate Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm — Films are screened at First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97201 —   Sept. 14th — TRUE COLORS — New Jersey/The Netherlands/Gov. Insley vs. Labor/Environmentalists — Sept. 28th […]

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Communications


Prayer Request

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

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Upcoming Events

Sep
28
Wed
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Sep 28 all-day
The St. James Nursing Clinic serves the community by providing care for those with foot/nail disorders and those unable to care for their feet properly. Foot-related issues are common for many, especially seniors and those[...]
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Sep 28 @ 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[...]
1:00 pm Bible Study
Bible Study
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pastor Andersen leads a Bible Study on the Book of Acts following Midweek Eucharist.  
6:30 pm Goose Hollow Family Shelter
Goose Hollow Family Shelter
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Wednesday of Every Month, 6:30-9:00pm Once a month, St James volunteers at the Goose Hollow Family Shelter where we provide a meal and hospitality while connecting with families that are experiencing homelessness. During this[...]
Sep
29
Thu
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
Sep
30
Fri
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass