"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. We begin a new Bible study series featuring The Book of Wisdom from the Hebrew Apocrypha, exploring the tradition of wisdom literature in the Intertestamental Period.


Jazz Vespers

Sunday, Sept. 21st, 5:00-6:00pm

Main Sanctuary

Taos Habitat Mission Trip, Sept. 21-27

Taos Habitat Mission Trip, Sept. 21-27

Members of St. James Lutheran and of St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Whidbey Island, WA, will join and journey to Taos, New Mexico to work on a Habitat for Humanity project there.  They will work to install appliances, roofing, sheet rock, do painting and insulation for much-needed housing.  They will enjoy work and worship together in […]

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Prayer Request

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

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Upcoming Events

Sep
20
Sat
all-day Newsletter Deadline
Newsletter Deadline
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day
Please submit all articles for the following month to Christine by this date!
Sep
21
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 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 (Adult)
Open Space (Adult)
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sundays Year-Round, 11:00am-12:00pm Open Space takes place most Sunday mornings in the Pioneer Chapel of St. James Lutheran Church. All are invited to attend and listen, participate, learn, grow, and share as we develop a[...]
5:00 pm Jazz Vespers
Jazz Vespers
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes[...]
Sep
23
Tue
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Sep 23 @ 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[...]
Sep
24
Wed
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Sep 24 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 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!

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