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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, Jan. 18th, 5:00-6:00pm

Main Sanctuary

Christmas continues in January:  Bach Vespers

Christmas continues in January: Bach Vespers

Bach Vespers on Sunday, January 4th at 5:00 pm will feature Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Part IV, which was composed for New Year’s Day, the day of the Naming of Jesus.  Soloists Kevin Walsh (baritone), Daniel Buchanan (tenor), and Christine Welch-Elder (soprano) join the St. James Bach Choir and full chamber orchestra with strings, two French […]

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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

Jan
27
Tue
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Jan 27 @ 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[...]
Jan
28
Wed
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Jan 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
Jan 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Jan 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
Jan 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
Jan 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[...]
Feb
1
Sun
9:30 am WELCA Fair Trade Sale @ St. James Lutheran Church
WELCA Fair Trade Sale @ St. James Lutheran Church
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Each month St. James Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) sell fair trade goods in the Pioneer Chapel after worship. Your purchase of fairly traded coffee, tea, and chocolate help support farmers[...]

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