"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. Followed with Bible Study from 12:45-1:45pm.


Jazz Vespers

Sunday, June 18th, 5-6:00pm

Featuring Haley Horsfall, vocals and percussion. Music begins at 4:50 with jazz standards, 5:00 for Vespers.

St. James Community Garden Picnic

St. James Community Garden Picnic

Saturday, June 17th, 11:00am-1:00pm — Fulton Community Garden — SW 3rd Ave. & Miles St. — Portland, OR. — Join the St. James Young Families for an afternoon of planting and picnic at Fulton Community Gardens on Saturday, June 17th.  The garden has undergone a major renovation in anticipation of the new young gardeners that […]

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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

Jun
24
Sat
10:00 am Visual Artist’s Group
Visual Artist’s Group
Jun 24 @ 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!
Jun
25
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Jun 25 @ 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.  
Jun
26
Mon
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
Jun
27
Tue
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Jun 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[...]
Jun
28
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Jun 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Jun 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[...]
12:45 pm Bible Study
Bible Study
Jun 28 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.  
Jun
29
Thu
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
Jun
30
Fri
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass