"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. Bible study will be on break through July. It will resume following the Midweek Eucharist on Wednesday, August 2nd.

Jazz Vespers

Sunday, July 16th, 5-6:00pm

Featuring Cheryl Alex on flute. Music begins at 4:50 with jazz standards, 5:00 for Vespers.

FEAST OF ST. JAMES 2017

FEAST OF ST. JAMES 2017

SUNDAY, JULY 23rd — Please join us for a Congregational Meeting, at 11:00am, followed by our annual Feast of St. James Barbecue and Potluck Picnic.  Dennis Roggen, chief grill master, will be back to grill the brats!  Please bring a SIDE DISH or SALAD to Share!  It’s always a fun celebration.

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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

Jul
25
Tue
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Jul 25 @ 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[...]
Jul
26
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Jul 26 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Jul 26 @ 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[...]
Jul
27
Thu
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
Jul
28
Fri
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
Jul
29
Sat
10:00 am Visual Artist’s Group
Visual Artist’s Group
Jul 29 @ 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!
Jul
30
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Jul 30 @ 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.  
Jul
31
Mon
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
Aug
1
Tue
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
Aug
2
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Aug 2 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!