"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, Apr. 17th, 5-6:00pm

Featuring John Nastos on saxophones and flute. Music begins at 4:50 with jazz standards, 5:00 for Vespers.

Easter in May!

Easter in May!

BACH CANTATA 31 — “Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret” (Festival of Easter: “Heaven laughs! Earth exults”) Sunday, May 1st at 5:00pm Bach’s Easter Cantata #31 “Heaven laughs! Earth rejoices” will be sung at the May 1st Bach Vesper at 5:00pm.  This tour de force Easter cantata is one of only two extant cantatas that […]

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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

Apr
30
Sat
10:00 am Visual Artist’s Group
Visual Artist’s Group
Apr 30 @ 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!
May
1
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
May 1 @ 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.  
5:30 pm WELCA Fair Trade Sale @ St. James Lutheran Church
WELCA Fair Trade Sale @ St. James Lutheran Church
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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[...]
11:00 am Open Space (Adult)
Open Space (Adult)
May 1 @ 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[...]
May
2
Mon
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
May
3
Tue
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
May
4
Wed
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
May 4 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[...]