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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 on Wednesday, April 23, using resource materials from Augsburg Fortress Publishing. Cost will be $10 for the user booklet, from which we will work for about six sessions.


Jazz Vespers

Sunday, July 20th, 5:00-6:00pm

Main Sanctuary

Jazz Vespers Gallery

Jazz Vespers Gallery

Here are photo’s from the most recent Jazz Vespers held in the courtyard.  July’s featured musician — Israel Annoh, percussion. Come and enjoy a different guest musician each third Sunday of the Month during the Jazz Vespers service.  The pre music starts at 4:50pm with the service at 5pm

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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

Aug
3
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Aug 3 @ 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.  
10:30 am WELCA Fair Trade Sale @ St. James Lutheran Church
WELCA Fair Trade Sale @ St. James Lutheran Church
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 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[...]
11:00 am Open Space (Adult)
Open Space (Adult)
Aug 3 @ 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[...]
Aug
6
Wed
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Aug 6 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
Aug 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Aug 6 @ 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
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pastor Andersen leads a Bible Study on the Book of Acts following Midweek Eucharist.  

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