"We share God's inclusive and eternal love with everyone!"

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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, Nov. 16th, 5:00-6:00pm

Main Sanctuary

Community Thanksgiving Dinner 2014

Community Thanksgiving Dinner 2014

Members and friends of St. James once again offer a community Thanksgiving meal in the Pioneer Chapel on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th, beginning at 1:00PM.  We solicit gifts of roasted turkeys, side dishes, salads and desserts for this unforgettable celebration in the midst of our city.  Volunteers are needed – call the church office […]

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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

7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Nov 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[...]
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Nov 26 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[...]
7:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Nov 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
11:00 am Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
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[...]
12:00 pm Bible Study
Bible Study
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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
Nov 26 @ 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[...]

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