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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

A Day with Gertrud …

A Day with Gertrud …

A Day with Gertrud in Downtown Portland: Gertrud Mueller Nelson, author and artist, comes to Portland for a day-long workshop on Saturday, July 26th, at St. James Lutheran Church, as part of weekend “Feast of St. James.” Author of To Dance with God:  Family Ritual and Community Celebration  (1986), A Wedding with Spirit:  Making Your […]

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Prayer requests may be sent to Pastor Andersen using our secure online form. Click below!

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Upcoming Events

Jul
23
Wed
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Jul 23 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[...]
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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
Jul 23 @ 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[...]
Jul
27
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
Jul 27 @ 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.  
11:00 am Open Space (Adult)
Open Space (Adult)
Jul 27 @ 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[...]
Jul
30
Wed
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Jul 30 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[...]

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