"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.

Jazz Vespers

Sunday, May 15th, 5-6:00pm

Featuring flutist Cheryl Alex. 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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Prayer Request

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

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Upcoming Events

all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
May 25 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[...]
6:30 pm Goose Hollow Family Shelter
Goose Hollow Family Shelter
May 25 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm Environmental Film @ First Christian Church
Environmental Film @ First Christian Church
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
10:00 am Visual Artist’s Group
Visual Artist’s Group
May 28 @ 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!