"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. In the central city, St. James welcomes all and celebrates God’s grace and inclusive love with the gifts of Word, music, classic Lutheran liturgy, hospitality and service. As a Reconciling in Christ congregation, St. James welcomes people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities.


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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

in the Pioneer Chapel. Followed with Bible Study from 12:45-1:45pm.


Jazz Vespers

Sunday, May 14th, 5-6:00pm

Featuring Devin Phillips, tenor sax. Music begins at 4:50 with jazz standards, 5:00 for Vespers.

Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

Bach Cantata Vesper on Sunday, May 21st at 5:00 pm. This final Bach Vesper of the 2016-17 season will feature the festive Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11 with full orchestra of three trumpets, two oboes, two flutes, and strings joining St. James Bach choir, and soloists Catherine Van der Salm (soprano); Laura Thoreson (alto); Les Green […]

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Upcoming Events

May
28
Sun
9:30 am Worship
Worship
May 28 @ 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.  
11:00 am Open Space (Adult)
Open Space (Adult)
May 28 @ 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
29
Mon
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
May
30
Tue
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
7:00 pm Eco Film Night: Years of Living ... @ First Christian Church
Eco Film Night: Years of Living ... @ First Christian Church
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Eco Film Night: Years of Living Dangerously @ First Christian Church | Portland | Oregon | United States
Before the Flood Leonardo DiCaprio’s groundbreaking film. A visit to the climatologists of NASA, the Pope & the United Nation.   Brought to you by the Caring for Creation Committee of St. James Lutheran Church.
May
31
Wed
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
May 31 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
May 31 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
May 31 @ 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[...]