"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, Dec. 21st, 5:00-6:00pm

Main Sanctuary

Advent and Christmas at St. James!

Advent and Christmas at St. James!

Advent-tide brings new opportunities to meet our neighbors. On Wednesday evening, December 10 at 6:45, we gather at First Presbyterian for soup supper, then move at 7:30 to their splendid sanctuary for a meditative service in the style of the Taizé community. On Wednesday evening December 17 at 6:45, we gather here for soup supper […]

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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 Newsletter Deadline
Newsletter Deadline
Dec 20 – Dec 21 all-day
Please submit all articles for the following month to Christine by this date!
8:30 am Worship
Dec 21 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 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.  
10:00 am Open Space (Adult)
Open Space (Adult)
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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[...]
5:00 pm Jazz Vespers
Jazz Vespers
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes[...]
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Dec 23 @ 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
Dec 24 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
Dec 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!

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