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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, Aug. 21st, 5-6:00pm

Featuring trombonist John Moak. Music begins at 4:50 with jazz standards, 5:00 for Vespers.

12th Annual 4 X 4 Concerts

12th Annual 4 X 4 Concerts

Four Fridays of Four-hand Piano Music at St. James. Four Fridays in August:  all concerts begin at 12:10 P.M. August 5th features the XX Digitus Duo with Maria Garcia, a native of Puerto Rico, and Momoko Muramatsu from Japan.  Both are graduates of the New England Conservatory of Music recently arrived in Portland.  Their eclectic […]

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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

12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Aug 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
Aug 31 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Aug 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[...]
1:00 pm Bible Study
Bible Study
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pastor Andersen leads a Bible Study on the Book of Acts following Midweek Eucharist.  
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass