"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. 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, Feb. 19th, 5-6:00pm

Featuring vocalist Marilyn Keller. Music begins at 4:50 with jazz standards, 5:00 for Vespers.

Jazz Vespers:  February 19th

Jazz Vespers: February 19th

St. James Jazz Vespers — Sunday, February 19th, 5:00pm — Music of jazz standards begins at 4:50pm — She’s back again!  St. James favorite, jazz singer Marilyn Keller, returns for a third year at our monthly jazz vesper.  Marilyn is a 29-year veteran of music and stage performance with a voice that is beyond category.  […]

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Prayer Request

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

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Upcoming Events

11:00 am WELCA Meeting @ St. James Lutheran Church
WELCA Meeting @ St. James Lutheran Church
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join the St. James Women of the Evangelical Church in America group as they meet and discuss various topics.
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
7:00 pm Church Council Meeting
Church Council Meeting
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3rd Tuesday Every Month, 7:00pm
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Feb 22 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
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!