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

Featuring Christopher Woitach, guitar, and Mike Horsfall, vibes. Music begins at 4:50 with jazz standards, 5:00 for Vespers.

Looking Toward Easter 2017 …

Looking Toward Easter 2017 …

Shrove Tuesday at St. James — February 28th, 5:30-7:00pm in the Pioneer Chapel — Celebrate Shrove Tuesday at St. James’ Annual Pancake Supper. Ash Wednesday Services at St. James — March 1st in the Pioneer Chapel — Imposition of Ashes at Noon and 7:00pm.  

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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

5:30 pm Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper @ St. James Lutheran Church
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper @ St. James Lutheran Church
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper @ St. James Lutheran Church | Portland | Oregon | United States
Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday has come to be known as Fat Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday, as it is the last opportunity to[...]
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass
7:10 pm St. James Book Club
St. James Book Club
Feb 28 @ 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 Ash Wednesday Worship
Ash Wednesday Worship
Mar 1 all-day
Ash Wednesday Worship
Ash Wednesday Worship with the Imposition of Ashes will be held at Noon and 7:00pm in the Pioneer Chapel.
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Mar 1 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
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Mar 1 @ 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[...]