"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

NOTE: The Memorial Service for former Pastor Joe Smith will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday, January 19th, 2017. All are invited to remember and celebrate his life with the congregation of St. James and Pastor Smith's family. Clergy are invited to vest and process and may gather at 1:00pm in the Library.

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.

Christmas in January 2017!

Christmas in January 2017!

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio VI — RESCHEDULED DUE TO PORTLAND WINTER STORM — The Jan. 8th BACH CANTATA VESPER at St. James HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 22nd at 5:00pm — The BACH CANTATA VESPER on January 22nd will feature the final portion of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio written to be sung on the Feast of […]

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Communications


Prayer Request

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

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Upcoming Events

Jan
17
Tue
7:00 pm Church Council Meeting
Church Council Meeting
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3rd Tuesday Every Month, 7:00pm
Jan
18
Wed
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Jan 18 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
Jan 18 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Every Wednesday, 8:30-9:00am. Coffee afterward!
12:00 pm Midweek Eucharist
Midweek Eucharist
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pastor Parker leads a Bible Study following Midweek Eucharist.  
Jan
19
Thu
all-day St. James Nursing Clinic
St. James Nursing Clinic
Jan 19 – Jan 20 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[...]
12:00 pm St Michael’s Mass
St Michael’s Mass
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Private Confession begins 1/2 hour before Mass