Happenings

Reformation 500

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 in Education, Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Reformation 500

October 13th-15th, 2017: A weekend of events in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation at historic St. James Lutheran Church in downtown Portland. FRIDAY, October 13th 7:30pm Lecture:  “Why in 2017 Should We Be Interested in the 500th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Protestant Reformation?” presented by Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Reformation Scholar, Emerita Director, Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, and Emerita Regents’ Professor of History at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Free event. In honor of the 500th...

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FEAST OF ST. JAMES 2017

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 in Happenings, Special Occasions | 0 comments

FEAST OF ST. JAMES 2017

SUNDAY, JULY 23rd — Please join us for a Congregational Meeting, at 11:00am, followed by our annual Feast of St. James Barbecue and Potluck Picnic.  Dennis Roggen, chief grill master, will be back to grill the brats!  Please bring a SIDE DISH or SALAD to Share!  It’s always a fun celebration.

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St. James Community Garden Picnic

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in Happenings, Special Occasions | 0 comments

St. James Community Garden Picnic

Saturday, June 17th, 11:00am-1:00pm — Fulton Community Garden — SW 3rd Ave. & Miles St. — Portland, OR. — Join the St. James Young Families for an afternoon of planting and picnic at Fulton Community Gardens on Saturday, June 17th.  The garden has undergone a major renovation in anticipation of the new young gardeners that are going to be utilizing the space.  Starting this summer both the St. James Child Development Center and the St. James Sunday School (which will start this Fall) will use the gardening space for education!  All are welcome, please bring your...

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Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

Bach Cantata Vesper on Sunday, May 21st at 5:00 pm. This final Bach Vesper of the 2016-17 season will feature the festive Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11 with full orchestra of three trumpets, two oboes, two flutes, and strings joining St. James Bach choir, and soloists Catherine Van der Salm (soprano); Laura Thoreson (alto); Les Green (tenor); and Kevin Walsh (bass).  The Ascension Oratorio appeared in the same liturgical year as the Christmas Oratorio.  The text for the Ascension Oratorio, a compilation of several biblical sources, free poetry and chorales, was presumably written by Picander,...

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Caring for Creation: Earth Day 2017

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 in Happenings, Ministries, Special Occasions | 0 comments

Caring for Creation:  Earth Day 2017

… and The People’s Climate March … You are invited to join the Caring for Creation Committee who will be marching with the St. James Lutheran Church banner in the People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29th.  Be a part of environmental awareness, the challenge of preventing further global warming, and a coalition of Christian friends who choose to celebrate Earth Day in a People’s Climate March sponsored by 350.org.  Stay tuned for more information on where to gather and join the parade route!  And be sure to attend a special Earth Day service on Sunday,...

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