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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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Looking Toward Easter 2017 …

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Happenings, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

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. — Lenten Midweek Soup Suppers & Worship: Midweek soup suppers and worship with pulpit exchange will take place again this year during Wednesdays in Lent.  Supper will be at 6:00pm; Worship at 7:00pm.  Please join us as we celebrate the Lenten season with our downtown church neighbors. Wednesday,...

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Christmas in January 2017!

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

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 the Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas.  This festive conclusion to Bach’s six cantata Christmas Oratorio features a large orchestra of 3 trumpets, 2 oboes, tympani, and strings. Soloists Arwen Myers (soprano), Les Green (tenor), and Kevin Walsh (baritone)...

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Holiday Events at St. James 2016-17

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Holiday Events at St. James 2016-17

During this Advent and Christmas season we have many opportunities to celebrate at St. James.  Consider inviting a friend to share in the special events of this season. Bach Cantata:  Sunday, December 4th, 5:00pm. The St. James Bach Choir and Orchestra present Bach Cantata 61, written for the first Sunday in Advent.  Dr. Paul Tegels of Pacific Lutheran University will be the guest organist.  A reception in the Pioneer Chapel follows the Cantata. Lucia Sunday:  December 11th, 9:30am. Officially celebrated on December 13th, which marked the longest night of the year on the medieval...

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