Special Occasions

Holy Week 2016

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

Holy Week 2016

Holy Week this year promises to be one unlike any other Holy Week at St. James as we commemorate the passion of Christ and celebrate his resurrection with our Christian partners from St. Michael’s.  Throughout the week we will have shared services with separate communion, as has become the practice here.  We hope that everyone will join us in this most holy and joyful time. Sunday, March 20th, 9:30am: St. James Palm Sunday Service, with procession in the Park Blocks Monday, March 21st, Noon: Contemplative Prayer, Pioneer Chapel Tuesday, March 22nd, Noon: Contemplative Prayer, Pioneer...

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Looking Toward Easter 2016 …

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

Looking Toward Easter 2016 …

Shrove Tuesday at St. James — February 9th, 5:30-7:00pm in the Pioneer Chapel — Celebrate Shrove Tuesday, February 9th at St. James’ Annual Pancake Dinner, in the Pioneer Chapel.  Make it a Family Dinner night.  Everyone is welcome! Ash Wednesday Services at St. James — February 10th in St. James Sanctuary — Noon Service with St. Michael’s Catholic Church (St. James members will receive communion in the Pioneer Chapel) 7:00pm Service for St. James members, friends and family Lenten Midweek Soup Suppers & Worship — Mid-week soup suppers and worship with...

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2015 Advent and Christmas at St. James!

Posted on Dec 1, 2015 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

2015 Advent and Christmas at St. James!

Advent Midweek Soup Suppers & Worship:  Gather with us at 6:45pm for soup & 7:30pm for worship during the Wednesdays in Advent. Throughout Advent we begin a year-long reading from the gospel of Luke.  God’s word reminds us that God is “advancing” towards us in the past life of Jesus and into the present and endless future with God in Christ – even in the presence of disaster, suffering, pain and death.  Join us in this journey as we prepare for Christmas with our neighboring churches. Wednesday, December 2nd:     First Baptist Church 909 SW 11th Ave. 503-228-7465...

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2015 Thanksgiving at St. James:

Posted on Nov 3, 2015 in Happenings, Ministries, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

2015 Thanksgiving at St. James:

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 Ecumenical Worship Service, 10:30am Annual Community Meal, 1-4:00pm Worship on Thanksgiving with us!  And consider helping with our for our annual St. James Thanksgiving Community Meal — where the hours slaving away are actually fun, opportunities to visit with others abound, and where you’ll never have to think about the prospect of deli turkey!  We will serve a hot, fresh meal to anyone from 1-4:00pm on Thanksgiving Day complete with turkey, ham, dinner rolls, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and of course pie (in addition to other traditional Thanksgiving...

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10th Anniversary St. James Bach Cantata Vespers

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions | 2 comments

10th Anniversary St. James Bach Cantata Vespers

Celebrate two anniversaries at the first Bach Cantata of the 2015-16 season on Sunday, October 25th at 5:00pm.  Bach’s Cantata 76 “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!” (Exult in God in every land!) for soprano and trumpet solos starts off the 10th anniversary St. James cantata season.  This particular cantata was also chosen to celebrate St. James 125th Anniversary.  Soprano Christine Welch Elder and Oregon Symphony principal trumpet Jeffrey Work are the featured soloists.  The St. James Bach choir will also sing a Magnificat by Heinrich Schuetz and Benjamin Britten’s “Jubilate...

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