Special Occasions

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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Feast of St. James 2015

Posted on Jul 24, 2015 in Happenings, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Feast of St. James 2015

Sunday, July 26, 11:00am … Following 9:30am Service, in the Courtyard … It’s our annual feast and fun for Saint James!  This year we will provide Brats, Beverages and Ice Cream.  Everyone is encouraged to bring side dishes and picnic fare.  Remember that it’s usually sunny and hot for our celebration, so make sure your contribution is well-chilled and won’t melt!  The new play structure should be installed in the Courtyard by then so there will be lots of activity on it by the smaller members.  But the adults can stretch their brains with a St. James trivia contest. ...

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Holy Week in Its Fullness!!!

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Holy Week in Its Fullness!!!

March 29th    Palm/Passion Sunday 9:30AM – Processional in Park Blocks   March 30th-April 1    Noontime Devotions   April 2nd    Maundy Thursday Noon – Footwashing and Eucharist Maundy Thursday 7:00PM – Footwashing, Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar   April 3rd    Good Friday Noon – Adoration of the Cross Good Friday 7:00PM – Vesper with music from Bach’s St. John Passion (choir and orchestra)   April 4th    Saturday Vigil 7:00PM – Traditional Vigil – Readings and psalms with complementary art and musical setting with...

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Advent and Christmas at St. James!

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 in Happenings, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Advent and Christmas at St. James!

Advent-tide brings new opportunities to meet our neighbors. On Wednesday evening, December 10 at 6:45, we gather at First Presbyterian for soup supper, then move at 7:30 to their splendid sanctuary for a meditative service in the style of the Taizé community. On Wednesday evening December 17 at 6:45, we gather here for soup supper in the Pioneer Chapel, then move into the sanctuary at 7:30 for a festive liturgy of Lessons and Carols.   Our rich musical tradition continues to delight:   Christmas Eve music begins at 10:30PM in the sanctuary; Christmas Eve Festival Eucharist begins...

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner 2014

Posted on Nov 4, 2014 in Happenings, Special Occasions | 0 comments

Community Thanksgiving Dinner 2014

Members and friends of St. James once again offer a community Thanksgiving meal in the Pioneer Chapel on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th, beginning at 1:00PM.  We solicit gifts of roasted turkeys, side dishes, salads and desserts for this unforgettable celebration in the midst of our city.  Volunteers are needed – call the church office at 503-227-2439 to be connected with our team. At 10:30AM that morning there will be a Thanksgiving worship service in the Pioneer Chapel.  Join us for what has always been the downtown’s ONLY Thanksgiving Day worship service!  Join us for...

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