Communications

St. James Community Garden Picnic

Posted by 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...

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Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

Posted by 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...

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Caring for Creation: Earth Day 2017

Posted by 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...

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Holy Week 2017

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Holy Week 2017

— Passion Sunday, April 9th, 9:30am, Procession of Palms and Reading of the Passion. — Maundy Thursday, April 13th, Noon, Eucharist and footwashing in Pioneer Chapel. 7:00pm, Eucharist in the Pioneer Chapel & Stripping of the Sanctuary Altar. — Good Friday, April 14th, Noon, Adoration of the Cross in Pioneer Chapel. 7:00pm, Selections from Bach’s St. John Passion with choir, soloist and instruments in Sanctuary. — Vigil of Easter, April 15th at 7:30pm in Sanctuary, Processional from courtyard with...

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Looking Toward Easter 2017 …

Posted by 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...

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Jazz Vespers: February 19th

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Music, Worship | 0 comments

Jazz Vespers:  February 19th

St. James Jazz Vespers — Sunday, February 19th, 5:00pm — Music of jazz standards begins at 4:50pm — She’s back again!  St. James favorite, jazz singer Marilyn Keller, returns for a third year at our monthly jazz vesper.  Marilyn is a 29-year veteran of music and stage performance with a voice that is beyond category.  Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Pop, Blues, whatever the genre, Marilyn is more than able to deliver flawless, emotional, heart-breaking vocals.  Marilyn has built a career that takes her worldwide as a featured...

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Christmas in January 2017!

Posted by 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),...

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Holiday Events at St. James 2016-17

Posted by 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...

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BACH CANTATA 61

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

BACH CANTATA 61

“Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” (Now come, Savior of the Nations).  Sunday, Dec. 4th, 2016 at 5:00pm.  Composed for the First Sunday in Advent, this cantata was first performed on December 2, 1714, led by Bach.  The text was provided by Erdmann Neumeister, who quoted the Book of Revelation and framed his work by two hymn stanzas, the first from Martin Luther’s “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland,” the main hymn for Advent with a melody based on Medieval chant, and the final one from Philipp Nicolai’s “Wie schön leuchtet der...

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BACH CANTATA 115

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

BACH CANTATA 115

“Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit” (Make yourself ready, my spirit), written for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity. Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 5:00pm. Soloists Arwen Myers (soprano), Hannah Penn (alto),  Les Green (tenor), and Kevin Walsh (bass) join the St. James Bach Choir and an orchestra of strings, flute, and oboe d’amore in singing Bach Cantata 115. Also, a new motet by Philadelphia composer Nancy Galbraith will be premiered.  Based on Psalm 133, the motet was commissioned for the Bach Vespers by St. James friend Jan...

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